Michael Phillips is the film critic of the Chicago Tribune, and was co-host of the long-running nationally syndicated TV show "At the Movies" in its final season, after filling in for Roger Ebert off and on since 2006. He covers movies for CLTV and can be heard most Fridays on WGN-AM. This summer he guest hosted the popular filmspotting. net podcast (broadcast on WBEZ-FM) and has guested on everything from "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," "Entourage," "The View," "Charlie Rose," BBC radio, MSNBC and Chicago's own ABC-7.
In his former life as a theater critic he wrote for the Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Dallas Times-Herald. He has chaired the Pulitzer Prize drama jury and is a three-time Pulitzer drama juror. Born in Kenosha, Wisc., raised in Racine, Wisc., Phillips is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and lives on Chicago's northwest side with his son and two dogs.