Richard Ransom, Local 24 News

Richard Ransom

Local 24 News

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Richard:

Opinion | “Medical Nazis”: It’s a new low for a Tennessee state politician

Republican State Rep. Bruce Griffey hit a new low this week in a letter criticizing lawmakers and companies who favor vaccine mandates. → Read More

Opinion | Are we smart about our smart phones?

The 2019 Asurion survey did find half of us are trying to use our phones less, but it also found that's difficult to do. → Read More

ABC 24 News given rare access inside COVID-19 ICU ward at Methodist Hospital

"If you fully let all of the emotions and feelings and tragedies sink-in and affect you every single time, I don't think you can do this kind of job," said Dr. Eick. → Read More

Opinion | The Grizzlies need to go about this jersey retirement very carefully

If this case isn't closed by January, the jersey retirement ceremony should probably be postponed. → Read More

Opinion | Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a new plate

Richard Ransom discusses the new design that has been chosen for Tennessee's license plate. → Read More

Opinion | It's time to think outside the box to end juvenile violence

Anchor Richard Ransom addresses Thursday's school shooting and reaction to it in his Ransom Note. → Read More

Opinion | Governor Lee, you definitely kept your word, good job!

Governor Lee has given West Tennessee a huge economic growth opportunity with Ford's new manufacturing plant. → Read More

Opinion | We are here and we're here for you

We decided it was time for a change, so we are going to refocus on getting you the news, information that you need, when you need it. → Read More

Opinion | COVID-19 vaccine status has unexpected and costly consequences

Tennessee Health Department wants to deny monoclonal antibody treatments if you're vaccinated and only give them to those who are not. → Read More

Opinion | Thanksgiving is over two months from now, but you may want to buy a turkey now

Holiday shortages may apply to various gift items as well as groceries. → Read More

Opinion | It’s not complicated: it's time to regulate and hold social media accountable

“Instagram's toxicity to girls is just the beginning,” said Local 24 News anchor Richard Ransom in his Ransom Note segment. → Read More

Opinion | Roughly half of Americans can’t correctly answer these 3 basic questions about our government

Every year the Annenberg Public Policy Center asks Americans how much we know about the basics of American government. → Read More

Opinion | Mississippi finally gets something right when it comes to battling COVID-19

Kudos to the Magnolia State for dealing head-on with one of the worst problems from this COVID-19 pandemic: all the misinformation. → Read More

Opinion | What do Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Memphis Tigers have in common? They’re not throwing away their…shot

Memphis Tigers are doing their part to encourage people to get COVID-19 vaccination shots. → Read More

Opinion | Would you cut ties with acquaintances, friends, and family who will not get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Would you cut ties with acquaintances, friends, and family who will not get the COVID-19 vaccine? → Read More

Opinion | A glimmer of hope during a stretch of discouraging COVID numbers

A map from the New York Times that shows new cases of COVID in the past two weeks says a lot about how we're doing. → Read More

Opinion | Yet again, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is wrong

He was wrong about the health crisis and wrong about the hiring boom he predicted would happen. → Read More

Opinion | Let’s talk about it: If you’re not vaccinated for COVID-19, why not?

Cases are surging especially in places like the Mid-South with high percentages of people unvaccinated. → Read More

Opinion | With inconsistent mask policies, school districts are sending conflicting messages to kids and parents

Doctors and scientists say masks are essential, especially at school and especially in areas like the Mid-South where vaccination rates are low. → Read More

Opinion | Tennessee is the butt of jokes, but not everyone is laughing

“You get what you get when you fire your top vaccine expert due to pressure based on misinformation.” → Read More