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.
Students across the Mid-South will be out of school for several weeks – and some could be out for the rest of the year. Concerns over COVID-19 has forced education leaders to make some big decision quickly.
The Mid-South’s four primary healthcare systems: Baptist, Methodist, Regional One and Saint Francis, released a joint letter, saying that they are all working together and preparing for what has become the highest national priority.
The nation's top political and business leaders are very concerned over what the coronavirus will do to our economy. While there could be massive layoffs for some companies, Memphis-based FedEx says its business is ramping up.