Phillip Swarts is the military space reporter for SpaceNews. He previously covered space and advanced technology for Air Force Times, the Justice Department for The Washington Times, and investigative journalism for the Washington Guardian; and was part of the team that won the Breaking News Coverage award from the Virginia Press Association for reporting on the Navy Yard shooting in 2013.

Phillip received both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has made appearances on CSPAN and Sinclair Broadcasting Group news programs, the Andy Park radio show, and his work has appeared in USA Today and McClatchy papers. Phillip has been writing for a newspaper since he joined the staff of “The Edge,” his middle school paper in the 7th grade.

He can be reached at

The latest from Phillip