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

  Protesters rally to improve conditions inside Mississippi prisons after multiple in-custody deaths

  Planned Parenthood speaks out against Gov. Lee’s anti-abortion legislation proposal

  City officials cautiously optimistic sanitation workers will not participate in unauthorized strike Saturday

  Special committee formed to work through county investment in MATA, as commissioners spar over the issue

  Miss. IHL board delays vote on relocation of Confederate monument on Ole Miss campus

  Memphis residents remain frustrated with slow lawn debris pickup as mayor personally apologizes for service delay

  Tate Reeves inaugurated as 65th Governor of Mississippi

  NWS says straight-line winds caused drastic damage in Tunica, Miss.

  Lengthy cleanup process expected after DeSoto County tornadoes

  MLGW expects multi-day restoration effort after Saturday morning storms

  MLGW, city crews preparing for weekend severe weather

  Medical marijuana will be key campaign issue for Mississippi voters in 2020

  Proposal to hike Shelby County wheel tax to fund MATA improvements narrowly passes commission committee after spirited debate

  City Council vows to vote for MLGW rate hikes at later date

  Less than a week after being sworn in, Memphis City Council members hold first meetings of year and term

City court clerk Myron Lowery withdraws daughter-in-law from consideration for position in his office

  City says delay in yard debris collection a major priority, contract crews to be called in

  Mid-South man killed in violence inside Miss. prisons, state officials release new information on disturbances

  City leaders float cost concerns over implementation of public safety sales tax referendum

  New employment rules in 2020 make more workers eligible for overtime

  Memphis mayor, council members sworn in for new term on New Year’s Day

  Strickland uses NYE prayer breakfast to push for youth literacy volunteers

  MBI investigating officer-involved shooting following shooting death of 76-year-old veteran

  Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg rolls out health care policy, riffs Trump in Memphis rally

  MLGW will ask new Memphis City Council for electric rate increases in 2020

  Parking construction on hold at Memphis Zoo amid alternative solution consideration that would spare Greensward

  Council votes to increase MLGW and solid waste fees

  FedEx reports earnings dip a day after Amazon issues order to 3rd-party sellers

  Final city council meeting of 2019 will debate solid waste, MLGW rate hikes

  Korean transformer manufacturer to locate in Memphis, promises 410 jobs