Ashley Knight

Ashley Knight

Reporter

Birmingham, Ala.

Ashley Knight is a reporter for WBRC FOX6 News.

Ashley joined the WBRC team in July of 2018 after working as weekend anchor/weekday reporter for WKRG News 5 in Mobile. While there, she and her News 5 team won an Edward R. Murrow award for their coverage of the Carnival Triumph disaster which brought all the major networks to the Port City. She also led a weekly franchise called “Scambusters” in which she shed light on all the different ways fraudulent scammers preyed on innocent victims.

Prior to working in Mobile, Ashley was weekend anchor and weekday reporter for the FOX affiliate in Albany, Georgia. She began her career as an intern at the FOX affiliate in Orlando. She has deep roots in the south, with an Alabama-native grandfather and, like many southerners, she is proud to have many Sothern generations stretching back to before the Revolutionary War.

A cum-laude graduate of the University of Florida, Ashley is a proud Gator, but appreciates the spirited Auburn-Alabama rivalry.

Ashley has interviewed everyone from presidents, governors, and Civil Rights leaders to rock stars, cooking stars and American Idol winners.

During her career, Ashley has covered everything from ice storms to hurricanes, police shootings to chopper crashes, and from the madness of local and national party politics to the biggest party of them all: Mardi Gras!

Ashley loves getting to the know the Birmingham area. In her spare time, you might find her reading good books, watching old classic movies or listening to New Orleans jazz! If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, email her at aknight@wbrc.com.

Education:

  • University of Florida: English

Recent Articles by Ashley

  Thieves hitting churches across the nation

  Talladega sheriff’s deputy rescues friend from fiery crash

  Officer pulled to safety from burning car

  Students bust former Calhoun Co. teacher in sting operation

  Leap Frog hospital safety grades released

  Local photographer takes pride in ‘Portraits of Honor’

  President Trump pays a visit to T-Town

  Fans pack local T-town businesses ahead of the big game

  Plans for Parkside development

  Delinquent water bills threaten flow to residents

  Local singer/songwriter aims to help fans with S.H.A.M.E. video

Fire breaks out at Hanceville Plant

  Expert says this is the key to finding Aniah Blanchard

  A ‘Miracle League’ coming to Vestavia Hills

  ‘God has gained an angel in His kingdom’: Community celebrates life of Kamille McKinney

Not a great Classic for local small businesses

DEA accepting vaping products in drug take back event

  Student selling bracelets for breast cancer awareness

Will weather ruin the Magic City Classic?

  Grid search Sunday for Kamille McKinney ends with unsuccessful results

  Family, friends say goodbye to legendary bluesman Henry Gipson

  Police: Man pretending to be with ‘Amber Alert Systems’

  Teaching life lessons in the boxing ring

Community leaders to young men: crime is not your only option

  Family raising money so soldiers can afford Wi-Fi

  New device helps prevent infant hot car deaths

  Greenwood Elementary will not close...yet

  Psychologist: family of Kelsey Starling may still have difficult challenges ahead

  Hotel managers raise lodging tax concerns

  Woman setting out to save school lunches for some Hueytown students