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.

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Recent Articles
  • 73rd Annual Rodeo Of The Ozarks Kicks Off In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Nearly 500 cowboys and cowgirls are rounding up for the 73rd Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks. It’s happening Wednesday (June 21) through Saturday (June 25) at Parsons Stadium in Springdale. Rodeo of the Ozarks is one of the top five largest outdoor rodeos in the country. You can buy tickets online here or at the gate. After being under construction for months, Emma Avenue in Springdale is opening up for the Rodeo of the Ozarks Parade on […]

  • Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Focusing On Fans

    ROGERS (KFSM) — LPGA golfers from all over the world are in Northwest Arkansas for the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship. The golf tournament is at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. More than $3 million is expected to be donated to organizations in the community. The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, ALS Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs across the area and the Children’s Advocacy Center in Benton County will all benefit from this week’s events. Click here to see events happening in […]

  • Crews Evacuate Rogers Apartment Building Up In Flames

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene Thursday (June 15) at an apartment complex that caught fire near 7th and Poplar Street in Rogers. According to dispatch, firefighters evacuated residents from 7th Street Apartments after a second story unit went up in flames. The tenants of the unit said if it wasn’t for their smoke detector they may not have known their home was on fire. The complex’s landlord told 5NEWS he believes the apartment unit is a total […]

  • Kids And Seniors Day At The Fayetteville Farmers Market

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — It’s a special day for kids and senior adults at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. Seniors in local senior centers will get to shop at a discount from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. as the market will be matching the nutrition program vouchers. Several activities are also planned for kids to enjoy. The Fayetteville Fire Department will be on hand with a fire truck, there’s face painting and an art and seed planting booth. The crowd isn’t often as […]

  • Are Kids Ever Too Young For Swim Lessons? Steps To Familiarize Kids With Water

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Plenty of kids will be making a splash this summer whether it’s at a public pool or in a back yard. Some kids are more comfortable in the water than others. No matter the level of the swimmer, it’s important to always be watching. Sometimes parents don’t think to put their kids in swim lessons until they’re 3 or 4 years old. The Swim Ranch offers swim lessons starting at 6 months old. Kim Brinson and Susan Gabbard’s […]

  • Mother, Infant Hospitalized After Street Sweeper Crashes Through Home

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A large piece of machinery similar to a street sweeper “entered a house” on Canal Street in Monte Ne and injured two people Tuesday morning (June 6), according to Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. Benton County Communications Director Channing Barker said crews have been improving roads in the area and the broom sweeper was on a hill on Bonnabel Road. Crews believe the machine lost control down the hill and crashed into the home on Canal Street. […]

  • Students Can Trade Good Grades For Free NWA Naturals Tickets

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are rewarding students who received good grades in the classroom. On Tuesday (June 6) the Naturals want to make sure all students kindergarten through twelfth grade are rewarded for their ‘A’s, or whatever is equivalent to an ‘A’ on their school’s grading scale. All students have to do is bring their report card to the ticket booth at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, and they’ll receive two free tickets. Straight ‘A’s isn’t a requirement […]

  • WATCH: Walmart Shareholders Meeting Happening Now With Blake Shelton As Host

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Walmart Shareholders Meeting is happening at Bud Walton Arena Friday (June 2). Blake Shelton is hosting the event. Guest celebrities will perform throughout the meeting. Watch the meeting live here:  

  • Jones Center’s New Fitness Facility Open And Offering Free Trials This Week

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Jones Center reopened its expanded fitness center on Tuesday (May 30). The Tyson Foods Fitness Center tripled in size, so the area now includes a new hot yoga studio, plus more machines and free weights. The Jones Center will be opening the fitness center to everyone for a free week-long trial from Tuesday through Sunday (June 4). An individual membership for the Jones Center is $8 per month or $90 per year. Family passes are $25 per […]

  • Fayetteville National Cemetery Honors Fallen Soldiers

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Hundreds of people gathered at Fayetteville National Cemetery on Monday (May 29) to remember and honor service members who died while serving the country. This Federal holiday is to is to remember those who were killed in the line of duty and at the cemetery in Fayetteville more than 8,000 flags were placed next to each headstone ahead of the ceremony. “What an incredible ceremony … there is an incredible crowd,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson, “this is […]

  • Pearl Harbor Survivor Shares What Memorial Day Means To Him; Says He Isn’t A Hero

    LOWELL (KFSM) — Some will spend Memorial Day doing fun activities, others will pay their respects at a ceremony. Local veteran Jack Williams will spend the day at home trying to forget a day that’s now part of American History. “At 8 o’clock that morning, here they came,” Williams said. Jack was assigned to a small naval ship in Pearl Harbor. He remembers when the first bomb dropped. “There were very few survivors,” Williams said. “She sunk right where she was […]

  • Angel Eyes Watching Over Washington Regional NICU Babies

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Parents of premature babies who have a long stay in the hospital, usually can’t see their child as much as they would like. At Washington Regional Medical Center, parents can stay with their baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit all day, everyday. At some point, parents have to go back to work or take care of other kids. WRMC has the Angel Eye System that allows parents to watch a live video stream of their baby in […]