Joshua Gauntt

Joshua 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 Joshua

  Your typos could put your computer at risk

Attorney calls alleged 15-year-old rape victim in Jacksonville case a ‘predator’

Birmingham Councilor wants to give Alabama State and A&M more money for the Magic City Classic

  Birmingham native gives insight into decision to shoot down plane on 9/11

Alabama’s anti-road rage law begins this week

License plate cameras watching McCalla neighborhood

AL program that arms school administrators now active around the state

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

FBI now tracking police use-of-force cases

Interracial couple finds racial slur on their real estate sign

  State releases videos to try to put an end to inappropriate teacher/student relationships

Murder charge dismissed in Cottondale home invasion case

Sheriff: ‘Pinky and the Brain’ inmate duo planned to bomb buildings

“I don’t hate anyone”: Father of 1-year-old killed in Tuscaloosa talks about son’s tragic death

Two teenagers shot in east Birmingham housing community; 12-year-old girl taken into custody

You can now tell Amazon’s Alexa to delete your conversations

Study shows Alabama tornadoes are the deadliest in the U.S.

  Veterans, volunteers place thousands of roses on graves at Alabama National Cemetery

  Los Angeles County bans official travel to Alabama due to abortion bill

Elderly Hoover man loses life savings in tech support scheme

Donations pouring into abortion fund after Alabama bill signed into law

More than a dozen animals die in house fire near Sylacauga

  Mother of slain teen continues her ‘Senior Unity Day’ event at the Boutwell

Woodlawn HS million-dollar scholar reacts to college cheating scandal

Sex offender ruling could mean less information for police

  Lee County DA: Someone posing as law enforcement taking advantage of tornado survivors

Beware of donation scams after Lee County tornadoes

  Woman who lost multiple family members to Beauregard, AL tornado shares survival story

B’ham lawmaker working to make it easier for public to get police body camera video

  JeffCo DA’s office previously filed motion to revoke probation of man accused of killing Sergeant Carter