Ken Amaro began working at First Coast News (then known as 12 News) in October 1979, where he covered several beats including Education, City Council and the Military. In October 1989, Ken was promoted to "On Your Side" reporter. He has received numerous journalism awards, among them are the Florida Suncoast Emmy, The Gabriel Award, and 1998 Consumer Advocate of the Year.
Ken was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He received a BS in Business Administration from Jones College in 1980. In 1997, he received a certificate from The Poynter Institute and also an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Jones College. Ken is married and has four daughters.