Kontji Anthony, News Anchor

About Kontji

News Anchor


Kontji Anthony is an award-winning news anchor with more than two decades of combined experience anchoring, reporting, producing and writing for network new television stations across America.

She is currently the main co-anchor at WMC Action News 5.

During her time on Memphis local news, Kontji has aired reports on the Today Show, conducted interviews for the E! News Network, performed live on CNN, and appears as a guest announcer on regional radio.

Behind the scenes, Kontji is a community advocate. When she learned children were ashamed to go to back to school for lack of clothes that fit, she led an initiative with The Boys and Girls Club to raise tens of thousands of dollars in various donations to clothe local school children. Additionally, Kontji organized a recent youth voter initiative as a member of The Links Incorporated, conceived a citywide day of service effort to spruce up dilapidated SCS buildings through Volunteer Memphis, and in a special partnership with WMC Action News 5 and Big Brothers Big Sisters, helped increase mentorship between kids and caring adults by 35%. She is also an avid animal lover who helps match pets with people. 

Kontji is currently on the Strengthening Nonprofits Committee for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, and is also a member of the Volunteer Memphis Steering Committee, the Junior League Community Advisory Board, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. 

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