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Brittany Boyett was born and raised in Fort Smith, and is a proud alumna of the University of Arkansas where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

In 2014 Brittany joined the 5NEWS team and is currently the Lead Morning Producer for 5NEWS This Morning. She loves the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas and has a passion for telling stories where you live.

If you have a story idea, share it with her on Twitter @5NEWSBrittany or send an email to Brittany.Boyett@kfsm.com with the details!

Recent Articles
  • Name Change, Progress Made For Student Housing At New Medical College In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Progress continues on the new multi-million dollar Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine that opens in the Fall of 2017 in Fort Smith at Chaffee Crossing. Crews have already finished the main school building, but they’re now onto another phase of construction. Students attending the new medical school are now signing up for student housing on campus. The groundbreaking for the apartments happened late last year, and school officials said they will be ready for students just in […]

  • Mountainburg Police Department Receives First K9 Officer

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — The City of Mountainburg is working hard to sniff out narcotics in the area by hiring their newest partner in crime, and his name is Duke. The pit bull/dalmatian mix spent most of his life chained to a tree in San Antonio, Texas until he was rescued by authorities there. “They actually rescued him and they trained him up to find narcotics and allowed him to find a new home,” said K9 Handler Andrew McIntosh. McIntosh decided […]

  • One Severely Injured, One Arrested Following Shooting In Spiro

    SPIRO (KFSM) — One man is severely injured and another is behind bars following a shooting in Spiro Sunday night (March 19). According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, the suspect has been identified as Larry Douglas Lewis. Deputies said the shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. at a mobile home on New Hope Road. Officers said the victim and Lewis were attending a party in the backyard of the mobile home when an argument ensued. Lewis reportedly shot the victim in […]

  • 24th Annual Lawn & Garden Show Kicks Off In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — If you’re a gardener with a green thumb, or even if you’re a beginner learning the basics, there’s a great event happening this weekend (March 17 to 19) for all garden enthusiasts. The Arkansas River Valley Master Gardeners, along with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, presents the 24th Annual Arkansas River Valley Lawn and Garden Show at the Fort Smith Convention Center. During the month of February, the area saw record high temperatures, which made some […]

  • Proposed Smoking Ban To Be Considered For Van Buren City Parks

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — City leaders in Fort Smith banned smoking in city parks a few weeks ago, and now another city in the River Valley is trying to follow suit. Right now, the City of Van Buren doesn’t have a law that prohibits people from smoking in their six city parks. The Van Buren Parks and Recreation Commission will be gathering on Monday evening (March 13) to discuss whether or not smoking should be banned from parks throughout the […]

  • Photos: Tornado Reported In N.E. Oklahoma; Severe Damage In NWA & River Valley

    OKLAHOMA/ARKANSAS (KFSM) — There were several tornado warnings and watches throughout the area in Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley and Northeast Oklahoma late Monday night into Tuesday morning (March 7). Severe storms damaged several homes throughout the area, and one area with extensive damage was in Greasy, Oklahoma; which is around 20 miles west of Fort Smith. The National Weather Service said an EF-1 tornado touched down in the small town. An EF-2 tornado touched down in Parthenon, Arkansas. The […]

  • Farmington Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing Shots From Roof Of Home

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — A Farmington man was arrested on Thursday night (March 2) after he allegedly fired several shots from the roof of a Farmington home, according to a preliminary report. Taylor Jones, 24, is facing charges of disorderly conduct, possession of instrument of crime and violation of a firearm ordinance. Police were called to Spokane Street around 9:30 p.m. after Washington County dispatch received reports of shots fired in the area. Officers heard a few shots when they arrived at […]

  • Man Arrested After Reportedly Firing Gun At Siloam Springs Home

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — A man is behind bars as Siloam Springs Police investigate a home that was reportedly shot at. According to a press release, police were called to 1003 N. Britt Street #3 on Saturday (Feb. 25) after a tenant discovered bullet holes in their house. No injuries were reported by the tenant who filed the report. After an investigation was conducted by the Siloam Springs Police Department, an acquaintance of the tenant who reported the shooting was arrested, the […]

  • Shooting Leaves One Dead; Fort Smith Police Arrest Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is dead and police have arrested a suspect following a shooting early Tuesday morning (Feb. 28) at a Fort Smith apartment complex. The shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. in the parking lot of West Apartments on North 50th, across from Kay Rodgers Park. Police identified the victim as Jason Thomas, 35. Investigators said Thomas was shot in the face while sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. Investigators said the suspect, whom officers […]

  • Local Church Takes Ash Wednesday To The Streets With ‘Ashes To Go’

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Ash Wednesday (March 1) is the first day of Lent, and many Christians throughout the world use this time to give up old ways and reflect from now until Easter on April 16th. One local church is taking the Ash Wednesday tradition to the streets, making the practice available to anyone who can’t make it to an Ash Wednesday services. First United Methodist Church will be at the corner of Walnut Street and 1st Street in downtown […]

  • One Man, Two Dogs Killed In Sallisaw House Fire

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — A man and two dogs are dead after a home went up in flames Thursday evening (Feb. 23), according to Sallisaw Assistant Fire Chief Steve Padgett. Shortly after 8 p.m., firefighters arrived at the home on Cedar Street, which was fully engulfed in flames. It took crews nearly an hour to extinguish the fire. The man’s identity has not been released at this time, and the cause of the fire is under investigation, Padgett said. Stay with 5NEWS as […]

  • Jackknifed Semi Truck Blocks Early Morning Traffic On Highway 71

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene after a semi truck jackknifed on Highway 71 south of Greenwood early Friday morning (Feb. 24). According to Arkansas State Police, the accident happened around 3 a.m. when the driver of the semi went around a curve and over-corrected, causing the truck to jackknife. The semi blocked the northbound lane near South Coker Street and West Clarks Chapel Road for nearly two hours. Officers said no serious injuries were reported. The driver of the […]