ABC News announced that Phil Lipof has been promoted to full-time New York-based correspondent.
In a note to staff, ABC President Kim Godwin said Lipof is a “smart, dogged journalist.”
Lipof has been freelancing for ABC News since August 2021 and has reported for World News Tonight with David Muir, Good Morning America, ABC News Live, Nightline, and other network news programming. During this time, he traveled to Poland right before Russia invaded Ukraine and reported on the refugee crisis that was taking place.
Lipof anchored ABC News Live from Poland for three weeks once the invasion started reporting on those seeking safety as they crossed the border. He has also reported from Uvalde, Texas, covering the tragic school shooting, and was part of ABC News’ team coverage of Winter Storm Kenan earlier this year.
Prior to joining ABC News, Lipof was the main anchor of the Boston NBC affiliate as well as anchor and reporter for Boston’s WCVB.
Read Godwin’s note to staff below:
I am pleased to share that Phil Lipof is now a full-time New York-based correspondent for ABC News.
Phil walked through ABC News’ doors in Aug. 2021 as a freelance correspondent, and since then, he’s reported for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” ABC News Live, “Nightline,” and more.
Phil is a smart, dogged journalist. Just days before the war in Ukraine started, Phil traveled to Poland to report on what developed into a devastating refugee crisis. While in Poland, he spent three weeks anchoring in the field for ABC News Live, reporting on those seeking safety as they crossed the border. Phil was also on the ground in Uvalde, Texas, in the wake of the tragic school shooting. On a personal note, Phil’s love for music and songwriting inspired his ABC News Live series, “The Prime Playlist,” which goes in-depth with musicians about their personal stories and how they create music.
Prior to ABC, Phil was the main anchor of the Boston NBC affiliate as well as anchor and reporter for Boston’s WCVB. He served as an anchor/reporter at WABC here in New York for eight years and as an anchor at WHDH in Boston alongside his wife, Juli. Phil has received Emmy and Murrow Awards for his work and has been on the frontlines of major stories, including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Boston Marathon bombing. Over the course of his career, while covering the happier side of news, he’s interviewed every living member of Led Zeppelin, jumped out of a plane with the Army’s Golden Nights, and played guitar with O.A.R. live on stage in front of thousands of their fans.
We are so happy to have Phil as part of our ABC News family. Please join me in congratulating him on his well-deserved position!