Alex joined the 5NEWS team as a reporter in August of 2016. She grew up in Hope, Arkansas and is a proud alumna of Henderson State University and Alpha Sigma Alpha. Alex holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Mass Media with a minor in Communication.

Alex is an avid whistler and loves to read. She’s excited to explore all things Northwest Arkansas and would love to know what should be first on her bucket list.

If you have a suggestion or story idea for Alex, email her at Alex.Durham@kfsm.com or find her on Twitter @5NEWSAlex


Recent Articles
  • Local Business Pays Off Student Lunch Debt

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — It’s the season of giving and that’s exactly what one local business is doing. The Landers car dealership presented a $2,000 check to Reagan Elementary School in Rogers to help pay off overdue lunch balances. Principal of Reagan Elementary, Laura Quillen, said more than 30 kids owe lunch money. She said some parents are worried about paying their child’s lunch bill and that it’s especially hard during the holiday season. “We’ll set up a payment plan […]

  • Fayetteville Students Camp Out To Raise Awareness For The Homeless

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– A group of Fayetteville High School students are trading in their warm beds for boxes. Members of student council are camping outside the school for the 19th Annual Homeless Vigil. Students are accepting donations of money and non-perishable foods Thursday (Dec. 7) at 5 p.m.  People are encouraged to drop off donations at the high school in the breezeway between Phases 2 & 3 on Bulldog Blvd.  The students will accept donations until 11 p.m., then will spend […]

  • Local Family Lets Christmas Spirit Shine With Massive Light Display

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — ‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, letters to Santa and Christmas lights. Since 2003, the Stewart Family Christmas Light Display in Fayetteville outshines the others, and they’re sharing it with others for free. “There’s about 750,000 lights at the main display, and there’s about a quarter of a million lights around the parking area,” said Carlin Stewart. In order to light it up, the family said their electric bill is around $2,000 and they rely on donations […]

  • Broyles Foundation Announces Trademark To Help Alzheimer’s Caregivers

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — In honor of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Broyles Foundation has announced the launch of Dementia Friendly Partners. The Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation was established in 2006 by Frank Broyles himself, a college football icon, after his wife, Barbara, died of Alzheimer’s disease. Coach Broyles led the Razorbacks to a national championship in 1964 and served as the athletic director for over 50 years at the University of Arkansas before passing away after complications from Alzheimer’s […]

  • Salvation Army Invites People In Need To Thanksgiving Meal

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — While many people gathered at the table for a big Thanksgiving feast, some don’t have a table or food to eat. The Salvation Army invited those in need to be their guest on Thanksgiving. Volunteers cooked a traditional Thanksgiving meal with dressing and all the sides. They took people’s orders and served the food just how a restaurant  would. Perry Schaffer and April Somers spent Thanksgiving at the Salvation Army in Bentonville. They are bell ringers who […]

  • Fayetteville Square Prepares For Lights Of The Ozarks Crowd

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Business owners and event organizers prepared Thursday morning (Nov. 16) for the thousands of people expected to visit the Lights of the Ozarks display. Around 450,000 lights that now hang in the Fayetteville Square are scheduled to be turned on Friday night (Nov. 17) at 6 p.m. with a lighting ceremony and parade. Hazel Hernandez with Experience Fayetteville said this is the 23rd year for the display and every year it continues to grow. She said people […]

  • Easy Maple Bread Pudding Recipe For The Holidays

    BRANSON (KFSM)– Getting you ready for the holidays, Silver Dollar City’s culinary expert, Debbie Dance Uhrig, shares her maple bread pudding recipe. This is in celebration of Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas“. The event features the park being covered with 6.5 million lights, holiday parades, Broadway-style music productions and more. It is from November 4th to December 30th. Maple Bread Pudding 2 loaves cinnamon raisin bread, 16 oz. each 3 cups milk 1 cup heavy cream 4 eggs 1 […]

  • Walmart Toyland Takes Over Bentonville Square

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Bentonville square will be transformed into Walmart Toyland on Friday (Nov. 3), and thousands of excited kids and adults are expected to flock to the area to check out the most wanted toys for the 2017 holiday season. The square will be filled with vendors giving out free toys all day long. The main stage will also be sponsored by Universal and will be filled with surprises throughout the event. Toyland is happening from 11 a.m. […]

  • Plan On Visiting Walmart Toyland? Here’s What You Need To Know About Parking

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) —  Toymakers from across the country will be in Bentonville showcasing the toys topping every child’s wish list for Santa this year. There will be live entertainment, a pet adoption event and an opportunity to test out the toys. Toyland is Friday (Nov. 3) on the Bentonville Square from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The square will be closed to traffic, but there are several public parking lots near the downtown area. According to the City of Bentonville, […]

  • Granny Gives Goosebumps In Siloam Springs Haunted House

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — Sugar, spice and everything scary, that’s Mary Lou Williams. She’s 94-years-old and spends her October weekends in the Warehouse of Fear. Williams has played many characters over the years. Her son, Kevin Williams is the manager at the Warehouse of Fear. He originally asked his mom to be an actor in the haunted house when there was a part open for an elderly person. Since then, Williams hasn’t missed one night of scaring in five years. She’s become […]

  • Next Door App Connects Neighbors During Halloween

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Trick-or-treating on Halloween is exciting, but can be unnerving for some parents. Of course, there’s an app for that, and it’s called the Next Door App. The Fayetteville Police Department recommends this App year round, but it’s great to have on Halloween. The Next Door App is free to download on a smartphone or access on a computer. Users can see who in their neighborhood is offering candy to trick-or-treaters and keep up with crime and traffic […]

  • Teal Pumpkin Project Promoting Allergy Safe Treats On Halloween

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — As you prepare to hand out candy on Halloween, it’s important to remember that some kids have food allergies. While you may not know which kids have food allergies, there is a way to offer safe treats for all to enjoy. The Teal Pumpkin Project allows parents and kids to know which homes offer safe treats. The concept is simple, paint a pumpkin teal and set it outside your house to show that your home is part […]