Sandra Phillips is the supervising digital producer for FOX 5 San Diego. She works alongside a talented and dedicated team of journalists who contribute news stories for the diverse communities in San Diego.

Sandra has over nine years of writing stories for FOX 5 San Diego. Her journalism career precedes the days before people “got their news on Facebook.”


Recent Articles
  • Ways Trump administration has rolled back protections for transgender people

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering a new proposal to narrowly define “sex,” a shift that could upend the rules and programs for transgender people in America. The proposal, first reported by The New York Times, is just one of many ways that the administration has sought to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender people, including in schools, at work and in the military. Here’s a look at some of the main policy proposals the administration has taken toward […]

  • $80,560 annual income needed to afford studio apartment in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO – When real estate developer Patrick Kennedy sought to grow his San Francisco-based firm, he faced a familiar challenge in the region: finding entry-level workers. “We can’t find janitors to work for $15+ an hour with benefits because no janitor can afford to live within a 1-2 hour commute of our building,” said Kennedy, the owner of Panoramic Interests, a real estate firm that builds affordable housing options in the Bay Area. Find out how much a renter must […]

  • Astronauts survive Russian rocket emergency landing

    NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in what NASA director Jim Bridenstine described as “good condition” after surviving an emergency landing after a booster failure on a Russian Soyuz rocket Thursday. “I’m grateful that everyone is safe,” Bridenstine said on Twitter. NASA and Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, pledged a thorough investigation after the aborted launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket. But the incident highlights recent tensions that have surfaced in a long-running collaboration in space […]

  • Son returns mom’s library book 84 years after she borrowed it

    "It's never too late to return your library books."

  • Disappearance of Vista mother considered suspicious

    Sheriff’s detectives asked the public Thursday for help in finding a woman who went missing from her Vista home nearly a year ago.

  • 99-year-old beautician still serves clients as birthday nears

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Callie Terrell loves making women look and feel good. “I work because this is what I’ve enjoyed doing all my life from a little girl. I always loved messing with my sister’s hair. They had beautiful hair and I always enjoyed doing this,” she told WREG. Mrs. Terrell now only works to keep busy and to satisfy a few longtime customers, like her daughter Inez. Terrell is 99-years-old and anxiously awaits her 100th Birthday in November. “Whenever I […]

  • Carlsbad surfer reported missing in Mexico

    Have you seen this man? He's a well-known surfer from Carlsbad and is missing.

  • 3 die from fentanyl-laced cocaine in beach areas

    A warning was issued Friday after three people died in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach from fentanyl-laced cocaine overdoses.

  • Tony Gwynn

    Tony Gwynn’s family settles smokeless tobacco lawsuit

    The family of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn reached a settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit against the smokeless tobacco industry, Gwynn family attorney announced Friday.