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

  Southaven pastor says funerals up 50% this year at his church

  Mississippi governor says state in second wave of COVID-19

  ‘COVID-19 is not going away’: Governor warns Mississippians ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

  Colvett elected Memphis City Council chairman, Jones explains his opposition

  DeSoto County inches closer to 100 COVID-19 deaths

  Councilman Smiley files ethics complaint, calls for investigation of Ford after comments

  Memphis council considers anti-violent crime task force

  DeSoto County Schools superintendent responds to new COVID-19 cases

  Majority of people with COVID-19 going to work, survey finds

  Community members unite for Unity Walk Against Gun Violence

  Veterans with Valero Memphis refinery help fellow vets with donation

  President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 plan could lead to more testing in Mid-South

  Memphis infectious disease doctor weighs in on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

  Memphis law professor on Trump’s legal challenges to election

  Neighbors raise awareness about violence against children

  Supporters ‘thrilled’ after Mississippi approves medical marijuana

  Mississippi voters hit the polls with medical marijuana program, Senate seat, new state flag on the ballot

  Memphis police prepare for potential election-related unrest

  Mississippi state health officer shares concerns about medical marijuana initiative

  In-person absentee voting in Mississippi ends Saturday

  SCS starts budget discussions for next year, releases enrollment data

  Final weekend of early voting in Tennessee

  Attorney General Bill Barr visits Memphis, provides update on Operation Legend

  MPD director ‘alarmed’ at the type of guns on city streets

  COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise in Mississippi; governor issues new mask mandate for 9 counties

  Tennessee sees dramatic increase in early voting

  Steady stream of early voters Saturday in Shelby County

  Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings start Monday

  Local women’s groups launch campaign to encourage women to vote early

  At least 7 pedestrians injured, 3 killed in Memphis in last two weeks