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 Health Dept says COVID-19 can present with mild symptoms, urges testing

  City, county officials urge social distancing over Easter holiday weekend; City braces for COVID-19 budget impact

  Shelby County mayor believes spending cuts will come in phases; commission chair says layoffs possible

  Memphis mayor extends safer-at-home order, says COVID-19 task force must increase testing to contain virus

  Health department working with nursing homes ahead of COVID-19 surge

  Health department: You must isolate at home while waiting on COVID-19 test results

  SCHD releases name of assisted-living facility with COVID-19 outbreak after facility declines to publicly identify itself

  Shelby County officials reveal few details in county’s first COVID-19 death; Hospitals expecting surge in cases

  Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee spike in young adult age group, ages 21-30

  SCHD: Area hospital caseload from COVID-19 currently manageable

  Front-line medical, first responder spread of COVID-19 concerning because of impact on critical workforce

  Graduate assistant remembers Memphis instructor who died of COVID-19 complications

  Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says other COVID-19 restrictions in the city may be coming

  FedEx feeling the impact of coronavirus

  Memphis City Council members possibly exposed to COVID-19 at DC conference

  UofM campus food pantry hands out bags for students during pandemic

  Shelby County Health Dept. confirms 3rd case of coronavirus; Tennessee up to at least 73

  Closing area schools will protect at-risk populations from COVID-19, infectious disease specialist says

  Mid-South events monitoring threat of COVID-19 infection

  Memphis travel agents fielding concerns from clients amid COVID-19 outbreak

  Threat of COVID-19 impacting the workplace

  Stocks slide Monday as COVID-19 takes hold of U.S. economy, Memphis companies feel impact

  VIP tours of Mid-South Coliseum ongoing to spark third-party development

  City, companies discuss work policies if coronavirus were to become prevalent in Memphis area

  Memphis mayor orders cleaning of libraries, community centers after Tennessee’s first confirmed coronavirus case

  Shelby County mayor says he hasn’t read sexual harassment suit against county filed by corrections officer

  Shelby County Commission gives initial approval to paid parental leave for county employees

  Deadly tornadoes impact Super Tuesday in Tennessee

  Democratic field of presidential hopefuls consolidates ahead of Super Tuesday in Ark., Tenn.

  Bloomberg makes Memphis campaign stop ahead of Super Tuesday presidential primary in Ark., Tenn.