Kate joined 5NEWS as the assignment editor for River Valley and Oklahoma areas during November 2016. She formerly worked as a crime reporter for two major, local newspapers, as well as the newspaper at the University of Arkansas. She was promoted to be a 5NEWS web producer during October 2017.

Kate is an Arkansas native and lives in Fayetteville. Above all, she LOVES spending time with her family, traveling and cooking. If you have story ideas and tips, email her a kate.jordan@kfsm.com or follow her on Twitter @5NEWSKATE, and she’ll do what she can to get it onto the website and social media platforms.

Recent Articles
  • Woman Arrested After Newborn Twins Reportedly Found In Suitcase

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — A woman is facing charges in connection with twins being found on the side of a road in a suitcase, 5NEWS content partner KATV reports. Keysheonna Reed, 24, of Wynn is facing two felony counts of abuse of a corpse. The bodies of newborn boy and girl twins were found Feb. 16 in a purple suitcase in a ditch in Cross County. They were found by a passerby. Through investigation, detectives learned that the babies were […]

  • Water Main Breaks In Siloam Springs

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — A water main is broken near Walmart on Highway 412. Crews are at the scene repairing the break. It broke about 1:30 p.m. Holland Hayden, Siloam Springs Communication Manager said workers at the scene are finding the cause of the break. The break is affecting water pressure. This is a developing story.  

  • ‘True Detective’ Filming At AQ Chicken House In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Travelers in the area of AQ Chicken House in Springdale Monday (March 19) are experiencing some traffic delays. Travelers report the area of 1207 N. Thompson St. is flooded with police. That’s because HBO is in town filming ‘True Detective’ inside the  local staple restaurant.  

  • Muldrow Police Nab 3 In Connection With Community Center Crimes

    MULDROW (KFSM) — Three people have been arrested in connection with breaking into the Muldrow Cherokee Community Center Jan. 15 where extensive damage was caused. Dalton Geren, Kaitlyn Willet, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested two months after the community center break-in and vandalism occurred. Geren was arrested on school campus by a school resource officer after police said he was in possession of a gun on school campus. Through investigation, he, Willet and the teen were developed as suspects […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Events Happening In Our Area This Weekend

    St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow. Don’t forget to wear green. In honor of the holiday, many cities across the area will celebrate the feast of the saint. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be rolling through Garrison Avenue tomorrow (March 17). It’s the first year Core Brewing Company is hosting the annual celebration. The parade will happen tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Fort Smith between Seventh and 12th Streets. The vicinity around that area will be blocked off during the […]

  • This Is What Local High Schools Are Doing For The National School Walkout

    In protest of gun violence, many students across America will walk out of classrooms at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The National School Walkout will happen for 17 minutes, which honors the 17 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students killed in the Parkland, Florida, shooting. Those who participate in the protest are also demanding gun reform. Faculty of Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Fort Smith and Greenwood Public High Schools have varying views of The National School Walkout. FAYETTEVILLE Additional security will be […]

  • Walmart Wants To Patent Drone Bees

    Fingers crossed that Walmart’s (WMT) intentions are less sinister than what occurred in an episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” in which a hacker rejiggered swarms of robotic bees to slaughter humans. The giant retailer earlier this month applied for a patent for “drone pollinators” that would fill in for the declining population of bees that now help fertilize the crops needed to produce the food sold by Walmart and other grocers. Bee populations are shrinking rapidly, with scientists pointing to pesticides as one […]

  • Report: Malaysia’s “Snake Whisperer” Dies After Cobra Bite

    A Malaysian firefighter who was famous for his snake-handling skills reportedly died after he was bitten by a cobra. Abu Zarin Hussin, 33, died Friday during an operation during an operation in Bentong, Malaysia’s The Star Online reports. Mohd Sani Harul with the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department told The Star Online that Hussin was bitten and sent to a nearby hospital. His body will be transported to his hometown in Kelantan where he will be buried. Hussin was known as the […]

  • Lack Of Funding May Halt Cleanup At Former Radioactive Site

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Project managers with SEFOR say they’re in the last phase cleaning up the once radioactive site. However, cleanup efforts may be put on hold because of a funding issue. Officials from the University of Arkansas and Energy Solutions who are heading the decommission project had to tell community members they are still about $8 million short of funding that they need in order to complete the final phase of the project. “We`ve done well and we need […]

  • Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill Giving Teachers Raise, Doesn’t Meet Expectations

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) — The senate has passed a bill giving teachers a 12.7 percent pay increase. If the bill is approved, teachers will be paid an additional $5,000 annually. If approved, state employees will also get a pay increase of $2,500 annually. The vote was 35-11. The bill was not supported by house Democrats or Oklahoma Education Association. Teachers said they would walkout as educators if they didn’t receive pay increases. Many school administrators supported the teachers’ plans.  

  • Man Alive After Being Run Over By Train In Spiro

    SPIRO (KFSM) — A man is in critical condition at a local hospital after being run over by a train. The man, whom police have yet to identify, was run over near Cannery Road about 4 p.m. Wednesday (March 14). Assistant Police Chief Theo Capes said investigators are figuring out if the man was intoxicated.  

  • Arkansas Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Wife & Daughter

    GARLAND COUNTY (KFSM) — A man who said he thinks he shot his wife three times and his daughter four, has been sentenced to die by lethal injection. A jury found Eric Allen Reid, 57, of Hot Springs guilty of two counts of capital murder for shooting and killing his wife and daughter, according to court documents. It took the jury of seven men and five women less than an hour to make the decision. Eric Reid was arrested Oct. […]