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
  • Farmers Market Roundup In Northwest Arkansas And The River Valley

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — It’s the time of year when local farmers markets in both Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley begin setting up shop for customers to browse and buy produce grown in their communities. Here’s a list of locations and dates: Open Now Eureka Springs: open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Pine Mountain Village parking lot Fort Smith: located along Garrison Avenue every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until noon Rogers: one of two farmers markets […]

  • Former Happy Hollow Elementary Gym Catches Fire

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A fire broke out at an old gymnasium on the grounds of Happy Hollow Elementary school on Wednesday (Mar. 22). Fayetteville firefighters were dispatched to the area along Ray Ave. in east Fayetteville around 7:20 p.m. When they arrived, smoke was seen billowing out of the building. The gym is detached from the main school building and is no longer in use. No one was inside the building at the time, according to Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Good. Fire […]

  • Gravette Starts Repairing Roads Damaged From Flooding

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) — More than a year after flood waters ravaged parts of Arkansas, some county roads that were heavily damaged in the Gravette area after finally getting the attention they so badly needed. Benton County was hit hard by rising flood waters in December 2015, which washed out local gravel roads and culverts. Gravette Mayor Kurt Maddox said the city has been working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency since the early part of 2016 to clean up the […]

  • Kids Make Valentines For Seniors In Prairie Grove

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — Kids in Prairie Grove spent part of their Monday (Feb. 6) making Valentine’s cards for seniors at the Prairie Grove Senior Center and a nursing home. Cutting, gluing and sticking, these kids are thinking about someone else for Valentine’s Day. “We just want to help them and make them feel better,” said Melinda Newman, who was busy creating handmade cards. She’s talking about residents at the prairie grove nursing home. The holiday of love is days away […]

  • Republicans Celebrate Annual Benton County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — More than 300 republicans packed the Pea Ridge High School cafeteria on Wednesday night (Feb. 1) for the annual Benton County Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner. From sheriff and county judges to both former and current governors, it was a night of celebration for the local GOP. “We just had an incredible victory for the people of this country and our November election,” said Cindy Acree, 3rd Vice Chairman for the Republican Party of Benton County. “We’ve got […]

  • Fayetteville Council Provides Emergency Funding To 7hills Homeless Center

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville City Council adopted an ordinance to provide emergency funding to 7hills Homeless Center during a special meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 31). Lynn Donald Carver, the board chair of the 7hills Homeless Center Board, said the organization went to Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan to discuss the need for temporary emergency funding to pay bills. In a unanimous vote, the council agreed to an ordinance that waived competitive bidding to enter into a two month purchase of services contract. The […]

  • Fayetteville Tourism Commission Deciding On Future Of Walker-Stone House

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Walker-Stone house in Fayetteville has sat empty since its purchase by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission last May. The A & P Commission, which runs Experience Fayetteville, the city’s visitors bureau, bought the property from a law firm for $750,000. Molly Rawn, executive director of the A & P Commission, said future plans for the home are still being decided. Rawn said the commission has made clear that it will not move any administration offices into […]

  • Voters To Decide Mill Increase For Bentonville Schools

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Bentonville School District will have to ask voters for another millage increase to accompany the growing population. The district opened doors to a new high school in the fall of 2016. An elementary and middle school will open this fall, but the school board is looking ahead into the district’s future. “Right now we’re kind of staging everything by a three and a half percent growth pattern,” school board member Brent Leas said. “This should be able to […]

  • Prayer Vigil Held In Solidarity With NWA Immigrant And Refugee Community

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — In English, and in Spanish, prayers were said during a vigil held to show solidarity with the immigrant and refugee community in Northwest Arkansas. A few dozen people from Fayetteville and the surrounding area gathered at Good Shepard Lutheran Church for the service Thursday (Jan. 26). Emily Crane Linn, resettlement director of Canopy NWA, which provides refugee assistance, was in attendance. “[The vigil] is a time of solidarity with all immigrants, including refugees,” she said. “A time to […]

  • Tax Cut Plan Would Help Over 650,000 Arkansans

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is expected to sign a $50 million tax cut for hundreds of thousands of low-income Arkansans. On Monday (Jan. 23), the proposal was passed both houses of the Arkansas General Assembly, clearing the house 90 to 2 vote. The state senate passed the bill in a unanimous 33 to 0 vote. The cuts would help 657,000 Arkansans making under $21,000 a year. A list of the proposed tax brackets can be found here. “[I make] less than […]

  • Fayetteville Filmmaker Talks About “La La Land” Success

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — La La Land is taking the film industry by storm. It’s not only racking up money at the box office, $175 million since Dec. 25, but the film is doing well among critics. On Tuesday (Jan. 24), the film earned 14 Oscar nominations, the most for any film since Titanic in 1997. The only other film to garner as many nods was All About Eve released in 1950. La La Land is different from both of those in that it’s […]

  • Research By U Of A Grad Student Published In Key Journal

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — For University of Arkansas graduate student, Rebecca Mickol, describing her work is pretty simple. “Part of my research is testing methanogens, which are very small micro-organisms that produce methane, and seeing if they can live under Martian conditions,” Mickol said. Past research has already found that methane is present in the atmosphere on Mars. Mickol’s work found that methanogens, which are present on Earth, survive the extremely low atmospheric pressure of Mars. “Methanogens can survive the low pressure,” […]