Brandon Richard

Brandon Richard


Memphis, TN

Brandon Richard is a weekend morning co-anchor and reporter for WMC Action News 5.

His decade-long television career has taken him to several cities throughout the South and Midwest, but he has discovered there’s no place like Memphis!

Before joining WMC Action News 5, Brandon was an anchor/reporter in Southern Illinois. He also reported for television stations in Kansas City and Tulsa.

He began his professional broadcast journalism career at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Brandon studied broadcast journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma and interned at KOCO in Oklahoma City.

Highlights of his career include moderating an Illinois governor’s debate and covering stories that made international headlines, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the 2013 Moore, Oklahoma EF-5 tornado and the Kansas City Royals World Series championship. He also interviewed and covered visits from several high-profile politicians and celebrities, including former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, comedian Jay Leno and boxing legend George Foreman.

His work has been honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. 

Watch Brandon reporting on WMC Action News 5 weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and behind the anchor desk on weekend mornings.

Recent Articles by Brandon

  Shelby County to buy 325 new SkyCop cameras

  Shelby County Health Department warns public about Hepatitis A

  SCS superintendent launches plan to help young black boys succeed

  County to discuss $15 minimum wage proposal for govt. workers

  Uptown TIF District could expand into new areas

  6 corrections deputies resign amid conduct investigation

  Shelby County Commission considering plan to make $15 minimum wage the law

  On anniversary of Apollo 11 mission, Memphis man remembers his role as NASA flight controller

  Man accused of stabbing, killing girlfriend appears in court

  Flash floods possible as remnants of Barry head toward Mid-South

  Tenn. wine board looks to promote industry

  Mississippi candidate for governor denies female reporter access

  Dozens of employers to attend Memphis job fair next week

  Man accused of robbery involving Brandon Webber appears in court

  Affidavit: Women arrested for robbery, theft

  More than $300K collected (so far) from Beale Street cover charge

  Floodwaters devastate farmlands in Lauderdale County

  FDA investigates possible links between dog foods and canine heart disease

  More than 140 new laws take effect in Tennessee Monday

  Lawyers call for receiver to take over Mississippi foster care system

  MPD: More than two dozen interstate shootings have occurred this year

  Developers selected to transform Mid-South Fairgrounds

  Germantown leaders to accept flood assistance grant from Shelby County

  What’s next for the Achievement School District?

  BBB warns of toddler shoe retailer not making deliveries; owner defends business

  Hundreds of travelers say they were stuck at Memphis airport for hours

  Tennessee offers incentives to help with child care

  Community leaders speak at ‘Boys 2 Men’ event focused on black youth

  TBI: Violence against police officers on the rise

  Tennessee governor pushes criminal justice reform, child literacy during Memphis visit