Kendall Downing

Kendall Downing


Memphis, TN

Kendall Downing joined the WMC Action News 5 team in November 2016. He currently reports during the week, focusing on city and county government.

He is no stranger to the history and legacy of 1960 Union Ave. Kendall grew up in Tipton County and spent his childhood watching WMC Action News 5. He worked as a newsroom intern one summer while he was in college.

Kendall comes to WMC Action News 5 from Indianapolis where he worked for nearly three years as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WXIN/WTTV. While in Indy, he covered major stories from the federal prosecution of former Subway spokesperson and Indiana native Jared Fogle, to the selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as Donald Trump's running-mate and their eventual presidential election victory in New York City.

Kendall has also made stops at two Kentucky television stations, WPSD in Paducah and WYMT in Hazard. He won numerous awards for his reporting and photojournalism in both Kentucky and Indiana. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Tennessee - Knoxville where he studied journalism and electronic media.

Kendall Downing is excited to be back at home in Memphis. Feel free to contact him via email, Twitter or Facebook.

Watch Kendall on WMC Action News 5 weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m.

Recent Articles by Kendall

  Health dept. orders bars to close, restaurants to reduce hours as COVID-19 cases rise in Shelby County

  Shelby County delays move to phase 3 after county’s largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

College football tickets may be hard to come by this fall

  Shelby County Health Department predicts peak of first COVID-19 wave later this fall

  Phase 3 of reopening not likely next week for Shelby County following significant COVID-19 case increase

Shuttered Shelby County businesses can reopen to customers soon for the first time in more than a month

Memphis, Shelby County to release reopening plans early next week as positive COVID-19 case counts “plateau”

  Memphis to take a phased-in approach to reopening the city

  VIP tours of Mid-South Coliseum ongoing to spark third-party development

  Forrest City Walmart remains closed following fatal officer-involved shooting, ASP continues investigation

  Parking construction on hold at Memphis Zoo amid alternative solution consideration that would spare Greensward

  BBB issues warning amid tornado recovery efforts

  District attorney reviewing investigative case file in 2011 death of Dyersburg mother Karen Swift

  Memphis leaders hopeful exposure from NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ will boost city’s already booming tourism industry

  Attorneys await results of mental evaluation of prison escapee Curtis Ray Watson, charged in TDOC administrator’s murder

NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ premiere includes many of Memphis’ iconic spots

  City Council attorney says MPD can fine drivers for state’s hands-free law without new city ordinance

  Attorneys ask for psych evaluation for Ole Miss murder suspect Brandon Theesfeld as Ally Kostial’s friends and family fill the courtroom

  Jail administrator’s wife accused of pulling gun on students going door-to-door for school fundraiser

  Surveillance video shows deadly shooting involving Shelby County deputy and sexual assault suspect

  Jerry Lawler suing Hardeman County over son’s jail death

  10 shot, 3 dead following night of violence in Memphis

  Elvis Presley Enterprises plans Graceland expansion, will bring 1,000 jobs to Whitehaven