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.
Within the last month, Tennessee has seen more than 300,000 new unemployment claims throughout the state, and with businesses reopening soon, some might not feel comfortable jumping back into the workforce because of a health risk.
The affidavit says Thomas McVicker sent his friend a message Aug. 9 that read, “I was thinking about shooting a church up but I’m afraid how it will affect my family in the flesh when I’m gone. So I think I’m going to kill some people on the street then get away with it then kill myself.”
It's been less than one year since the Watchful Eyes Neighborhood Association in the Graceland area raised money to install its first SkyCop camera in the neighborhood, and now residents are gearing up to do it again.