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I am a Multi-Media Producer for 5NEWS, call letters KFSM-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I originally hail from New York City working at various news outlets in the city and attending Columbia's Journalism School. In my last position, I worked at PBS NewsHour in Washington, DC, after spending eight months volunteering at the Arthritis Foundation and Lupus Foundation assisting them on their online presence. I look forward to my time here in the Natural State!

Recent Articles
  • 1st Annual Boy’s Shelter Benefit

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Jay Plyburn talks to Steve Pereira and Bianca Rauser of the Boy’s Shelter in Fort Smith. They discuss their 1st Annual Cook-off and Car Show taking place Saturday, October 25th at Kay Rodgers Park. All the proceeds will go to the Boy’s Shelter.

  • Rep. Womack Talks ISIS Threat, Ebola Response and Re-Election Campaign

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Jay Plyburn talks to U.S. Representative Steve Womack. They discuss the growing ISIS threat in the Middle East, the U.S. response against Ebola, and his re-election for Arkansas’ third congressional district. The Republican faces Libertarian Grant Brand in this upcoming November elections. Back on September 7th, managing editor Larry Henry interviewed Rep. Womack.

  • Summit Medical Center Holding River Valley Events Promoting Fitness

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, reporter Jocelyne Pruna spoke to Mary Jo Brinkman of Summit Medical Center to discuss “Summit Stampede.” It is a 5k Race/Walk and Health Fair taking place Saturday, October 25th. The event promotes physical fitness and raises awareness for cancer. Entry fee for the race is $25. Visit the hospital’s website for more information.

  • Democratic Auditor Candidate Touts Work Experience

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – In a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Oct. 18, Democrat state auditor candidate Regina Stewart Hampton says her 10 years of experience in the auditor’s office sets her apart from her opponents. 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry interviewed Hampton as she competes for the open auditor seat against Republican Andrea Lea and Libertarian Brian Leach. The general election is Nov. 4.

  • Murder And Mayhem At The Fort Smith Museum of History

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Jay Plyburn talks to Leisa Gramlich with the Fort Smith Museum of History. She discusses the popular “Murder and Mayhem” Haunted Trolley Tour happening on October 24th and 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 per person, and attendees need to be 21-years-old and over. Guests also get to enjoy the Western Arkansas Ballet’s performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

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    Chaffee Crossing Projects Generate Attention

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, reporter Jocelyne Pruna spoke to Ivy Owen and Lorie Robertson of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority. They gave an update on the construction of the medical school happening at Chaffee Crossing. Moreover, Owen and Robertson discussed the 3rd Annual Regional Veterans Day Parade organized by veterans from Sebastian and Crawford Counties. A new Fall Festival will follow this year’s parade that includes a beer garden, live music, and festival food. […]

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    Fort Smith Police Department Prepares for Auction

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Jay Plyburn spoke to Jamie Hammond of the Fort Smith Police Department to discuss their auction being held on November 1st. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the auction starts at 10 a.m. Guns, cars, computers, video games, and televisions are a few of the items up for sale.

  • Democratic State Treasurer Candidate Discusses Ethics In Campaign

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Oct. 11, Managing Editor Larry Henry interviewed the Democratic state treasurer candidate, Karen Sealy Garcia. She talks about how her experience as a professional accountant will help and responds to ethics accusations made by Republican candidate Dennis Milligan. He appeared in an interview segment on Aug. 24. Libertarian candidate Chris Hayes also is vying for the open seat in the Nov. 4 election.


    127th Annual St. Boniface Lawn Social

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On “5NEWS This Morning,” anchor Daren Bobb talks to Dr. Karen Hollenbeck, principal of the St. Boniface School in Fort Smith. They discuss the 127th Annual Lawn Social starting October 17th at 5 p.m. The money raised goes to the school, including purchasing computers for the classroom. Watch the segment to find out more information on this historic lawn social.

  • Survivors Challenge

    Run Planned To Honor Cancer Survivors

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On “5NEWS This Morning,” anchor Daren Bobb talks to Susan Steffens, executive director of the Reynolds Cancer Support House, and Patricia Brown who’s a cancer survivor. The Survivor’s Challenge 5K Run and One Mile Race starts on October 18th. You have to pre-register before attending, there’s no race day registration. For more information, visit the Reynolds Cancer Support House website.

  • Attorney General’s Office Creates Program For Fighting Fraud

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On “5NEWS This Morning,” anchor Daren Bobb spoke to State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. He discussed his office’s new program to combat identity theft called “Arkansans Fighting Fraud.” The program is dedicated to giving Arkansans information on how to protect themselves. Daren will hosts one of the events in Fort Smith on October 20th. For more information, including registration, please visit the attorney general’s website.

  • Power of the Purse

    United Way’s Power Of The Purse Fundraiser

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On “5NEWS This Morning,” anchor Daren Bobb sits down with Cortney Christenson of “the United Way of Fort Smith.” Christenson discusses the 9th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Auction taking place Thursday, October 23rd at the Epic Event Center of the Movie Lounge. For ticket information on this silent auction, call 479-782-1311.


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