Jonathan Hardison

Jonathan Hardison


Birmingham, Ala.

Jonathan Hardison anchors WBRC FOX6 News Live at Five, 5:30, 6 and 10 pm. He's worked at television stations in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana, before joining the WBRC FOX6 News team in October 2007.

Jonathan has been nominated for an Emmy, anchored multiple Emmy award-winning newscasts, and won several Alabama Broadcasters Association Awards and Associated Press Awards. He’s active in his church as well as a board member for aTeam Ministries who works with pediatric cancer patients and their families, and a member of the Safe & Healthy Homewood Coalition.

Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lipscomb University in Nashville after interning at WTVF and WSMV in Nashville. In college, he anchored newscasts on 650 WSM-AM, the home of the Grand Ole Opry.

Jonathan grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, but he has also lived in New York City, Minnesota, Memphis, and Atlanta. Though Kentucky may be a border state, Jonathan has always considered himself a Southerner and is willing to root for the Tide and Tigers (as long as they're not playing his beloved Wildcats).

From the time he was 5 years old, Jonathan has known he wanted to be a journalist and considers it a privilege to be working as part of the best and most-watched news team in Alabama.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kristen (a Samford grad and kindergarten teacher) and sons Sam, Will, and Jack, as well as volunteering at his church, working out, playing drums, watching almost any sport (especially UK basketball), DIY projects around his house, and spending time with extended family and friends.


  • Emmy-nominated
  • Associated Press Award - multiple
  • Alabama Broadcasters Association Award - multiple
  • Anchored multiple Emmy-award winning newscasts and a Murrow-award winning newscast


  • Lipscomb University - Bachelor's in Mass Communication, Minor in Organizational Communication and Church Music

Recent Articles by Jonathan

  Will Alabama have enough social workers?

  Etowah County’s ICE detention facility now “about jobs,” not money

  Birmingham woman asking for help with unusual water bill

Former Tuscaloosa D.A. resigns from board of pardons and paroles

  WBRC FOX6 On Your Side Investigation: Putting home inspectors to the test

  New safety technology to prevent hot car deaths may not go far enough

  How to (really) help your child’s teacher this school year

Former Jefferson Co. Commission President Warns New Budget Presents ‘Slippery Slope’ To Potential 2nd Bankruptcy

  ADEM faces new criticism of oversight after Tyson spill

  Airsoft gun design may be too realistic for law enforcement’s taste

  Inside Homewood Police pursuit policy

  Will Pickens County Sheriff get his state pension?

  WBRC gets firsthand look at new camera technology helping Metro Area Crime Center helicopter

  Study: Ring cameras may not be as good a crime fighting tool as advertised

  New warning for parents of babies on how they sleep

  Why are there so many unresolved car recalls?

  Admissions scandal impact on local universities

  Why you can’t trust security cameras

Former Homewood city council member arrested on sex abuse charges

ADEM & Shelby County Investigating Lay Lake Dump Site

  Will proposed new vaping regulations in Alabama actually work?

  Essential oils: Medicine or myth?

Tuscaloosa Co. removes Collins-Riverside Middle School principal

  How to land an Amazon Fulfillment Center job

  WBRC analysis: Every school on “failing” list has more than half of students on free/reduced lunch

  Is Alabama’s new anti-bullying law working?

  Lifesaving devices often locked away in public places

  Delaying school start times could help your student

  School bus tracking apps: Good or bad idea?

  Four ways to protect your personal data