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

  Memphis comes together to honor veterans

  Early voting ends in Memphis runoff election

  Loved ones search for missing Marianna woman

  Reeves’ win caps off hotly-contested gubernatorial race in Mississippi

  Memphis councilmen face tough challenges in runoff elections

  Surveillance video captures white supremacist group at Emmet Till memorial

  Rainbow crosswalk dedicated in Cooper-Young

  Mississippi set to hit the polls in just 3 days

  County investigating allegations against corrections director

  Memphis launches online data hub to help public track city services

  Memphis storm victims face long road to recovery

  Storm resource center to remain open through Sunday for storm victims

  Memphis charter school could be forced to close in matter of weeks

  Homes damaged after storm hits neighborhood in Parkway Village

  Mid-South residents visit traveling Vietnam wall

  Hundreds raise awareness about suicide prevention

  Viral homecoming win highlights Title IX application

  State to hold meeting on proposed TennCare changes

  Harris against Shelby County taking share of Memphis sales tax increase

  Memphis may consider changing police residency requirements

  Shelby County mayor tweaks MATA vehicle fee proposal

  West Memphis voters to decide $10 million plan for city parks

  GM strike enters 4th week with support from another union

  Man accused of attacking 14-year-old, offering money for sex

  FBI Data: Overall violent crime down in Memphis, but homicides, assaults up

  Kroger donates former Orange Mound store to Superlo Foods

  Public safety sales tax issue may be left unsettled on election night

  Thousands attend Mid-South Pride

  Police union president opposed sales tax referendum in 2013

  SCS students become ‘junior fire marshals’ to learn fire safety