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

  BBB warns Mid-South homeowners of storm cleanup scams

  Firefighters offer helping hand after tornadoes strike DeSoto County

  MLGW expects all power to be restored on Monday by midnight

  Mississippi lawmakers propose cuts at Parchman, reject improvement plan

  As prison problems pile up, Mississippi lawmakers propose more cuts

City court clerk Myron Lowery withdraws daughter-in-law from consideration for position in his office

  State Board of Education votes to uphold decision to close Memphis charter school

  Mid-South church vandalized with racial slurs

  Midtown kidnapping victim released from hospital

  Looking back: Memphis in the 2010s

  New Tennessee law stiffens punishment for elder abuse

  New year means new state laws across the Mid-South

  Charges dismissed against women arrested for robbery, theft

  Tennessee governor’s criminal justice task force releases report, recommendations

  SCS shares its 2020 legislative priorities

  Shelby County delegation of state legislators hosts annual retreat

  Community celebrates grand opening of apartment complex in South Memphis

  Amid impeachment, lawmakers could pass major trade deal

  World Impact Center hosts Single Moms Christmas Expo

  Former employees sue Downtown Memphis Commission for discrimination, sexual harassment

  Mid-South law enforcement calls for more investment in early childhood workforce

  Memphis fans react to Norvell leaving

  Weekend events provide economic boost for city

  Demolition work begins at site of Union Row redevelopment project

  Trump administration reviewing Tennessee’s Medicaid block grant request

  Cyber Monday sales could break records

  Mixed results for SCS on state report card

Passengers sleep on cots at Memphis airport after canceled flight

  Therapy dogs provide comfort to holiday travelers at Memphis airport

  Cohen introduces bill to stop rising airline fees