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

  Memphis inching closer to homicide record

  Rhodes College alumna once again on shortlist for Supreme Court

  Shelby County Health Department hosts COVID-19 testing event for the Hispanic community

  About 3,000 SCS students have not logged on to classes, district says

  Birx ‘very encouraged’ by COVID-19 trends in Mid-South

  MLGW moratorium on disconnections set to expire Monday

  Developers of The Walk, formerly Union Row, respond to COVID-19 challenges

  Six months later: COVID-19 in Shelby County

  Memphis City Council urges state to ban all payday lenders

  SCS wraps up first week of virtual learning in new school year

  Help still available for MLGW customers behind on payments

  MLGW extends cutoff moratorium through Sept. 14

  SCS digital devices are still available for pick-up

  Strickland to announce ‘second phase’ of policing reform

  Memphis 901 FC cancels game to march for equality

  Woman says her 17-year-old son was shot by US marshals in case of mistaken identity

  Long lines observed again for the second day of MLGW disconnections

  House passes $25 billion Postal Service emergency funding bill

  Man accused of shooting at 4 Memphis officers

  U.S. Attorney: No permission needed for federal agents to be in Memphis

  City leaders respond to weekend of violence across Memphis

  Postal Service problems causing concerns for Mid-South ahead of November election

  Tennessee lawmakers end special session with passage of controversial bills

  Tennessee lawmakers pass liability protection bill

  DeSoto County coroner calls Mississippi’s COVID-19 numbers ‘misleading’

  Tennessee officials finalizing plan to release school COVID-19 data

  Millington, Lakeland students go back to school Monday

  Shelby County released new health directive, outlines ‘tripwires'

  Ted Cruz to campaign in Shelby County as Senate primary heats up

  Early voting ends in Aug. 6 elections