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

  Ole Miss student who led charge to relocate Confederate monument on campus named Rhodes Scholar

  Commission creates committee to crack down on county employees breaking residency rules

  Memphis City Council considers hikes for trash pickup, MLGW rates

  MPD finalizing application push for next recruit class as council looks to loosen residency requirements

  Affidavit: Man charged after shooting at police, barricading himself inside home, declaring ‘war’

  Shelby County Commission to take on residency issue for county employees amid county corrections director controversy

  Shelby County DA’s office to hold holiday remembrance event for families of slain crime victims

  SCSO set to launch Operation Jingle Bells during holiday shopping season

  Memphians camp out awaiting early Black Friday shopping deals

  Memphis neighborhood still cleaning up after Oct. tornado; Damaged apartment complex could take two years to reopen

  Former ‘Survivor’ contestant from Germantown, Tenn. indicted on rape, aggravated assault charges

  Bipartisan effort to repeal Tennessee school voucher plan emerges as Gov. Bill Lee accelerates timeline for rollout

  Gov. Bill Lee in Tipton County as Comcast announces $2.4 million rural broadband expansion

  TIMELINE: New details revealed in escape of Curtis Ray Watson, murder of TDOC Administrator Debra Johnson

  Memphis city leaders announce naming agreement with Renasant Bank for convention center

  Memphis City Council takes first vote to amend MPD officer residency requirements

  Memphis City Council committee votes on incentive plan for $1.1B Pinch District development

  FedEx CEO challenges The New York Times’ recently published article detailing the company’s taxes

  Six new faces to join Memphis City Council in 2020

  Mid-South mayor accused of assaulting resident outside City Hall

  Shelby County Health Department looks to launch lead testing at affected SCS campuses

  Woman arrested for husband’s murder after ‘domestic incident’ at DeSoto County home

  Will public safety sales tax passage spur first responder retirements in Memphis?

  Major decisions face MLGW leadership heading into 2020

  Son of 46-year sheriff elected to sheriff’s post in Lafayette County

  Violence in transit: Are bus shields the answer to protecting MATA bus drivers?

  Mississippi voters to elect next governor Tuesday

  President Trump rallying in Tupelo ahead of Miss. gubernatorial election

  Filming wraps on season 1 of ‘Bluff City Law’ in Memphis as stars get a special surprise

  Embattled Memphis pastor Andy Savage files state documents to set up new church