Phil Amato, Action News Jax

Phil Amato

Phil Amato co-anchors Action News This Morning and Action News Jax at Noon.

Phil joined Action News Jax in October 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in local television.

He enjoys waking up Jacksonville residents with a dynamic, fast-paced newscast.

Phil got his start in Billings, Montana in 1984 where he anchored the weekend newscast and was a reporter during the week.

He moved to Boise, Idaho a few years later and was the main anchor for KBCI-TV.

Phil has been a fixture in Jacksonville since 1994. He enjoys reporting about Jacksonville’s history. He worked on the team that launched the Historic Jacksonville Main Street Cruise and has a passion for cars.

He’s married to his beautiful wife Debra and has two children.

Read Stories by Phil Amato

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New Corvette takes the stage at Jacksonville International Auto Show

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Transportation officials propose allowing Wi-Fi calls on airplanes

Riverplace Tower on Jacksonville's Southbank has new owner

  Travelers trade cost for convenience