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

  New Gestalt schools a part of larger community investment

  Lorenzen Wright’s murder suspect Billy Ray Turner appears in court

  Memphis man accused of raping stepdaughter for years

  Police, fire sales tax referendum gets public opposition

  More than 120 killed in school bus-related crashes every year

  Fred Jones Way: City honors Southern Heritage Classic founder

  School letters cause controversy after singling out student groups by race

  Hundreds bid farewell to Memphis sanitation worker Baxter Leach

  Early voting underway in Arlington municipal election

  Federally-appointed court monitor discusses MPD’s progress since social media spying ruling

  Tennessee correctional officer salaries still lag behind despite recent pay raise

  Mississippi Republicans make final pitches as runoff for governor nears

  Mud Island museum vandalized

  House expected to elect new speaker during special session

  Community leaders break ground for $150M development, One Beale

  West Memphis breaks ground on new library

  Police: 2 sex offenders arrested at McDonald’s near play area

  MPD, MFD open office for Memphis Public Safety Referendum campaign headquarters

  Stocks tumble amid possible warning sign of recession

  Robert Foster endorses Bill Waller for Mississippi governor

  Ray calls literacy biggest challenge as SCS students head back to school

  David Carnes Park re-opens as a Blue Cross Healthy Place

  CNN commentator calls Strickland a racist, mayor responds

  Reeves, Waller prepare for Mississippi GOP runoff for governor

  Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen calls for seat belts on school buses

  Corey Strong challenging Congressman Cohen in Democratic primary

  Memphis mayoral race heats up as candidates criticize each other

  Workplace violence more common than many think, expert says

  Plans announced for new Raleigh farmers market

  Church honors law enforcement on ‘Blue Sunday’