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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: Stress City

    Do you often feel like your stress limit is sky high? Work, family, and the general hustle and bustle of daily life can often take its toll. Real Estate blog, Movoto, factored in items such as high unemployment and the cost of living to find the Top 10 Most Stressed Out Cities. This is what they found: Top 10 Most Stressed Out Cities: Washington, D.C. New York, NY Miami, FL San Francisco, CA Jersey City, NJ Oakland, CA Chicago, IL […]

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    BLOG: Top 5 States For BBQ

    Summer is quickly approaching. The promise of cooking out and getting together with friends often times goes hand in hand with the season. If you are planning on firing up the grill or are looking forward to enjoying some mouth-watering barbecue, here is a look at the best places and states if you’d rather not cook it yourself, according to TripAdvisor. Top 5 U.S. States for BBQ Georgia North Carolina Texas Missouri Tennessee Top 5 BBQ Joins in the U.S. […]

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    BLOG: 30,000 Calorie Burger

    Talk about a mouthful! John Clarkson is going after a new world record with his 5ft 4in burger.  The 54 year old unveiled the towering burger at the restaurant Mister Eater’s Eating Emporium in Preston, Lancashire. The burgers, stacked on top of each other, are not your typical patties of beef. Instead, most of the burgers contain a meal within themselves. Inside the beef patties you can find, pizza, Spam, steak pie and mushroom, spaghetti bolognese and meatballs, a (an […]

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    BLOG: Fisherman Catches Smiling Frog

    It’s not your ordinary catch of the day. Amateur fisherman Angus James took to the water in Australia and lured in a perch with a surprise. As he unhooked the fish, he tells the media he noticed something green inside its mouth. James thought it was grass. It wasn’t. Inside the perch’s mouth was what appeared to be a smiling tree frog.  The fisherman snapped a pic, posted it on social media–which has gone viral–then released both the fish and […]

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    BLOG: Lightning To Blame for $8.39/gallon Gas

    Talk about sticker shock. Some drivers in Alabama are noticing a sign which reads $8.39 a gallon for gas. Reports show drivers who stopped off at the  Jet Pep station on Alabama 91 just off Interstate 65 in Cullman County noticed the out of the ordinary high gas price. The sign should read, “$3.39,” but a lightning flash caused the electronic glitch during last week’s storms. The owners are now working to fix the problem. In the meantime, prices at […]

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    BLOG: Teen Accepted into All Ivy League Schools

    It’s a feat to be accepted into an Ivy League school, it’s an even bigger feat to be accepted into all eight of them. That’s the story for 17-year-old Kwasi Enin of New York. Enin scored 2,250 out of 2,400 on his SAT and was accepted to Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. Enin, the son of nurses who emigrated to the United States from Ghana in the 1980s, announced he has chosen Yale […]

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    BLOG: School Talent Show Makes a Big Splash

    A group of fifth grade boys from Hurst, Texas are making waves via the internet. They recently performed at their school talent show in a “synchronized swimming” performance. The audience at the school was impressed, and it appears so are those watching it online.  

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    BLOG: Woman Mistakes Hollywood Actor For a Homeless Man

    It’s the picture of an act of kindness. A French tourist reportedly walked out of a Manhattan pizzeria to find a man digging through the trash. Karine Valnais Gombeau, a 42-year-old Parisian, quickly handed over her extra pizza to the man. She says the man thanked her and said, “God bless you,” and she went on her way. What she did not realize is the man she showed humanity to was award winning actor Richard Gere. In fact, she had […]

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    BLOG: Sumo Wrestlers Urge Babies To Cry

    Crying isn’t usually the goal when holding a baby. However, in a festival competition  stemming back hundreds of years in Japan, getting a baby to cry actually is the goal.  On Saturday, sumo wrestlers hold babies and do whatever it takes, including making faces, making noises, even wearing masks if they have to, to get them to cry. The festival of Nakizumo, which translates to “crying baby sumo” is deep in tradition in Japan. The belief is a crying baby […]

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    BLOG: Record Setting Jump

    Talk about adrenaline. Two French base jumpers set a new world record by jumping from the tip of the tallest building on the planet. The jumpers are reported to be Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet. Their leap this week set a new Guinness World Record for the the tallest BASE jump from a building. The men jumped from the Burj Khalifa in Deubai. The building is  2,700 feet tall, standing more more than half a mile tall.

  • BLOG: Ruff Time For This Dog

    A nine year old golden retriever is rescued from a tight situation.  It happened in England when the dog named Sunny poked her nose through a cement garden wall to check out a neighbor’s new puppy. Sunny’s owner recruited help when she found her stuck with her nose in the six-inch wide gap in the cement wall, they eventually had to call for help. It took firefighters 20 minutes to get Sunny free. The dog was cut free, and was […]

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    BLOG: Best Cities for New College Grads

    Graduation is fast approaching. If the “real world” is calling, and your grad is looking to start their career, here is a look at the Top 10 Cities for New College Grads. Livability studied where jobs are available and best places to live when you are not at work. The study factored in rental availability,, home prices, social scene, engaging communities, and more. 1: Cambridge, Mass. 2: Bellevue, Wash. 3: Austin, Texas 4: Bethesda, Md. 5: Minneapolis, Minn. 6: Hoboken, […]