A rich broadcast history was born in December 1948 when WMC-TV became the first television station in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. The commitment that was made in 1948 to serve Mid-South continues today.
As the news leader in Memphis and the Mid-South, Action News 5 is the #1 source for breaking news. Chopper 5, with "power zoom" technology, flies high covering breaking news live from the sky as the area's most experienced team of reporters cover the story live from the street.
WMC-TV's excellence has been recognized by broadcast professionals in the form of awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists. The station has also won a number of Emmy awards for news and special event programming.
WMC-TV5 broadcasts more than 30 hours of local news programming each week and is recognized as the Mid-South's News Leader.
WMC-TV is "First to Care, First to Serve" and is proud of its distinguished record of community service; providing support to a diverse roster of educational and humanitarian projects including, the Stuff the Bus Campaign in association with Memphis City and Shelby County Schools Systems, the Memphis Interfaith Association (MIFA), Memphis City Schools Telecommunications Center, the National Civil Rights Museum and the Memphis Branch of NAACP.
WMC-TV5 is an NBC affiliate serving 44 counties in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri.