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

  Tuscaloosa Salvation Army receives $5,300 check to help replace stolen gifts

  New Tuscaloosa daytime curfew to take effect in January

  Tuscaloosa FOP honors fallen officer at Christmas dinner

  Despite recent violence, Birmingham Police Chief says violent crime rate is dropping

  Birmingham Police launching new app

  You can now live stream 911 calls in Chilton County

  What does the future hold for Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa?

  JeffCo Sheriff offering free self-defense classes this weekend

  YWCA: Helping victims of domestic violence

  Abuse of Power?: Power of Attorney

  Red light and speeding cameras coming to Birmingham?

  AT&T to soon rollout 5G service in Birmingham

  HABD: Crime down 7% in housing communities

  City of Tuscaloosa votes to revoke High Tide’s business license

The Price of Air: The R-22 ban is approaching, how will it impact your air conditioner?

  Birmingham Water Works Board considers another rate increase

  Poarch Band of Creek Indians proposes new gambling plan to include a possible lottery

  Birmingham Police looking to keep national accreditation

  Deputies help hitchhiking disabled veteran reach doctor’s appointment

  Genetic testing scams targeting seniors

  Hanceville honors veterans in a special way

  Social Studies: The digital world and the toll on our children

Busy football weekend in Tuscaloosa with presidential visit

Ticket sales in demand for LSU-Alabama game

  The ridesharing impact on drunk driving

  Statewide task force searching for missing Homewood teenager

Former Bama QB reacts to NCAA allowing athletes to profit from name & likeness

  Two charged with capital murder in death of 3-year-old Kamille McKinney

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

  Operation “Arrested but Corrected” holds first graduation ceremony