Amy joined the 5NEWS team in August 2014 as a News Reporter. She is originally from Wisconsin, but is no stranger to this part of the country. She is a proud alumna of the University of Oklahoma, where she earned her degree in journalism.

She has completed three internships in Washington, D.C., most recently with CBS News, along with internships in Oklahoma City and Phoenix. During her time in Washington she reported on a Supreme Court case involving water rights in Oklahoma, President Barack Obama’s second inauguration and reported local stories for news outlets all over the country. In 2012, she reported from both the Republican and Democratic National conventions.

Although Amy is a Sooner, she is thrilled to be working in Arkansas and can’t wait to get to know the people here!

During her spare time, Amy enjoys running and traveling. She has a goal to visit all 50 states before she turns 30. (So far, she has visited 31 states.)

If you’d like to share your story with Amy, email her at or visit her Facebook page at

Recent Articles

    Local Thanksgiving Dinner Alternatives

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – While many families will spend hours in the kitchen for Thanksgiving celebrations, several restaurants in our area will be open and serving hot meals. General Manager of Village Inn Roshelle White said a full Thanksgiving feast will be available. “We have turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, our rolls, green beans, carrots,” she said. Many people, like Brenda Wallwork, came to the restaurant on Wednesday (Nov. 25) to get a pie the day before the […]


    25th Annual UAFS Holiday Light Ceremony Draws Hundreds To Campus

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The annual holiday lighting ceremony at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith drew hundreds to campus on Tuesday (Nov. 24). The crowd enjoyed live music before the lights were turned on near the Bell Tower. Santa Claus took pictures with children and families stayed warm with hot chocolate while they enjoyed the lights on campus. Carson Hunsucker from Greenwood said, “My favorite part of the night was taking pictures and when she was singing and listening to […]

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    Crimestoppers: Local Agency Sees Drop In Tips

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) – 5NEWS has a relationship with local police departments to help catch criminals when the law is broken. It’s called Crimestoppers, but lately it hasn’t been living up to its full potential. If a viewer recognizes a suspect on 5NEWS or witnesses a crime, he or she should call 78-CRIME (River Valley) or 790-TIPS (Northwest Arkansas) with the information. Det. Sgt. Dawn Sprayberry at the Fort Smith Police Department takes the calls and keeps people anonymous. “People that […]

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    Solar Feeders To Receive Award During Small Business Week In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Mayor Sandy Sanders will be presenting a small business proclamation award on Monday (Nov. 23) to Solar Feeders, according to Andy Galbach, owner of the manufacturing plant where the feeders are made. He is also a co-owner of the patent, along with Carl Davis. The feeders, which are powered by the sun, are manufactured and painted in Fort Smith at American Precision Fabricators. More than 200 feeders have been sold around the world; about half of […]

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    Retail Shopping Center Announced, Microbrewery Approved At Chaffee Crossing

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An 11-acre developmental plot will be transformed into Chaffee Crossing’s first retail and commercial shopping center. Chaffee Commercial Properties LLC announced on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 19) that plans to break ground would be in January 2016, according to a release from the corporation. Development realtors R.H. Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties will initially target dental clinics, health services and health-related businesses, coffee shops, restaurants, pharmacies, retail shops, phone and technology stores, banks and other retail store […]


    UAFS Art Students Hope To Transform Tunnel

    FORT SMITH (KFSM ) — Students at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith are hoping to transform the look of a tunnel with paint. The tunnel under Grand Avenue has been in place for years, and senior Kayla Schluterman has been using it throughout college. “I’ve spent so much time walking back and forth and not really even paying attention because, it’s kind of just dull in here,” Schluterman said. “It’s more just like, I have to go through this […]


    Heavy Rain Causes Flooding In Northwest Arkansas, River Valley

    (KFSM) — Children and adults trapped in stalled vehicles were carried to dry ground Tuesday (Nov. 17) morning at Ramsey Jr. High in Fort Smith by the school’s custodian and gym teacher. On North 32nd Street, Ken Kupchick captured people using a raft to get down the road, looking more like a river. While drivers tested their luck, some found themselves getting help from crews throughout the River Valley. In Northwest Arkansas, a thunderstorm caused windows at Elmdale Elementary School […]


    Students Carried Into Fort Smith School During Flash Floods

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A rainy Tuesday (Nov. 17) left many areas in Fort Smith drenched, including Ramsey Jr. High School. “Every time we have a flood watch, water’s everywhere,” custodian Hanh Chuong said. At least one parent’s vehicle got stuck in the drop-off lane in front of the school. “Bless her heart, she was just trying to drop off her kid and when she dropped them off, she got stalled in the water,” PE and Health teacher Matt Neissl […]


    Hunters Have Game Processed After Modern Gun Season Begins In Arkansas

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Hunters across the area spent the weekend in the woods, as modern gun season began in Arkansas. Some, like 11-year-old Cash Oliver, were able to take advantage of opening weekend. He shot his first buck Sunday (Nov. 15) morning, while hunting with his dad and grandpa. Just before 6:00 Sunday morning, they were in the woods. Cash said he has been hunting for five years. “I get to get outside and move around and get some fresh […]


    Greenwood Votes To Renew Tax For City Departments

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — The street, fire and parks departments of Greenwood will receive funding for the next decade after residents approved a sales tax continuation on Tuesday evening (Nov. 10). The three-quarter cent sales tax was scheduled to sunset at the end of 2016, but with the renewal, it will be in place for another 10 years, beginning in 2017. Greenwood Fire Chief Stewart Bryan said the fire department plans to use the money toward a new fire station on the […]


    Fort Smith Department of Sanitation Proposes Landfill Rate Increases to City Directors

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The costs of disposing trash from outside the Fort Smith city limits could rise. The Department of Sanitation is proposing a cost increase it said it needs in order to continue operations at the Fort Smith Landfill. Director Baridi Nkokehli said the department is running out of money. “At the rate we’re going, we actually may have to close accepting waste from the counties outside of our city limits, because we’re running out of the means […]


    Arkansas National Guard 142nd Trains To Test Missiles In New Mexico

    FORT CHAFFEE (KFSM) – The 1st Battalion of the 142nd with the Arkansas National Guard is part of the reason there has been some noise this weekend in the River Valley. The week of training, which other units and some law enforcement agencies participated in, began on Monday (Nov. 2) and ended Sunday (Nov. 8), according to a press release. “There’s other units out here training, but 1st, 142nd shooting the rockets — we’re loud,” Maj. Brian Lawrenz said Sunday […]


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