Caroline Phillips


Caroline Phillips
“Caroline Phillips is a tenacious and skilful writer with a flair for high quality interviewing and a knack for making things work.”

Caroline Phillips



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 continued to contribute to publications from the Daily Mail to the Sunday Times; worked on and off on her first solo book; been a contributing editor of Country & Town House; a contributing editor of Spear’s, and inaugurated and co-edited its Spa Guide. Additionally she has appeared on Newsnight, BBC News and Sky News.

Caroline is married and lives in London – with her husband and sometimes their two grown-up daughters – in a house that was once hit by a tornado.

Key facts


  • Cosmopolitan Young Journalist of the Year: finalist
  • Catherine Pakenham Award: finalist
  • Scoop of the Year: shortlisted

Staff journalist

  • Evening Standard
  • The Express

Freelance – newspapers

  • The Guardian
  • Independent
  • Daily Mail
  • Financial Times
  • Evening Standard
  • The Express
  • The Times
  • The Telegraph

Freelance – magazines

  • Harpers Bazaar
  • Tatler
  • Observer Magazine
  • Sunday Times Magazine
  • YOU magazine


  • Sky News
  • Channel 4 News
  • BBC News at Ten
  • Newsnight
  • Kilroy


  • Richard Littlejohn
  • LBC

Contributions to books

  • The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook
  • The English Country Home

Public Relations accounts include:

  • EAT
  • Hill & Knowlton
  • Venture Ski

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