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

  Gov. Ivey awards $100 Million of CARES Act Funding to Nursing Homes and Hospitals

  Dansby Foods supercenter planned for old Walmart in Fairfield

  JCSO: Flock cameras helping to reduce crime in Center Point

  Homewood creating police task force

  Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox issues executive order, affects bars, brewpubs, clubs

  Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox could sign state of emergency, make alcohol changes Thursday

  Tuscaloosa City Council votes to give Mayor Walt Maddox power to declare state of emergency

  What do lower COVID-19 testing numbers mean?

  ADPH releases toolkit for reopening schools

  Gov. Ivey allocates $100 million to increase internet access for students

  State Superintendent reacts to new mask requirement in schools

UAB talks safety precautions ahead of fall semester

  UAB relaxing freshman live-on campus policy

  JeffCo Health Officer believes more people are taking COVID-19 seriously

  State health, education leaders to soon roll out tool kit for how schools can safely reopen

  AEA Survey: 65% of teachers are ‘very uncomfortable’ returning to school buildings this fall

  Tuscaloosa bar owner talks possible impact of ABC Board decision on bottom line

State Superintendent says “uncertainty” is biggest concern for upcoming school year

  Sideline: How school districts are keeping players, fans safe during upcoming football season

  What does virtual school really look like?

  Some changes coming to school lunches

  Tuscaloosa city leaders discuss student-based housing plan

  Midfield students to receive devices, laptops when virtual school starts in August

  Woman says she received an arrest warrant after a protest in Hoover she didn’t attend

  Hoover council approves entertainment district for Stadium Trace Village

  Which activities are riskiest right now? ADPH releases helpful guide

  COVID-19: Doctors says next 7 days are critical

  Ala. Hospital Association: As of July 16, only 14% of ICU beds available statewide

  Is it time for hospitals to revisit their rules for visitors?

  Jefferson County Healthcare Coalition monitoring evolving coronavirus situation