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

  Mayor Strickland announces closure of all city sports courts, fields, skate parks & dog parks

  Mid-Southerners practice social distancing in spring weather

  Expert weighs in on best and worst case scenarios for COVID-19 in Memphis, Shelby County

  Businesses begin hiring sprees amid coronavirus outbreak to fuel demand

  Wedding planner has advice for couples planning weddings during the COVID-19 pandemic

  ‘Preparedness is critical’: Gov. Lee says Tennessee is prepared for coronavirus

  ‘Aladdin’ creates a whole new world at the Orpheum Theatre

  MFD investigating 4 fires intentionally set at cellphone towers

  Reunion event planned for historic African American hospital in Memphis

  FBI searches home and nursing school founded by Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson

  Investigation launched into Shelby County inmate’s death

  Historic African American hospital to re-open soon, serve entire Memphis community

  $17M investment planned for Kensington Manor

  Mid-South mom stepping up to give foster children a home

Neighbors on edge after recent home invasions in Berclair

  Hundreds gather at Playhouse on the Square for the UPTAs

  ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ makes debut at Orpheum Theatre

  City of Memphis hosts MPLOY lottery drawing

  Questions raise after incident sickens Kate Bond Middle School students

  Mid-South woman stepping up to mentor hopeful teen waiting for adoption

  Mid-South doctors focusing on flu before Coronavirus

  SCS employee charged with sexual exploitation of a minor faces judge

  Health professionals raise concerns over Coronavirus

  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