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: Zonkey Born at International Zoo

    A zoo in Crimea is welcoming its newest member, a cross between a zebra and donkey. The hybrid is known as zonkey or zebroid. Cross breeding between the two is rare and generally frowned upon. Zoo officials at Taigan zoo park in southern Crimea reportedly say the hybrid was not a forced breeding. The zonkey is named Telegraph.

  • BLOG: Yo-Yo Champion On Display

    California native Gentry Stein takes the World Yo-Yo Contest in Prague, Czech Republic by storm as he took the title of World Yo-Yo Champion. His August 9th performance is not only impressive to the judges, but gaining clicks online as well.

  • BLOG: Colleges With The Top SAT/ACT Scores

    College kids are packing up and heading back to the dorms. They have often taken standardized tests many times in preparation for higher education. The top 25 colleges ranked by SAT scores has recently been published. You can find the complete list of the top ranked colleges based on test scores and the speicific scores of SAT average Critical Reading and Math Scores as well as ACT scores here. California Institute of Technology University of Chicago Harvard University Princeton University […]

  • BLOG: America’s Coolest Cities

    Forbes is out with its list of the coolest cities in America. The cities are ranked based on entertainment, recreational amenities, food, diversity, age, and population growth. If  you’re looking for a place to explore and have some fun, you may want to check out the ten cities which made the list. 1. Washington, D.C. 2. Seattle 3. Austin, Texas 4. Houston 5. San Francisco 6. San Diego 7. Denver 8. Riverside, California 9. Boston 10. Dallas

  • BLOG: Viral Video-One Cure To a Fussy Baby

    Have a fussy baby on your hands? One mom found the cure to bringing the crying to an end and a smile to her cute baby’s face is a Kate Perry song. Watch as this cutie goes from upset to jamming in this video which has more than five million hits.

  • BLOG: South Dominates in List of Friendliest U.S. Cities

    The South is known for its hospitality. Manners, welcoming spirits, and being friendly often come to mind when thinking about those who live in the southern part of the country. It seems the South holds some of the friendliest cities int he country, as deemed by a recent survey of Conde Nast Traveler. 1. Charleston, S.C. 2. Savannah, Ga. 3. San Antonio, Texas 4. Telluride, Colo. 5. New Orleans, La. 6. Fort Worth, Texas 7. Jackson Hole, Wyo. 8. Key […]

  • BLOG: This Dog Has Breaks

    Talk about a slow down. When Stella the lab gets tired, her body seems to let her know by putting on the breaks. Her owners say when she gets tired from playing, her back legs drag which cause her to come to a stop. It appears Stella doesn’t mind the attention when she decides it’s time for a little rest.

  • BLOG: Southern States Rank Among Most Dangerous For Walkers

    When it comes to danger for pedestrians, southern states rank among the highest. Smart Growth America released a new study ranking risk for pedestrians, using the death rate per 100,000 against the percentage of people who walk to work.  Arkansas and Oklahoma both rank in the top 20 for most dangerous states. Arkansas comes in at the 14th spot, Oklahoma in the 16th spot.   The deadliest states for pedestrians Rank State Deaths* Danger Index 1 Florida 5,189 168.6 2 […]

  • BLOG: Bank Turns ATM Into Thanking Machine

    On a normal trip to the ATM at a bank you’d request to withdraw money and leave with cash. Some customers of TD Bank in Canada left with more than just cash. The bank turned some of their ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) into Automatic Thanking Machines surprising customers in very unique ways.

  • BLOG: Little Sister Cries Over Brother Growing Up

    Talk about precious. Five year old Sadie can’t stand the fact her little brother won’t stay a baby forever. Alex Miller captured the video of her babies, which has gone viral in the last two days with nearly 3.5 million views. Sadie, we completely understand where you’re coming from.

  • BLOG: Highest Paid Country Music Artists

    Country music is dominating the charts. With country artists bringing in top selling albums and singles, the genre is quickly picking up more steam. Forbes is out with it’s “Highest Paid Country Musicians of 2014”: Toby Keith  – $65 million Taylor Swift – $64 million Kenny Chesney – $44 million Jason Aldean – $37 million Luke Bryan  – $34 million

  • BLOG: Kitten Vs. Cat Figurine

    Sometimes you just need a mental break. We found that as a kitten takes on a ceramic cat. The kitten leaps, rolls, and nudges the figurine, but just can’t figure out why it doesn’t move.