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

Dignitaries comment on political climate and acts of violence

Could an injection help end opioid crisis?

  Patriot Ruck to bring awareness to veteran suicides

Humane Society warns of scheme

  Remembering the two boys killed same day as church bombing

  A red balloon to symbolize potential in Redmont

Kids learn coding at McWane Science Center

  Residents upset over illegal left turns

Man driving with suspended license “blacks out,” crashes into occupied home

  Trussville City Schools bus cameras a success

  New litter law now in effect in Alabama

  How will new marriage law affect those coming to Alabama to get married?

  Are Alabama’s colleges ready for Mayor Woodfin’s new program?

  UAB fan voices concerns over new stadium seating

  AEA pushing for A/C on school buses

  Is bridge project affecting Uptown business?

  Search for Kelsey Starling resumes

  As home shopping rises, beware online schemes

  Will Pelham build a new city hall?

  Pelham to receive $97,000 in first year of gas tax increase

  Holocaust survivors say the next generation must be educated on the past

  Donations needed for influential civil rights DJ “Tall Paul”’s gravesite

  Graysville bringing back police force

  Tyson Foods releases open letter about wastewater spill

  911 Centers to get upgrade thanks to federal money

  Courtlin Arrington’s mother not happy with sentencing

  UMC leaders offer LGBTQ community a letter of apology

Neighbor calls for action after car is found with bullet holes

  Parents speak out about safety at Riverchase Galleria

  New law in Hoover will change how restaurants serve alcohol