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

  Mayor Strickland proposes bonuses for police, firefighters

  Arkansas to drop out of federal pandemic unemployment programs

  Incoming Memphis police chief faces myriad of challenges

  Memphis City Council confirms Cerelyn ‘C.J.’ Davis as next MPD police chief

  Tennessee lawmakers seek to ban critical race theory in schools

  Vaccine equity improves slightly in Tennessee, data shows

  Family of 10-year-old stabbing victim remembers her as the ‘sweetest ever’

  President Biden unveils $1.8T American Families Plan

  2020 Census: Population increases in Tennessee and Arkansas, declines in Mississippi

  Jury trials to resume soon in Shelby County in COVID-19 compliant courtrooms

  Vaccine demand drops sharply across the Mid-South

  Hundreds unite to walk against gun violence in Frayser

  Two people, including a teenager, shot and killed in Memphis Saturday night

  J&J vaccine to remain on pause for at least another week

  Gov. Bill Lee continues review of Pervis Payne case as reprieve expires

  ‘Memphis is a city under siege’: Over a dozen injured in weekend violence

Memphis community leaders step up vaccination efforts

  Will controversial transgender laws hurt Arkansas?

  Interviews continue for Memphis’ new police director, interim appointed

  Search continues for man suspected of murdering 4-year-old boy

  Mississippi Republicans speak out against Biden’s infrastructure plan

  SCLC Day of Service honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  Billions needed to improve crumbling infrastructure across Mid-South, experts say

  Arkansas could become first state to ban gender-affirming treatment for youth

  Mid-South states pass controversial bills impacting transgender community

  Storm damage reported throughout parts of the Mid-South

  Weather forces city to cancel vaccinations, other events held as scheduled

  Disparities remain in Mid-South COVID-19 vaccinations

  Push to expand vaccine eligibility in the Mid-South as new challenges emerge

  Shelby County homeowners experience sticker shock at reappraisals