Vic Micolucci is a news anchor and investigative reporter at News4Jax. He anchors the 9 a.m. hour of “The Morning Show” Monday through Friday and reports from the field in the afternoons.
Vic covers crime, justice, public safety, government and the arts.
His work has been recognized with 3 Suncoast Emmy awards, a national William Hearst Award, 2 Edward R. Murrow awards and a dozen Associated Press Awards. He’s also been voted as “Jacksonville’s Best Investigative Reporter” in Folio Weekly and “#1 Newscaster in the 904” in Void Magazine.
Vic’s most memorable reports include Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew, Irma and Michael which caused significant damage to Florida. He reported live from Houston for Hurricane Harvey, spent more than a week in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and made 4 trips to the hardest hit islands in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.
Vic has covered 4 presidential elections, the Gators’ national championship run in 2009 and the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami. Vic flew to London to report with the Jaguars as they debuted and played in Europe. In 2017, he flew with the Blue Angels in an FA-18 Super Hornet ahead of the air show, breaking the speed of sound and pulling 7.3Gs. He covered the George Zimmerman trial from Sanford and the 2 Michael Dunn trials from downtown Jacksonville.
He’s worked on missions with dozens of local, state and federal agencies including the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, DEA, U.S. Navy, U.S Marine Corps, the National Guard, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Forest Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.
His reporting has focused on road safety, child exploitation and trafficking, mental health and police / community relations.
Vic’s has filed special reports and provided live coverage for a number of outlets including Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline, NPR’s Morning Edition, BBC’s World News, ESPN, HBO, Netflix, the Associated Press, TMZ, CNN and even The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
He is currently the vice president of the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists.
He has been involved on several documentaries during his career, including producing “96 Hours of Anguish,” which he shot in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. It aired throughout Florida and Texas. He was also a
commentator in “3 ½ Bullets: Ten Minutes,” the story of Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teen killed in a confrontation over loud music. The movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, won the award for Social Impact, then screened at the White House. It later aired on HBO and Netflix.
Vic is a Jacksonville native who attended Resurrection Catholic School, Paxon School for Advanced Studies’ International Baccalaureate program and the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, where he graduated with highest honors.
He joined the WJXT team as an assignment editor and mobile journalist in 2010.
Before coming to The Local Station, Vic worked as a reporter, producer and photographer for ABC News "On Campus" in Gainesville, as sports director for WUFT-TV (PBS), and as a reporter and host at WUFT-FM (NPR). He interned with Channel 4 and the Florida Times-Union during summer breaks while in college.
He spends his spare time DJing, kayaking, hiking and biking.
He’s involved with a number of nonprofits, including the Justice Coalition, the St. Vincent’s Foundation, Communities in Schools, Dreams Come True, The Tim Tebow Foundation, Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Jump For Kids.
“Journalists are so important for our society, to hold the powerful accountable and to give a voice to those whose concerns would otherwise not be heard,” Micolucci said. “I’m honored to have a small role in helping our community, pushing for transparency and telling impactful, true stories. Rely on us for fair, accurate and unbiased information in trying times.”
St. Johns County detectives are reviewing social media posts as part of the investigation into the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, including a widely-shared photograph showing a teenager in the back seat of a deputy’s cruiser.