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

  The University of Memphis to host multiple outdoor commencement ceremonies Saturday

  Doctors watching weeks after Thanksgiving for increases in COVID-19 cases

  Westy’s hosts annual Thanksgiving Day dinner with pandemic modifications

  Memphis Restaurant Association asks health department to reconsider restrictions in lengthy letter

  COVID-19 pandemic promises modified Thanksgiving holiday celebrations in Memphis

  Health department says businesses not operating under rules in latest directive will be closed

  Shelby Co. Health Department defends restrictions laid out in latest health directive

  COVID-19 task force encourages caution around Thanksgiving gatherings; free testing this weekend

  Shelby County Health Department issues tougher business restrictions as COVID-19 cases grow

  SCHD meets with municipal mayors as new COVID-19 restrictions loom

  Tenn. officials readying COVID-19 vaccine distribution network as cases continue to increase

  SCHD says significant COVID-19 case increases could lead to new round of temporary business closures

  SNEAK PEEK: Renasant Convention Center renovations nearing completion in downtown Memphis

  City council gets first look at plans for Metal Museum to occupy Overton Park’s Rust Hall

  Gov. Reeves pleads with Mississippians to wear facial coverings amid increasing COVID-19 case counts

  Multiple COVID-19 vaccine/treatment trials underway in Memphis

  MS public health officials call on law enforcement in DeSoto County to take mask mandates seriously

  MS public health officials call DeSoto County virus transmission “red hot,” ask for public compliance with mask mandate

  Tenn. Republicans, Democrats at odds over outcome of 2020 presidential election

  Mid-South states all part of push to have Affordable Care Act repealed by Supreme Court

  TN Democrats look to Georgia as a roadmap to grow support statewide

  As vote count continues in swing states, Shelby Co officials emphasize fairness of country’s election process

  Rural, urban divide leading to further political politicization, analysts say

  Tenn. Democrats press state, county officials for outstanding absentee ballot lists

  FedExForum prepped and ready as absentee ballot counting site on Election Day

  Candidates in U.S. Senate race in Mississippi make closing pitch to voters ahead of Election Day as long lines at polls are expected

  Democratic TN US Senate candidate Bradshaw votes in Memphis as early voting ends

  Shelby County voters hurry to cast ballots on last day of early voting

  Mississippi voters face medical marijuana decision on Election Day

  With no early voting, DeSoto County election officials warn of long lines expected on Election Day