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
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    Impending Obamacare Repeal Has Young Adults Anxious

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Mounting pressure on Republicans to unveil a replacement to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is catching the ears and eyes of young adults. When President Obama signed the bill into law in 2010, he did it with only Democratic support. With Republicans set to gain control of the three branches of government, the status of the law is unclear. GOP lawmakers have vowed a repeal, but what they offered few details on what Obamacare would […]

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    City Of Elm Springs Locates Owner Of Lost Horse

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) — The City of Elm Springs has found the owner of a horse that wandered into city limits early on Monday (Jan. 16). Elm Springs resident Allison Hernandez first came across the horse. “I got off work this morning, and I was on my way home [when] I saw there was a horse in the road,” said Hernandez, who owns horses herself. She used her skills to lure the animal off the road and toward her home, where […]

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    Springdale High School To Add $3.5 Million In New Athletic Facilities

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Springdale High School athletics will get a boost with a new track and practice fields for softball, baseball and soccer next year. A new eight-lane running track will be built on a plot of land just south of the high school. Two tennis courts will be relocated to accommodate the addition. The track’s interior will feature a full-size soccer field that will allow players to practice without leaving school grounds. Springdale’s School Board set aside $3.5 million from […]

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    University Of Arkansas Police Department Honors Former Director

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas Police Department paid tribute to its founder and former director during a ceremony on Thursday (Jan 10). Surrounded by family, friends and former co-workers of Lawrence “Larry” Slamons, UAPD named its newly renovated conference room in his honor. Slamons joined the University of Arkansas in 1972, where he took the reigns of the campus security office, before turning it into professional department. “Larry hired me as a patrolman in 1979,” said Brad Bruns, a former police […]

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    Eureka Springs Woman Missing After She Was Last Seen With Fugitive Rapist

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) — A Memphis man wanted by police and U.S Marshals for skipping out on his bond may be with a missing Eureka Springs woman. The family of Shasta Naumann, who was last seen in August, believes she is with Kelvin Montgomery and may be in danger. Montgomery pleaded guilty to kidnapping, rape and attempted murder and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was allowed to go home before arriving at prison and has been on […]

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    Cave Springs City Council Upholds Mayor’s Veto; Will Not Fire Ten Employees

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) — The Cave Springs City Council will uphold Mayor Travis Lee’s veto and not fire ten city employees. The decision came at Tuesday night’s (Jan. 10) regularly scheduled meeting. There was standing room only as upwards of 200 people packed the Illinois River Watershed Learning Center for the meeting. During public comments, many residents said they were persuaded to attend the regular meeting after the City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 4 during which aldermen voted […]

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    Tips For Keeping Pets Safe In Cold Weather

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — As Old Man Winter made his presence known in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, it’s important to remember about pets and how the winter weather affects them. “Just like any other family member, or anything that’s your responsibility when it gets cold outside,” said Justine Lentz, superintendent at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. “You need to make sure that you’re looking out for that.” Many pets get lost in the winter. Purchasing a well fitting collar with up-to-date […]

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    Cave Springs Mayor Vetoes City Council’s Firing Of Ten City Employees

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) — On Thursday (Jan. 5), Cave Springs Mayor Travis Lee vetoed the City Council’s decision to fire ten city employees, a decision the aldermen passed in a 5 to 1 vote the day before. Lee said his veto will hold for five days until Jan. 10, which is also the date of the next City Council meeting. “The normal protocol is it goes through me. It doesn’t go through the council. It doesn’t go through a legislative […]

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    Lawmakers Weigh In On General Improvement Fund After Springdale Rep. Takes Bribes

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Whenever the state of Arkansas has a state budget surplus, the money goes into a General Improvement Fund, also known as GIF. A large chunk of that money will be distributed among eight economic development districts around the state, including Northwest Arkansas. The money can be used by a city, municipality or nonprofit for repairs or construction. “Those groups have a granting process, where different organizations can write grants requesting money,” said Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville. A representative from […]

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    Fayetteville City Council Welcomes New Alderman, Looks Toward New Year

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville City Council convened for the first time in 2017 on Tuesday (Jan. 3). New Ward 3 alderman Sarah Bunch was sworn in during the meeting. “I’m looking forward to giving people of Ward 3 the best representation they can possibly get at the city council,” Bunch said. “I’m excited.” Ward 4 alderman, John La Tour, who will sit next to Bunch, has spent the last two years on the council. He said he’s ready to […]

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    Tontitown Settles Lawsuit With Former Police Chief

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) — The Tontitown City Council has settled a lawsuit brought on by a former police chief after he was terminated in January 2015. During a special meeting on Wednesday (Dec. 21), the council agreed to pay Kris Arthur, now a captain at the Centerton Police Department, $15,000 as part of the settlement. The Arkansas Municipal League will also pay Arthur $15,000, according to Justin Eichmann, city attorney for Tontitown. “In the end, the mayor, he or she, has to […]

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    Fayetteville City Council Approves Grant To Help Foot Cost Of Body Cameras

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Fayetteville City Council approved a federal grant on Tuesday (Dec. 20) that will cover some of the cost associated with police body cameras. The 50/50 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and will divvy up $186,496 to both Fayetteville and Springdale Police Departments, along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Springdale will receive $73,696 of the grant money, Fayetteville Police Department will receive about $67,680 and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office will receive $45,120. Fayetteville Police Chief Greg […]