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: Halloween Fun Facts

    It’s “Trick or Treat” time. In honor of the holiday, we pulled up some fun facts about the ghoulish night. Halloween Facts In the United States, the first citywide celebration was in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921. More than 93% of children, under the age of 12, will go out trick-or-treating. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness. Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the […]

  • BLOG: Happy Candy Corn Day

    Happy National Candy Corn Day. The treat you see the most around Halloween has been around since the 1800s. We gathered some fun facts about the corn shaped candy. Candy corn was created in the 1880s  George Renninger of the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company. The candy was originally made by hand. The candy was first called chicken feed. Some ingredients include: sugar, corn syrup, water, fondant, and marshmallows It is estimated that 25 million pounds of candy corn are […]

  • BLOG: Road Crew Gets Red-Faced

    The direction is right, however, something just isn’t “right” about the spelling of this road sign. Road crews in Nottinghamshire, England are working to correct it.

  • BLOG: National Chocolate Day

    Are you a “chocoholic?” Here’s just another reason and/or excuse to grab yourself a little chocolate sweet treat. October 28th is “National Chocolate Day.” Enjoy! In honor of the day and the chocolate consumption you may be looking forward, to here are some quick facts we gathered about the candy: Switzerland ranks as the highest chocolate consuming nation at 11.9 kg, bringing in more than $659 billion Each person eats an average of 240 chocolate bars a year. When it […]

  • BLOG: Monday Blooper

    A reporter for BBC News goes live with an umbrella during the rain. The umbrella won. The blooper happened in January of this year. Watch he handled it on live television. Monday Blooper

  • 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