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 infectious disease experts weigh in on new CDC guidelines for vaccinated people

Memphis to no longer enforce mask ordinance as CDC eases restrictions

  Shelby County officials urge kids 12-15 to get vaccinated for COVID-19

  World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest officially underway in Memphis

  Tennessee lawmakers reflect on legislative session

  LeMoyne-Owen College makes history with three valedictorians

  TN Legislature passes bill that would ban schools from teaching Critical Race Theory

  Church rebuilds home destroyed in fire for South Memphis matriarch

  Juneteenth Festival planned for Memphis park where Confederate general’s remains are buried

  Memphis early childhood advocates discuss potential impact of universal pre-k

  CDC releases new data about COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy, says it’s safe

  Mid-South activist hopeful Derek Chauvin trial outcome leads to change

  Investigation underway after 8 people killed at FedEx facility in Indiana

  House Committee advances bill on slavery reparations

  Health disparities among Black mothers highlighted during Black Maternal Health Week

Kansas City woman searching for birth family in Memphis

  Tennessee lawmakers react to President Biden’s executive actions

  Collierville working to keep The Shops at Carriage Crossing open amid pandemic

  NCRM to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with virtual event

  The legendary Rev. Al Green receives 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose

Memphian wins HGTV design competition

  DeSoto Co. officials close roads due to flooding from heavy rain

  Loved ones of 5-year-old hit and killed speak out

  Mid-South crews prepare for severe weather

  Mid-South lawmakers weigh in on gun legislation

  NCRM leaders respond to hate crimes against Asian-American community

  Shelby County to offer “safe leave” to government employees

  Summer camps talk reopening amid pandemic

  7 candidates under consideration for MPD director

  Arkansas gov. signs near-total abortion bill into law