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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.


Recent Articles
  • BLOG: Giant Panda’s First Snow

    The first snow of the year is often fun for the little ones. A giant panda in Washington, D.C. experienced the weather event for the first time, seemingly enjoying every second of it. The panda played and tumbled in the first snow coated blanket for the city. Boa Bao is a sixteen month-old panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

  • BLOG: Blooper-Sneezing News Anchor

    Sometimes you have to sneeze, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. One news anchor found that out while she was in the middle of a story. One sneeze and she was thrown off for the entire story. You can watch it unfold.

  • BLOG: Blooper – Live Camera Shot Fail

    You truly never know what’s going to happen during live television, no matter how much planning you put into it. A team of Detroit anchors found that out when going to their “tower camera” and found a man up there at 300 feet.

  • BLOG: Viral Video – Push-Up Contest

    A young man visiting Walt Disney World found out why you don’t challenge Disney characters to strength and stamina contests. It seems those larger than life qualities you watch in the movies, apply to real life as well. Watch as the boy challenges Gaston from Beauty and the Best to a push-up contest.

  • BLOG: Worst Places in the U.S. For the Flu

    The flu is now an epidemic, especially with the flu strain mutating making flu shots less effective. In Arkansas, four people have already died from the flu. Since September 28, 2014 ,more than 5,400 positive influenza antigen tests have been reported to Arkansas Department of Health by healthcare providers. According to weekly prescription data from Walgreens, here are the Top 10 Flu Cities:   1. Chattanooga 2. Paducah, Ky. 3. Dallas/Fort Worth 4. Knoxville 5. Nashville 6. Johnson City 7. Columbia, […]

  • BLOG: Viral Video-Gas Cap Mishap

    A woman forgets which side of the car her gas cap is on and then has trouble figuring out how to pull up on the correct side of the pump.  iframe

  • BLOG: Viral Video-Swiftmas

    Taylor Swift recently placed Santa to some of her biggest fans. Swift is shown hand picking, wrapping, and in some cases delivering Christmas presents to her very shocked and appreciated fans. The phenomenon became to be known as “Swiftmas”. Here’s a look at how “Swiftmas” played out.

  • BLOG: Viral Video-Teaching a Dog Patience

    Kibo the dog loves to be fed. He jumps every time his food hits the bowl. His owner, teaching him patience and to obey, works with his puppy to teach him patience. We think it’s pretty cute.

  • BLOG: Dad Plays Christmas Joke on 8 year old

    The movie Frozen is all the rage with little girls. A year after the Disney movie came out, sales of the movie related merchandise are through the roof. An eight year old girl asked for a Frozen doll for Christmas. Her father took the request literally and played a practical joke on his daughter. She is none too amused. In the end, she got the real deal she had asked for, an Elsa doll. Watch the joke as it’s played […]

  • BLOG: Most Common Resolutions

    It’s out with the old, in with the new as we usher in 2015. A new year can often mean new changes and resolving to do better than we did last year. According to the Journal of Psychology, here are the most common resolutions made for a new year. Most Common New Year’s Resolutions: 1. Lose Weight 2. Getting Organized 3. Spend Less, Save More 4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest 5. Staying Fit and Healthy 6. Learn Something Exciting 7. […]

  • BLOG: National Egg Nog Day

    Christmas Eve marks National Egg Nog day. This Old English beverage will be enjoyed in millions of homes. The drink crossed the Atlantic to the British colonies during the18th century. Eggnog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage that is traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, whipped eggs and spices. The origin of eggnog is debated to this day.

  • BLOG: Credit Worthy Cities

    How is your credit? Chances are if you lived in the Midwest, they’re pretty good. However, if you live further south, scores may be otherwise. NerdWallet tallied up  Cities with the Top Credit Scores, found the following bellow. According to NerdWallet, here are the Top Credit Score Cities: According to NerdWallet, here are the Top Credit Score Cities: 1. Minneapolis Average credit score = 702 2. Sioux Falls Average credit score = 700 3. Duluth, MN. Average credit score = […]