Arianna Poindexter

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

  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

St. Jude employees marry years after meeting as patients

Downtown redevelopment gets a fresh start

Orpheum says don’t buy fake Hamilton tickets

29th Southern Heritage Classic brings 20,000 to Memphis

Phantom returns to Orpheum in jaw-dropping sequel

3 men jump student on school bus before neighborhood shooting

Gov. Haslam hears from educators in Collierville about TNReady testing

California becomes first state to end cash bail system

Former Vice President among 2018 NCRM Freedom Award recipients

Sherra Wright to undergo mental evaluation

Sheriff-elect Bonner believes improving poverty, education key to reducing crime

Seattle plane theft opens discussion on internal airport security

Dyer County deputy dies in off-duty crash

Mother of teen who said she was raped at MEM reacts to airport surveillance video

SkyCop cameras will monitor all schools in 1 Mid-South city

Blackburn, Bredesen set to face off for Bob Corker's seat