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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
  • Lightning Sparks Several House Fires In Bella Vista

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) -Four Bella Vista homes were struck by lightning and caught fire Wednesday(March 25) after severe weather swept through the area, according to police. Police said one of the fires happened around 4 p.m. on Brompton Lane. Ed Stacey and his wife Sue live at the residence, and said they were just pulling into their driveway from vacation when it happened. “We heard a lightning flash and a clap of thunder and as we came up the road to come into our […]

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    Traffic And Construction Updates For Wednesday

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: Bentonville – Street closure on SW A Street between 4th Street and 6th Street. This comes as Bentonville Water Utilities Department is replacing a water main and service lines along those closed streets. It’s expected to open back up in April. Fayetteville – Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at […]

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    Springdale Police Arrest Man After He Admitted To Shooting His Neighbor

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A man is arrested for what Springdale police describe as an incident where the suspect shot his neighbor in the stomach Saturday (Mar. 22) night. Ian Evans, 39, is currently in the Washington County Detention Center facing several felony charges, including 1st degree battery and aggravated assault. A news release states Evans called Springdale police at around 11:46 p.m. reporting to them he shot his neighbor. The intersection of McKinney Street and Quandt  Avenue were blocked off, […]

  • Benton County Preparing To Build New, Modern Courthouse

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Benton County Courthouse is coming down, and its in place will stand a new state-of-the-art structure to serve justice. Judge Bob Clinard spoke with anchor Daren Bobb on how the county will finance this courthouse and the impact it will have. This segment aired Sunday (Mar. 22) on “5NEWS This Morning,” where Clinard told 5NEWS this will be the largest construction project in Benton County’s history.

  • With The Deadline To File Taxes Near, A Local Organization Wants To Help

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The deadline to file one’s taxes falls on April 15th, but it is not too late to get them done. Susie Reehl with WestArk RSVP visits our studio to speak with anchor Daren Bobb for a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (Mar. 22). WestArk has given away $3,197,144 in refunds as of close of business Thursday (Mar. 19th). WestArk provides free tax services for those making less than $52,000, and meet several other requirements. […]

  • Local Author Credits His Autistic Child For Helping Release Book

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – With Autism Awareness month coming in April, anchor Heather Lewis interviewed a local author for a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Saturday (Mar. 21st). Kevin Schoof released the book “Awareness Month Activity Book” on March 6th. His son Damion was diagnosed with autism and was instrumental in getting the book out. The author tells 5NEWS part of the sale proceeds will go to local charities. Click here to purchase Schoof’s book online. By the way, World […]

  • Volunteers Needed For One Of The Largest Cleanups In Our Area

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that ran Saturday (Mar. 21st), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Sydney Conover and Teresa Sidwell to discuss the “Benton County Cleanup” scheduled for April 18th. The one day event gives residents the opportunity to dispose any unwanted items especially electronics, which they say disposes hazardous material into the environment. Organizers have three different locations set up around the Benton County in Bentonville, Garfield, and Decatur. In addition, a flyer states 120 […]

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    Traffic And Construction Update For Wednesday

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: Bentonville – Street closure on SW A Street between 4th Street and 6th Street. This comes as Bentonville Water Utilities Department is replacing a water main and service lines along those closed streets. It’s expected to open back up in April. Fayetteville – Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at […]

  • In Wake Of Re-Homing Controversy, Rep. Harris Tells 5NEWS He Won’t Resign

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – In a two-part “5NEWS This Morning” interview that aired Sunday (March 15), 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry spoke with Rep. Justin Harris, R-West Fork, via Skype about the controversy steming from the re-homing of his two adopted daughters with a Bella Vista family. One girl was sexually abused after being re-homed, leading to a 2014 sexual-assault conviction. Despite calls for him to resign, Harris told 5NEWS he’s not leaving office. He also addressed accusations his babysitter made that he […]

  • Local Native American Tribe Is Opening Offices At Chaffee Crossing

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – In two “5NEWS This Morning” segments that aired Sunday (Mar. 15th), anchor Daren Bobb brought on two guests involved in the recent decision to move the Western Cherokee Nation Indians of Arkansas and Oklahoma’s offices to Chaffee Crossing. Chief Hershal Hobaugh and Ivy Owen, the Executive Director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, talked about the significance relocating means for the Western Cherokee tribe. Chief Hobaugh also presented historical background into why the tribe calls this […]

  • A Call For Volunteers to Participate on “Day of Caring”

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Saturday (Mar. 14th), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Cortney Christenson with the United Way of Fort Smith. They discussed “Day of Caring,” an annual event where hundreds of people spend their day volunteering to give back to their community. It starts on April 14th. Click here to learn more.

  • Huckabee Nature Center Offers Activities To Keep Kids Busy On Spring Break

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Saturday (Mar. 13th), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Chad Lowe with the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center about activities they have planned for local kids going on spring break vacation. Kids can ride long boats, go camping, and watch a critter crunch, which 5NEWS featured for Adventure Arkansas. For a complete list of events, click on this link.  

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