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

  If needed, are Birmingham hospitals prepared for coronavirus patients?

  Who isn’t required to live on campus at UAB freshman year?

  New rule change at UAB requires nearly all freshmen to live on campus

  Why going to one self-defense class just isn’t enough

  Pell City superintendent responds to school absence policy change

  How a proposed bill would change Alabama’s animal cruelty laws

  State troopers: seat belts could have prevented recent fatalities

  Man crosses state lines to find help at Firehouse Ministries

  Wild hogs causing problems in Adamsville

  Does auto insurance cover damage from water in gasoline?

  City of Center Point cracking down in illegal dumping

  Procession moves fallen Officer Nick O’Rear ahead of Monday’s funeral

  Residents trapped by flood waters in Walker Co.

  Hoover Met success spurring development

  Father & 2-year-old daughter killed in early-morning fire Sunday

Doctors say beware of Coronavirus, but pay more attention to flu

  New boutique hotel to take public parking spots downtown

  New Facebook privacy feature

  Owner of Bill’s Pawn shop speaks up after Walker Co. officials serve search warrant

  More people skipping mandatory court appearance in Cullman Co.

  Warning from fire officials as colder air moves in

  Family of McKenzie Adams filing lawsuit against Demopolis City Schools

  Head Start program to be offered by alternate agency in Walker County

  Air traffic taking off at BHM

  Chilton County barn demolished in Saturday’s storms

  Tornado victims in Pickens County getting much needed help

  Resources to help you stay weather aware Saturday

  Shelby County officials on when to open storm shelters

  ADEM hearing concerns about Gaston Steam Plant permit

  Cullman Co. Sheriff to hold church safety class Thursday