Phil Amato Bio, Age, Family, Wife, WJAX-TV/WFOX-TV, Net Worth

Phil Amato

Phil Amato Biography

Phil Amato is a media personality serving as a co-anchor of Action News This Morning and Action News Jax at Noon. He anchors Action News Jax This Morning from 5-9 am every weekday on WFOX-TV and from 5-7 am on WJAX-TV. He also anchors Action News Jax at Noon on WJAX-TV.

Phil Amato Age

Amato was born on April 9, 1961, in San Francisco, California, United States making him 61 years old as of 2022.

Phil Amato Height

He is 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Phil Amato Nationality

He is of American nationality.

Phil Amato Education

Amato was born in San Francisco and went to high school and college in Tacoma. He also attended the University of Puget Sound.

Phil Amato Parents

There is no information about his parents. He hasn’t also revealed whether he has siblings or not.

Phil Amato Wife

Phil is married to his beautiful wife Debra and has two children. He celebrated his 31st anniversary on April 17, 2020, hence, as of 2022 the couple has been married for 33 years.


Amato anchors Action News Jax This Morning from 5-9 am every weekday on WFOX-TV and from 5-7 am on WJAX-TV in Jacksonville, Florida. He also anchors Action News Jax at Noon on WJAX-TV. He joined Action News Jax in October 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in local television and he enjoys waking up Jacksonville residents with a dynamic, fast-paced newscast.


Amato got his start in Billings, Montana in 1984 where he anchored the weekend newscast and was a reporter during the week. He then moved to Boise, Idaho a few years later and was the main anchor for KBCI-TV (now KBOI-TV).

Prior to joining Action News Jax, Amato was a former weekday anchor on First Coast News at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida. He co-anchored Good Morning Jacksonville Sunrise and Good Morning Jacksonville, the weekday broadcasts from 5 to 7 a.m., with Joy Purdy. He also co-anchored the weeknight 5:30 newscast of First Coast News with Donna Deegan.

Amato was responsible for the local business reports on First Coast News. He was also responsible for the critically hailed First Coast News documentary special on Jacksonville’s “Great Fire of 1901”. On Monday, July 28, 2014, Amato resigned from First Coast News. However, his reasons for leaving First Coast News are still undisclosed.

Phil Amato Salary

He receives an average annual salary ranging between $20,000 – $100,000.

Phil Amato Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million.

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