Amber Phillips (Politics Producer / Reporter)

Amber Phillips

Amber is part of a two-person Washington, D.C., bureau helping Digital First Media cover national politics in a unique way.

From on-trend political stories such as 6 billionaires who are secretly shaping this fall's elections to more in-depth policy reporting such asWhat Washington gets wrong about measuring poverty
and running a successful live blog on the shutdown, her work has helped cut through the internet chatter of everyday political reporting to write about what matters.

Before coming to DFM, she managed the website for a daily newspaper in Boston and covered immigration and labor.

She also lived in Taiwan, where she covered East Asian affairs for The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Monocle Magazine and Christian Science Monitor, including having a one-on-one interview with Taiwan's president. (Find her work under her maiden name, Amber Parcher.)

Beyond covering national politics, Amber loves travel writing, all and live radio appearances. She moonlights as a news and culture correspondent for Monocle Magazine's 24-hour internet radio station.

She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University in 2008 with a double major in International Communications/Journalism and Spanish.