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
  • Neighbors Voice Concerns After Duggars’ Land Rezoned, Making Way For RV Park

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The rezoning of about 23 acres in western Fayetteville owned by the Duggars, who have plans to build an upscale RV park there, has some residents expressing their concerns. On Monday (April 23), the planning commission approved the rezoning from Residential-Agriculture to Urban Thoroughfare, which allows both residential and commercial development. The roughly 30 acres is mostly wooded land and sits along Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, just East of the Ozark Mountain Family Smokehouse. An upscale […]

  • Friends of American ISIS Widow Say She Grew Up In Northwest Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Two friends of an American woman who has been detained in Syria are pleading for their childhood friend to be released back home to the United States. Samantha Sally had spent the last four years’ in ISIS’s so-called Caliphate, after claiming her husband duped her and her children into joining the Islamic State. Krysti Hankins and Alix Winne both say they grew up with Sally around the Springdale and Lowell area. As kids, the trio attended the same […]

  • Fayetteville City Council Votes To Table Rezoning Issue

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville City Council voted Tuesday evening (April 17) to table on the first reading of the rezoning of nearly 23 acres of land to the east of Old Missouri Road and Rolling Hills Drive. Council members voted to table a controversial proposal to rezone a plot of land in the the middle of the city. Residents said they’re worried about additional traffic creating an unsafe environment, losing green space and the unknown of what this, if […]

  • Iconic Sign Missing After EF2 Tornado

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — A decades-old, beloved sign blew off and went missing during the EF2 tornado that rocked Mountainburg Friday (April 13). Staple restaurant, Dairy Dream, lost its original sign. For more than 60 years, the restaurant has serviced locals and those passing by. Owner Ron Stout said the sign is apart of history and he and locals want it returned. When the tornado hit, Stout and Dairy Dream employees took shelter in the back of the restaurant — another moment […]

  • Benton County Building Vying To Be On The National Historic Registry

    GENTRY (KFSM) — The Carpenter Building on Rust and Main Streets in Gentry is nearly 90-years-old. The owners of it are trying to get it onto the National Historic Registry. It was built between 1927 and 1929, and was designed by Albert Clark, who was a local, prominent architect who also designed the Benton County Courthouse, among other historic buildings that are on the National Historic Register. It served as a furniture and general store in the front, and a mortuary […]

  • Ground Breaks On New Elementary School One Year After Goodman Tornado

    GOODMAN, Mo. (KFSM) — Neosho School District administrators broke ground on a new elementary school Wednesday (April 4) to replace the one destroyed during an EF2 tornado exactly one year ago. The small community is located about 20 miles north of Benton County. Following the tornado, Goodman Elementary students were split between four schools in the district before they were reunited this past fall in an empty wing of the middle school in Neosho. The absence of a school, has left many […]

  • Northwest Arkansas State House Candidate Suspends Campaign After Calling Gay People ‘Disgusting’

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A Libertarian Party candidate has suspended his campaign for a State House seat after allegations surfaced that he made derogatory comments about gay people and HIV. During a Facebook conversation about blood donations, Justin Jones reportedly told a woman that homosexuals were “1000% more likely than any straight person” to contract HIV. He later called homosexuals “disgusting.” Jones was a candidate for District 87, which covers parts of Benton and Washington counties, including Siloam Springs, Elm Springs […]

  • Thief Caught On Camera Stealing Building Supplies In Cave Springs

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) — Police are seeking help from the public to identify a man caught on camera stealing about $3,400 worth of flooring from a construction site in phase II of the Otter Creek subdivision. According to Cave Springs Detective Keith Lawson, a builder fed up with equipment and tools being stolen, installed a motion-activated cameras at one of his job sites. During mid-February, the camera was activated and caught a man stealing more than 1,000 square-feet of wood flooring. […]

  • Flooding Continues In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Rain is still wreaking havoc on parts of Northwest Arkansas where flooding has become a major concern. The area of Dogwood Drive in Bella Vista is usually a golf course, but it currently looks like a pond. Bella Vista resident Daniel Bustamante said, “Our parking lot at work was kind of flooded, but other than that, it`s been pretty decent.” Much of Northwest Arkansas is seeing flooding, which is causing road closures in Benton County. The […]

  • Cave Springs Council Votes Against Settlement Offer

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) — The Cave Springs City council voted down a settlement offer from a lawsuit brought against the city, during a special council meeting Monday (Mar. 26). Two former employees, Nathan Coy and Jaci Hawkins, filed the lawsuit in March 2017, citing retaliation and discrimination from those council members and Kim Hutcheson, city treasurer and recorder. The offer presented to the council during Monday’s special meeting totaled $150,000, to be split between both defendants equally. In a swift unanimous rejection to […]

  • NWA Council Report Details Job Outlook For Region

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A new report is shedding light on the work force across Northwest Arkansas. The 2017 Regional Employer Survey was a collaboration between Northwest Arkansas Council and the Northwest Arkansas Chambers of Commerce and surveyed nearly 500 area employers. Among the key findings from the interviews include nearly 2,498 new hires planned over the next three years. In contrast with surveys in years past, 19 percent of the companies said they planned to expand in the same time frame. […]

  • Fayetteville City Council Votes To Keep People Off Medians

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville City Council has approved an ordinance to keep people off city medians. The council voted unanimously. Police are prompting a change in the city. “We want everyone to be safe on a roadway, and we don`t believe that someone standing in a median or on a gore of a roadway is safe,” Sgt. Anthony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department said. Murphy added, “The medians in these particular locations are just too dangerous to be […]