5 reasons to watch WMC5 at 6 a.m.

START YOUR DAY: Catch up on overnight news

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - We know that 6 a.m. is early! But, waking up with WMC Action News 5 at 6 a.m. will start your day off right, keeping you informed about what happened while you were sleeping, and preparing you for the day ahead.

Here are five reasons to wake up with WMC5 at 6 a.m.:

1. Experience

Between Kym Clark and Andrew Douglas, the WMC5 morning team has more than 38 years of experience in the Memphis market. In addition, 4 a.m. anchor and your traffic tracker, Janeen Gordon, grew up in Memphis. She attended Central High School and graduated from The University of Memphis with a Bachelor's degree in Communication.

2. Alert Center

We live in a fast-paced world. With how much is happening around the country--and around the world--every day, the Alert Center makes sure you have the latest information regarding the biggest stories that effect you and the people you know. Rest assured, you will hear the latest breaking news on WMC Action News 5 at 6 a.m. first.

3. Weather & 4. Traffic: Never more than 7 minutes away

Wondering whether to bring your umbrella on your way out the door? Should you bother blow-drying or straightening your hair? Should you avoid the I-240 flyover or Sam Cooper Boulevard? Meteorologist Spencer Denton and Traffic Tracker Janeen Gordon promise to bring you the most up-to-date weather and traffic updates every seven minutes, so you don't have to wait around for the information you need -- or rush out the door and take a chance on the weather or your favorite route to work.

5. News from overnight

WMC Action News 5's Kendall Kirkham is keeping up with what happened around Memphis and the Mid-South overnight so she can share it with you as soon as you turn on your TV. Kendall is committed to keeping you informed about what is happening in your community, so you are always up-to-date on the latest local headlines.

Now, it's your turn! We would love to hear why you love watching WMC Action News 5 at 6 a.m. Leave a comment on this story to share your reasons why!

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