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

  First episodes of Bluff City Law to wrap at the end of the month

  NCRM remembers Rep. Elijah Cummings

  Family upset with THP’s handling of deadly tractor-trailer crash investigation

  Local GM employees unhappy with letter from auto company

  Domestic violence victim shares story of survival: ‘We need to speak up for one another’

  Broadway hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes the stage in Memphis

  Memphis Inner City Rubgy chairman awarded $45K

  Hearing reset for woman charged in deadly 2017 hit-and-run when she doesn’t show up to court

  Silo Square construction underway in Southaven

  Southeast Memphis neighborhood on edge after several violent crimes in one week

  Friends, family mourn Flight employee found shot to death inside vehicle

  Lawsuit leads to demolition of building near Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

  Summer Avenue inspires local professor to explore ‘International Memphis’

  Money behind the magic: How Memphis became the backdrop for ‘Bluff City Law’

  Local education advocate upset over recent background checks for SCS employees

  Central Station Hotel to open in a month

  Automakers introduce new technology to avoid hot car deaths

  Mid-South groups providing relief after Hurricane Dorian

  West Memphis Police Department partners with Ring Inc.

  2 men, teen charged with shooting 7-year-old

  Community to host prayer vigil for 7-year-old critically injured in shooting

  EDGE Board approves incentive for ‘Bluff City Law’

  Woman shot while sleeping at home

  Affidavit: Florida truck driver threatened to slit pastor’s throat, commit mass shooting at Memphis church

  Slain prison employee, Debra Johnson, laid to rest

  Family Dollar stores with extensive history of complaints under fire

  The Woman’s Exchange helps others help themselves

  Suspect in Southaven Walmart shooting set to face judge via FaceTime

  Attorney: Cyntoia Brown’s story should be ‘wake-up call’ to the short comings of juvenile justice system

  Cyntoia Brown releases statement on eve of her release