Amber Krycka is a general assignment reporter for Action News Jax.
Krycka is an inspiring and dramatic reporter who brings passion and commitment to each and every story she tells, big or small.
She joined the Action News Jax team in August 2016 from WTVQ in Lexington, Kentucky. Her career began in North Platte, Nebraska, where she was both a reporter and news anchor.
Her reporting career has already brought her face-to-face with historic events and people. She covered the Kentucky Derby, tornadoes in Nebraska, hurricanes in Florida, the historic Senate race of Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Grimes, and national events, too. When Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Krycka witnessed both her arrest and release from jail.
Of them all, Krycka says she is most proud of helping push a firefighter cancer bill through the Kentucky state Legislature. A Lexington firefighter was diagnosed with cancer and died after a long struggle for his life. Before he died, Krycka reported several stories on legislation entitling the families of firefighter cancer victims to receive in-line-of-duty death benefits.
Krycka also raised the awareness about homeless veterans in central Kentucky by reporting widely on their plight.
Personally, Krycka is a small-town girl from Michigan. She graduated from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. She volunteers at a local nursing home, is active in her church, sings, plays the piano and keeps both her head and body in shape by kick-boxing a bag at a local gym.