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

  Man arrested in connection with deadly Cordova shooting

  Memphis father creates nonprofit in honor of his daughter who died from breast cancer

  Funeral home undergoes changes due to COVID-19

  New police union president: ’It’s an honor’ to lead Memphis Police Association

  Longtime leader of the Memphis police union stepping down

  MLGW resumes service cut-offs for the first time since the start of the pandemic

  College parties have led to COVID-19 outbreaks on college campuses

  15 student-athletes, 1 employee test positive for COVID-19 at Ole Miss

  Former Shelby Co. deputy indicted on official oppression, assault charges

  Mini-golf taking center stage at Orpheum Theatre

  New efforts in place to improve Mud Island Amphitheater

  Sen. Kamala Harris makes history as presumptive Democratic Vice President nominee

  Lakeland schools reopen Monday with safety changes

  Mixed reaction after police residency referendum removed from November ballot

  Health officials urge parents to get vaccines for school-age children

  Loved ones remember Memphis pastor who died following bike crash

  Federal grand jury indicts Tennessee state senator on 48 counts of theft, embezzlement and wire fraud

  Former Memphis charter school employee charged with rape after months-long investigation

  DeSoto Co. Sheriff’s deputy drowns after saving son while on vacation

  LeMoyne-Owen College announces virtual start for fall semester

  Memphis dentist stepping up to transform lives, smiles of former inmates

  Public Safety Task Force meets to discuss MPD’s hiring process

  Youth Villages addressing the growing need for foster care amid the coronavirus pandemic

  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