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WMC Action News 5

News Channel 5 Memphis Live

WMC Action News 5 LogoWMC Action News 5 is an NBC affiliate TV channel operating at Virtual CH 5 and serving the area of Memphis, Tennessee. The network works under the ownership of Gray Television. News Channel 5 Memphis offers local Memphis news, state news, Memphis daily news, political news, education, crime reports, good news, consumer news, and others. WMC 5 also covers special investigations reports, 5-star stories, WMC Weather, The Breakdown, Weather Headlines, School Day Forecast, and closings. Other things to watch on Channel 5 Memphis live are Mid-South Heroes, Black History Month, Sports coverage, Bridging the Great Health Divide, Investigate TV, Bluff City Life, and whatnot. Besides providing on-air transmission over the satellite, WMC TV offers quality service on various cable networks and the official website via WMC Action News 5 live stream.

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News Content, WMC weather services, political discussion, and live sports, enjoy everything for free here via WMC Action News 5 live stream. Watching the news has now become as easy as pie, as the world is getting more and more digitalized with every year passing by. Access the station’s live stream anywhere in the world and keep tabs on the local, state, and national affairs. Move your cursor to the play button, click the player and enjoy!


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General FAQs by News Channel 5 Memphis Viewers

Here are a few questions related to WMC News Channel 5.

Why Did Andrew Kozak Leave?

Andrew Kozak has been hosting weather shows for years. During his tenure, Kozak dedicated a great time to the weather and claimed Seal of Approval from both the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Service. Andrew became a part of the WMC Weather team First Alert Weather in September 2014 and, after serving the Memphis community for more than three years, left the channel in September 2017 for a better opportunity.

What Channel is NBC In Memphis Tennessee?

News Channel 5 Memphis carries the NBC programming in Memphis, Tennessee. Viewers can tune in to Channel No. 5 on their TV sets and enjoy the network’s over-the-air coverage. The station also provides transmission on various local cable networks on the same CH number; however, it may change depending on the cable carriers.

Did Anna Marie Hartman Leave WMC?

Anna Marie Hartman was a TV News Anchor and Reporter at News Channel 5 Memphis since 1995. She served a great time on the channel and covered many exciting stories during her stay at the channel. She was a passionate news personality with a drive to learn more. Anna cared for the Memphis community from the heart and did a lot of good things for them. However, after giving the 19 years of her life to the station, Marie decided to make a switch in career and started working for ALSAC/St Jude Children’s Hospital as a Senior Specialist in Creative Media. She was a great asset to the channel, and WMC misses her in the newsroom till today.

WMC Memphis News Team

News Channel 5 Memphis’s team of professional anchors and talented reporters offers reliable news services to the community. The team investigates the stories carefully and then presents the authentic information to the public. Moreover, the WMC TV Memphis team always verifies the authenticity of their news from different sources and then airs it to the channel.

The audience admires their dedication and commitment to providing the most reliable news in the market. They cover everything from crime reports to messy political fights. Furthermore, you can always depend on the WMC Action News Team for bringing the special reports, educational content, consumer news, and latest city affairs. Joe Birch, Kontji Anthony, Ron Childers, Janice Broach, Andrew Douglas, and Kelli Cook are among the few news personalities that make WMC TV5 stand out from the rest.

Kontji Anthony: Evening News Personality at WMC TV 5

Kontji AnthonyKontji Anthony is a well-connected and admirable news personality and skillful communications specialist that has been pursuing journalism for more than 24 years. During her career, she has conducted several duties such as news writer, producer, anchor, and reporter. Kontji has comprehensive knowledge about government relations. Plus, she has reported and shared several stories that helped the community in an excellent way.

Anthony has been a part of the WMC Action News 5 Team for more than 15 years. She is one of the most senior news team members who has served various duties to betterment the Memphis community. Kontji is a lead presenter for the station’s primary news service. In Addition, she assists in reporting, locating, and sharing news on web articles and Television. Anthony also used to write reports for The Today Show, E! News Network, and CNN. Moreover, Kontji has also reported the local government beat for years.

Kontiji’s Start of Career

Kontiji did graduation in BA School of Communications from Howard University. After completing her studies, Anthony started working as a Field Producer and Desk Assistant at WCBS News in July 1994, where she used to aid the newsroom team in the production of daily news, aside from interviewing various subjects for broadcast.

WMC Action News 5 Live Coverage Studio
WMC Action News 5 Live Coverage Studio | Courtesy: official website

In 1996, Kontiji began to work for Sinclair Broadcast Group as a Multimedia Journalist, where she used to write, produce, report, shot, and edit video clips and cover news transmission for a daily newscast. Shortly after that, Anthony was promoted to a full-time TV News reporter and started conducting daily news and weather through enterprising and live Television reporting, producing, and anchoring.

