Bryan joined the 5NEWS team in January 2016. He comes to the Natural State after a stint with a television station in Maine.

Bryan is an Indiana native and an Indianapolis Colts fan. Also a graduate of Ball State University, Bryan holds a degree in Telecommunications and Journalism. He also has a passion for weather and holds a minor in meteorology and climatology.

When not on the job, you can find Bryan enjoying anything and everything Arkansas.

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Recent Articles
  • Tontitown Opens New Police Department, City Hall

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) — A new building to house local government offices has opened in Tontitown. The more than 12,000-square-foot structure sits in the same spot as the former city hall and police department, but now houses all city departments. “We actually have everything in the city all under one roof right now,” said Tontitown Mayor Paul Colvin. “Before, we were kind of spread out into different buildings.” Lack of space was a major issue plaguing city government, before this dream […]

  • Fayetteville Chef To Represent Arkansas In American Seafood Cook-Off

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville chef has been chosen to represent Arkansas in Louisiana’s 2018 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin nominated Maudie Schmitt, co-owner and chef at Cafe Rue Orleans, Wednesday (June 13). The cook-off will coincide with the Louisiana Seafood Expo in New Orleans on August 4. “I’m excited,” said Schmitt. “I’m excited to represent the state of Arkansas in my home city of New Orleans.” Chefs representing a number of states will be showcasing […]

  • Rogers Family Hopes Heartbreaking Photo Gives Attention To Rare Cancer

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The family who posted a heartbreaking photo being shared around the world, hope their story will draw attention to a rare form of cancer. Matt Sooter snapped a picture of his 4-year-old daughter Adalynn “Addy” and his son Jackson, 6, as the two embraced while Addy lay in a hospital bed. “He was getting ready to go to bed, and she was getting tired again, getting ready to fall asleep,” said Matt Sooter who took the picture. “Matt […]

  • Daughter Hopes Father’s Death Reminds Others Not To Drink And Drive

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The daughter of the man killed in a car crash early Sunday morning (June 3) in Rogers is urging others to avoid drinking and driving. Jenna Chandler said her father, Jerry Jackson, had just left work when the accident happened. Police said William Ray Schmidt was speeding down West Walnut Street westbound while intoxicated when he ran a red light at the intersection of 8th street. He collided with the driver’s side of Jackson’s pickup truck. Jackson […]

  • Police: Springdale Woman Plotted To Murder Benton County Judge

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale woman is accused of plotting to kill Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren because she believed he’d unfairly targeted her family. Dorris Jenkins, 36, was arrested Saturday (June 2) in connection with conspiracy to commit capital murder. Her fiance, Adan Taylor, 21, was also arrested as an accessory. On Saturday (June 2), Jenkins and Taylor unwittingly met an undercover officer at a Rogers motel to discuss the murder-for-hire plot, according to a probable cause affidavit. […]

  • Task Force Chooses Plan For Lake Bella Vista And Its Dam

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — After about 14 months of planning, with input from community members and activists, Bentonville Parks and Recreation unveiled three master plan proposals for renovating Lake Bella Vista. During a Bella Vista Lake Task Force meeting Wednesday (May 30), the three plans were presented for residents to review. For years, major water in and around the lake has caused extensive damage to the current dam, prompting the repairs. Among the plans presented, one would completely rebuild the dam. Another […]

  • Veterans Honored During Memorial Day Ceremony At Fayetteville National Cemetery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Thousands of American flags were placed on headstones throughout the Fayetteville National Cemetery to honor the courageous men and women who died fighting for our freedom. Tami Mize-Smith attended the Memorial Day celebration Monday (May 28) to honor her father. “My father passed away a year ago, and we’re here to respect him and the many other veterans that we have here in this cemetery,” Mize-Smith said. The bagpipes and taps were played during the ceremony and […]

  • Two Candidates Vying For Benton County Sheriff

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The race to be the top law enforcement officer in Benton County is a familiar match up for voters. Incumbent Shawn Holloway is once again facing off with Glenn Latham, a former sheriff’s deputy, for the Republican nomination.  The winner would be the first sheriff elected to a four year term. Holloway won in a primary runoff with Latham in 2016, before Latham pursued an Independent bid in the November election. “I accomplished everything that I […]

  • More Than 80,000 Historic Artifacts Found During Rupple Road Archaeological Dig

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A team of archaeologists revealed findings from a five month dig for historic artifacts during a public presentation, hosted by the Ko-ko-ci Chapter of the Arkansas Archaeological Society, Tuesday (May 8). The dig was prompted by a routine archaeological survey, required when using federal funds for projects. In October 2017, a full scale dig was underway, near what will eventually become the new extension of Rupple Road near W. Mount Comfort Road. Through the next five months, […]

  • Meet The Three Candidates Vying For Arkansas Supreme Court

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Two Arkansans are running against Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson for a seat on the Natural State’s highest court. The race has drawn national attention following a ruling by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Doug Martin to temporarily block a few local television stations, including KFSM, from airing outside attack ads. On Monday (May 14), Martin approved the order barring the ads from the Judicial Crisis Network, a Washington-based group that has been criticizing Courtney Goodson […]

  • Ceremony Remembers Law Enforcement Officers Killed On The Job

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Twenty law enforcement officers killed while in the line of duty in Northwest Arkansas were honored during a ceremony Tuesday (May 15) at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The memorial coincided with National Police Week and National Peace Officers Memorial Day, held May 15 each year, dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement who have been killed while on the job. For Paula Mueller, she knows the feeling all too well. “It still kind of feels unreal,” she said. She […]

  • Reward Being Offered After Horse Found Dead In Farmington

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — The owner of a horse found dead in a pasture Friday (May 11) hopes to get answers surrounding the grisly death. Morgan Cosby owned the gray quarter horse mare, named Jackie Maybel. She was kept at Cosby’s horse farm in rural Farmington. On Friday, Jackie Maybel was found dead with a wound to her head. Cosby posted on Facebook, detailing what happened. *WARNING – Some photos are graphic* “[The vet] does believe that this horse was taken […]