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

  Local agencies taking precautions against excessive heat warning

  Gov. Bill Lee says conversation needs to be had about Nathan Bedford Forrest bust in state Capitol

  Gov. Bill Lee tours flood-affected areas in west Tennessee

  Woman killed in ATV crash; children found home alone

  New Southaven Police Chief sworn in

  Memphis soldier surprises son at school after 8-month deployment

  Memphis Fourth of July celebration brought to Mud Island

  Arkansas boy credited for alerting neighbors to house fire

  New bill offers human trafficking curriculum in schools

  Neighbors upset over deserted plumbing work

  Survey provides new insight into mental health of LGBTQ youth community

  Camp helps students to promote peace

  CBU signs first-ever rugby player

Severe storms bring down trees, power lines causing outages across Shelby County

  Mayor: Communication needs to improve

  Who is Brandon Webber? Memphis man killed by US marshals

  Graceland-area residents host flea market to raise money for SkyCop cameras

  City hopes newly renovated Universal Life Insurance building will be a one-stop shop resource for entrepreneurs

  Uncertain incentives could keep ‘Bluff City Law’ from filming in Tennessee

  Local group reacts to new statistics about LGBTQ pre-teen suicide

  Memphians join Kelly Clarkson on tour

  Police, drivers on alert after road rage shooting

  City of Memphis to include minority-, women-owned businesses in convention center renovation

  Political analyst weighs in on first Tennessee gubernatorial debate

  St. Jude employees marry years after meeting as patients

  Downtown redevelopment gets a fresh start

  Orpheum says don’t buy fake Hamilton tickets

  29th Southern Heritage Classic brings 20,000 to Memphis

  Phantom returns to Orpheum in jaw-dropping sequel

  3 men jump student on school bus before neighborhood shooting