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

  Records show Florida truck driver accused of plotting Memphis mass shooting previously sought mental help

  Low pay contributes to staffing problems at Mississippi prisons

  Attorneys ask for psych evaluation for Ole Miss murder suspect Brandon Theesfeld as Ally Kostial’s friends and family fill the courtroom

  County commissioners to likely study implementing $15 an hour wage within SCS, other municipal school districts

  ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign credited with thwarting Memphis mass shooting plot

  Parents of suspect charged with murder in Ole Miss student’s death expected to testify at bond hearing

  Jail administrator’s wife accused of pulling gun on students going door-to-door for school fundraiser

  Family of murdered correctional administrator relieved after arrest of Curtis Ray Watson, vows to look into correctional processes

  $57K reward offered for help capturing escaped Tennessee inmate; new warrants are for murder, sexual battery

  Shelby County Commission sorting out plan to install surveillance cameras

  Surveillance video shows deadly shooting involving Shelby County deputy and sexual assault suspect

  Mississippi voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary in governor’s race

  Attorney: Charges filed in 2017 hit-and-run are not harsh enough

  Jerry Lawler suing Hardeman County over son’s jail death

  Ally Kostial murder case file sealed

  Woman who met Brandon Theesfeld on dating app: ‘That could’ve been me’

  Ally Kostial’s roommate says Ally could be kind to the ‘most evil of person’

  Prominent attorneys to take on Ally Kostial murder suspect’s case

  Memphis police assisted in capturing 22-year-old accused of killing Ally Kostial

  Memphis nursing home tied to national investigation into patient neglect and mismanagement

  Leaky roof forces city council meeting upstairs; ban on plastic bags in Memphis still being discussed

  Memphis woman says she was duped by a fake customer service number for Cash App

  Southaven police awaiting state medical examiner’s report on body found in backyard

  Mexican meth being seen at record high quantites and low prices in Tennessee

  Incumbent Mayor Strickland with nearly $1 million war chest heading into municipal election

  US attorney fighting request by Alice Johnson to end her supervised release early

  MLGW says street repaved by city crews before their utility work was complete

  Stifling heat makes its presence known in Memphis

  Shelby County mayor, University of Memphis president publicly spar over funds for pool project

  Man arrested for DUI after hitting multiple cars and wrecking in midtown Memphis