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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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  • Secretary Of State Candidate Refutes Accusations

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Oct. 26, Managing Editor Larry Henry interviewed Susan Inman, the Democrat secretary of state candidate, about accusations leveled against her by the office of Secretary of State Mark Martin, a Republican. Earlier this month, Martin’s office issued a letter asserting that Inman may be in violation of state and federal law in using official state material on her campaign website without attribution.  In the segment, Inman also talked about whether she would support a voter ID […]

  • Absentee Voting Starting This Week In Oklahoma

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Cindy Osborn who’s the Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary. She discusses mailing in absentee ballots, which is new for Oklahoma. Early voting in the state begins on October 30th. Election Day is November 4th.

  • Army’s Playing Their Part Helping Combat School Bullying

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Sergeant First Class Nicholas L. Laye with the United States Army. He discusses a campaign going on this month across the River Valley to teach local kids anti-bullying techniques. This comes as October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

  • Group Uses Dogs to Help Veterans Cope With Trauma

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Angie Pratt of “Soldier on Service Dogs, Inc.” The non-profit has a new program helping train service dogs for returning war veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. To learn more information, visit their website.

  • Local Non-Profit Helps Veterans Become Self Sufficient

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Scott Bollman with Camp Hope for Heroes. Bollman tells Daren about Camp Hope’s mission to help transition veterans into becoming self-sufficient. The organization is currently working to get state and federal grants in order to fund a campus they’re building at Chaffee Crossing. Visit Camp Hope For Heroes’ website to learn more information and find out how you can help.

  • 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.

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