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

  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

Rhodes College sees drop in reported campus sexual assaults

7 Shelby County charter schools closing in 2019

Memphis Adult Flag Football League aims to make role models out of men

Thousands flood Cooper-Young for annual festival

Shelby County commissioners prepare for first full meeting

'Please continue to pray': Fundraiser planned for officer hit by car 10 weeks ago

Political analyst: McCain was 'example of how politics was at its best'

SCS board member worries about 'oversaturation' of charter schools

Case against men accused of kidnapping Olive Branch teen headed to grand jury

Shelby County Commission to discuss tougher Airbnb regulations

Walter Bailey reflects on over 4 decades as Shelby County Commissioner

Outgoing Shelby Co. Commissioners preparing for last few weeks in office