In 1999, Kontiji joined the KOVR News team as a TV News Reporter, where she managed a collaboration with The Daily Reflector Newspaper to publish newspaper reports and convergent TV. Later, Anthony became a part of Media General as a Morning News Anchor in 2001 and started presenting newscasts and producing content along with selecting the newsworthy content for other newscasts.

Eventually, Kontiji became an Evening Newscaster at Channel 5 Memphis. It has been almost 16 years, and Anthony is still a part of Tennessee’s leading news channel.

Andrew Douglas: Anchor & Reporter

Andrew DouglasAndrew Douglas is an award-winning journalist who has more than 20 years of journalism experience in Mid-South and Memphis. He loves the Memphis community and does everything in his power to support them. Douglas joined WMC TV 5 and started working as a host for morning and noon news as well as an investigative reporter. Catch Douglas live throughout the weekdays on WMC Action News 5 at 4:30 am to 7 am, WMC Action News 5 at 12 pm, and while conducting evening investigative reports on WMC Action News Five at 6. Andrew is committed to delivering the best to the community. Aside from supporting the United Way charities annually, Douglas covers and hosts fundraising events throughout the year.

Andrew has been awarded as Tennessee’s best anchor by the Tennessee Associated Press. He has also been cited as the state’s one of the top reporters by The Tennessee Associated Press. Plus, he also has earned the Emmy Award and Society of Professional Journalists Award. Moreover, Douglas has claimed the Best TV News Anchor award in several read polls along with two protruding Memphis Publications.

Andrew was the first news personality to join Central Florida News, 24-hour Orlando News Channel, in 1997. He reported the entire NASA Space Program from the launch of the Shuttle to its landing.

Andrew Douglas with Joy Redmond
Andrew Douglas with Joy Redmond | Source: twitter

Douglas studied BS Telecommunications from the University of Florida in 1996. Though Andrew has completed the education way before, he started his journalism career after four years in September 2000 when he joined WHIO News as an Anchor and Reporter. After serving the WHIO for almost six years, Douglas became an Investigative Reporter and Morning News Anchor at WMC in October 2006; he is still here in Memphis after dedicating the 14 years of his life.

WMC First Alert Weather Team

WMC Weather team includes the talented and capable meteorologists working all day long just to serve the Memphis community with authenticity. Furthermore, the squad predicts the most accurate forecast of the day using high-tech weather radar that includes different layers and overlays. Memphis audience relies a great time on First Alert Weather Team. They have the right chemistry together and serve the community with the collaboration of each other, both in-studio and on the field. They are always the first to report the severe weather in the area and work with a single mission of keeping the people safe in terrible situations.

Ron Childers: Chief Meteorologist at News Channel 5 Memphis

Ron ChildersRon Childers is leading the WMC Weather team as a chief meteorologist since December 1986. WMC Channel 5 was his first and only TV channel that he has been serving for more than 34 years. Childers appears on WMC Action News Five at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm. Ron had started meteorology way before earning his Broadcast Meteorology degree. During his extensive career, Ron has covered numerous severe storms in the Mid-South. Childers earned an Emmy for covering the winter storm that draped the entire region with snow. Later, in 2005, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated him for an Emmy Award for Best Weathercast.

After five years, Ron was once again honored with an Emmy Nomination for his weekly webchat about the weather on the station’s official website. Childers holds a seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society. Plus, he is also a part of NWA- National Weather Association. Ron remains in touch with various schools, civic groups, and clubs throughout the year and acts as a host and auctioneer for numerous fundraising events. Moreover, he likes to spend time with various charitable organizations.

Childers was also honored by the Diversity Memphis for Humanitarian of the Year Award for his services towards charity in the community. Ron completed his education at Mississippi State University in Broadcast Meteorology in the mid-90s. However, before that, he used to serve the WRVR Radio in Memphis then transferred to WMC FM 100. Later, in 1989, he moved to WMC 5 Memphis TV station as a promotion and marketing producer and part-time weather reporter.

WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather
WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather | Credits: official website

Brittney Bryant: Weather Personality at News Channel 5 Memphis

Brittney BryantBrittney Bryant is a morning weather anchor and reporter at News Channel 5 Memphis providing her services to the channel for more than six years. Watch Brittney live every morning from 4:30 am to 7 am. Her passion for learning about weather mysteries drove her to polish the skills in reporting and writing broadcast and web news.

Though, Bryant had already completed her education from Mississippi State University in Geosciences in 2012, focusing on Broadcast Meteorology. However, she started her journalism career prior to that in January 2011 in WUTK FM as a Radio Personality and Music Director. Shortly after that, Brittney joined WREG News as TV News Operator in August 2011. In August 2013, she became a part of Mississippi State University as a Broadcasting Lab Instructor. Later, Bryant started working as a Weekend Meteorologist and Traffic Reporter at WMBF in June 2014. Currently, Brittney serves as Meteorologist WMC Action News 5.

