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: Elephants Dancing?

    Have you ever seen elephants dancing? Eleanaor Barstch writes she was warming up for a performance of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI. She says decided to go outside and play a bit for Kelly and Viola, 44 and 45 year-old elephants that have lived together for most of their lives. She says she found out that elephants REALLY like Bach.

  • BLOG: Young Girl Is Furious Over Hello Kitty News

    The world recently learned the character Hello Kitty is not a cat, but a little girl. Hello Kitty is produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. After 40 years on the market the news came as a shock to some, including this little girl who is outraged.

  • BLOG: TV’s Top-Earning Actors

    Who is making the most money in Hollywood television? Forbes is out with it’s list of 2014’s Top-Earning Actors. The star of Two And A Half Man, which you can watch on Channel 5, tops the list for the third year in a row. Here are the top five actors and what they pulled in from June 2013 to June 2014. Ashton Kutcher = $26 million Jon Cryer (tie) = $19 million   Mark Harmon (tie) = $19 million   Neil Patrick Harris […]

  • BLOG: With a Cherry On Top

    If life is just a bowl of cherries, then today is a good day for it. August 28th, 2014 marks “National Cherry Turnover Day.” The sweet pastry starts with dough topped with cherry filling, then folded over, sealed, and either baked or fried. Some recipes even call for a nice sugar glaze to be drizzled on top. Here are a few fun cherry facts for you from Top Food Facts: 1. The word ‘cherry’ comes from the Turkish town of […]

  • BLOG: Tooth Fairy Cuts Back

    The Tooth Fairy is tightening the purse strings. August 22nd marks “National Tooth Fairy Day.” A survey by Vis shows the Tooth Fairy’s 2014 rate for a child’s lost tooth is down 8% to $3.40 a tooth. In 2013 she left $3.70. For a full set of 20 baby teeth, that would equate to a $68, down from $74 last year. Despite the reduction in payout, the numbers are still up 31 percent from the  $2.60  the Tooth Fairy left under […]

  • BLOG: Most Valuable NFL Teams

    Summer is winding down and football season will soon be in full swing. Forbes is out with the Most Valuable NFL Teams based on their equity plus net debt and stadium economics. Cowboys = $3.2 billion Patriots $2.6 billion Redskins $2.4 billion Giants = $2.1 billion Texans = $1.85 billion Jets = $1.80 billion Eagles = $1.75 billion Bears = $1.70 billion 49ers = $1.6 billion Ravens = $1.5 billion

  • BLOG: National Lemonade Day

    It’s time to pucker up for National Lemonade Day. The refreshing drink was first invented in Mediterranean region in the 13th century. It was touted to treat colds and other ailments. Lemonade is also shown to help people prone to kidney stones in slowing development in a stone forming because of the high concentration of critic acid. Need a basic lemonade recipe? Here’s what we found from Punchbowl.   Basic homemade lemonade recipe: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 […]

  • BLOG: Daddy, Don’t Steal My Ear

    The “I Stole Your Nose” trick was not met with laughs from a precious toddler. Jesse Fulcher was spending time with his little boy before bed when he decided to play the game to see what his response would be. The reaction, as his dad put it, is priceless.

  • BLOG: Retiring Teacher Surprised By Former Students

    Many students across the area are returning to school today. It will be a new year, new teacher, and new adventures. We found a video depicting the effect teachers have on their students as a retiring teacher is surprised by former students after 41 years of impacting lives.

  • BLOG: Have Some Pie

    Are you hungry? Today marks National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. Lemon fans and pie fans can find happiness in the shortbread pastry with lemon curd filing and meringue topping.  Meringue, toasted egg white, were introduced in the nineteenth century.

  • BLOG: Best Paying Jobs of 2014

    What are the best paying jobs? CareerCast is out with it’s list of the top paying careers, all of which are in the six figures. Most of the jobs require specialized education with seven out of the ten in healthcare and requiring a second degree. Surgeon with an annual median salary of $233,150 General Practice Physician with an annual median salary of $187,200 Psychiatrist with an annual median salary of $178,950 Orthodontist with an annual median salary of $149,310 Dentist with an […]

  • BLOG: Famous Lefties

    April 13, 2014 marks “Left Handers Day.” The International Club behind the movement say the day is meant to celebrate left handed individuals and increase awareness of the advantages and disadvantages which come with it.  The day was started in 1992 and is now celebrated worldwide. In honor of the day, here are the Top 10 Lefties according to Time. Barack Obama Bill Gates Oprah Winfrey Babe Ruth Napoleon Bonaparte Leonardo da Vinci Marie Curie Aristotle Ned Flanders Jimi Hendrix