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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
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    BLOG: Video-Two 72 oz. Steak Challenge

    Not long ago, the world watched as competitive eater Molly Schuyler put down a 72-ounce steak in less than three minutes at 2:45 at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen in Portland, Oregon. She set a new world record, shattering the past record of more than 12 minutes.  That was four months ago. The competitive eater has done it again, putting down two 72-ounce steaks and their sides at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo in less than 15 minutes. That’s […]

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    BLOG: Mosquito Populated Cities

    Mosquito season is fast approaching. It’s the time of year when bites, itching, citronella candles, and bug repellent are in full force. Mosquitos not only can be frustrating, but can transmit serious disease like West Nile virus. Pest control company, Orkin, released the cities were mosquitoes are the worst, based on the number of treatments they provided in 2013. Worst Cities For Mosquitoes: Atlanta Chicago Washington, D.C. Detroit Raleigh-Durham Boston Houston Nashville Charlotte Dallas-Fort Worth

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    BLOG: The Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

    Memorial Day and Veterans Day bring forth patriotism and unite people. Many, though, often confuse the two days. Memorial Day is set aside to remember and honor those in the military who died in the service of their country.  While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. Memorial Day Trivia It was first known […]

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    BLOG: Marine Surprises The Bride

    Wedding days are on the happiest days of your life. One bride was crying tears of sadness the night before her wedding, wishing her brother, an active duty marine, could be there to celebrate with her. He made it to her wedding, surprising her just hours before she walked down the aisle. Grab a tissue and watch the reunion.

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    BLOG: This May Be the Best Reaction To Baby News

    Learning there will be a new addition to the family is always big news. The announcement and/or reveal to friends and family has taken on new meaning with the influence of social media. One mom-to-be captured the reveal, and it has a lot of people clicking to see the reaction. Wait until you see the reaction from the soon-to-be grandmother when the news was revealed.

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    BLOG: Human Transformer

    A street performer in Ann Arbor, Michigan is more than meets the eye. The performer morphs into a transformer, causing passerby’s to  stop, watch, and be impressed.

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    BLOG: New Happy Meal Mascot

    There is a new ambassador for McDonald’s Happy Meals. “Happy, ” a wide-smiling animated Happy Meal replica has large eyes paired with a realistic looking mouth. The fast food chain is coming under fire for the new mascot, with many on social media calling “Happy” scary, joking “Happy” will eat you. McDonald’s claims the image is lighthearted, fun, and meant for families. The new mascot will launch on Friday.

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    BLOG: Summer Movie Season Is Ahead

    The season for summer blockbusters is getting ready to go into overdrive. The weather will be hot, the theaters are cool. This summer, some of the movies gaining attention are: Hercules, How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Fault in Our Stars, Jersey Boys, and Transformers: Age of Extinction, just to name a few. Based on USA box office receipts, here are the Top 10 Hollywood Films: 1. Avatar (2009)    $760,505,847 2. Titanic (1997)  $658,672,302 3. The Avengers (2012)  $623,279,547 4. The Dark […]

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    BLOG: The Cereal Report

    Is sitting down for a bowl of cereal becoming a case of the cereal killers? A new report shows children are eating more than 10 pounds of sugar a year if they eat a bowl of children’s cereal each day. The Environmental Working Group, a health information non-profit, studied 1,500 cereals and their sugar content. They group has released their “Hall of Shame,” cereals which have 50% sugar by weight. Reports show an official with Kellogg, a cereal maker, says […]

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    BLOG: Most Popular Baby Names

    Did your family welcome a new member in 2013? There were probably many hours spent brainstorming and researching baby names at your house. Did you pick one of the most popular?  The Social Security Administration shows the Top 10 Boys and Girls Names for 2013: Boys: Noah Liam Jacob Mason William Ethan Michael Alexander Jayden Daniel Girls: Sophia Emma Olivia Isabella Ava Mia Emily Abigail Madison Elizabeth  

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    BLOG: Traffic Sign Slang

    Drivers in Massachusetts are being urged to “Use Yah Blinkah.” The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is taking their accent, putting it into text, and hoping it will get the attention of drivers in the state. Digital displays now read “Changing Lanes? Use Yah blinkah.” State Highway Administrator Frank DePaola says he hopes instead of the “white noise” of digital messages, he’s hoping the incorrectly spelled message will get drivers’ attention, and get them to follow the rules of the road.    

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    BLOG: Best Entry-Level Jobs

    Recent graduates are looking to start careers. With a number of new job seekers looking, here is a list of the best entry-level jobs, determined by WalletHub. Their 2014 Entry-Level Jobs Report factored in items such as starting salaried and industry growth rate. Best Entry-Level Jobs Web Applications Developer I Information Security Analyst I T-3. Designer I – Web T-3. Attorney I Software Engineer I Financial Analyst I Market Research Analyst I Network Engineer I Training Specialist I Programmer I