Phillip Sanfield

Director of Media Relations
Port of Los Angeles


Phillip Sanfield is the director of media relations for the Port of Los Angeles. He serves as the media spokesperson for the Port and is responsible for the more than 500 media inquiries the Port receives annually. Sanfield establishes and maintains relationships with local, national and international media, and strives for accuracy in resulting media coverage and Port messaging.

Prior to his appointment at the Port in 2009, Sanfield had a journalism career spanning more than two decades in Southern California as a reporter and editor. Before joining the Port of L.A., he was the editor of the The Daily Breeze, a newspaper covering more than 15 communities in the South Bay and Harbor Area of Southern California. A Chicago native, Sanfield earned a journalism degree from the University of Illinois. He received a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University in Springfield, Ill.