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

Ala. Sec. of State ‘confident’ in election integrity process ahead of election day

  JCDH: COVID-19 testing fatigue could be impacting turnout at Legion Field

COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine candidate showing more promising signs

  Report: Alabama still in ‘red zone’ for COVID-19 cases

  Health experts weigh COVID re-infection possibility

  Pandemic’s latest wave less deadly for now according to experts

  Increase in ‘very high risk’ areas for COVID-19 on ADPH map

  COVID-19 pandemic delays construction of real-time crime center in Birmingham

  Amendment removing racist language from Alabama’s constitution on Nov. ballot

  COVID-19 guidelines in place for Funk Fest at Legion Field

  Some in community “cautiously optimistic” about Ramsay McCormack future

Moderna CEO: COVID-19 vaccine won’t be ready until Spring 2021

  Get ready for another gas tax increase Thursday

  Business owner shares concerns over Homewood street project

  Safety precautions in place for upcoming runoff elections

  What will game day look like in Tuscaloosa this weekend?

  Damage across Orange Beach, governor to fly over coastal damage

  ’It’s been rough’: Homeowners check damage in Fort Morgan

  Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Mobile have curfews

  Waiting and getting ready for Hurricane Sally in Gulf Shores

  Heavy wind and rain pound Gulf Shores, Orange Beach adds curfew

  State to release COVID-19 cases in schools

  Changes may be coming to Birmingham trash pick up

  Rezoning approved for $200 million redevelopment of former Trinity Medical Center site

  City leaders hear from parks and rec, library boards on proposed budget cuts

  Colleges and universities trying to manage COVID-19 on campuses

  State health leaders hoping to avoid the holiday COVID-19 case spike

  UPDATE: Tuscaloosa Mayor could soon ease restrictions on bars

  More rapid testing on the way to Alabama

  State health leaders react to rise in COVID-19 cases on college campuses