Keri Phillips presents and produces RN's Rear Vision program together with Annabelle Quince.
Keri began her radio career as a DJ with Sydney's pioneering radio station Double Jay, which went on to become the ABC's national youth network Triple J, having been lured away from an academic career at the University of Sydney by the promise of fame if not fortune. In 1980, she went to New York and then Washington DC, working initially as a rock music journalist for various Australian media. Highlights of this time include an interview with the then unknown musician Prince who revealed he couldn't tolerate microphones and, after half an hour of obscure conversation, left her with a blank tape.
During the early 80s Keri worked for all the ABC networks doing interviews for several RN programs including the Health Report and The Science Show. She also filed a regularly weekly colour story from New York for the ABC which was heard on Local Radio and Radio Australia. In 1987, Keri returned to Australia for a year with RN in Sydney on Offspring, the precursor to Life Matters. Moving to Canberra, she spent a couple of years teaching broadcast journalism and radio production at the University of Canberra before returning to the ABC in 1994. During the next nine years, Keri produced and presented every program on ABC Local Radio's 666 ABC Canberra and, for the final three, hosting their Drive Show.
In July 2002, Keri came back to RN and presented The Europeans. During 2003, she produced Perspective and presented the afternoon programs on RN, before returning to The Europeans in 2004.