Arianna Poindexter

Arianna Poindexter

Anchor, Reporter

Arianna Poindexter is a weekend anchor and reporter for WMC Action News 5.

She came to WMC from Savannah, Georgia, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor.

While in Savannah, Arianna covered several national stories including the removal of the confederate flag from the South Carolina State House, the historic flooding in Columbia, South Carolina, and she helped lead team coverage when Hurricane Matthew devastated parts of the Southeast United States.

Arianna is a proud Tiger. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in political science.

While in college, Arianna reported for the NBC-affiliate, KOMU 8 News, spent four consecutive years as an intern at NBC Washington in Washington, D.C., and worked as a reporter for the Missouri State Capitol.

She's a military child (Go Navy!) and spent her childhood moving all over the United States from California to Washington D.C. - even living out of the country in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba!

Arianna's a member of The National Association of Black Journalists and the Missouri Alumni Association. When she's not reporting, you can find her traveling, shopping, or spending time with loved ones.

If you have a story idea you'd like to share, or advice on a fun place to check out, she'd love to hear from you!

Recent Articles by Arianna

  Local group reacts to new statistics about LGBTQ pre-teen suicide

  Memphians join Kelly Clarkson on tour

  Police, drivers on alert after road rage shooting

  City of Memphis to include minority-, women-owned businesses in convention center renovation

  Political analyst weighs in on first Tennessee gubernatorial debate


1 dead, 1 injured after incident in Ripley
  1 injured in officer-involved crash
  YMCA book drive kicks off Monday