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

  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

Sideline: How school districts are keeping players, fans safe during upcoming football season

  What does virtual school really look like?

  Some changes coming to school lunches

  Woman says she received an arrest warrant after a protest in Hoover she didn’t attend

  Which activities are riskiest right now? ADPH releases helpful guide

  COVID-19: Doctors says next 7 days are critical

  Ala. Hospital Association: As of July 16, only 14% of ICU beds available statewide

  Is it time for hospitals to revisit their rules for visitors?

  Cullman County offering traditional and virtual learning this fall

  Could we see stricter health order? State health officer not ruling it out

  Community remembers 8-year-old boy who had big dreams

  Security changes could be coming to Riverchase Galleria after deadly shooting

  What COVID-19 trends are doctors focusing on?

  More younger people testing positive for COVID-19

  UAB doctor says state needs stricter health order

  Could we see a statewide mask order?

More states list Alabama on their travel advisory

  Kansas adds Alabama to travel quarantine list

  COVID-19 fraud still on the rise in Alabama

  UAB hosts discussion on “Policing, Citizen Activism and Human Rights”

  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

  Tips to recession proof your budget

Birmingham Mayor: Traditional church services “dangerous” right now

  ADPH: Not out of the woods yet when it comes to coronavirus

  Don’t recognize who’s calling you? It could be a contact tracer

  Will COVID-19 testing ever be available to everyone in Alabama?