Joshua Gauntt

It's not too often you get to be on the front lines of history. Over the years, WBRC FOX6 News reporter Josh Gauntt has found himself on a few of those front lines telling stories of survival, heartache, and affecting change with government. Josh joined the WBRC FOX6 News team in July 2013 as a reporter covering Tuscaloosa and other parts of West Alabama. Now, Josh serves the community as an On Your Side Investigator. He hopes to be able to continue telling stories that make a difference. Prior to joining WBRC, Josh was a reporter with Bay News 9, the 24-hour non-stop breaking news cable channel in Tampa, Florida. Most recently, he covered the Seffner sinkhole that swallowed and killed a man while he slept, a story that made national and international headlines. Josh started his one-man-banding career with WJHG, the NBC affiliate in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. The most bizarre story he says he covered there was a man who chained himself to his outside power box to help save his daughter's life. As an Alabama native, Josh grew up in the small city of Valley, Alabama. He graduated with a Broadcast Journalism degree from Troy University in 2007 and worked at the on campus station "TrojanVision News". Over the years, Josh's work has been recognized by the Florida Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, and also a portion of his work received an Emmy nomination as part of a team effort. Josh is an avid sports fan. One of his first jobs was shooting video of players for a minor league baseball team in Columbus, Georgia. He is an old school music fan (anything Motown) and is learning to speak Spanish. "If you're around me for any given time, you'll hear me laugh a lot," Josh says about himself. "An older gentleman once told me, ‘Son, laughter just makes your soul feel good!'"

Recent Articles by Joshua

  U.S. Department of Transportation grant will help widen Highway 157 in Cullman

Backlog of bureaucracy may be to blame for delay in Veterans Choice Program benefits

New Northport shopping center development forcing businesses out

Judge rules prosecutors must turn over evidence in Galleria shooting case

Fairfield mayor believes bankruptcy is a bad idea for the city

FBI to start collecting data on police use of force cases

B’ham working to fix $378 million hole in pension fund

Receive a call from yourself? Don’t pick up

New Walker County Sheriff-elect hoping to make a difference in the community

Major changes coming to Birmingham’s 311 system

Attorney General announces CBD guidelines after Shelby County CBD store arrest

Birmingham Mayor: Pension fund short $378 million

Tuscaloosa spending thousands to rent Christmas lights

Mayor of Oakman calling for full investigation into Pike County wall collapse

Study finds top reported ‘speed trap’ locations around the state and Birmingham metro

AL Governor’s race in final days of campaign

New parking lot coming to city’s Parkside district

Jefferson Co DA’s office keeping close eye on Altamont School allegations

Magic City Classic to stay at Legion Field for at least 4 more years

NBA G-League team could bring economic boom to growing downtown