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

  Shelby County Commissioners meet in chambers for first time since March to discuss COVID-19 and fall school plans

  Health dept. orders bars to close, restaurants to reduce hours as COVID-19 cases rise in Shelby County

  Health officials fear opening Memphis alternative care site as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

  Health officials concerned after Tennessee sees largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases; Shelby Co. cases still on the rise

  Shelby County reports second highest day-to-day increase of COVID-19 cases

  Gov. Bill Lee orders local governments to resume in-person meetings

  Public plays critical role in stopping the spread of COVID-19, health officials say

  City partnering with Memphis Area Legal Services to offer eviction relief for tenants

  Public health officials continue to push mask-wearing following record-breaking COVID-19 case increases

  Trash problems persist across Memphis as city contractor works to catch up on pandemic trash collection

  Gov. Bill Lee stops in Memphis for free COVID-19 testing event

  Shelby County Election Commission working on COVID-19 precautions for upcoming elections

  As COVID-19 cases increase in Shelby County, health dept. sees influx of applications for new jobs paid for by CARES Act

  Sharp increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations stalls phase 3 of Shelby Co. reopening

  Shelby County delays move to phase 3 after county’s largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

  Largest Memphis employers take caution as officials set sights on phase 3 of reopening

  City of Memphis running pilot program for high-volume, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

  Judge’s ruling calls for list of at-risk inmates from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

  Shelby County moving into Phase 3 of reopening on Monday

  College football tickets may be hard to come by this fall

  Free masks made available at Shelby County public health clinics again

  Shelby Co sees largest day-to-day case increase since beginning of pandemic, phase three of reopening set for next week

  Budget amendment to move 10% of sheriff’s office budget fails at county commission

  Company that produced shelved state masks says they are safe for use

  Health department advises summer travelers to choose trips wisely

  Contractor apologizes over trash delay issues in Cordova, Hickory Hill

  Shelby County Health Department predicts peak of first COVID-19 wave later this fall

  Cordova residents frustrated yet again with delays in trash pickup

  Officials probe whether COVID-19 uptick is start of surge or simply ‘new normal’

  Phase 3 of reopening not likely next week for Shelby County following significant COVID-19 case increase