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

  Sheriff: ‘Pinky and the Brain’ inmate duo planned to bomb buildings

  Cullman County woman who survived tornado believes mobile home wasn’t tied down properly

  11-year-olds share peaceful message at Birmingham’s “Peace in the Park” event

  Roy Moore announces he’s running again for US Senate

“I don’t hate anyone”: Father of 1-year-old killed in Tuscaloosa talks about son’s tragic death

  Two teenagers shot in east Birmingham housing community; 12-year-old girl taken into custody

  You can now tell Amazon’s Alexa to delete your conversations

  Emmett Kyzer’s family reacts to Clifford Madison guilty verdict

  New early learning center and community center coming to ‘Villas at Titusville’

  Residents concerned about safety at Collegeville housing community

  Hugh Culverhouse Jr. “hurt” by UA Board decision to remove name from law school

  Swift changes coming to Alabama’s parole system

Surprise Medical Bills: What can you do to avoid them?

National School Resource Officer group reacts to Parkland SRO arrest

  Are school lockdown drills helpful or harmful?

  Fairfield Police: Mother and son gunned down in front yard

  Months after Lee County tornado, family using faith to inspire others

  Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. wants name to stay on UA law school

  Study shows Alabama tornadoes are the deadliest in the U.S.

  Alcohol inside stadiums expected to be a hot topic at SEC meetings this week

Friends, colleagues remember Auburn’s Rod Bramblett

  Veterans, volunteers place thousands of roses on graves at Alabama National Cemetery

  Riverkeeper group tests for E-Coli in nearly 20 locations along the Cahaba River

  The heat is Coming! So, what’s the best type of sunscreen to use?

  Los Angeles County bans official travel to Alabama due to abortion bill

  Elderly Hoover man loses life savings in tech support scheme

  Mayor: Sherman Industries not coming to Five Points West community

  Residents continue to protest proposed concrete batch plant on west side

  Donations pouring into abortion fund after Alabama bill signed into law

  Hoover BOE considering code of conduct changes prohibiting racist language on and off campus