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

COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine candidate showing more promising signs

  Report: Alabama still in ‘red zone’ for COVID-19 cases

  Increase in ‘very high risk’ areas for COVID-19 on ADPH map

  What will game day look like in Tuscaloosa this weekend?

  ’It’s been rough’: Homeowners check damage in Fort Morgan

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Mobile have curfews

  Waiting and getting ready for Hurricane Sally in Gulf Shores

  Colleges and universities trying to manage COVID-19 on campuses

  State health leaders hoping to avoid the holiday COVID-19 case spike

  UPDATE: Tuscaloosa Mayor could soon ease restrictions on bars

UPDATE: Vouchers for free internet access should go out this week

  UA students & business owners react to bars shutting down in Tuscaloosa

  State superintendent talks about positive COVID-19 cases in schools

State superintendent addresses substitute teacher shortage in Alabama

Could GuideSafe testing program be available to all?

ADPH releases toolkit for reopening schools

Security changes could be coming to Riverchase Galleria after deadly shooting

COVID-19 parties in Tuscaloosa: What’s really going on?

More younger people testing positive for COVID-19

UAB doctor says state needs stricter health order

More states list Alabama on their travel advisory

Kansas adds Alabama to travel quarantine list

Highlands’ pastor responds to B’ham housing authority and school board cutting ties with church

Birmingham City School Board votes to terminate Church of the Highlands leases

Leaders call for peace and justice - not violence - to honor George Floyd during community prayer vigil

Birmingham Mayor: Traditional church services “dangerous” right now

Alabama Lt. Governor: Open Up Alabama safely, it’s past time

Study: Drug used to treat COVID-19 patients shows promising results

Stimulus checks ending up in wrong accounts

Helena woman billed over $1,000 for COVID-19 testing