Brandon Richard

Brandon Richard is a weekend morning co-anchor and reporter for WMC Action News 5. His decade-long television career has taken him to several cities throughout the South and Midwest, but he has discovered there’s no place like Memphis! Before joining WMC Action News 5, Brandon was an anchor/reporter in Southern Illinois. He also reported for television stations in Kansas City and Tulsa. He began his professional broadcast journalism career at KPLC-TV, WMC’s Raycom Media sister station in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Brandon studied broadcast journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma and interned at KOCO in Oklahoma City. Highlights of his career include moderating an Illinois governor’s debate and covering stories that made international headlines, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the 2013 Moore, Oklahoma EF-5 tornado and the Kansas City Royals World Series championship. He also interviewed and covered visits from several high-profile politicians and celebrities, including former President Bill Clinton, former Vice-President Joe Biden, comedian Jay Leno and boxing legend George Foreman. His work has been honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. 

Recent Articles by Brandon

  Pros and cons of concierge medicine: Why experts say it’s not for everyone

TN Election official: IRV cannot be implemented

TN lawmakers look to toughen penalties in shootings involving vehicles

Sara Kyle: Not running for U.S. Senate

Measure of hate: Statistics on Mid-South hate crimes likely inaccurate

Current, former MPD officers expected to be in court Monday

United Way of the Mid-South offers free tax prep

Shelby County leaders hopeful about new governor

Bill Lee to be sworn in as Tennessee‘s 50th governor

Memphis questioned about HomeServe partnership

Thousands of Arkansas residents lose Medicaid coverage due to new work requirements

Surveillance video shows moments after 3-year-old injured in road rage shooting

Act Now: Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline nears

Mid-South native among five missing Marines, friends say

MPD officer pleads not guilty to assaulting girlfriend

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) often mistaken for flu in babies

Memphis ranks 1st for road rage, guns

Fall weather signals time to ‘weatherize’ your home

Proposed pedestrian bridge would connect Silo Square, Snowden Grove

Strict sex education teaching laws could be leading to ‘growing threat’ of STDs