Austin Reed

Austin Reed is happy to finally call the South, his home again. Austin was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina and joined the 5NEWS team in May 2013, as weekend anchor and weekday reporter. Austin works out of both the Fayetteville and Forth Smith newsrooms.

Austin loves meeting the folks of Northern Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, sharing their stories and making history, all at the same time.

When Austin isn't working, he loves to spend time with his wife and pets (one dog and two cats), try new restaurants, enjoy the state’s gorgeous outdoors, volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and root for his favorite basketball team, the Portland Trail Blazers.

If you have a story for Austin, or a question, please contact him by e-mail:

You can follow Austin on Twitter @5NEWSAustin

Recent Articles

  • NWA Schools Get Waivers For Some Snow Days

    Posted on: 6:11 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 09:09pm, March 20, 2014

    The Arkansas Board of Education approved waivers for 75 school districts across the state, allowing schools to restructure their calendars...
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  • 8 Apply For Fayetteville Superintendent Job

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, March 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:30pm, March 20, 2014

    The Fayetteville School District has received eight applications for the superintendent job, as the School Board reviewed the applicants Thursday...
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  • I-540 Traffic Down To 1 Lane Because Of Don Tyson Interchange Project

    Posted on: 9:36 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 10:22pm, March 19, 2014

    Because of a new exit being built off of Interstate-540 in Springdale to ease congestion, traffic at times for the...
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  • Locals Sign Up As Deadline Looms For Affordable Care Act

    Posted on: 6:21 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 10:03pm, March 19, 2014

    The deadline is approaching for American citizens to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, as medical consumers have less...
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  • Snow Hits Fayetteville

    Posted on: 8:33 pm, March 16, 2014, by , updated on: 10:40pm, March 16, 2014

    Snow fell in Fayetteville, Sunday (March 16, 2014). Only about an inch fell, but did not stick to everything. Major...
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  • Heavy Rain & Snow Causes Flooding Across The Area

    Posted on: 2:59 pm, March 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:32pm, March 16, 2014

    Rain, sleet and snow has been falling in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, prompting minor flooding in some parts of the area.
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  • 2 Boys Arrested In Rogers Blow Dart Attack

    Posted on: 4:09 pm, March 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:59pm, March 14, 2014

    Rogers police have arrested two teenage boys in connection with Wednesday night’s blow dart attack in Rogers, which injured a 21-year-old woman....
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  • Driver Airlifted After Large Paint Truck Flips In Washington County

    Posted on: 11:05 am, March 14, 2014, by , and , updated on: 08:53pm, March 14, 2014

    One person was injured in a rollover accident on Arkansas 16 near Elkins on Friday (March 14), authorities said. The...
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  • Victim Speaks Out After Blow Dart Attack In Rogers

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, March 12, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:18pm, March 13, 2014

    Rogers police are seeking a suspect in a blow dart attack that injured Dalia Gallegos on Wednesday night (March 12),...
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  • Arson Suspected In Fire That Destroyed Rogers Car Dealership

    Posted on: 4:21 pm, March 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:54pm, March 12, 2014

    The fire that destroyed a Rogers car dealership early Wednesday morning has been ruled an arson by local fire investigators,...
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  • Animal Shelter Offers Reward After Dog Left Bloody On Road Dies

    Posted on: 2:59 pm, March 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:06pm, March 12, 2014

    The Bella Vista Animal Shelter is offering a reward for information related to a dog that was found bloody with...
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  • Report: Springdale Man Makes Beer Run After Killing Mother

    Posted on: 3:15 pm, March 7, 2014, by , , and , updated on: 12:26pm, March 10, 2014

    A Springdale man accused of shooting his mother in the back of the head and killing her had his initial...
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