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

  CDC team arrives to investigate Shelby County vaccine mismanagement

  Shelby County Government begins search for new health director

  What Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill means for the Mid-South

  Tennessee lifting nursing home visitation restrictions Sunday

  State says Shelby County’s stockpiling of vaccines “another significant violation” of vaccine management

  MLGW says water crisis improving, asks customers to continue conserving

  Without water for days, residents in Shelby Forest find some relief

  City of Memphis distributes 100,000 bottles of water

  Collierville police say main roads are in driving condition, still urging people to stay home

  Drivers struggle, vehicles stuck as wintry weather slams Mid-South

  Local grocery and hardware stores running low on supplies as Mid-Southerners brace for winter storm

  Bill that could force SCS to reopen for in-person learning advances

  Mid-South senators vote against proceeding with Trump impeachment trial

  Gov. Bill Lee to share his vision for a post-COVID-19 world Monday

  Whitehaven residents get vaccinated as health dept. looks to close racial gap

  SCS parent shares concerns about virtual learning, says son has ‘emotionally regressed’

  SCS board member: Where’s the plan for reopening?

  Memphis Chamber leader shares concerns about SCS virtual learning

  Many health care workers hesitant about getting COVID-19 vaccine

  President Biden has signed dozens of executive orders, extends eviction moratorium

  Blacks, Hispanics getting vaccinated at lower rates than whites

  New bill would give governor authority to order SCS to reopen to in-person learning

  Memphis officials want federal government to send vaccines directly to city

  Memphis City Council considers proposal to ban retail pet sales

  GOP candidates for Arkansas governor react to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ entrance into race

  Sarah Huckabee Sanders jumps into Arkansas governor’s race

  Tennessee leaders cite old data to pressure schools to reopen

  Lawmakers wrap up special legislative session on education

  Mid-Southerners among those receiving Trump pardon

  Shelby County considers barring Trump’s name from appearing on buildings, other sites