Philip Black graduated in 1977 from Grissom High School and 1981 from Jacksonville State University with a major in political science and a minor in English.
Philip is a former sports editor of the Huntsville News. He worked in radio as a personality at WZYP-FM in Athens, WMSL-AM in Decatur, WAHR-FM Star 99 and WFIX 1450 AM in Huntsville.
Philip is married to Carolyn Black and they have three daughters. He enjoys writing sports stories, especially features on local athletes.