Phil Ashley-Brown is the Local Radio Manager and Manager Online for 1233 ABC Newcastle.
Prior to taking on the management of 1233 Phil worked at 702 ABC Sydney as the station reporter. As 702 reporter Phil covered a wide range of stories including Sydney’s response to APEC and bushfires in the Blue Mountains.
While at 702 he won the Best Radio Feature at the Local Radio Awards for his series following an organ transplant patient through the process of receiving a new lung.
He worked for nearly ten years in at 1233 ABC Newcastle as a field reporter and news journalist.
He won a number of awards for his work in Newcastle including his reports from the 2002 bushfires; his story on an open-heart surgery operation where he stood next to the surgeon during the procedure; his series on the Hunter’s rescue helicopter and for "Coastal Stories" a series of stories from along the NSW coastline.
Phil has published three audio CDs through ABC Audio, "River Stories", "Coastal Stories" and "Bushfire". Each of the series was featured on ABC Local Radio.
He became well known in Newcastle for the long running series, “Shirtfront” (based on the SBS series “Front-Up”) where he had intimate conversations with strangers in the street about their live