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.
A new legislative session started in Mississippi Tuesday and the state’s outgoing governor says he hopes security at state prisons will be a top concern for lawmakers. But WMC Action News 5 found lawmakers are proposing more cuts to the Department of Corrections.
City court clerk Myron Lowery said he is withdrawing his daughter-in-law from consideration of a position in his office that pays $105,000 after WMC Action News 5 questioned whether it was allowed under city policy.
The laws include a new way for gun owners to get a gun permit in Tennessee, a new avenue for police officers in Arkansas to verify vehicle insurance and a pay increase for some Mississippi county officials.
Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen introduced a bill called the Forbidding Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous (FAIR) Act, which would prohibit airlines from charging fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs of services provided.