Rick Journey is a reporter for WBRC FOX6 News.
Rick’s career with WBRC spanned two decades and included coverage of some of Alabama’s biggest news events. Journey previously worked for WBRC from 1992 to 2012. He left WBRC FOX6 News in 2012 to launch his own communications and consulting firm, with a focus on public relations and media training.
Journey has focused much of his journalism career on covering politics and the courtroom. He was the first to report the story of the indictments of the last living suspects in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church.
His reporting about confessed serial bomber Eric Rudolph led him through Alabama, western North Carolina and Washington, D.C. Rick is a veteran reporter on election night, breaking the story in 2002 of potential vote tally differences that left the Alabama governor's race too close to call for nearly two weeks.
Rick first became known to WBRC viewers in 1992 as the Tuscaloosa Bureau Chief. He sharpened his reporting skills, covering the state capital as Montgomery Bureau Chief. His broadcast journalism career has included time as a radio news and sports director, as well as host of a government and current affairs show on public television. He co-hosted Good Day Alabama from 1999 to 2012.
A Birmingham native, Rick grew up in Tuscaloosa and graduated from the University of Alabama. Rick lives in Birmingham with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Truman.
Journey is an active member of the community, serving on the boards for the American Cancer Society and the Special Equestrians of Alabama. He is a frequent speaker and emcee for civic and business groups. Journey is an alumnus of the University of Alabama.