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

  Former Bessemer City, Restoration Academy football standout shot and killed in Montgomery

Questions surround shooting death of 19-year-old college student in Talladega by off-duty officer

  How firefighters are beating the extreme heat

  ICE raids and impact on children

  AL program that arms school administrators now active around the state

  How to turn annoying robocalls into cold, hard cash

  Would be robber in McCalla, met by homeowner with a gun

‘See something, say something’: What happens to info after you report it?

  Parents concerned about golf balls flying into Vestavia playground

  Longtime Tuscaloosa Mayor remembered as an ambassador for the city

  Concerns over accused Birmingham police officer’s past cases

  Local Syrian finds racist note in gym bag

  Pastor remembers Willoe Watkins for infectious personality

  V94.9 hosts ‘love rally’ after shootings in Gate City community

  Pickens County man finds out firsthand about timeshare pitfalls

  Firefighters: House fires burn faster and hotter than ever

  New Pickens County Sheriff wants to bring trust back to department

  Local faith leaders walk the streets for peace after officer-involved shooting

  Officer shooting suspect had run in at Dannon Project

  FBI now tracking police use-of-force cases

  Interracial couple finds racial slur on their real estate sign

  JCDH: 65 health score at popular Hoover restaurant posted last month by accident

  Georgia health officials investigate more cases of Legionnaires at downtown Atlanta hotel

  Tuscaloosa City Council votes to drop garbage collection fees to offset “Elevate” plan

  State cracking down on stolen guns

  Airbnb opening up homes for tropical storm Barry evacuees

  Gas prices rising due to tropical storm Barry

  CBD products put to the test: Are you getting what you’re paying for?

  UPDATE: Brent businesses having to close early because of stink from recycling center

  Recycling center causing stink in Bibb County