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: Don’t Feel Like Cooking Tonight?

    September 10th marks National TV Dinner Day. There is dispute about who invented the TV dinner, but there is little dispute about it’s claim to convenience. While some are healthier than others, they offer a quick solution to dinner. The TV dinner was introduced in the 1920’s by way of flash freezing a meal, but really came to popularity in the 1950s. They still have popularity.  According to the source Ferrier, in  2001, consumers spent $380 million on frozen TV dinners.

  • BLOG: Hug a Teddy Bear

    Tuesday, September 9th marks National Teddy Bear Day. According to reports, the Teddy Bear is Named after President Teddy Roosevelt. He apparently was on a hunting trip in 1902 and refused to shoot a bear his guides had tied to a tree. The Washington Post ran a cartoon on the hunting trip, and hence, the Teddy Bear was born. You can read the entire account from the Theodore Roosevelt Association.  

  • BLOG: Best Places To Retire

    If you or someone you know are looking to retire, WalletHub has analyzed the 150 largest cities in the United States in terns of the best places to retire. The factors include cost of living, job prospects, recreational activity, quality of life, and health care. Here are their top cities: 1  Tampa, FL                         2   Grand Prairie, TX             3   Orlando, FL                        4   St. Petersburg, FL             5   Scottsdale, AZ             6   Overland Park, […]

  • BLOG: Looking To Retire?

    Retirement brings the “golden years.” However, many Americans are working past the retirement age. WalletHub came out with the best ranking of where retirees can stretch the most out of their money. Overall Rank City Affordability Rank Jobs Rank Activities Rank Quality of Life Rank Health Care Rank 1 Tampa, FL 9 92 3 19 46 2 Grand Prairie, TX 26 58 70 30 2 3 Orlando, FL 7 98 2 93 30 4 St. Petersburg, FL 9 45 31 […]

  • BLOG: Worst Places For Bed Bugs

    It’s simple to say, bedbugs are no fun. According to WebMD, bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color. Bedbugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck […]

  • BLOG: Elephants Dancing?

    Have you ever seen elephants dancing? Eleanaor Barstch writes she was warming up for a performance of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI. She says decided to go outside and play a bit for Kelly and Viola, 44 and 45 year-old elephants that have lived together for most of their lives. She says she found out that elephants REALLY like Bach.

  • BLOG: Young Girl Is Furious Over Hello Kitty News

    The world recently learned the character Hello Kitty is not a cat, but a little girl. Hello Kitty is produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. After 40 years on the market the news came as a shock to some, including this little girl who is outraged.

  • BLOG: TV’s Top-Earning Actors

    Who is making the most money in Hollywood television? Forbes is out with it’s list of 2014’s Top-Earning Actors. The star of Two And A Half Man, which you can watch on Channel 5, tops the list for the third year in a row. Here are the top five actors and what they pulled in from June 2013 to June 2014. Ashton Kutcher = $26 million Jon Cryer (tie) = $19 million   Mark Harmon (tie) = $19 million   Neil Patrick Harris […]

  • BLOG: With a Cherry On Top

    If life is just a bowl of cherries, then today is a good day for it. August 28th, 2014 marks “National Cherry Turnover Day.” The sweet pastry starts with dough topped with cherry filling, then folded over, sealed, and either baked or fried. Some recipes even call for a nice sugar glaze to be drizzled on top. Here are a few fun cherry facts for you from Top Food Facts: 1. The word ‘cherry’ comes from the Turkish town of […]

  • BLOG: Tooth Fairy Cuts Back

    The Tooth Fairy is tightening the purse strings. August 22nd marks “National Tooth Fairy Day.” A survey by Vis shows the Tooth Fairy’s 2014 rate for a child’s lost tooth is down 8% to $3.40 a tooth. In 2013 she left $3.70. For a full set of 20 baby teeth, that would equate to a $68, down from $74 last year. Despite the reduction in payout, the numbers are still up 31 percent from the  $2.60  the Tooth Fairy left under […]

  • BLOG: Most Valuable NFL Teams

    Summer is winding down and football season will soon be in full swing. Forbes is out with the Most Valuable NFL Teams based on their equity plus net debt and stadium economics. Cowboys = $3.2 billion Patriots $2.6 billion Redskins $2.4 billion Giants = $2.1 billion Texans = $1.85 billion Jets = $1.80 billion Eagles = $1.75 billion Bears = $1.70 billion 49ers = $1.6 billion Ravens = $1.5 billion

  • BLOG: National Lemonade Day

    It’s time to pucker up for National Lemonade Day. The refreshing drink was first invented in Mediterranean region in the 13th century. It was touted to treat colds and other ailments. Lemonade is also shown to help people prone to kidney stones in slowing development in a stone forming because of the high concentration of critic acid. Need a basic lemonade recipe? Here’s what we found from Punchbowl.   Basic homemade lemonade recipe: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 […]