Jerica Phillips

Jerica Phillips joined the WMC Action News 5 team nearly 10 years ago interning in 2008. She started behind the scenes as a news content specialist with a background in editing and production. She is the weekend morning anchor and a reports for the weekday morning newscasts. Jerica has covered a range of national news including the historic flooding of 2011, the murder of the first female Memphis police officer and the Marine Corp crash in Mississippi that killed 16 troops. She took a brief break from "Breaking News" and worked as a Social Marketing Coordinator for Shelby County government for two years while still freelancing with WMC. She grew up in Memphis and graduated from Millington Central High School. Jerica earned a Bachelor of Science in communications and broadcast journalism from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. While in East Tennessee, she worked for the NBC affiliate, WBIR. She also produced for ESPN College Sports and WUTK radio. Jerica is a proud member of the Zeta Delta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is an advocate and volunteer with the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South. In her free time, Jerica enjoys spending time with her family, serving her community, dancing, eating southern food, and traveling.

Recent Articles by Jerica

  Volunteers, dogs help search for missing woman

Grind City Kicks honors 9-year-old Kameron Johnson killed in bus crash

Keep up with your fitness goals with a ‘dedicated and certified’ personal trainer

New Tennessee state laws to take effect beginning Jan. 1

Dads host ‘Little Wheels Big Hearts’ toy drive

Bernal Smith II commemorated one year after sudden death

Mid-South teen speaks at UN on mental health awareness

South Memphis woman celebrates 100th birthday

Mempho Music Festival returns for 2nd year with star-studded lineup

Customer of popular money transfer app warns of possible scam

New Memphis-made film looks to inspire military families

Suicide prevention event aimed to help SCS students find mental health help

UofM launches $2M printing facility manufacturing project

Tiny WMC fans host mock newscast

Wild ’N Out producer Nick Cannon talks business, spirituality, Memphis culture

Runners, walkers brave rain to raise money for St. Jude

Campaign collects feminine necessity products for students in need

Safety top of mind as Mid-South Fair kicks off

BBQ bandit steals $2,000 worth of meat from Interstate BBQ

A look inside the new Trader Joe’s