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

  UTHSC physicians leading potential ‘game changer’ clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment in Memphis

  SCHD says limited-service restaurants, bars that don’t follow restrictions risk losing liquor licenses

  SCHD says no marked increase in pediatric COVID-19 cases with local school re-openings

  Collierville High School teachers push for changes to COVID-19 instructional methods

  Local schools turning to 14-day virtual learning ‘reset’ after COVID-19 clusters identified

  Gov. Bill Lee visits COVID-19 testing site in Haywood Co., urges rural Tennesseans to get tested

  SCHD reports highest daily COVID-19 case count in more than a month

  COVID-19 vaccine trial underway in Memphis as feds ready nationwide vaccine deployment plans

  SCHD monitoring Labor Day COVID-19 transmission, could lift some business restrictions

  Jason Autry plea deal closes 9 years of uncertainty in Holly Bobo murder case

  Collierville High School to resume in-person class Monday after two-week COVID-19 closure

  Suburbs raising pandemic awareness to stave off COVID-19 spread

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  SCS officials say decision on fall sports expected by early next week

  SCHD says COVID-19 transmission growing in suburbs, TN Dept of Ed sets up school case dashboard

  Spirited debate as Shelby County Commission considers multiple law enforcement reform proposals

  Health department forcibly closes 5 establishments over Labor Day weekend

  Shelby Co. officials to monitor transmission of COVID-19 resulting from Labor Day holiday

  Shelby County Health Department setting up COVID-19 vaccination plans, will test plan with flu vaccine

  SCS coaches send district officials proposal to play football this fall

  Shelby County Health Department urges caution ahead of Labor Day weekend, describes school cluster investigations

COVID-19 cluster under investigation at Collierville High School, hundreds told to quarantine

  Some limited service restaurants in Shelby County seeking to reopen under new full service license

  How does contact tracing work among high school athletic teams?

  Shelby Co. Health Department not changing guidance on testing amid new CDC recommendations

  Memphis family says they were not told of a COVID-19 cluster at mother’s long-term care facility

  School district adherence to social distancing, masking could reduce need for large-scale quarantines

  Mid-South COVID-19 case reports in schools vary by district, state

  Limited service restaurants in Shelby Co. eager to reopen with decreasing COVID-19 cases

  Parent group concerned about health department decision to limit school COVID-19 case information