Joshua Gauntt

Joshua Gauntt


Birmingham, Ala.

It's not too often you get to be on the front lines of history. Over the years, WBRC FOX6 News reporter Josh Gauntt has found himself on a few of those front lines telling stories of survival, heartache, and affecting change with government.

Josh joined the WBRC FOX6 News team in July 2013 as a reporter covering Tuscaloosa and other parts of West Alabama. Now, Josh serves the community as an On Your Side Investigator. He hopes to be able to continue telling stories that make a difference.

Prior to joining WBRC, Josh was a reporter with Bay News 9, the 24-hour non-stop breaking news cable channel in Tampa, Florida. Most recently, he covered the Seffner sinkhole that swallowed and killed a man while he slept, a story that made national and international headlines.

Josh started his one-man-banding career with WJHG, the NBC affiliate in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. The most bizarre story he says he covered there was a man who chained himself to his outside power box to help save his daughter's life.

As an Alabama native, Josh grew up in the small city of Valley, Alabama. He graduated with a Broadcast Journalism degree from Troy University in 2007 and worked at the on campus station "TrojanVision News".

Over the years, Josh's work has been recognized by the Florida Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, and also a portion of his work received an Emmy nomination as part of a team effort.

Josh is an avid sports fan. One of his first jobs was shooting video of players for a minor league baseball team in Columbus, Georgia. He is an old school music fan (anything Motown) and is learning to speak Spanish.

"If you're around me for any given time, you'll hear me laugh a lot," Josh says about himself. "An older gentleman once told me, ‘Son, laughter just makes your soul feel good!'"


  • Emmy nomination for wildfire coverage in Florida
  • Associated Press awards


  • Troy University - Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Joshua

  ‘Pandemic of love’ spreading across social media to help people in need

  JeffCo Health Department: Keep social distancing in mind during summer activities

  Birmingham Mayor: Traditional church services “dangerous” right now

  JeffCo Health leaders urge caution as more businesses reopen

  About 100 people being tested daily for coronavirus at Legion Field

  Hundreds of Spain Park seniors receive diplomas at Hoover Met

  What happens after safer at home order is lifted?

  When will youth sports return?

  ADPH: Not out of the woods yet when it comes to coronavirus

  Moderna: COVID-19 vaccine trial shows promising results

  Northport Pastor ready to welcome back church family

  YMCA and Levite Jewish Community Center announce reopening

CDC releases guidelines on reopening

  Don’t recognize who’s calling you? It could be a contact tracer

  Task force releases guidance for the safe re-open of restaurants and bars in Birmingham

  Tuscaloosa keeping an eye on social distancing

  Tuscaloosa now following state’s plan for reopening

  Bessemer City High School moves forward with graduation

  Will COVID-19 testing ever be available to everyone in Alabama?

  JeffCo Dept of Health: Some hospitals still struggling to get PPE

  Are you taking socal distancing seriously?

  Alabama Lt. Governor: Open Up Alabama safely, it’s past time

  Wearing face masks in hot weather

  Stores thankful to reopen; keeping customers health top of mind

  Study: Drug used to treat COVID-19 patients shows promising results

  Bhm Council President working on comprehensive plan for more COVID-19 testing

  Tuscaloosa mayor issues executive order reopening parts of the city’s economy

  Alabama’s largest city reacts to Gov. Ivey’s ‘safer-at-home’ order

  ADPH: About 1.5% of population tested so far for coronavirus

  Local firefighter and family shares COVID-19 struggle