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

  • Senator Endorsing Minimum Wage Hike In Arkansas

    Posted on: 7:47 pm, February 22, 2014, by

    United States Senator Mark Pryor has formally endorsed a proposal to raise the minimum wage in all of Arkansas. Officials...
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  • Van Buren Man Hospitalized In Shop Fire

    Posted on: 1:49 pm, February 22, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:28pm, February 22, 2014

    Firefighters are working to put out a structure fire and grass fire on Catcher Rd. in Van Buren.
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    fire on catcher rd.
  • Bentonville Teacher On Paid Leave Pending Police Investigation

    Posted on: 10:25 pm, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34pm, February 21, 2014

    The police investigation may soon wrap up in the case of a Bentonville middle school teacher who was suspended last...
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  • Search Underway For Name And Mascot Of New Bentonville High School

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 10:26pm, February 21, 2014

    A new high school will soon to be built for the Bentonville School District, but it still needs a name...
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    bentonville school flag
  • Bentonville Superintendent To Negotiate Contract With School Board

    Posted on: 11:12 pm, February 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:37pm, February 21, 2014

    The Bentonville superintendent is one step closer to having his contract renewed, following a School Board vote Thursday night to...
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    superintendent board meeting feb 20
  • Police, K-9 Units Search Campus After Bomb Threat

    Posted on: 4:22 pm, February 20, 2014, by , and , updated on: 01:04pm, February 21, 2014

    Bentonville police patrolled the high school Thursday and Friday (Feb. 21) after a bomb threat was found Thursday afternoon in...
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  • Report: Bus That Hit Boy Was Speeding; No Citation Issued

    Posted on: 11:32 am, February 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:31am, March 1, 2014

    The University of Arkansas Razorback Transit bus that struck a 7-year old boy on Saturday (Feb. 15) was traveling 10...
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    bus hits boy
  • Arraignment Rescheduled For Pipe Bomb Suspect

    Posted on: 3:43 pm, February 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:33am, March 19, 2014

    18-year-old Seth Adams, accused in a recent bomb scare, had his arraignment rescheduled for March 31st in Washington County. The...
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    adams seth pipe bomb
  • Perfect Weather For UA Baseball Opening Weekend

    Posted on: 10:44 pm, February 16, 2014, by , updated on: 10:45pm, February 16, 2014

    Thousands of fans came out Sunday (Feb. 16) to watch the University of Arkansas baseball team in Fayetteville play their...
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  • Michael Dunn Convicted Of Attempted Murder; Hung Jury On Murder

    Posted on: 7:11 pm, February 15, 2014, by

    Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) — The Florida jury in the case of Michael Dunn found him guilty on four charges, including...
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  • Police: 7-Year-Old Boy Hit By UA Transit Bus

    Posted on: 4:58 pm, February 15, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:44pm, February 15, 2014

    A 7-year-old boy was run over by a University of Arkansas transit bus in Fayetteville Saturday afternoon (Feb. 15), police...
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  • Flags Fly At Half-Staff For Arkansas Pilot

    Posted on: 3:07 pm, February 15, 2014, by

    Gov. Mike Beebe has ordered flags to fly at half-staff Saturday (Feb. 15) to honor an Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot...
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