Kendall Downing

Kendall Downing


Memphis, TN

Kendall Downing joined the WMC Action News 5 team in November 2016. He currently reports during the week, focusing on city and county government.

He is no stranger to the history and legacy of 1960 Union Ave. Kendall grew up in Tipton County and spent his childhood watching WMC Action News 5. He worked as a newsroom intern one summer while he was in college.

Kendall comes to WMC Action News 5 from Indianapolis where he worked for nearly three years as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WXIN/WTTV. While in Indy, he covered major stories from the federal prosecution of former Subway spokesperson and Indiana native Jared Fogle, to the selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as Donald Trump's running-mate and their eventual presidential election victory in New York City.

Kendall has also made stops at two Kentucky television stations, WPSD in Paducah and WYMT in Hazard. He won numerous awards for his reporting and photojournalism in both Kentucky and Indiana. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Tennessee - Knoxville where he studied journalism and electronic media.

Kendall Downing is excited to be back at home in Memphis. Feel free to contact him via email, Twitter or Facebook.

Watch Kendall on WMC Action News 5 weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m.

Recent Articles by Kendall

New CEO details plans for Memphis Zoo

  Residents still tackling flood damage

  Indigo Ag announces new initiative to remove carbon from the environment

  People’s Convention organizers deny claims of bias toward certain municipal election candidates

  Desoto County man a plaintiff in federal lawsuit alleging Mississippi elections are racist

  Memphis father-daughter legal team serves as analysts and inspiration for NBC’s Bluff City Law

  Stars of NBC’s Bluff City Law open up about filming in Memphis

  Assessor says county leaving millions on the table in tax dollars by not properly funding office

  Shelby County Commissioners encourage censure of Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey in light of social media posts

  Tennessee speaker of house calls lewd texts ‘locker room talk’

  Using rideshare as an ambulance? It may be cheaper, but is it safe?

  Latino Memphis plans to file complaint after Shelby County judge posts anti-immigration views on Facebook

  Steel bollards installed along Beale Street as safety enhancements

  First campaign disclosures filed in Memphis mayor’s race, Strickland holds financial lead

  Lakeland mayor says “financial anomalies” discovered, critics call it a political ploy

  Herenton kicks off campaign in Memphis mayor’s race, secures police association endorsement

  Survey released ahead of People’s Convention in municipal election

  Emergency room reopens under new management at Lauderdale Community Hospital

  Commission formally pulls $15K grant for tire redemption program amid property tax questions

  Compensation study reveals MPD, MFD pay disparities compared to peer cities

  Superintendents speak out against Governor Bill Lee’s voucher proposal

  TN Education Commissioner talks vouchers, TN Ready and school turnaround efforts on visit to Memphis

People’s Convention aims to make a mark on 2019 Memphis municipal election

  Shelby County government expands summer youth job program

  DA’s office bracing for crowds at Restoration Saturday event

  Germantown homeowner says school, road construction causing dangerous water runoff

  Lauderdale County leaders lay out plan to rescue struggling hospital

  Commissioner Tami Sawyer answers questions about her mayoral run

  SCS exploring steps to increase third grade reading proficiency, including holding students back

  Elvis Presley Enterprises plans Graceland expansion, will bring 1,000 jobs to Whitehaven