We are excited to announce that Mr. Phillip Palmer will return to support our golf classic for the fourth year in a row!
Kidney disease research is near and dear to Phillip's heart. In 2007, he donated a kidney to his friend, actor and video editor, Dale Davis. Since finding outabout Dale’s need for a kidney transplant, Phillip has since become an advocate for organ donation in the United States.
“We really do live among wonderful, giving people and I'm proud to join a group of organ and tissue donors who didn't do this because they wanted fame or a pat on the back,” Phillip said. “They became organ donors because they could, and they knew someone else could live a better life because of it.”
Phillip was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, but his family moved around quite a lot. After Oklahoma, it was Shreveport, Louisiana, then Wichita, Kansas on to Memphis, Tennessee, then to Little Rock, Arkansas, from there to Evergreen, Colorado before finally settling in West Monroe, Louisiana where Phillip graduated high school in 1981.
Phillip's career began in 1985 after graduating from Northeast Louisiana University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio/TV/Film. His first job in broadcasting came in his adopted home of West Monroe, Louisiana at KNOE AM/FM as a radio sports reporter. He moved to KAKE-TV in Wichita, Kansas in 1990 as a weekend sports anchor. In 1994, Phillip moved to KCNC-TV in Denver, Colorado as the morningnews anchor before coming to KABC-TV in November of 1998 as a reporter and weekend co-anchor with Leslie Sykes. He moved to mornings in March of 2002.