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
  • 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

  • BLOG: Let’s Get a Cheeseburger

    What National Day is Today? September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day.  Lionel Sternberger is credited with inventing the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”.  Legend has it, during an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger… and the rest as they say is history.  

  • On This Day In History:

    On September 17, 1994, Heather Whitestone of Alabama became the first deaf Miss America. Here is the crowning moment:  

  • Are You a Selfie Taker?

    If you enjoy taking pictures of you and others in selfie form, this is for you. The website MyLife says these are the Top 10 Cities for selfies based on the following: cloudy days, cellphone stores, parks, and selfie tweets per capita. 1. Scottsdale, AZ 2. Irvine, CA 3. Miami, FL 4. Las Vegas, NV 5. Orlando, FL 6. Tampa, FL 7. Sacramento, CA 8. Chula Vista, CA 9. San Diego, CA 10. Santa Ana, CA  

  • Blog: Remember The “Apparently Kid”?

    It’s seems this little one has gone from county fair to Hollywood. Five year old Noah Ritter became a YouTube sensation for adorably overusing the word “apparently” when describing his favorite rides at the County Fair to a local TV reporter. Now he has his own TV commercial and it is also going viral. Hist first time on TV can be seen below:

  • BLOG: Most Dangerous Cities

    Based on factors like law enforcement officers per capita, fatal accidents and crime, the website MyLife says these are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities:   1. Tulsa, OK 2. Oklahoma City, OK 3. Birmingham, AL 4. Orlando, FL 5. West Valley City, UT 6. Kansas City, KS 7. San Bernardino, CA 8. Indianapolis, IN 9. Jackson, MS 10. Memphis, TN  

  • BLOG: Daddy/Daughter Dance Off

    Some days you just need to “shake the day” off. That’s what this daddy/daughter duo did in this viral video

  • BLOG: Don’t Feel Like Cooking Tonight?

    September 10th marks National TV Dinner Day. There is dispute about who invented the TV dinner, but there is little dispute about it’s claim to convenience. While some are healthier than others, they offer a quick solution to dinner. The TV dinner was introduced in the 1920’s by way of flash freezing a meal, but really came to popularity in the 1950s. They still have popularity.  According to the source Ferrier, in  2001, consumers spent $380 million on frozen TV dinners.

  • BLOG: Hug a Teddy Bear

    Tuesday, September 9th marks National Teddy Bear Day. According to reports, the Teddy Bear is Named after President Teddy Roosevelt. He apparently was on a hunting trip in 1902 and refused to shoot a bear his guides had tied to a tree. The Washington Post ran a cartoon on the hunting trip, and hence, the Teddy Bear was born. You can read the entire account from the Theodore Roosevelt Association.  

  • BLOG: Best Places To Retire

    If you or someone you know are looking to retire, WalletHub has analyzed the 150 largest cities in the United States in terns of the best places to retire. The factors include cost of living, job prospects, recreational activity, quality of life, and health care. Here are their top cities: 1  Tampa, FL                         2   Grand Prairie, TX             3   Orlando, FL                        4   St. Petersburg, FL             5   Scottsdale, AZ             6   Overland Park, […]

  • BLOG: Looking To Retire?

    Retirement brings the “golden years.” However, many Americans are working past the retirement age. WalletHub came out with the best ranking of where retirees can stretch the most out of their money. Overall Rank City Affordability Rank Jobs Rank Activities Rank Quality of Life Rank Health Care Rank 1 Tampa, FL 9 92 3 19 46 2 Grand Prairie, TX 26 58 70 30 2 3 Orlando, FL 7 98 2 93 30 4 St. Petersburg, FL 9 45 31 […]

  • BLOG: Worst Places For Bed Bugs

    It’s simple to say, bedbugs are no fun. According to WebMD, bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color. Bedbugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck […]