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
  • 21c Museum Hotel Celebrates Five Years In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The 21c Museum Hotel invites the community to dress down for a night out to celebrate it’s five years in Bentonville. Thursday (Feb. 8) is the opening reception of “Labor&Materials” in conjunction with the anniversary party. Organizers encourage people to be comfortable and wear pajamas while exploring the new exhibit. “Labor&Materials” honors people who work labor-intensive crops predominately grown in the South. The night will start with remarks about the exhibit from Chief Curator, Alice Gray Stites, […]

  • One Person Dead, Police Officer Injured After Fire In Lincoln

    LINCOLN (KFSM) — One person died in a house fire in Lincoln late Sunday night (Feb. 5), according to Prairie Grove Assistant Fire Chief, Jason Bromley. Crews responded to a fire on North Starr Avenue around 9:20 p.m. Bromley said after the fire was put out, crews had to return around 10:42 p.m. because the flames rekindled. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Lincoln police officer Tony Lee was injured while responding to the fire, according to Lincoln […]

  • How You Can File Your Taxes For Free

    ROGERS (KFSM) — It’s officially tax season and the deadline to file is in less than two months. Volunteers at WestArk RSVP can help you file your taxes for free. To qualify for the free service, you cannot make more than $54,000 unless you or your spouse are 60 years of age, or are active duty military. It’s first-come-first-served, there are limited appointments for seniors. There locations in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. WestArk RSVP Fort Smith: 401 North […]

  • UA Hosts Forum About Campus Concealed-Carry Laws

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Training starts today for those wanting to carry a gun on college campuses in Arkansas. State law requires someone to complete at least eight hours of enhanced certification training before carrying a concealed handgun at a public college. The law and rules of the instructor are posted by Arkansas State Police here. The University of Arkansas invites the community to a campus concealed-carry forum Thursday (Jan. 25). There will be a panel of university officials to discuss […]

  • Interstate 49 Reopens After Semi Roll-over Accident Closes Northbound Lane

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM)– A semi truck roll-over accident closed the northbound lane of Interstate 49, between West Fork and Greenland this morning (Jan. 23). A truck from US. Foods pulling two trailers rolled over and had to be towed off the interstate. Arkansas State Police confirmed there were no injuries, but traffic was backed up while crews were still cleaning up the scene. Both lanes have since reopened. Stay with 5NEWS as we continue to update this developing story.

  • 2018 Fayetteville Women’s March

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — In commemoration of the first anniversary of the Fayetteville Women’s March, people of all backgrounds will gather Saturday (Jan. 20) and march in unity. You may remember the Women’s March last year in Washington D.C. and other cities across the country. Fayetteville continues to join those communities to stand up for equality, justice and inclusion. The 2018 Fayetteville Women’s March is Saturday (Jan. 20) at the Fayetteville Town Center. A rally starts at 12 p.m. There will […]

  • The Annual Art On The Bricks Partners With Art Ventures Northwest Arkansas

    ROGERS (KFSM)– Art lovers will be able to see some special exhibits today (Jan. 11) . The Annual Art On The Bricks is partnering with Art Ventures Northwest Arkansas. More than 30 artists will be showcasing their work. People in the area will be able to meet the artists of Art Venture Northwest Arkansas.  This event will give people a chance to shop, dine and explore Downtown Rogers.  There will also be a reception sponsored by Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar & Grill […]

  • Multiple Crews Work Large Fire At Downtown Poteau Building

    POTEAU (KFSM) — Multiple crews were on the scene of a structure fire in Poteau early Tuesday morning (Jan. 2). The fire happened on the 300 block of Dewey Avenue at an apartment next to Western Auto. Poteau, Wister, Panama, Spiro, Pocola, Monroe and Shady Point crews were all on scene working to put out the flames. “When we arrived we had heavy fire coming out of this second story apartment above the Western Auto Store,” said Poteau Fire Chief Jon […]

  • Man Facing Murder Charge After Dickson St. Shooting

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — One man is dead and another is facing a first-degree murder charge following a shooting on Dickson Street in Fayetteville early Monday morning (Jan. 1). Police responded to the call at 12:47 a.m. According to Cpl. Tiffney Lindley, Christopher Rankin, 25, and Trenton Coney, 22, had an altercation in the parking lot of Arsaga’s at the Depot. Rankin opened fire on the parking lot, striking Coney. Coney was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center where he was later […]

  • Salvation Army Of NWA Needs Help Reaching Fundraising Goal

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The Northwest Arkansas collection for the Red Kettle Campaign is at 85 percent. $357,043 has been collected in store-front red kettles with a goal of $420,000.  The Salvation Army is hoping to make up the difference through online contributions by the end of the year. Salvation Army representatives said the low numbers could be due to several issues. “A lot of people have still been generous, it’s just different this year, specifically with our red kettle,” said […]

  • Local Church Giving Away 400 Bikes To Kids In Need

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — Brand New Church’s Christmas Bike project continues to grow every year. Saturday (Dec. 16), more than 400 brand new Huffy bikes will be given out to families in need. Brand New Church Pastor, Shannon O’Dell said this project is one of his favorites. “There are families and children who are going to be struggling financially for whatever reason and we don’t want one child to miss out on having a great Christmas.” The bikes are shipped in boxes, but church […]

  • 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 […]