Josh Gauntt

Josh Gauntt


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!'"


  • Emmy nomination for wildfire coverage in Florida
  • Associated Press awards


  • Troy University - Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Josh

  West Virginia leads nation in COVID-19 vaccine rollout, can Alabama ever catch up?

  ICU bed availability still a concern in Alabama

  What’s causing slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in Jefferson County?

  ADPH: COVID-19 Percent positive rate down slightly in Alabama

  JCCEO resuming applications for people needing help paying rent and utilities

  UAB Spring semester starts next week with COVID-19 precautions, testing in place

  Gas prices are on the rise

  State health leaders say vaccine rollout is too slow

  Falkville man indicted for weapons found in truck parked near U.S. Capitol

  Court documents, pictures: 11 Molotov cocktails found in AL man’s truck parked near U.S. Capitol

  Former U.S. Attorney: Nothing patriotic about riots in DC

  Rural hospitals still rely on UAB for help during pandemic

  Birmingham Police need community’s help to fight crime

  Hospitals continue to be stretched thin due to COVID-19

  A shot of hope for 2021

  Looking back at the year of COVID-19 in Alabama

  Community activists react to Birmingham crime news conference

  Jefferson County schools return to remote learning Jan. 5th-8th

  Nursing homes begin COVID-19 vaccinations

  New unemployment benefits on the way

  New PPP loans on the way with recent COVID-19 relief bill

  When to expect the next COVID relief stimulus money

  Getting through the pandemic: What will it take for it to come to an end?

  How will you know when it’s your turn to get COVID-19 vaccine?

  So far, over one million people in U.S. receive COVID-19 vaccine

  Alabama leaders react to COVID-19 relief battle

  Percent of positive COVID-19 cases rising in Alabama

  Health officials: Keep Christmas gatherings small

  Decades-long fight in Jefferson County over hiring practices ends

Jefferson County health leaders committed to keeping Legion Field, other COVID-19 testing sites open