Arianna Poindexter is a weekend anchor and reporter for WMC Action News 5.
She came to WMC from Savannah, Georgia, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor. While in Savannah, Arianna covered several national stories including the removal of the confederate flag from the South Carolina State House, the historic flooding in Columbia, South Carolina and she helped lead team coverage when Hurricane Matthew devastated parts of the Southeast United States.
Arianna is a proud Tiger. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with a B.A. in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.
While in college, Arianna reported for the NBC affiliate, KOMU 8 News, and spent four consecutive years as an intern at NBC Washington in Washington, D.C., working as a reporter for the Missouri State Capitol.
She's a military child (Go Navy!) and spent her childhood moving all over the United States from California to Washington D.C., even living out of the country in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Arianna is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Missouri Alumni Association. When she's not reporting, you can find her traveling, shopping or spending time with loved ones.
If you have a story idea you'd like to share, or advice on a fun place to check out, she'd love to hear from you!
Watch Arianna on WMC Action News 5 weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m. and behind the anchor desk on weekend evenings.
The president announced a spending plan that would make it easier for high-poverty schools to serve free meals, fund programs to train and support teachers, and would expand universal prekindergarten access.
Victims can use sick leave to obtain shelter, meet with an attorney, prepare for proceedings that deal with domestic violence, file complaints with law enforcement and enroll their children in a new school.
Over the next few weeks, Mayor Strickland will meet with each candidate, and decide who he would like to appoint for the position. That individual will then have to be confirmed by the Memphis City Council during the first council meeting in April.