Josh Gauntt

Josh 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 Josh

  Drone being used to clean stadium before Magic City Classic

  Will the Magic City Classic stay at Legion Field past 2022?

  Family of Desmon Ray calling for justice; demanding to see police body camera video

  Why does the U.S. have so many mass shootings?

  More Black Alabamians receiving COVID-19 vaccine

  Should you get tested for COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated?

  More women getting COVID-19 vaccine in B’ham metro

  JeffCo Dept. of Health: Vaccine open to everyone

  Health experts say it’s a race against time with vaccines and variants

  UAB: Almost 30% of UAB vaccinations go to Black Alabamians

  Local health leaders starting to see vaccine registration numbers shrink a little

  More younger people are being hospitalized with COVID-19

  Businesses react to Birmingham extending mask ordinance

  Where are we in COVID-19 fight?

  ADPH working to address barriers to vaccine process

  Effort underway to turn Legion Field into 24/7 mass vaccine site

  Birmingham City Council to vote on citywide mask ordinance next Tuesday

  Know the warning signs of domestic violence

  Frustrated with trying to find a shot? Alabama ‘vaccine hunters’ can help

  ADPH working to combat vaccine hesitancy with new messaging

  Vaccine being developed by Tonix Pharmaceuticals and Southern Research showing positive signs

  Recovery begins in Bibb County after tornado damage

  CDC team in Alabama gathering info on how to improve vaccine confidence

  AstraZeneca faces questions from U.S. health officials over vaccine data

  ADPH survey: Third of adults in AL hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine

  FEMA to soon help with COVID-19 related funeral expenses

  Alabama leads nation with tornado warnings

  AL National Guard to set up mobile vaccine clinics in several counties

  Busy day for NWS teams surveying tornado damage after Wedneday’s severe weather

  Funeral homes not as overwhelmed with COVID deaths