Don Phillips is a reporter for the “International Herald Tribune”. He came to there from “The Washington Post” where he was transportation reporter for 15 years. He specialized in aviation and rail safety, airlines and railroads as a business, the ups and downs of Amtrak, transportation legislation in Congress and the politics of transportation. He covered every major airline crash and train wreck during this period. From 1965 to 1985, Phillips was an editor and reporter with “United Press International” in Atlanta and Washington. He covered Georgia politics and government during the administration of Gov. Lester Maddox, and helped cover the civil rights movement while in Atlanta, moving to Washington with UPI in 1970.