Brandon Richard

Brandon Richard


Memphis, TN

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.

Recent Articles by Brandon

  Will controversial transgender laws hurt Arkansas?

  FedEx says all pickup, delivery vehicles will be electric by 2040

  Arkansas begins offering COVID-19 vaccine to some in phase 1B

  Shelby County hospitals brace for post-Christmas surge

  Crittenden County judge, Marion fire chief hospitalized for 17 days with COVID-19

Grand Hyatt hotel proposed for One Beale campus

MFD: 2 children, 1 adult dead after house fire

  Majority of people with COVID-19 going to work, survey finds

  Memphis infectious disease doctor weighs in on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

Memphis police prepare for potential election-related unrest

Attorney General Bill Barr visits Memphis, provides update on Operation Legend

  Barrett confirmation hearings set to start in October

  Memphis inching closer to homicide record

  Rhodes College alumna once again on shortlist for Supreme Court

  Strickland to announce ‘second phase’ of policing reform

  Shelby County released new health directive, outlines ‘tripwires'

  SCSO: Body of missing child recovered from Mississippi River

  Mid-South churches, private and charter schools reap millions in taxpayer-funded loans

  Arkansas mask mandate to take effect Monday

  Trauma season injuries, violence and coronavirus keeping hospitals busy

  Memphis trauma center turned ambulances away due to overcrowding

  Older groups threatened as COVID-19 infections surge among young people

  Doctors, community leaders discuss racism in the health care system

  Shelby Co. health officials say recent COVID-19 deaths related to probable cases from March, May

Officers in riot gear descend on Beale Street, 201 Poplar

  TBI investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in Germantown

Health department will keep close watch on Shelby County reopening

  Mid-South school plans to reopen next week

Hundreds tested for COVID-19 in Hickory Hill, Frayser

  Social distancing restrictions could be in place until June as virus cases increase in Shelby Co.