Kendall Downing

Kendall Downing

Reporter

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

Ole Miss student who led charge to relocate Confederate monument on campus named Rhodes Scholar

Woman arrested for husband’s murder after ‘domestic incident’ at DeSoto County home

  Son of 46-year sheriff elected to sheriff’s post in Lafayette County

Embattled Memphis pastor Andy Savage files state documents to set up new church

State youth facility in Fayette County damaged in Sunday riot; 11 teenagers charged as adults

Low pay contributes to staffing problems at Mississippi prisons

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

  Ally Kostial’s roommate says Ally could be kind to the ‘most evil of person’

Group calls for more police transparency after officer-involved shooting