Kendall Downing

Kendall Downing joined the WMC Action News 5 team in November 2016. He currently reports during the week, focusing on city and county government. He is no stranger to the history and legacy of 1960 Union Avenue. Kendall grew up in Tipton County and spent his childhood watching WMC Action News 5. He worked as a newsroom intern one summer while he was in college. He comes to WMC Action News 5 from Indianapolis, where he worked for nearly three years as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WXIN/WTTV. While in Indy, he covered major stories, from the federal prosecution of former Subway spokesperson and Indiana native Jared Fogle, to the selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as Donald Trump's running-mate and their eventual presidential election victory in New York City. Kendall has also made stops at two Kentucky television stations, WPSD in Paducah and WYMT in Hazard. He won numerous awards for his reporting and photojournalism in both Kentucky and Indiana. He is a proud alumnus of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville where he studied journalism & electronic media. Kendall Downing is excited to be back at home in Memphis. Feel free to contact him via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

Recent Articles by Kendall

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160,000 expected to vote in Tuesday’s election

State Senate race between incumbent Kelsey, St. Jude researcher Salinas enters final stretch

‘Glad to be vindicated': ACLU responds after judge’s ruling against MPD

Hot Wheels: Where vehicle thieves are striking

Plastic bag tax could bring in $4M annually for Memphis

TN Senate candidates stump in Mid-South ahead of vital race

Karate instructor’s vehicle, more than $7K worth of equipment stolen

Former mayor Willie Herenton threatens lawsuit against Memphis

Two men wanted after early morning Beale St robbery

Memphis working to make streets safer

Group calls for more police transparency after officer-involved shooting

Jury rules funeral homes must pay $7500 per body over botched burials

Commission leaders says Regional One improvements will be top priority

MATA expands use of predictive technology

Galilee lawsuit in hands of jury after attorneys present closing arguments

FedEx CEO expresses concern over Chinese tariffs

Juvenile justice a priority for new Shelby County commissioners

Cooper-Young Festival expected to bring over 130K people to Midtown

MLGW’s CEO concerned by outdated infrastructure, frequent power outages