Veteran sports journalist, writer and producer Stephen Phillips has died at the age of 62. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.
His career started covering sport, primarily football, for the print media in the 1970s. He joined HSV7 in 1979 as a reporter and presenter, appearing on programs including Seven National News and World Of Sport.
He went on to head Seven’s London bureau in 1985.
Phillips then moved across to the Nine Network and worked in radio at 3AK.
He later returned to Seven in the early 1990s, being involved in the network’s Olympic Games coverage in 1992 and 1996 and reporting for Seasons.
He was one of the four founders of what is now the AFL Media Association and a member of the MCG Media Hall of Fame.
Since 1996 he ran a media production company and worked as an MC and corporate speaker.
Stephen Phillips is survived by wife Jill and children Grace and Tom.