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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.

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    BLOG: Whale Gives Kayakers a Ride

    Kayakers off the coast of Argentina have a huge tale to tell. The adventurers were reportedly paddling near Puerto Madryn in Patagonia when they came upon a whale which swam under them and lifted them out of the water. No one was hurt in the encounter.

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    BLOG: 12 Common Email Mistakes

    How many emails have you read or sent today? Most businesses and professionals spend a large amount of their day combing through and composing electronic messages to business professionals and coworkers. Are you making critical mistakes in doing so? Business Insider composed the 12 Most Common Email Mistakes Professionals Make: Forgetting to use a greeting or closing Being too formal Becoming too informal too quickly Saying to “whom it may concern” Forgetting to change the subject line Hitting “reply all” […]

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    BLOG: It’s a Hot Dog Day

    It’s a staple of the summer, barbecues, and a favorite when you watch a ball game. Hot dogs are so popular, they have their own day. July 23rd, marks National Hot Dog day. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says Americans buy more than 837 million packages of hot dogs at stores, and more than 24 million hot dogs at baseball stadiums. Whether you like your plains, with ketchup, or with the works, hot dogs remain in high demand. […]

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    BLOG: Hollywood’s Highest Paid

    It’s the season of summer blockbusters. 2014 is considered to be the year of sequels and remakes. While new movies are coming out every week, Forbes’ is out with its list of Hollywood Highest Paid Actors: 1. Robert Downey Jr. $75 million     2. Dwayne Johnson $52 million   3. Bradley Cooper $46 million   4. Leonardo DiCaprio $39 million   5. Chris Hemsworth $37 million  

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    BLOG: Man Enters Record Book For Homer Simpson Tattoos

    He was banned from watching the popular cartoon as a child, but now he’s taking matters into his own hands–or arm to be more specific. Lee Weir, 27, has inked Homer Simpson from the cartoon, The Simpsons, onto his body, earning the title of world record holder for the most tattoos of the same cartoon character on the body. The father of one, Weir has 41 tattoos of Homer Simpson on his arm. The sleeve of tattoos took more than […]

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    BLOG: Top Rated Summer Parks

    Summer often means a visit to the an amusement park or water park. TripAdvisor found in a new study 67% of Americans prefer to visit these parks in the months of June and July. They set out to find which parks are the favorites, here is what they found: Nation’s Top 10 Amusement Parks Discovery Cove – Orlando, FL Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Orlando, FL Magic Kingdom – Orlando, FL Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Orlando, FL Disneyland Park – […]

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    BLOG: Daddy-Daughter Date Goes Viral

    A father who took his young daughter on a daddy-daughter date is facing backlash after the video is published.  Some are calling the video sweet and heartwarming, others call the video “creepy.”

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    BLOG: Selfie Toast

    Talk about waking up to a selfie. The president and CEO of a toaster company is taking selfie to a new extreme with the “selfie toaster.” Galen Dively and his company, Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp., can help you give a unique gift or just make your family smile by taking a photo and turning it into a metal plate which will burn the image into your favorite piece of bread. The company also helps you create “custom toast” and “toast […]

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    BLOG: Have a Gummi Worm Today

    What National Day is today? July 15th marks National Gummi Worm Day. The popular gelatin and sugar candy was invented in Germany in 1922  in the form of gummi bears but didn’t make its way to America until 1981. It was then, the gummi worm was born, developed for the shock factor by the company Trolli. Today, gummi candies come in a variety of types and flavors. “Gummi ” means rubber in German.

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    BLOG: America’s Richest Families

    Forbes is out with its list of America’s richest families. To qualify, families must have a combined net worth of $1 billion. The list is compiled based on assets, real estate, art and cash, and debt. America’s Richest Families according to Forbes 1. Walton family = $152 Billion 2. Koch family = $89 Billion  3. Mars family = $60 Billion  4. Cargill-MacMillan family = $43 Billion     5. (Edward) Johnson family = $39 Billion 6. Hearst family = $35 Billion 7. […]

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    BLOG: Chocodiles Make a Comeback

    It was marketed as the “sweetest comeback in the history of ever” as Hostess emerged from  a bankruptcy induced shut-down.  Nearly a year later, the company known for it’s snack cakes is not only back in business, but is bringing back some of their products as well.  The Twinkies producer announced they are bringing back the Chocodile, a chocolate covered Twinkie nationwide this month. The Chocodile is a chocolate covered sponge cake with creamy filling.

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    BLOG: World’s Tallest Water Slide Opens

    It is deemed as the tallest water slide in the world, and it is now open at a Kansas City, Kansas water park. The Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn Water Park  comes in at 17-stories and is 168-feet-tall. The slide was deemed the tallest in the world by the Guinness World Records in April. The water slide was scheduled to open in May, but was pushed back to undergo more testing. The ride opened this week. Riders must be at […]

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