Phoenix Morning Anchor Retiring After Almost 30 Years

By Kevin Eck 

Rick D’Amico is retiring from Fox-owned Phoenix station KSAZ after nearly 30 years.

“This was an extremely difficult decision to make, because working here at FOX 10 has been the most exciting, rewarding and fun thing I’ve ever done in my career,” said D’Amico. “I probably won’t miss waking up early in the morning, but I certainly will miss the people. At this stage in my life, I just feel the time is right to spend less time focusing on career and more time with my wife and granddaughter and you know, just to kick back and enjoy life.”

He worked in radio for 19 years before taking a job as a TV weather caster for the NBC and the CBS affiliates in Lansing, Mich., before joining KSAZ in 1987.


“Rick is truly one of a kind,” said vp and news director Doug Bannard. “He has been a key part of the FOX 10 family for nearly 30 years – the last 19 of which he co-hosted ‘FOX 10 Arizona Morning.’ He’s an amazing broadcaster who lights up the screen as well as the newsroom. We will miss Rick’s infectious smile, curiosity and incredible breadth of experience.”

His last day at KSAZ will be Monday, August 1.