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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
  • Mother Of Four Dead After Collision On Zero Street In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A woman died and a 4-year-old was sent to the hospital after a car accident on Zero Street in Fort Smith early on Thursday morning (May 11). The accident happened before 7 a.m. at the 5100 block of Zero Street near the Links Apartments and Ben Geren Park. Police said Anne Marie Elliot Nuzzi, 29, was driving a Lincoln sedan and pulling out of the Links Apartments onto Zero. A white Dodge truck driven by a […]

  • Crews Find Body Of Woman Who Went Missing In Mulberry River In Franklin County

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — The body of a woman who jumped into Mulberry River and never resurfaced was found on Monday (May 8), according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies said Brandy Rosson, 32, was camping with friends and family when she jumped into the water around 7 p.m. Sunday (May 7). Rosson’s family said she came to the surface a few times, but then she went under and never resurfaced. “There were a couple of people there. They had a camp […]

  • Search For Missing 18-Month-Old Krystal Wiggins Suspended In Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — The search to find 18-month-old Krystal Wiggins was suspended on Thursday (May 4), Madison County Sheriff Rick Evans said. “We’ve exhausted all of our resources, we’ve done everything we know to do,” Evans said. Crews used boats, helicopters, divers and K9 officers to search the area, but according to Evans, the terrain and depth of the water made the search difficult. He also said that volunteers will continue to search for the missing toddler, but efforts will […]

  • 911 Phone Lines To Rogers Police, Fire & EMS Fixed After Going Down

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The 911 phone lines to Rogers Police, Fire and EMS are working once again after going down on Thursday morning (May 4), according to Keith Foster with the Roger Police Department. Foster said the 911 system is designed to handle technical issues such as this, so the 911 calls rolled over to Bentonville Police Department, and they will transfer the emergency call back to Rogers. Technicians from AT&T headed to the department to troubleshoot the issue and were able […]

  • 16-Year-Old Boy Severely Injured In Lincoln House Fire

    LINCOLN (KFSM) — According to the Lincoln Fire Department, a 16-year-old boy is severely injured following a house fire that happened early Wednesday morning (May 3) on Bryan Street. The fire happened shortly after 2 a.m., and when firefighters arrived the home was engulfed. According to the Lincoln Fire Department, the teen suffered from severe burns on his hands, arms and airway after trying to go back inside to save a pet from the fire. Unfortunately the pet did not […]

  • Hundreds Gather For Go Red For Women In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Heart disease affects 1 in 3 women, and a nationwide effort to teach women about the issue will be in our area Tuesday (May 2). This is the first year the American Heart Association is coming to the River Valley, and organizers hope this becomes a tradition for many years to come. During Go Red For Women, ladies will have a chance to receive free heart screenings provided by Mercy and Sparks Hospitals. Two local cardiologists […]

  • Booneville Police Chief Shot; Suspect Arrested

    BOONEVILLE (KFSM) — According to Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks, the Booneville Police Chief was shot early Wednesday morning (April 26). Chief Albert Brown and other officers were responding to a suicide call around 1:30 a.m. at a home in Booneville city limits when the reportedly suicidal man came out of the home with two guns, according to Sheriff Hicks. The suspect was identified as Gregory Rongey. Chief Brown tried to tackle and disarm Rongey and a struggle ensued, according […]

  • VIDEO: Horses Loose On 540 Near Arkansas River Bridge Cause Traffic Backup

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Traffic is moving again after Arkansas State Police wrangled four horses on the loose along 540 near Kelley Highway Tuesday morning (April 25). Southbound lanes were backed up as troopers worked to get the horses off the roadway, and directed traffic through the area. Dispatchers said none of the horses were injured by passing vehicles while they were on the loose. At this time, it isn’t known how the horses got out, or whom they belong to.

  • Fayetteville Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —  Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect Wednesday morning (April 26). According to Sgt. Craig Stout with Fayetteville Police, officers received a call at 5:30 a.m. at 1240 North Garland at Fast Trax Convenience Store. When officers arrived on scene, an employee said a man armed with a handgun entered the business and demanded cash. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, Sgt. Stout said. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male […]

  • Workers Picket Outside Exide Technologies Plant In Fort Smith After “Lockout”

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Picketing continues in front of Exide Technologies in Fort Smith following an employee “lockout”. Exide Technologies, formerly known as GNB Technologies on Zero Street, has more than 200 employees. The picketing comes after 119 hours of contract negotiations. The union representing these workers and Exide Technologies couldn’t reach an agreement. Monday night (April 24), workers were told they’d be locked out due to employees not agreeing to work under conditions of the company’s final offer. Dozens […]

  • Two Rescued After Being Trapped Under Fallen Tree At Barling Park

    BARLING (KFSM) — A man and woman have been rescued after being trapped in a tent under a fallen tree at Springhill Park in Barling on Friday morning (April 21). According to Fort Smith Battalion Chief Stanley Cole, the rain from the early morning thunderstorm soaked the ground, and a strong gust of wind caused the tree to fall. The woman was pinned for two to three hours, but the man was easily freed by rescuers, Chief Cole said. Crews lifted […]

  • 21st Anniversary Of Deadly 1996 Tornado In Fort Smith & Van Buren

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — On April 21, 1996 an F3 tornado hit Fort Smith at 11:12 p.m. and later hit the Van Buren area, killing two people and injuring over 40. Several historic buildings were destroyed in downtown Fort Smith before the half-mile-wide twister moved to neighborhoods on both sides of the Arkansas River. With wind speeds of up to 200 mph, the tornado left two Fort Smith children dead in its wake. Most residents in the area remember that night […]