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
  • Vandal Slashes Tires, Poops In Car In Farmington

      FARMINGTON (KFSM) — People in Farmington are frustrated after finding the tires of their vehicles slashed Tuesday morning (Oct. 17). David Buchanan lives on Rose Court in Farmington. He said he was starting his truck for work and noticed all four of his tires were flat. After looking around, Buchanan noticed several other neighbors vehicles had also been messed with. Buchanan went inside to tell his roommates and reported the incident to the Farmington Police Department. “It’s just frustrating,” […]

  • Arkansas, Like California, Can Be A High Risk For Wildfires

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The raging wildfires in Northern California have burned 213,000 acres of land and killed 41 people. Local firefighters believe the risk for wildfires are just as high in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Crews hope they can prevent something like this from happening by depending on the help of citizens and surrounding fire departments. Grassy, forest-like land, significant drought and high winds are all factors California and Arkansas have in common. Rogers Fire Department Chief, Tom […]

  • Jason Aldean Returns To Stage In Tulsa After Las Vegas Shooting

    TULSA (KFSM) – Country music star Jason Aldean took the stage in Tulsa Thursday (Oct. 12) for the first time since the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. Fans of Aldean filled Tulsa’s BOK Center to show their support for the singer and the victims. “The fact that he’s rebounding so quickly is a testament to what he belives,” fan Shawn Crawford said. Aldean took a break from his tour after a gunman fired onto a crowd of people attending the […]

  • United Way Hosting Fall Volunteer Day; Asking For Volunteers

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — United Way of Northwest Arkansas is looking for more volunteers to help with United for Impact Day. Volunteers will help local organizations and with more than 13 nonprofits on Friday (Oct. 13). Volunteers and groups can still sign up to help on the Fall Impact Day through Thursday (Oct 12). Click here to sign up. Projects will take place all over Northwest Arkansas from 9 a.m. to Noon. When signing up, you choose where you want to […]

  • Best Time To See Fall Foliage Where You Live

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — We’re beginning to see the signs of fall with yellows, reds and oranges taking over the green landscape throughout the area. Many visitors come to The Natural State this time of year to see the vibrant autumn colors. State park officials said it varies each year, but the best time to see those beautiful colors is anywhere from October 16th to the first week of November in Northwest Arkansas. After having such a wet August and a […]

  • Over 200 Vendors Offering Unique Treasures At The Junk Ranch In Prairie Grove

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — If you enjoy collecting antiques or mixing old with new, The Junk Ranch has something unique to offer this weekend in Prairie Grove. For those who love hunting for treasures but don’t have the budget or time, this is is the perfect alternative. “It’s a treasure hunt. It’s going out and finding all the good old stuff,” said Junk Ranch vendor Laura Jo Hightower. “If you love vintage or antiques, or even just rusty junk- this is […]

  • Startup Crawl Celebrating Local Businesses & Helping Economy

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville is known as the “Startup City of the South”. To celebrate more than 40 local businesses, Startup Junkie is hosting a Startup Crawl Friday (Sept. 29). People will go on a self-guided tour through downtown Fayetteville to 12 different local businesses. There will also be more companies set up on the 1st floor of the Pryor Center. Startup Junkie offers one on one consulting, events and workshops to businesses just starting up. Executive Director of the […]

  • Former Marine Runs To Help Those Who Can’t

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Marine Corps Captain, Maggie Seymour is running from San Diego to Washington D.C. to raise money for kids and veterans with disabilities. Seymour crossed the Oklahoma/Arkansas state line, joined by special needs kids and a pack of runners part of Ainsley’s Angels. Ainsley’s Angels is an organization that provides special needs kids with wheelchairs for running. The Fort Smith/Northwest Arkansas chapter is the only one in the state. Seymour donated 2 wheelchairs to the chapter in hopes […]

  • Volunteers Needed At NWA Shelter To Help With Displaced Cats From Hurricane Harvey

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Hurricane Harvey not only displaced people, but it wiped at homes for a lot of animals. One organization in Rogers has stepped up to help by rescuing more than 80 cats from Houston over the weekend. The Outback Cathouse Rescue is owned and operated by The Cat Clinic of Northwest Arkansas. The rescued cats were either from destroyed rescues in Houston, or were surrendered by their owners due to the destruction of their home. The group is […]

  • One Killed In Benton County House Fire

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — One person is dead after a house went up in flames on Haven Drive just outside Rogers city limits Wednesday morning (Sept. 13), according to Chief Tom Jenkins with the Rogers Fire Department. Benton County assistant fire marshal Eric Smith said Betty Morris, 94, was the only person inside the home at the time of the blaze. “We came outside and the whole house was engulfed in flames,” neighbor Roy Hunter said. When crews arrived on […]

  • Early Voting Begins For Annual School Elections, Voter ID Required

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The polls open up for early voting for school board elections at the Washington County Clerk’s office Tuesday (Sept. 12). Voters will be required to show an approved ID when they cast their ballot. Early voting can be done at electronically or by paper ballot and any registered voter in Washington County can vote in the school elections. Information on candidates and sample ballots can be found here. Washington County Election Coordinator, Jennifer Price, expects Election Day […]

  • Local ROTC Cadets Climb 110 Flights For 9/11 Memorial

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas Reserve Officer Training Corps, local first respondents and community members met at Razorback Stadium Monday morning for the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Run. Participants ran up and down the stairs, five laps around the stadium to equal 110 stories; representing the 110 stories in each of the World Trade Center towers that first responders had to climb. Firefighters carried as much as 75 pounds of equipment that day, so some of the cadets carried […]