Joshua Gauntt

Joshua Gauntt

Reporter

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!'"

Awards:

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

Education:

  • Troy University - Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Joshua

Are you getting the internet speed you’re paying for?

  Operation “Arrested but Corrected” holds first graduation ceremony

  Your typos could put your computer at risk

  Surveillance cameras to go up around Trussville

  More banks embracing cardless ATMs

  Birmingham Schools: Critical vote to take place next week

  Why you should wipe your phone before selling it

  What’s next in the JSU statutory rape cases? Legal expert weighs in

  Council approves $100,000 anti-violence campaign in Tuscaloosa

  Attorney calls alleged 15-year-old rape victim in Jacksonville case a ‘predator’

  Birmingham Councilor wants to give Alabama State and A&M more money for the Magic City Classic

  City of Birmingham renews $2.6 million ShotSpotter contract

  Posting online reviews, good or bad

  Opossum problems in Birmingham apartment

  Birmingham puts companies that illegally dump on notice

  Birmingham native gives insight into decision to shoot down plane on 9/11

  Councilman calling for investigation into Negro Southern League Museum construction

JeffCo Sheriffs Office reacts to school bomb threats

  Riverkeeper group calls new ADEM report “shameful” after Tyson wastewater spill

Sipsey Valley Middle School has new, certified storm shelter inside school, state law now requires it

  Nearly 100 seniors from South Carolina evacuated to Birmingham out of Dorian’s path

  Birmingham Housing Authority approves contract with BPD for extra patrols

  Dorian evacuees could make their way to the Birmingham area

  Alabama’s anti-road rage law begins this week

  AAA’s “100 deadlist Days” campaign ends on Labor Day

  Governor Ivey responds to calls for resignation after blackface controversy

  Church of the Highlands could build new campus in Birmingham

  Businesses eyeing Birmingham apprenticeship program

  Medical West hospital approved to be built in McCalla area

License plate cameras watching McCalla neighborhood