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
  • Flashing Red, Kids Ahead Campaign: School Zone And Bus Safety

    ARKANSAS (KFSM)– As students head back to school, you’ll see more buses on the road, and a new statewide campaign is working to keep those kids safe. “Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.” is a statewide campaign lead by the Arkansas Department of Education. The goal is to remind drivers to stop when they see flashing red lights on a school bus. In Arkansas approximately 7,000 buses carry around 350,000 kids to and from school and school-related activities on a daily basis. […]

  • ‘Bike 4 Friendship’ Cross Country Cycling Trip Passes Through Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)– A group of men are biking 3,100 miles across the country to raise awareness for kids with special needs. Bike 4 Friendship routes the cyclist from San Diego to New Jersey passing through 15 states and more than 40 cities. On this journey the men stop in those cities and meet with people in the community to spread the word about Friendship Circle, an international non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. Bike […]

  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Fundraising To Build New Bear Habitats

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) — Today is National Bear Day (July 31) and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is holding a fundraiser to build new bear habitats for five newly rescued bears. These habitats will be all-natural with trees, water features, and other enriching elements to give the bears the best lives possible in captivity. During the Colorado Project, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge found homes among 15 sanctuaries for 110 animals. But after five months of searching, they were left with five […]

  • Arkansans Have Less Than A Month To Apply For FEMA Assistance After Spring Flooding

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Arkansans impacted by spring flooding have less than one month to apply for disaster relief assistance. Residents of the 13 counties who sustained property damage or loss from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19, 2017 may apply in a variety of ways for assistance to help pay for temporary housing, emergency home repairs or other disaster-related expenses. This includes Benton, Washington, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Prairie, Pulaski, […]

  • Benton County Inmate Garden Changing Lives In The Community And The Jail

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office started a new program to help the community and give inmates a second chance at life. Female inmates have planted a tomatoes, potatoes, squash and other vegetables as part of the Inmate’s Garden. They’ve been harvesting several boxes of fruit and vegetables a day. All the food is being donated to the St. Andrew’s Food Pantry in Rogers. The program is similar to work detail or heavy labor jobs — this […]

  • Fayetteville Searching For Local Artists For Public Art Project

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville is on the hunt for local artists. Experience Fayetteville has teamed up with JUSTKIDS — the same group curating the Unexpected Project in Fort Smith — to bring public art to the city of Fayetteville. The city will be adding five new public art projects in August. First, however, they need to find the artists. The groups are hoping that the five projects will be completed by a mix of international and local artists. JUSTKIDS will […]

  • 21C Museum Hotel Chef To Be On CBS This Morning

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)– Executive chef Matthew McClure of The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville will share his path, inspiration and approach to refined country cooking on national television this week. The chef will appear on CBS This Morning on Saturday, July 8, during the weekly chef spotlight series, The Dish. McClure was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where hunting, fishing and his grandmother’s cooking ignited his passion for food. After years working in Boston, McClure returned to his home […]

  • Ozark Indivisible To Peacefully Protest Arkansas Attorney General Mobile Office

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office will host a mobile office in Bentonville to answer questions and educate residents of possible scams and identity theft protections. Immigration activists Ozark Indivisible is planning to welcome the attorney general and her staff as they peacefully protest Rutledge’s plan to phase out DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an immigration policy founded by the Obama Administration. It allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a […]

  • New Arkansas Law Helps Disconnect Domestic Violence Victims From Abusers

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A new Arkansas law helps domestic violence survivors who share a phone plan with their abuser, keep it separate from their abuser. Act 577 empowers and protects the right of victims by laying out a clear process for victims to gain exclusive control of their wireless device, billing info and account. Before, cell phone providers couldn’t separate the plans without consent from the account holder. With a shared account, abusers can also track their victims and who […]

  • Record Number Competing In Daisy’s 52nd Annual BB Gun National Championship

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The best BB gun shooters from across the country will compete in Rogers this weekend as Daisy’s 52nd Annual National Championship Match kicks off Friday (June 30). This is the largest 5-meter BB gun match in the country, attracting thousands of youth shooters from nearly every state. Daisy is expecting it’s biggest turn out ever with 69 teams plus 56 former national champions coming to the competition. With each team consisting of seven members, plus coaches and families, […]

  • Miss Arkansas Maggie Benton Visits 5NEWS This Morning

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Miss Arkansas, Maggie Benton joins 5NEWS This Morning to talk about her upcoming year. Miss Greater Jonesboro, Maggie Benton, was crowned Miss Arkansas 2017. Benton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and her hometown is Jonesboro. Benton’s talent was a Broadway vocal performance of Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera. Her platform is “Giving is a Gift.” Miss Arkansas, Maggie Benton competes for the title of Miss America September 10th in Atlantic […]

  • Botanical Garden Of The Ozarks Kicking Off Free Summer Concert Series

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will kick off its free summer concert series on Tuesday, June 27. Three bands will grace the stage at BGO through August, with the Arkansas Winds Community Band being the first performance of the summer. Adults and children are welcome at the free patriotic performance and are encouraged to wear red, white and blue to pay tribute to military families. The show starts at 7 p.m., but doors will open at 5 […]