Josh Gauntt

Josh 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 Josh

  Biz Journals survey shows people are ready to return to in-person events

Drone being used to clean stadium before Magic City Classic

  ADPH working to address barriers to vaccine process

  CDC team in Alabama gathering info on how to improve vaccine confidence

  Cullman County Schools to return to 5 days a week, not requiring face masks

  What’s happening with leftover vaccine in Alabama?

  Alabama NAACP hosts vaccine roundtable with state and local health leaders

  What happens after we reach herd immunity?

Family of Jefferson County man diagnosed with COVID variant “praying for a miracle”

ICU bed availability still a concern in Alabama

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

  New unemployment benefits on the way

  Health officials: Keep Christmas gatherings small

  Former Birmingham Black Barons player grateful MLB recognizing Negro League stats

Pandemic leading to possible toy shortage around the country

  What does Alabama’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan look like?

  Vietnam veteran on mission to clean up veterans’ graves

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

  What will game day look like in Tuscaloosa this weekend?

  Colleges and universities trying to manage COVID-19 on campuses

  UPDATE: Tuscaloosa Mayor could soon ease restrictions on bars

  State health leaders react to rise in COVID-19 cases on college campuses

Tuscaloosa leaders discuss relief fund for bars shut down by mayor’s order

Tide players, students march for social justice

State superintendent addresses substitute teacher shortage in Alabama

Mayor’s proposed budget includes increase for Birmingham Police Department

UA issues enforcement guidelines on COVID-19 rules

  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