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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!

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  • Christmas Honors in Fort Smith

    Christmas Honors Places Wreaths On Soldiers Tombstones

    FORT SMITH (KFMS) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on November 29th, anchor Daren Bobb talks to Phillip Merry who is an organizer of Christmas Honors. It is a campaign to honor military members who died by placing wreaths on their tombstones. A wreath workshop is taking place Dec. 12 at the Fort Smith Convention Center, followed by a ceremony to distribute the wreaths on Dec. 13 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. For more information, visit […]

  • Fayetteville’s Ordinance 119 Stirs Debate Between Elected Officials

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday morning (Dec. 7, Managing Editor Larry Henry brings onto the show Fayetteville Alderman Matthew Petty and state Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, to discuss Fayetteville’s┬ácivil rights ordinance. On Tuesday (Dec. 9) a special election is taking place for voters to decide whether to repeal Ordinance 119. Early voting started on Dec. 1st.

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    Readers Can Vote On Their Favorite Local Spots In New E Fort Smith Edition

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on Sunday (Dec. 7th), anchor Heather Lewis talks to Lynn Wasson, the managing editor of Entertainment Fort Smith. They discuss this month’s holiday issue where the magazine has a spread on a local food blogger and gives readers a chance to vote for their favorite food spots in Fort Smith. The magazine is available at its normal locations.

  • Springdale Robbery

    Springdale Police Investigate Early Morning Robbery

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Three people are behind bars Sunday (Dec. 7th) morning after police responded to an aggravated robbery call, according to a news release by the Springdale Police Department. The release states police got a call at 2:20 a.m. to a home on 1251 Apache Trail when the victim, a woman, was involved in an altercation with someone she knew. The suspect first picked the victim up at her house and that’s when two men then showed up in […]

  • Local Non-Profit Is Helping Families During The Holidays

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on Saturday (Dec. 6th), anchor Daren Bobb is joined by Rick Foti of the Community Services Clearninghouse located in Fort Smith. He talks about how busy the non-profit is during the holiday season as they feed dozens of families in need while operating under a tight budget. For more information, visit their website.

  • Local Chapter Of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes Newest Member

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on Saturday (Dec. 6th), anchor Daren Bobb introduces viewers to Nikki Fletcher, the newest member of the Alzheimer’s Association of Fort Smith. She discusses ways people can reach out to the organization as November marked Alzheimer’s Awareness month. The latest figures show an estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease with almost two thirds being women, according to statistics from the national foundation.

  • Fayetteville Lawyer Discusses Civil Rights Ordinance As Public Vote Approaches

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on Nov. 29, Managing Editor Larry Henry talks with Fayetteville lawyer Eva Madison about the new civil rights ordinance in the city. A public vote is set for Dec. 9 on whether to keep Ordinance 119, which the City Council approved in August to prevent businesses and entities from discriminating against customers and others based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and other factors. Most recently, Republican legislators […]

  • Roland Barn Fire

    Crews Put Out Early Morning Structure Fire In Roland

    ROLAND (KFSM) – Firefighters put out a structure fire that started on Sunday morning (November 30th). It happened on East Dorcus Street in Roland, Oklahoma. The call came in around 6:30 a.m. and multiple departments were assisting the Roland Fire Department with extinguishing it, according to the Sequoyah County dispatch. Injuries have yet to be reported, or whether anyone was inside at the time. Stay with 5NEWS as we’ll update the story as it continues to develop.

  • Roland House Fire

    Fire in Roland Leaves Family Homeless

    ROLAND (KFSM) – A child is being blamed for causing a house fire Saturday afternoon (November 29th) that left his family homeless, according to a family member. The Roland and Muldrow Fire department responded around noon to a fire at the “Gardenwalk of Roland” apartment complex located between Taylor Drive and Robert Pine boulevard. Neighbors say fire crews put it out in about twenty minutes. One firefight told 5NEWS the home is a lost. James Potts says his nephew was […]

  • Holiday Gift Ideas From Bedford Camera And Video

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, Jay Plyburn and Heather Lewis join Jeff Beauchamp of Bedford Camera and Video to discuss gift ideas for the holiday season. Click here to look at their products.

  • Happy Christmas Train

    Final Preparations Being Made For Happy Christmas Train

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Daren Bobb talks to Happy Frazier about the 3rd annual Exploring with Happy Christmas Train. The Arkansas and Missouri excursion train departs on November 29th from Van Buren to Winslow on a round trip. For more information, visit their website.

  • Toy Toss

    University of Arkansas Fort Smith Campus Hosting Toy Toss Event

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Daren Bobb talks to the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith head men’s basketball coach Josh Newman. He comes on to discuss UAFS’s 5th Annual Toy Toss event, where fans are encouraged to bring a new or used soft toy to toss when the Lions score their first point. It takes place on December 6th at 7 p.m.


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