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.
This weekend grassroots organizers in Memphis will rally at a People’s Convention. The goal is to bring forth a slate of progressive candidates from mayoral to city council seats and create a voting bloc for October’s municipal election. But the event isn’t coming without controversy.
A newly filed federal lawsuit claims Mississippi’s method of electing statewide offices, like governor, is racist. One of the plaintiffs at the center of the suit lives in Desoto County. And for him, the issue is personal.
Shelby County Assessor Melvin Burgess said his office is short-staffed, and he believes the county is leaving more than $7 million in property tax revenue on the table by not funding the office properly.
An ambulance ride can cost you a pretty penny, so people are turning to ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft to get a trip to the hospital and cut their costs. Emergency personnel said it's not worth putting your life at risk to save a buck.
Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton wants his old job back. Saturday, the man who led the Bluff City for 17 years formally kicked off his campaign to become Memphis mayor in the municipal election this fall.
Hundreds of people are expected at an event Saturday to learn more about record expungement and drivers' license restoration. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said her office is trying to take down barriers.