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

  State leaders create new policies to improve information sharing, training requirements for law enforcement

  Playhouse on the Square preparing for live performances

  LeMoyne-Owen receives $40M endowment

  Protesters arrested after camping outside Memphis City Hall for weeks

  BLM Memphis leaders say dialogue for change has started

  Group awarded $10K grant to help fund community projects in Orange Mound

  Mid-Southerners celebrate Juneteenth

  Memphis’ Public Safety Task Force holds first meeting

  Juneteenth ‘Shop Black’ event to include local, national businesses

  Memphis clergy members sign letter to implement 5 policy changes

  Memphis religious organization not happy with mayor’s closed-door police reform meetings

  City leaders, activists discuss future of police review board

  Protest organizers meet with Memphis city leaders to discuss police reform policies

  ’White Coats for Black Lives’: UTHSC students, staff gather in honor of George Floyd

  Memphis mayor to sign pledge calling for review of ‘use of force’ policy

  Memphians hoping to spark change after a week of protesting

  NCRM weighs in on recent protests against police brutality

  Mid-Southerners show love and support through virtual floor signing

  Economists forecast the impact of COVID-19 on Tennessee budget

  Mid-South man files lawsuit against Ruth’s Chris Steak House over alleged discrimination

  Investigation continues into arson at Mississippi church

  Mississippi church destroyed by arson was suing city over safer-at-home order

  Memphis Farmers Market opening Saturday with new changes

  Parents eager for decision on SCS classes in upcoming school year

  Memphis hospitals prepared for potential COVID-19 patients

  #IRunWithMaud: Mid-Southerners run in honor of unarmed jogger who was shot and killed in Georgia

  Memphians express concerns about receiving unemployment benefits

  Parents begin seeking child care as businesses reopen

  Baptist Memorial may resume elective surgeries next week

  SCS seniors look forward to three-phase graduation plan