curriculumvitae

Key facts

  • Awards
    Cosmopolitan Young Journalist
    of the Year: finalist
  • Catherine Pakenham Award:
    finalist
  • Scoop of the Year: shortlisted
  • Public Relations
    Accounts include:
  • EAT
    Hill & Knowlton
    Venture Ski
  • See PR page for more clients
  • Staff journalist
    Evening Standard
    The Express
  • Freelance - newspapers
    Guardian
    Independent
    Daily Mail
    Financial Times
    The Evening Standard
    The Express
    The Times
    The Telegraph
  • Freelance - magazines
    Harpers Bazaar
    Tatler
    Observer Magazine
    Sunday Times magazine
    YOU magazine
  • TV
    Sky News
    Channel 4 News
    BBC News at Ten
    Newsnight
    Kilroy
  • Radio
    Richard Littlejohn
    LBC
  • Books
    The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook
    The English Country Home

Caroline began her career penning a monthly satire page for Tatler Hong Kong and contributing to The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook. This was followed by diary shifts at the Daily Mail, Evening Standard and Express. Additionally she wrote features for the nationals; won a Cosmopolitan Young Journalist of the Year prize; and was first runner-up for a Catherine Pakenham award. In 1987, she became commissioning editor on the launch and early issues of the Evening Standard's E.S magazine.

She wrote The Caroline Phillips Interview for the Evening Standard for six years and in 1991 was dubbed 'one of the country's six leading celebrity interviewers' by the Sunday Times. The then home secretary Kenneth Baker said of one of her articles: "A very fine piece of writing, I thought. It accords with Dryden's great definition of satire and that is to 'take off a man's head and leave him standing.'"

During this period, Caroline also aired her opinions in an occasional Caroline Phillips Column; and got hooked on a broadcasting habit, with appearances on Kilroy to Richard Littlejohn's shows.

She moved to The Express and was shortlisted in 1997 for the Scoop of the Year: the world's first publicised selective termination. The story sparked headlines globally, making the first gong on News at Ten. This resulted in Caroline broadcasting on Sky News, Channel 4 and the BBC.

Since going freelance in 1998, Caroline has worked on her first book and has continued to contribute to publications from the Daily Mail to the Sunday Times. She is a contributing editor of Country & Town House; a contributing editor of Spear's and co-editor of its Spa Guide; and a consultant on the Globalista travel website. Additionally she has appeared on Newsnight, BBC News and Sky News.

Alongside her journalism, Caroline has grown her public relations consultancy, CPR. She has worked for multi-nationals like Hill & Knowlton, national cafe chain EAT and small businesses like iTutor. She advises on strategies and branding, generates and writes coverage, introduces clients to her contacts and, above all, creates enviable reputations for her clients' businesses.

Caroline is married and lives in London - with her husband, their two daughters and their Boxer - in a house that was once hit by a tornado.

critics

“Caroline Phillips is a talented interviewer, a brilliant feature writer and a first class journalist.”

Allan Jenkins, Editor, Observer Magazine

letters

“I’m a great fan of your work. I interviewed Richard Harris the day after you and he said you'd been “amazing”, so sharp.”

Lynn Barber

broadcasting and books

Caroline on ITN

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