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Reporter and Editor
Mr. Phillips entered the field of journalism on the ground floor. He spent much of his early career abroad, both in foreign bureaus of the Journal and on special assignments. He traversed the fragmented landscape of postwar Europe on both sides of the Iron Curtain, reporting on social and political as well as economic conditions.
He was elected chief of the London Bureau at the age of 23. There he met Barbara Thomas, whom he later married.
Warren returned to the United States in 1951 to assume editorial duties at the paper, although he continued to write. The Journal was maturing under the leadership of Bernard (Barney) Kilgore, and Warren himself would soon begin to contribute to that task.
Having previously limited its coverage mainly to business and economic news, the Journal expanded into other areas. It also rose significantly in nationwide popularity.