Amico is a native of Akron, Ohio, and provides the majority of his NBA coverage out of nearby Cleveland. He once defined his current job as "sort of a hybrid deal between reporter and columnist. My job is to analyze. I don't profess to be a big news-breaker. That's not necessarily my role. No matter how you define it, I'm living my dream."
He began his journalism career in Wyoming, and often mentions his deep appreciation of the state on Twitter and in his blog.