Juanita Phillips is one of Australia’s most experienced television news anchors. Juanita Phillips is one of Australia’s most experienced television news anchors.
As a cadet journalist for The Courier-Mail in Brisbane in 1982, she then progressed to become a feature writer and columnist. The early nineties saw her progress to be a national presenter on Ten Eyewitness News then Ten News First at Five followed by positions at Sky News Australia, BBC World News and CNN International, before moving to ABC News NSW in 2003.
For five years, from 1997 to 2002, she was a news anchor for the world’s two largest news organisations – the BBC and CNN – in London.
Since returning to Australia, she has presented the ABC’s prime time 7pm news bulletin in Sydney.
She is an author, having written A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: how to do it all, have it all, and keep it all together as well as writing The Newspaper Kids, a series of five children’s books.