News Channel 5 Memphis Mobile Apps

WMC News provides the latest and updated mobile applications for both its news services and weather coverage. Action News 5 Local News app covers the current affairs, political news, national news, sports coverage, WMC TV Memphis Breaking News, Memphis Daily News, health reports, and other news stories. Meanwhile, WMC 5 First Alert Weather is a Weather-Focused app that delivers the minute-by-minute climate report in Memphis and its nearby areas.

Action News 5 Local News App

With the catchphrase, Your News Leader, Action News 5 Local News App offers Memphis TN News to Memphis and in its suburbs. It includes the following features:

  • Live breaking news and investigative stories
  • News Headlines Alerts
  • Storm Tracking
  • Live Doppler Radar
  • Video
  • Sports and more

The application requires GPS location to help personalize content for you. Viewers can get all the important stuff right after opening the app on their homepage. Moreover, navigating through the app is as easier as ever.1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104

WMC Action News 5 Studio Building
1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | Credits:

WMC5 First Alert Weather App

WMC5 First Alert Weather App, also known as StormTrack5, is your guide for weather in Memphis. Keep tracks of the latest weather conditions in the area, discover if there is any storm or severe weather about to hit, and find out the accurate weather forecast with the channel’s exclusive radar system. You can get the current weather conditions and local forecast for all three regions Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi, in the app. Not to mention the other exciting features such as HD cloud imagery, push-alert notification service for severe weather, hourly and daily weather forecast, future radar to keep tabs on extreme weather, and realtime weather updates.

News Channel 5 Memphis Programming

Syndicated shows broadcasting on Channel 5 Memphis are Wheel of Fortune, The Kelly Clarkson Show , Live with Kelly & Ryan, and more. Jeopardy!’s syndicated version was initially locally carried on NBC Memphis but has since shifted to WREG News, a CBS affiliate, making the Memphis market one of the few TV services to telecast both Jeopardy and Wheel on different channels. The Dr. OZ Show and Rachel Ray have initially broadcasted on News Channel 5 Memphis, but neither of them presently broadcasts in Memphis. Viewers can catch the syndicated programming over the various streaming platforms, such as Alexa and Roku, via WMC Action News Live Stream.

Also Watch: WREG Memphis

Like several other NBC stations from the 60s to 90s, WMC Live started replacing a few of the NBC shows. Mostly a considerable part of the channel’s daytime schedule, in the place of syndicated talk shows. However, the channel’s daytime rebroadcasts of sitcoms would often continue to telecast in the morning hours. Furthermore, In a struggle of gaining viewership for The Today Show in 1979. WMC TV 5 also introduced a top morning show, Wake-Up Call. The show was anchored by Peggy Rolfes and Dick Hawley for the initial three years. Later, however, in 1982, Peggy was replaced by Denise DuBois and started co-anchoring for the following ten years. By the eighties, Wake-Up Call had already become the top-rated talk program on local TV services in the United States, with almost 52% share of the total audience.

WMC News Popular Shows

The popular shows include in the list of programming are The Song, The Voice, Raw Travel, Good Girls, Ellen’s Game of Games, Detroit Muscle, Engine Power, and others. Watch all these programs on different local cable services, satellite networks, and also on Amazon Prime via WMC Action News 5 Live Stream.

Good Girls The Voice Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren WMC Action News 5 at 10:00 p.m.
Ellen’s Game of Games Raw Travel The Song Cornerstone Media
Engine Power Detroit Muscle Cornerstone Media Today III
WMC Action News 5 at Noon Today Today with Hoda and Jenna Days of Our Lives
The Kelly Clarkson Show Wheel of Fortune Debris The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
A Little Late with Lilly Singh Dateline Late Night with Seth Meyers Early Today
Chicago Fire New Amsterdam Chicago Med Chicago P.D.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit The Blacklist Saturday Today The Voyager with Josh Garcia
Roots Less Traveled Vets Saving Pets FIS Skiing & Snowboarding One Team: The Power of Sports
PGA Golf COVID Crisis: The Long Haul Saturday Night Live Truck Tech
CarCass Opry Meet the Press Wild Child
Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer NBC Nightly News: Weekend Edition In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley WMC Action News 5 Today

About WMC News

WMC Live operates under the ownership of Gray Television. It takes the primary content from NBC Network, however, secondary content from Court TV, Circle, Bounce TV, and Grit. Moreover, the station uses the catchphrase Your News-Leader. The brand name is WMC Action News 5 for its newscast. The channel’s studios are situated on Union Avenue, Midtown Memphis. However, its transmitter is installed between Fletcher Creek and Crestview Drive. It is close to Barlett, Memphis. WMC TV 5 presents Memphis breaking news and Memphis daily news. Also it airs news services over the antenna, cable, and satellite in the Western third of Tennessee and Eastern Arkansas. The transmission can also can be watched on the Northern side of Mississippi, and the southeastern part of Missouri.

Tel: (901) 726-0555
Tower Location: Crestview Drive and Fletcher Creek, near Bartlett
Brand Name: WMC Action News 5

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WMC Action News 5 Coverage Map
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Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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