Arianna Poindexter

Arianna Poindexter


Memphis, TN

Arianna Poindexter is a weekend anchor and reporter for WMC Action News 5.

She came to WMC from Savannah, Georgia, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor. While in Savannah, Arianna covered several national stories including the removal of the confederate flag from the South Carolina State House, the historic flooding in Columbia, South Carolina and she helped lead team coverage when Hurricane Matthew devastated parts of the Southeast United States.

Arianna is a proud Tiger. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with a B.A. in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.

While in college, Arianna reported for the NBC affiliate, KOMU 8 News, and spent four consecutive years as an intern at NBC Washington in Washington, D.C., working as a reporter for the Missouri State Capitol.

She's a military child (Go Navy!) and spent her childhood moving all over the United States from California to Washington D.C., even living out of the country in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Arianna is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Missouri Alumni Association. When she's not reporting, you can find her traveling, shopping or spending time with loved ones.

If you have a story idea you'd like to share, or advice on a fun place to check out, she'd love to hear from you!

Watch Arianna on WMC Action News 5 weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m. and behind the anchor desk on weekend evenings.

Recent Articles by Arianna

Investigation underway after 8 people killed at FedEx facility in Indiana

  NCRM to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with virtual event

Mid-South lawmakers weigh in on gun legislation

  Summer camps talk reopening amid pandemic

  Arkansas gov. signs near-total abortion bill into law

  Pharmacists tasked with giving COVID-19 vaccines in effort to speed vaccinations

  Nashville mayor says the city will rise above this challenging year

  Memphis family hoping for a heart donor for 8-month-old daughter this Christmas

  Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant to be held in Memphis

  Protesters block Poplar Avenue in front of Shelby County Jail in ‘Solidarity for Breonna’

  Rhodes College grad is potential Supreme Court nominee

  New efforts in place to improve Mud Island Amphitheater

  Employment lawyer answers questions about returning to work as the economy reopens

  Battling alcoholism during the COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at Mid-South nursing home

Mayor Strickland announces closure of all city sports courts, fields, skate parks & dog parks

  Wedding planner has advice for couples planning weddings during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Reunion event planned for historic African American hospital in Memphis

  Mid-South mom stepping up to give foster children a home

Tim Howard named sporting director of Memphis 901 FC

Mid-South 3rd grader gets emotional soldier surprise from her mother

Glice Rink now open at Shelby Farms Park

Local GM employees unhappy with letter from auto company

  Mid-South groups providing relief after Hurricane Dorian

West Memphis Police Department partners with Ring Inc.

  Affidavit: Florida truck driver threatened to slit pastor’s throat, commit mass shooting at Memphis church

Slain prison employee, Debra Johnson, laid to rest

  Gov. Bill Lee tours flood-affected areas in west Tennessee

  Memphis soldier surprises son at school after 8-month deployment

Arkansas boy credited for alerting neighbors to house fire