Arianna Poindexter

Arianna Poindexter


Memphis, TN

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.

Recent Articles by Arianna

  Memphis Zoo Lights returns with a few changes

  City leaders hold ribbon cutting for Raleigh Springs Civic Center

  St. Jude set to offer fertility benefits to employees beginning in January

  Youth Villages launches Holiday Heroes campaign

  2 people dead after triple shooting in Southeast Memphis, MPD investigating

  DeSoto Co. Sheriff’s Dept. says it will not enforce governor’s executive order, mask-wearing

  Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant to be held in Memphis

  The Latinx impact on the 2020 presidential election

  Dealing with stress, anxiety of the 2020 election

  Health officials stress the importance of being safe during Halloween

  Collierville senior concerned with school’s plans to reopen

  UofM suspends diversity training in response to presidential executive order

  Youth sports responsible for lots of Shelby County COVID-19 cases

  Shelby County creates new fund for small churches impacted by COVID-19

  Children among 7 victims injured in Memphis shootings in the last 24 hours

  Fertility advocates push for benefits legislation

  First round of headsets to be distributed to SCS students

  Mid-South lawmakers react to Vice Presidential debate

  ‘Green Book’ exhibit opening at NCRM

  Uncertainty looms after President Trump contracts COVID-19 before election

  Judge denies Southaven’s motion to dismiss Ismael Lopez case

  Former white supremacist reacts to Trump’s comments during the presidential debate

  SCS student says she’s struggling with virtual learning

  Protesters block Poplar Avenue in front of Shelby County Jail in ‘Solidarity for Breonna’

  Rhodes College grad is potential Supreme Court nominee

  Man arrested in connection with deadly Cordova shooting

  Memphis father creates nonprofit in honor of his daughter who died from breast cancer

  Funeral home undergoes changes due to COVID-19

  New police union president: ’It’s an honor’ to lead Memphis Police Association

  Longtime leader of the Memphis police union stepping down