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.
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Two Memphis lawmakers who sit on the Tennessee House Education Committee agreed Dr. Griffin stepping down as chief of the Achievement School District is a big loss. But they differ on what should happen next.