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

  MLGW expects multi-day power restorations for Mid-Southerners due to storms

  Ole Miss Faculty Senate passes ‘no confidence’ vote in chancellor search process

  Shelby County commissioners working through options for surveillance camera program deployment

  NBC Universal honored by Memphis City Council for “Bluff City Law”

  Memphis City Council members debate police, fire residency requirements

  Family attorneys argue for DNA testing in case of man executed for murder

  Luxury hospitality group Loews finalizes development deal to bring hotel to downtown Memphis

  Family of man executed in 2006 to ask Shelby County judge to order DNA testing of evidence in case

  Independent report depicts rift between UofM women’s basketball, athletic department

  District attorney reviewing investigative case file in 2011 death of Dyersburg mother Karen Swift

  MATA installs protective shields for bus drivers

  Students vow to fight ‘sham process’ in Ole Miss chancellor search

  Public safety referendum passage leaves city, county officials with questions over implementation

  Strickland says priorities as mayor in next 4 years will look a lot like last 4 years

  Voters head to the polls Thursday in Memphis municipal election

  City Council member claims city attorney’s 2nd job creates conflict of interest

  Hands-free ordinance makes another appearance at council meeting

  Phil Trenary’s son reflects on his father’s life and legacy one year after his murder in downtown Memphis

  Memphis leaders hopeful exposure from NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ will boost city’s already booming tourism industry

  Story lines emerge ahead of city council races in next week’s Memphis municipal election

  Attorneys await results of mental evaluation of prison escapee Curtis Ray Watson, charged in TDOC administrator’s murder

  NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ premiere includes many of Memphis’ iconic spots

  Memphis father-daughter legal duo working behind the scenes as technical advisers for NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’

  State youth facility in Fayette County damaged in Sunday riot; 11 teenagers charged as adults

  Deputy shot while serving warrant is candidate for Arlington alderman, sources say

  Shelby Co. Commission, municipal police departments hope to deploy surveillance cameras soon

  City Council attorney says MPD can fine drivers for state’s hands-free law without new city ordinance

  Tennessee Equality Project wants better explanation from Tami Sawyer after discovery of homophobic tweets

  Mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer responds to tweets about police, ‘white babies’

  Attorney for convicted child murderer says Memphis defense team made grievous errors at trial