Philippa debuted her career as a reporter in BBC Channel and used to report on Northern Ireland peace process. In 2007, she was appointed as a special correspondent and presenter extensively reporting from USA, Africa, South Africa and Europe for BBC Washington bureau. She also presents 2200 ET edition of World News Today and later became the presenter of that program. Since 2013, she became the main presenter of World News Today and also an occasional presenter of World Tonight.
While working at BBC Channel, she dated Richard Lister. After dating each other for several months they got married and have one child. Her husband is also a news correspondent at BBC. Their married relation is running well and they show no sign of Divorce till now. She is a popular journalist and news reader but the information on her Net worth and salary are not disclosed by the reporter to her fans till today's date.