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

  Germantown homeowner says school, road construction causing dangerous water runoff

  Lauderdale County leaders lay out plan to rescue struggling hospital

  Commissioner Tami Sawyer answers questions about her mayoral run

  SCS exploring steps to increase third grade reading proficiency, including holding students back

  Elvis Presley Enterprises plans Graceland expansion, will bring 1,000 jobs to Whitehaven

  Ole Miss student group calls for moving Confederate monument

  Electrolux submits documents to formally terminate its tax incentives

  City of Memphis advertising 8 large parcels of land to spur private development

  Electrolux billed for additional property taxes for ‘undervalued’ assessment

  Covington police switch to 10-hour shifts after gang-related shootings

  Appeals court hears lawsuit filed on the removal of confederate monuments

Juvenile judge points to new beginning for court after federal oversight ends

  Memphis In May official: Issues, challenges, and problems related to proposed Tom Lee Park redesign

  Filings show IKEA Memphis not maintaining promised employee, wage benchmarks

  FedEx Logistics secures local incentives for downtown headquarters move

  Watchdog group critical of public incentives offered for FedEx Logistics downtown move

  Expanded Shelby County crisis center to offer help to more crime victims

  Lawmakers to debate harsher penalties for road rage shootings

Mid-South school districts hope closures stop spread of illnesses

  MPD: Surge in guns stolen from vehicles