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

  Mural to honor historic moment in Memphis integration

  Step into a world of pure imagination with ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at the Orpheum

  Psychologist weighs in on murder charge for teen at heart of viral ‘Chauncy’s Chance’ campaign

  Tim Howard named sporting director of Memphis 901 FC

  Settlement reached in deadly 2017 tugboat accident

  Tigers fans pack Memphis International Airport catching flights to Texas

  Memphis leaders look forward to continued economic growth in 2020

  Mid-South 3rd grader gets emotional soldier surprise from her mother

  Distilleries hope for continued tax cuts

  Broadway star returns to the Mid-South, graces Orpheum stage in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

  Stax Music Academy student surprised with gifts from Ellen, Justin Timberlake

  Archaeological testing reveal at least one unmarked grave in Orange Mound

  Neighbors’ surveillance video helped identify burglary suspect in DeSoto County, investigators say

  Desoto Co. lawmaker contests election results

  Work requirements cause tighter restrictions for SNAP recipients

  Glice Rink now open at Shelby Farms Park

  Major development in the works for Uptown

  Tennessee leads the US in fighting sex trafficking, report says

  Questions linger after death at FedEx hub

  Construction underway for new Amazon warehouse facility in Raleigh

  South Main sees major development, economic growth

  Ridgeway High students to premiere in New York theatre company original play

  First episodes of Bluff City Law to wrap at the end of the month

  NCRM remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings

  Family upset with THP’s handling of deadly tractor-trailer crash investigation

  Local GM employees unhappy with letter from auto company

  Domestic violence victim shares story of survival: ‘We need to speak up for one another’

  Broadway hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes the stage in Memphis

  Memphis Inner City Rubgy chairman awarded $45K

  Hearing reset for woman charged in deadly 2017 hit-and-run when she doesn’t show up to court