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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.


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    BLOG: Have A Cookie

    July 9th is meant to add a little sweetness to your life. The day marks National Sugar Cookie Day, and honors the ever popular cookie and holiday favorite. Sugar cookies are made from staple ingredients which many people already have in their homes, consisting of sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda. The sugar cookie is known for both its simplicity and it’s decadence. The cookie was created by German settlers in Pennsylvania in the 1770s and […]

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    BLOG: Local Business Creates Bentonville Video

    A local business out of Bentonville set out to capture the essence of their community. Adair Creative Group made it their mission to encapsulate what living in Bentonville is about, from the arts, to the downtown atmosphere, to the nature. Adair Creative Group states on their website they shot over five days in 40 locations and captured 16,497 photos to create a time lapse video of the culture and vibe of Bentonville. You can watch their video here.

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    BLOG: Worst Rat Cities in the World

    Do you like rats? Or, do rats make you cringe? Whether you love them or not, rats are known for their opportunistic ways, and often live with and near humans. It’s something that’s happened for thousands of years. They pair themselves with us looking for food and shelter.  Animal Planet found the following ten cities are the most rat-plagued. Top 10 Worst Rat Cities in the World 1) New York City, NY 2) Boston, MA. 3) Baltimore, MD 4) Chicago, […]

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    BLOG: Cooking On The Grill

    Many Americans will celebrate their freedom by getting together with friends and family. In additional to honoring independence, many will gather around a barbecue. Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association finds July 4th as the most popular holiday for barbecuing at 71%, compared to Memorial Day (57%) and Labor Day (55%). Most popular items on the grill: Burgers – 85% Steak – 80% Hot Dogs – 79% Chicken 73% Most popular side dishes: Corn – 41% Potatoes – 41% Other Vegetables […]

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    BLOG: National Ice Cream Month

    July marks National Ice Cream Month. The designation was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The International Dairy Foods Association says nine percent of all milk produced is used to make ice cream. The USDA states about 1.53 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced in the U.S. in 2011. As for the most popular flavors, the International Dairy Foods Association says vanilla comes in number one. Rounding out the top five favorite flavors are chocolate, […]

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    BLOG: Top 10 Patriotic Cities

    Cities and town around the country are getting ready for Fourth of July celebrations. A new list ranks the top 10 most patriotic cities based on percentage of population in the armed forces, total spending of veterans, popularity of fireworks in July, and community and social service workers. 1. San Diego 2. San Antonio 3. Austin 4. Fort Worth 5. Oklahoma City 6. Las Vegas 7. Long Beach 8. El Paso 9. Colorado Springs 10. Houston

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    BLOG: 5 Inch Tall Cat

    Have you even seen a cat which looks more like a kitten? Pixel the cat measures in at five inches from shoulder to paw. Pixel’s owner says the family is extra careful with such a small cat walking around their California home. The cat is a munchkin cat, known for its short legs, and may be the smallest cat in the world. Reports show Pixel’s mother actually holds that title, measuring in at six inches.  The owner is waiting for the […]

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    BLOG: Down the Water Slide

    There are some things which just make you smile. Five-year-old Bennett captured his pure excitement and joy while riding a water slide with a GoPro. The video was taken while he and his family were on a cruise, and you hear Bennett cheering, “This boy is in Jamaica.” There are a lot of “oh yeahs” from the pint sized bundle of happiness, it’s hard not to join in on the enthusiasm.

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    BLOG: Baby Baffled By Eyebrows

    Check out these eyebrows! This adorable 20 month old, named Leon, can’t stop laughing after discovering his eyebrows in the mirror. He’s making others laugh too, his video already has more than two million hits.

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    BLOG: Selfie of the Week

    The selfie, it’s in the dictionary, it’s the subject of a song, and it’s all over social media. The Guinness World Record notes the most selfies taken in an hour is 355. As you peruse social media and see the selfies for summer vacations and normal pace of the day, here is one selfie that caught our eye, a young boy taking a snapping a picture in front of Queen Elizabeth II. Check out the reaction from those around the […]

  • Courtesy: Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce Facebook page

    BLOG: Benton County Tops Safest Places in AR by Real Estate Article

    A Real Estate blog is getting attention for it’s newest list touting the safest places in America. Movoto Real Estate recently released its list for the state of Arkansas. Four cities in Benton County are taking residence in the top ten, including the title of “safest city” in the state. Their list took into account cities with 10,000 people, crime rates, and severity of crimes. Here is their list of safest cities in Arkansas: 1. City of Siloam Springs 2. City […]

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    BLOG: Texting Leads To Drop In Voice Calls and Voice Mail

    The advent of texting is leading to a decline in not only leaving a voice mail, but in picking up the phone and calling someone as well. An article from the New York Times cites the following statistics: Voice Mail has dropped eight percent from October 2013 to April of 2014, according to Vonage. Teenage texting is on the rise. A Pew report shows teen texting is up to 60 texts a day in 2011, compared to 50 in 2009. Only […]

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