Jonathan Hardison

Jonathan Hardison


Birmingham, Ala.

Jonathan Hardison anchors WBRC FOX6 News Live at Five, 5:30, 6 and 10 p.m. 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 is also a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at his alma mater, Lipscomb University.

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

New push for statewide emergency alert system

MainStreet runs out of 2nd COVID vaccine, working with state to get more

  New Alabama unemployment helpline drawing criticism

  She went in for cortisone shot, came out with a $700 knee brace

  On Your Side Investigations: Potentially toxic fumes created problems on U.S. flights in 2020 almost 150 times

  State lawmakers question whether Birmingham Water Works Board member is serving legally

  ‘It’s Russian roulette,’ says Alabama paramedic recovering from COVID-19 & pushing for workers’ comp

  Mom who lost her son tries to change Alabama’s workers’ comp law

  When what looks like local news isn’t

  On Your Side Investigation finds more than 70 near misses for drones at Alabama airports

  Should charter schools get PPP loans?

  COVID Stimulus money went to companies with record of federal fines

  How secure are Alabama voting results?

  Alabama voter discovers he’s registered to vote in NY

  Conversations in Black and White: Integrating Sunday Morning

  ‘Ya’ll we’ve got to get through this thing and we will together': Gov. Ivey on COVID-19, masks and testing

Tuscaloosa City Schools counselor resigns after controversial social media posts

Homewood Schools Superintendent announces retirement

  Who’s carrying a gun on your child’s campus?

  TikTok App Can Be Meeting Place for Predators and Your Kids

  Drug court’s liquid loop

Can Good RX Save You Money?

  Toys that can watch you: Protecting your child from hackable toys

  New revelations about alleged sexual misconduct at Indian Springs School and Birmingham church

  Is Birmingham Water Works getting a rebate, and what will they do with it?

  Has anything changed at Birmingham Water Works?

  Birmingham Water Works: “Our Billing System is Adequate”

  Bogus Bills?: Birmingham Water Works Customers Seeing Strange Bills

  Read or Repeat: Concerns about Alabama’s new literacy law

  Will Alabama have enough social workers?