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

  Additional restrictions at city parks, county warns social distancing violators

  Clergy member of Second Presbyterian Church dies from coronavirus

  Rural Mid-South areas prepare for spread of COVID-19

  Mid-South to receive billions in COVID-19 relief funding

  Education leaders forced to make tough decisions amid coronavirus outbreak

  Memphis businesses face uncertain future amid coronavirus outbreak

  States, hospitals scramble for medical supplies ahead of expected COVID-19 surge

  FedEx CEO says company’s business ramping up amid COVID-19 outbreak

Memphis restaurants permitted to sell beer for delivery, takeout

  Memphis bars and restaurants remain open — for now

  BBB warns Mid-Southerners of coronavirus scams

  Tennessee General Assembly expected to recess this week in response to COVID-19

  Mid-South experiencing blood shortage due to coronavirus

  Local lawmakers respond to concerns in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

  Local restaurants work to ease customer concerns as COVID-19 cases rise in Tennessee

  Amid coronavirus crisis, Mid-South churches hold Sunday services online

  U.S. expands travel ban, President Trump says he was tested

Mid-South colleges monitoring coronavirus outbreak

  SCS employee cleared from coronavirus quarantine, superintendent says

  Questions pile up for Shelby County Schools leaders about coronavirus response

  West Memphis and Crittenden County leaders discuss coronavirus prevention plans

  Superintendent: No plans to close SCS schools following employee’s coronavirus quarantine

  First coronavirus case confirmed in Shelby County

  Community helps renovate home for police officer injured in Walmart shooting

  Mid-South prepares for potential coronavirus outbreak

  The politics of the coronavirus: COVID-19 could impact the presidential race

  Tennessee, Arkansas could play big role in competitive Super Tuesday

  Presidential candidates focus on Mid-South as Super Tuesday nears

  Cyntoia Brown-Long pushing Tenn. lawmakers to reduce parole eligibility wait time for juvenile offenders

  Canadian-bound flight makes emergency landing in Memphis