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

  Mid-South advocacy groups respond to passage of LGBTQ+ Equality Act

  Tennessee U.S. lawmakers respond to SCHD vaccine waste investigation

  Memphian competes in HGTV Design Competition

  Mass vaccinations begin for teachers at Shelby County Schools

  Memphis plows expecting to clear all major thorough fares by Sunday

  Downtown residents navigate second round of snow in the Bluff City

  Memphians enjoy snow day before next round of winter weather

  The Fight for Equality: Then and Now

  Mid-South school districts planning ahead of major winter storm

  Tipton County residents preparing for standing water to refreeze overnight

  Mid-South utility, road crews prepare for winter weather

  New call for teacher vaccinations before returning to classroom

  In-person learning back in session for Green Dot Schools

  SCS gives insight into district’s return to in-person learning plans

  Mid-South organization pushing for continued remote working options for those with disabilities

  SCS Superintendent defends district’s decision to delay in-person learning

  Shelby County Health Dept. and Southwest to open Whitehaven vaccination site

  Thousands receive second dose of Moderna at Appling vaccination site

  In a surprise move the Presidential Inauguration put Memphis in the spotlight

  Black Mid-South leaders inspired by VP Kamala Harris’ new role in the White House

  SCS 5th graders react to VP Kamala Harris taking office

  COVID-19 cases among youth remain low, CDC studies show

  Pharmacists tasked with giving COVID-19 vaccines in effort to speed vaccinations

  14-year-old becomes second juvenile homicide victim in Memphis this year

  Southern Baptist Convention leader calls for president’s resignation

  Memphis pastor, NCRM president note differences in police responses to Capitol riot and BLM protests

  Mayor Harris announces $2.5M economic relief plan to help Shelby Co. restaurants

  Shelby Co. health officials continue to fight pandemic in new year

  Tennessee Mayors keep pushing for state-wide mask mandate

  Local leaders make plea to stop violence in the new year