Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

Mike Phillips joined The Albany Herald as a sports writer in January 2010. Phillips has won several writing awards during his career, which spans more than two decades.

Phillips worked at the Miami Herald for almost 25 years, covering a wide range of sports, from high schools to the Florida Gators and the SEC, Miami Heat and Florida Marlins, and was The Herald's Major League Baseball writer for more than 10 years.

Prior to that, Phillips was the sports editor at The Palestine Herald Press in Texas, where he spent the first three years of his career.

Phillips grew up in the Chicago suburbs, graduated from Thornton Township High School, and then left for Texas, where he became a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas.

Phillips can be reached at: Phone: (229) 434-8746 or E-mail at: mike.phillips@albanyherald.com