Kontji Anthony

Kontji Anthony

Anchor

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

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

  5 Star Stories: Miracles of the South Memphis Farmers Market

Memphis Chinese community stepping up to combat COVID-19

  5 Star Stories: A. Schwab’s resilience prevails through pandemic

  Lanksy Brothers stepping up to support Regional One

  Memphis songwriter releases timely new single ‘Black Man'

  5 Star Stories: Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman takes us to Ground Zero Blues Club

Downtown Memphis Commission looking for feedback on master plan for downtown area

  5 Star Stories: Memphis distillery stands the test of time

  Mid-South man recalls his experience after battling COVID-19

  Girls, Inc. of Memphis opens virtual programming to all area girls

  Generous gesture by Mid-South teacher turns virtual lessons into global sensation

  ‘This thing is real’: Memphis nurse working in NYC hospital shares stunning details about the effects of COVID-19

  Mid-South women unite in campaign to buy masks for homeless women and children

Blues singer Bobby Rush in quarantine after inconclusive COVID-19 test

  How to help people in need during COVID-19 outbreak

  Laurelwood Shopping Center forgives all April rents due to coronavirus closures

  Faith leaders preparing for Easter Sunday in empty churches

  Memphis rappers feed hundreds of families impacted by COVID-19

Stax Music Academy to launch virtual classes for all Memphis students

  Memphis native on frontlines of high-tech fight against coronavirus

  Truckers face roadblocks during coronavirus crisis

Amazon looking to hire 100,000 employees during COVID-19 surge

  5 Star Stories: Elmwood Cemetery goes high tech to preserve Memphis history

  Apple TV premieres new movie ‘The Banker’ in the Bluff City

  5 Star Stories: Graceland takes us behind-the-curtain for a look at unseen artifacts from the King’s collection

  5 Star Stories: Brothers take over beer industry in the Bluff City

  A Tale of Two Pies: Sweet Potato vs. Pumpkin