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Ashley Beck is a native of Siloam Springs -- the place she calls the best little town in Arkansas -- and is glad to be working in this area.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. While in Phoenix, she worked in the newsroom at KPHO, the CBS affiliate, and worked in radio at KASC The Blaze.
She also spent a year and half in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, at WJFW as their weekend anchor. She learned the ropes of news, where she reported, produced, and was her own photographer... and did it all covered in snow.

Ashley returned home in 2004 and joined 5NEWS as a morning anchor. She is currently an evening anchor alongside Daren Bobb and Chief Meteorologist Garrett Lewis

When she's not chugging coffee and checking headlines, you can find her trying out new recipes in the kitchen, playing tennis, or spending time with her 8-pound schnoodle Coco.

You can find her on Facebook.


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    BLOG: Viral Video of the Day

    How do hamsters celebrate Thanksgiving? Find out in this “Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving” video which is going viral. iframe

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    BLOG: Viral Video of the Day

    Curiosity got the best of the squirrel. A squirrel nabs a GoPro camera, runs up a tree, perches, and then drops the camera. The entire thing was caught on video, and now we get a bird’s eye view of what it’s like to be a squirrel in the fall.

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    BLOG: Tuesday’s Viral Video

    Sometimes babies like the box better than the present, or in this case, the card rather than the box. Watch as a precious baby dances to the tune of his singing card and loves every minute of it.

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    BLOG: What Foods To Watch Out For During the Holidays

    The holidays are a time of family, food, fun, and memories. While you may be shuffling from Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas parties, and more, there are a few foods you may want to be aware of. According to the Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks United States, 2012: Annual Report, there are five foods which cause the most food poisoning in the United States. The Top 5 Foods Which Cause the Most Food Poisoning in the United States: Fruits Fish Chicken Vegetables […]

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    BLOG: What National Day Is It?

    November 14th marks National Pickle Day. In honor of the day, we found some fun facts about the food, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau. Several famous people throughout history are reported to have been or to be pickle fans including Queen Elizabeth I,  Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, and Ed Koch. Elvis Presley loved fried pickles. George Washington was such a fan that he had a collection of more than 400 varieties of pickles. Americans love […]

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    BLOG: World Kindness Today

    Are you feeling kinder than usual today? November 13th marks World Kindness Day, where people around the planet are encouraged to build a kinder and gentler world.  The gestures can be many and come in all sizes. Some examples include: paying for someone’s coffee, a hello to a stranger, or something else from your heart. When it comes to the state with the highest volunteers, Utah comes in first with Idaho second, according to Bloomberg.    

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    BLOG: Halloween Fun Facts

    It’s “Trick or Treat” time. In honor of the holiday, we pulled up some fun facts about the ghoulish night. Halloween Facts In the United States, the first citywide celebration was in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921. More than 93% of children, under the age of 12, will go out trick-or-treating. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness. Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the […]

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    BLOG: Happy Candy Corn Day

    Happy National Candy Corn Day. The treat you see the most around Halloween has been around since the 1800s. We gathered some fun facts about the corn shaped candy. Candy corn was created in the 1880s  George Renninger of the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company. The candy was originally made by hand. The candy was first called chicken feed. Some ingredients include: sugar, corn syrup, water, fondant, and marshmallows It is estimated that 25 million pounds of candy corn are […]

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    BLOG: Road Crew Gets Red-Faced

    The direction is right, however, something just isn’t “right” about the spelling of this road sign. Road crews in Nottinghamshire, England are working to correct it.

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    BLOG: National Chocolate Day

    Are you a “chocoholic?” Here’s just another reason and/or excuse to grab yourself a little chocolate sweet treat. October 28th is “National Chocolate Day.” Enjoy! In honor of the day and the chocolate consumption you may be looking forward, to here are some quick facts we gathered about the candy: Switzerland ranks as the highest chocolate consuming nation at 11.9 kg, bringing in more than $659 billion Each person eats an average of 240 chocolate bars a year. When it […]

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    BLOG: Monday Blooper

    A reporter for BBC News goes live with an umbrella during the rain. The umbrella won. The blooper happened in January of this year. Watch he handled it on live television. Monday Blooper

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    Nearby Cities Make the “Affordable List”

    Big cities usually mean you’ll be spending big money. Kiplinger put together a Top 10 list of cities with populations more than 250,000 and factored in household incomes, home values, and  unemployment rates. Here’s a look at the rankings: Most Affordable Cities (by Kiplinger) 1. Memphis 2. Columbus 3. Omaha 4. Nashville 5. Tulsa 6. San Antonio 7. Lexington 8. Lincoln 9. Oklahoma City 10. Louisville

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