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: Viral Video Of The Day

    A toddler takes the scissors to her long blonde locks, and confesses immediately. Maybe it’s the accent, the new hair cut reminiscent of a mullet or her sweetness that is garnering clicks.

  • BLOG: Viral Video Of The Day

    Passengers on a Siberian airline have to get out and push because the plane is frozen to the tarmac.

  • BLOG: Viral Video Of The Day

    A Shih Tzu in a teddy bear costume racks up more than a million hits and steals the hearts of many in a video titled, “Munchkin the Teddy Bear Gets Her Exercise.”

  • BLOG: Turkeys Are A Big Business for Arkansas

    Turkeys get respect during Thanksgiving, and in Arkansas they get respect all year long. The Associated Press reports Arkansas trots to the second place of turkey producing states. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reports Minnesota remained king of the roost in 2014 with an estimated 45 million birds. Arkansas saw its turkey population rise from 28 million to 29 million, taking the second place spot. Rounding out the top three is North Carolina with 28 million turkeys.

  • BLOG: Least Expensive Cars of 2015

    It may still be the year 2014, but when it comes to cars the 2015 models are already out. Not only are the cars in showrooms and lots, but About.com has ranked the least expensive cars of 2015. To learn more about how they came to the conclusion and the top 15 list, click here. Least Expensive Cars of 2015, from About.com 1. Nissan Versa 1.6S 2. Chevrolet Spark LS 3. Mitsubishi Mirage 4. Smart ForTwo Pure 5. Ford Fiesta […]

  • BLOG: AR Ranks In “Most Dangerous Cities” List

    The crime rate in the United States is on the decline, according to the FBI. While the rate may be improving, many cities are still deemed dangerous. In America’s “10 Most Dangerous Cities,” there were more than 1,300 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. 24/7 Wall Street helped compile the data. Arkansas’s capital city ranks in the top 10. Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Detroit Oakland, Calif. Memphis, Tenn. St. Louis Cleveland Little Rock, Ark. Baltimore Rockford, Ill. Milwaukee 10. Birmingham, […]

  • BLOG: Viral Video of the Day

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.