Brandon Richard is a weekend morning co-anchor and reporter for WMC Action News 5.
His decade-long television career has taken him to several cities throughout the South and Midwest, but he has discovered there’s no place like Memphis!
Before joining WMC Action News 5, Brandon was an anchor/reporter in Southern Illinois. He also reported for television stations in Kansas City and Tulsa.
He began his professional broadcast journalism career at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Brandon studied broadcast journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma and interned at KOCO in Oklahoma City.
Highlights of his career include moderating an Illinois governor’s debate and covering stories that made international headlines, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the 2013 Moore, Oklahoma EF-5 tornado and the Kansas City Royals World Series championship. He also interviewed and covered visits from several high-profile politicians and celebrities, including former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, comedian Jay Leno and boxing legend George Foreman.
His work has been honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Watch Brandon reporting on WMC Action News 5 weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and behind the anchor desk on weekend mornings.
U.S Attorney General William Barr paid a visit to Memphis on Wednesday to meet with local law enforcement officials and to provide an update on Operation Legend, the federal initiative to combat violent crime in a handful of major cities.
President Trump has yet to announce his pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but a federal judge who graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis has emerged as one of the leading contenders.
Millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded loans that were meant to help small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic have been distributed to dozens of churches, private schools, and charter schools across the Mid-South.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Mid-South’s only Level 1 Trauma center found itself so stretched to the limit that it was forced to turn away patients suffering from some of the most critical types of injuries.