Kontji Anthony

Kontji Anthony


Tennessee, TN

Kontji Anthony is an anchor at WMC Action News 5.

A native of New Rochelle, New York, Kontji began her broadcasting career at the age of 17 as a host for her high school television station. She has worked for TV news stations across America, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

Kontji’s first job in TV news was as an assignment desk assistant and field producer for WCBS in New York, New York. Her first TV reporter job was at KTVO-TV in Kirksville, Missouri where she videotaped and edited her own reports.

Kontji then accepted a position as a reporter/anchor at Bakersfield, California’s KBAK-TV. Her next broadcasting job was as a general assignment news reporter for Good Day Sacramento where she also wrote reports for The Stockton Record newspaper.

Before accepting her position with WMC-TV, Kontji was the morning and noon anchor at WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina where she also worked as a radio news commentator and hosted the local DIY Network home improvement show "Do It Yourself Eastern Carolina."

Kontji is a graduate of Howard University’s School of Communications; a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The National Association of Black Journalists, and The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Watch Kontji on WMC Action News 5 Monday through Friday at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Recent Articles by Kontji

  5 Star Stories: T.O. Fuller State Park, the green gem of the Mid-South

  Bodycam footage of deadly officer-involved shooting at Knoxville high school under review

  5 Star Stories: Fine art connects with nature at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Family looking for grandfather who disappeared after showing signs of dementia

  Paul Young named president and CEO of Downtown Memphis Commission

  5 Star Stories: The Edge Motor Museum revs up the Edge District

  USPS struggling to make deliveries in snow; temporarily suspends some Mid-South services

  Shelby County teachers union says hundreds could retire if forced to return to in-person teaching

  5 Star Stories Black History Month: African American culture through the lens of Dr. Ernest C. Withers

  5 Star Stories: Broad Avenue Arts District boasts quirky stores and eclectic eateries

  Registration open for Volunteer Memphis’ 5th Annual MLK Days of Service

  5 Star Stories: Shelby Forest General Store’s magic grill and cozy ways draw locals, celebs

  Middle College High School pivots to virtual video recruitment

  Regional One CEO creates challenge to help hospitality, service workers hurt by pandemic

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: Memphis’ Sun Studio -- the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: Ardent Studios and its big stars

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: A rare look inside Sam Phillips Recording Studio

  Memphis Oscar great launches GoFundMe for employee struck by tragedy

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: ‘Boo’ Mitchell talks Royal Studios

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: VIP access to soul man David Porter

  Memphis sorority calling on prospective students to attend free virtual HBCU tours

  5 Star Stories: Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid -- a 535,000-square-foot outdoorsman’s paradise

  5 Star Stories: Pink Palace Museum is a mansion full of memories

  5 Star Stories: The Lichterman Nature Center, an urban oasis

  Author of ’Black Panther’ novel remembers Chadwick Boseman

  5 Star Stories: Shelby Farms Greenline viewed as the great equalizer

  5 Star Stories: Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park offers a dose of the great outdoors

  Data reveals coronavirus infection rate going off the charts in Haywood County

  Memphis pastor pleads guilty to church member assault caught on video

  5 Star Stories: Miracles of the South Memphis Farmers Market