Phil Maravilla is the senior producer of PBS NewsHour West, NewsHour’s bureau at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, which is primarily responsible for covering the Western US and updating the nightly broadcast when news warrants for airings in the West and online.
From 2018 - 2021 he was a freelance producer and journalist, reporting for CBS News, ABC News, Netflix, Rocky Mountain PBS and Colorado Public Radio, where he has covered coronavirus, racial justice, climate change, elections and the economy. Prior to that, he served two stints as an investigative producer with Rocky Mountain PBS and also as a politics producer for 9News in Denver. He has served as Denver bureau chief for Al Jazeera America from 2013 – 2016 and as a senior producer for HDNet’s World Report from 2009 – 2012. Earlier in his career, he held producer roles for both CBS News, where he relaunched CBS’s Miami bureau, and ABC News, where he reported on the devastation at Ground Zero on 9/11.
Maravilla is an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award recipient for an investigation of Colorado laws that prevent police intervention when a severely mentally ill person has access to guns, as well as an Overseas Press Club David Kaplan Award recipient for reporting on the war in Gaza – shared with NewsHour foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin when they worked together at Al Jazeera America – among other Peabody, Emmy, Murrow, and regional Emmy honors. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Stanford University.
Phil’s Recent Stories
Arts Jan 10Tucson memorial for shooting victims elevates art born from tragedy
Eleven years ago this past weekend, on Jan. 8, a gunman opened fire at a political event in Arizona. That moment in 2011 underscored both the dangerous divisions and the epidemic of gun violence in America. Stephanie Sy visits Tucson,…
Nation Dec 29Why the TANF program fails as a safety net for single mothers, other vulnerable Americans
This year marks the 25th anniversary of a federal program that provides direct cash assistance to the poor — the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. An investigation by ProPublica looks at just how much TANF has actually helped…
Nation Dec 13Rescue and recovery efforts underway in Kentucky, other states hit by tornadoes
The death toll has reached 74 in Kentucky, three nights after a swarm of tornadoes struck. At least 14 people died in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee, but the worst was in Mayfield, in far southwestern Kentucky. William Brangham reports.