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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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    UPDATE: Poteau Teen Listed In Good Condition After His Car Hits Deer

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – A teenager from Poteau is in critical condition this morning (Jan. 31st) at the Washington Regional Medical Center. He drove his car into a utility pole after striking a deer, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol. A news release states Noel Smith, 18, hit the deer while traveling westbound on a country road two miles west of Poteau. Following the accident, he was transferred to Fayetteville where Smith is undergoing treatment for head trauma at Washington Regional, […]

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    Plan Released For Staying Ahead Of Northwest Arkansas’ Growth

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that ran Saturday (Jan. 31st), anchor Daren Bobb has Mike Harvey of the Northwest Arkansas Council on to discuss their strategic plan. It was recently unveiled to address the next steps needed to be taken in an area considered one of the fastest growing in the country. Their new plan emphasizes strengthening the workforce in NWA and upgrading the regions infrastructure, among the many topics covered.

  • Fort Smith History Museum Plans Several Events For February

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that ran Saturday (Jan. 31st), anchor Daren Bobb talks to Leisa Gramlich of the Fort Smith Museum of History. They discuss a few events happening at the museum in February. One is the annual Mardi Gras party on February 13th at the Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith. Another event they mentioned was the Black History Month exhibit featuring several prominent locals including Dr. Harry P. McDonald. Click on this […]

  • Director Of Local Security Company Talks About Anti-Terrorism Efforts

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on Saturday (Jan. 24), Managing Editor Larry Henry spoke to Mark Booher, a former Washington County deputy prosecutor and Army veteran, about what the recent terror attacks in Europe mean for Americans.   Booher is director of the Rubicon Training Group, an intelligence and security company based in Fayetteville.

  • New Entrance Open To Pea Ridge Battlefield, More Upgrades Coming

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM)  – A new access road to Pea Ridge National Military Park is now open to the public, but park officials said they have several more improvements on their plate for 2015. Superintendent Kevin Eads said the new entrance was scheduled to open Monday (Jan. 26), but because of good weather Friday, they decided to open the entrance early. “The better access will allow us one to protect and preserve our resources, but it will also allow for a […]

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    Police Arrest Woman Claiming She Drove Drunk And Crashed Pregnant Driver

    FORT SMITH  (KFSM) – A driver was booked into the Sebastian County jail on Sunday (Jan. 25th) facing several accusations in a car accident that injured a pregnant woman. The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office released information to 5NEWS claiming she was driving while intoxicated. Deputies are pursuing several charges against Shannon Yvette Williams including DWI, reckless driving, and endangering the welfare of a minor.  The car wreck happened at the intersection of North O and 32nd street in Fort Smith, […]

  • A Hidden Gem In Northwest Arkansas, Takes Country Music Back To Its Roots

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on Sunday (Jan. 25th), anchor Daren Bobb talks to Roy Melton who’s a program director at the Little O’ Oprey. The venue is based in West Fork, Arkansas and provides a stage for country music artists seeking to make that big break into mainstream. It has been described as a popular banjo-playing, hillbilly-music, and foot-stomping place  that’s a launching pad to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Click on […]

  • Local Organization To Address Child Poverty In Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This morning” segment that ran on Sunday (Jan. 25th), Alexa McGriff of the United Way of Northwest Arkansas joins anchor Daren Bobb to discuss childhood poverty. United Way is spearheading the “Children Living in Poverty Summit” taking place on Thursday (Jan. 29th), from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. It will be located at the Embassy Suites in Rogers. Nearly a quarter of children in Northwest Arkansas under 18-years-old live in poverty, according to their news […]

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    American Heart Association Benefit Being Held In Northwest Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The American Heart Association is hosting “Paint the Town Red” on Saturday (Jan. 24th). It starts at 7p.m. and among the other events happening around Fayetteville, people will get the chance to sample foods from 12 local restaurants, according to a news release. The release states tonight’s event will bring fun and passion to the community as a way to benefit the American Heart Association’s mission, which is encouraging people to live healthier lives. The participating restaurants […]

  • Free Bald Eagle Tours Being Held Along Arkansas River

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that ran on Saturday (Jan. 24th) morning, anchor Daren Bobb talks Karen Westcamp of the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center about free eagle watch tours being held on February 19th and 20th at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Fort Smith. They partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host these boat rides along the Arkansas River. You need to register beforehand, so they encourage you […]

  • Polar Plunges Around Arkansas Raise Awareness For Special Olympics

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired on Sunday (Jan. 18th) morning, anchor Daren Bobb talks to Donna Kilmer, a Field Representative with the Arkansas Special Olympics, about polar plunges. These are fundraising events held throughout the natural state where people dive into cold water. Click here for a complete lists of polar plunges.

  • Rogers Fire Department

    Man Killed In Rogers House Fire, Woman Escapes

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A man was killed in a house fire in Rogers on Sunday (Jan. 18), according to authorities. Firefighters responded to a house fire at 607 N. 6th Street around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. There were two people, a woman and a man, inside the home at the time of the fire, said Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. The fire chief said that when firefighters made their way inside the home they found a person dead. He said […]

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