Darsha Philips is an Emmy-nominated general assignment reporter for NBC4, reporting weekdays on the NBC4 News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and on weekends on the NBC4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Philips comes to NBC4 from KABC-TV and prior to that at the FOX affiliate KTXL-TV in Sacramento, CA and the NBC affiliate KULR-TV in Billings, MT.
She has covered countless breaking news stories for NBC4 across all newscasts, and her tenacity, creative approach to stories and deep knowledge of communities throughout Southern California have been invaluable to the news team. Philips also has a passion for reporting inspiring stories of people and diverse neighborhoods in the southland.
Philips has covered every major local news story in the region including the shuttle Endeavor returning to Los Angeles, the Montecito mud slides, the San Bernardino terror attack and many wildfires, to name a few.
She graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Architecture. Philips was born in Canada and moved to the United States at 8 months old, growing up in Arcadia. She lives with her husband and children in Inglewood along with their rescue dog. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves to cook Indian food, carrying on her Sri Lankan mother’s tradition.