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

DeSoto County inches closer to 100 COVID-19 deaths

DeSoto County coroner calls Mississippi’s COVID-19 numbers ‘misleading’

SCSO: Body of missing child recovered from Mississippi River

  Governor’s mask mandate takes effect in DeSoto County, 12 other Mississippi counties

Gov. Reeves to deliver first State of the State address Monday

On visit to Memphis, Vice-President visits National Civil Rights Museum

  Mississippi lawmakers propose cuts at Parchman, reject improvement plan

Man accused of attacking 14-year-old, offering money for sex

School letters cause controversy after singling out student groups by race

Mississippi candidate for governor denies female reporter access