Phil joined the Fox 25 after working at stations in Iowa, Kansas and his home state of Missouri. He graduated summa cum laude from Missouri Southern State University with a degree in communications and psychology. Phil also studied at the University of Cambridge in England.
Phil has won multiple awards for his reporting, writing and editing. The Oklahoma Associated Press has named his investigative pieces the best in the state and those investigations have led to criminal investigations and changes to police in local and state agencies.
Phil's first investigative journalist piece was for his high school paper, which won him a visit from the high school principal. The experience only fed his passion to find the facts and tell the stories not everyone wants told.
When he's not in the newsroom, you'll find Phil at home in his new home state. Phil met his wife at Fox 25, the two now live in Edmond with their daughters. The Cross family enjoys life in Oklahoma and you'll often find them at many of the metro's family-friendly events.