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Tappy Phillips

Tappy Phillips
Tappy joined the Eyewitness News team in 1985 and since 1996 has reported for Eyewitness News "7 on Your Side" consumer reports.

She has exposed exploitative talent agencies, cleared up a stalled worker's compensation case and got a disabled bus driver a needed back operation as well as her job back.

Tappy won an Emmy Award for her coverage of the Bensonhurst trial verdict, a Long Island Folio Award, and a New York State Broadcasters Award for her report on Plum Island, among others. In addition to her reporting for Eyewitness News, Tappy is also a freelance photographer with work published in "The New York Times" and "Esquire."

Tappy graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in mass communications and philosophy.