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.
Saturday, graduates of The University of Memphis whose ceremonies were sidelined by COVID-19 this spring, summer, and fall, will get a chance to walk across the graduation stage. The university has scheduled multiple outdoor ceremonies at the Liberty Bowl.
The Thanksgiving Day meal at Westy’s in the Pinch District in downtown Memphis is a time-honored tradition. But like so many events this year, there was talk of canceling the annual dinner because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That did not happen.
St. Jude announced Friday they’re looking for 500 adults participants in a phase three clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. Multiple trials for vaccines and therapies are underway in Memphis right now.
With the vote count in some states taking days, many are wondering how that could be possible and if the process is fair. Officials at the Shelby County Election Commission said Thursday the country’s elections system is working properly.
The Tennessee Democratic Party and the Marquita Bradshaw for U.S. Senate campaign have sued Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett over a refusal to provide a list of people who have requested an absentee ballot but not sent it back.