Philip Townsend


Philip returned to Hampton Roads in November of 2010 after spending more than two years reporting at WHSV, the ABC affiliate in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Philip worked behind the scenes as a production assistant at WVEC back in 2007, and is excited to be back with his 13NEWS family. Born and raised in Norfolk, he is eager to cover stories that make a difference in Hampton Roads.

While in Harrisonburg, Philip covered a wide range of stories, including the deadly Blue Ridge Parkway shooting and the JMU riot of 2010.

Perhaps his biggest accomplishment, however, was being the voice of so many people in the community who had a story to tell. This is something Philip looks forward to doing again in Hampton Roads.

In his spare time you can find Philip hanging out with friends, dining out, and spending time at the gym. He loves playing sports, especially volleyball, and relaxing at the beach during the summer.

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