Joy Redmond loves to wake Memphians up bright and early weekdays beginning at 4 a.m. She joined Action News 5 as a morning anchor in July 2018.
Joy brings more than 15 years of television journalism experience to the Mid-South and is committed to bringing a tremendous amount of energy to the morning news.
Joy was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and has worked in her hometown market at WJBK Fox 2 as a traffic anchor/reporter and also WOIO in Cleveland, Ohio. Joy was also a morning anchor at WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi for nearly seven years. That’s where she fell in love with the Southern way of life and decided it would be fun to head north to the Bluff City to take in some Mid-South action.
Joy's first TV news job was in Duluth, Minnesota. She was a general assignment, health and feature reporter and the weekend anchor for KQDS in Duluth.
During her stint there, Joy received two Society of Professional Journalists awards, including one for an investigative piece called "High in the Hallways," which exposed the truth about teens' misuse of prescription drugs.
Joy’s TV career includes work on both sides of the camera. She interned with WXYZ and WLNS in the Michigan market, hosted various cable shows and was the announcer for her church's television and radio broadcast.
Joy is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a proud Wolverine and a fan of all her hometown sports teams (go Pistons, Lions, Tigers and Wings)! She’s excited to now be part of Grind City. Go Grizz… until they play Detroit (yikes!).
Joy is a former member of the Junior League of Jackson as well as a board member of Mississippi Families for Kids, a nonprofit adoption agency that focuses on placing special needs children in forever homes. Joy has also served as the Jackson Public Schools Summer Reading Program Ambassador and is also a proud member of the Links Inc.
Joy is an engaged member of the community, serving as hostess to numerous galas, college scholarships and awards banquets, inspirational forums and various fundraising events. She will tell you her passion is serving and getting a chance to meet viewers in person. Joy also enjoys serving as a mentor to young people.
Joy is a proud mom to one son, a daughter to two amazing parents, a sister to one incredibly cool younger brother and shares a special bond with her family. When she’s not connecting with viewers, she loves to dine on the Bluff City’s finest culinary delights and she is always joyfully willing to visit local restaurants. Translation? She’s a true foodie.
Joy loves fashion, in particular shoes. Her shoe collection grows exponentially as she just can’t seem to turn the other way when she sees a cute new pair calling her name.
If she’s not hitting snooze on her alarm clock, you just might run into Joy hanging out on Beale Street, grubbing at a local eatery or cruising down the isle of a local grocery store. Wherever you happen to see her be sure to say hello! You’ll definitely be greeted with “joy” and a big smile to match.
Watch Joy weekdays on Action News 5 from 4 to 7 a.m.