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

  DeSoto County Schools putting final touches on back-to-school plan

  Mississippi governor self-isolates after contact with COVID-19 positive lawmaker

  Tuesday last day to register to vote in Aug. 6 elections

  COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Shelby County’s Hispanic community

  Shelby County asks state for guidance on making masks mandatory

  Mid-South nonprofit leaders demand action on police reform, economic justice

  Older groups threatened as COVID-19 infections surge among young people

  Labor unions rally outside city hall for Black workers, join forces with protesters

  Doctors, community leaders discuss racism in the health care system

  Mississippi Baptist Convention supports new state flag

  Federal judge considering proposed changes to consent decree for Memphis police

  Shelby Co. health officials say recent COVID-19 deaths related to probable cases from March, May

  Memphians rally and march for Black children

  Memphis City Council renews debate over MPD residency issue set for November ballot

  Eviction cases looming in Shelby Co. as hearings resume

  Shelby County to begin phase 3 of reopening Monday

  Man accused of hitting protesters not arrested at scene because he’s white, his attorney says

  Floyd’s brother pleads with Congress to reform police practices

  Complaints against Memphis police could be posted online if proposal approved

  Community activists demand Memphis, Shelby Co. leaders take action to reform justice system

  Memphis and Shelby County leaders hold memorial service for George Floyd

  Driver arrested, charged for hitting protesters in Cooper-Young

  Protesters push for change in ‘Heal our Land’ march

  Demonstrators march, sing in Downtown Memphis on day 7 of protests

  Officers in riot gear descend on Beale Street, 201 Poplar

  Memphians hold peaceful protests, MPD director speaks out

  Shelby County reaches grim milestone, daily positivity rate spikes

  Shelby Co. Health Department: Nursing home outbreaks not under control

  Shelby County health officials call holiday weekend ‘successful’

  Disease specialist’s advice to Mid-Southerners: Don’t let your guard down; virus positivity rate increases in Shelby Co.