VOL. 130 | NO. 238 | Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Strickland Taps Ursula Madden as Communications Chief
By Andy Meek
Ursula Madden is leaving the anchor's desk at WMC Action News 5 and heading to City Hall.
Madden, an anchor for the station's 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. broadcasts, is joining the administration of Memphis mayor-Elect Jim Strickland as chief communications officer.
She starts her new job Jan. 1, leaving a 17-year career with WMC that included joining Joe Birch at the anchor desk in 2009.
"We’ve done 5,000 newscasts together, and Ursula has been a splendid partner and has become one of my dearest friends," Birch said. "She is a first rate journalist and a highly competent professional who will now bring her many gifts to the service of our great city."