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Brittany Boyett is a Fort Smith native and 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
  • Man Claiming Ricin Poisoning Forces Waiting Room Evacuation at Washington Regional

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –A man claiming to have been poisoned with ricin forced an evacuation at Washington Regional Medical Center  Wednesday morning (Nov. 22). According to dispatchers with Fayetteville Police, the call came in at 5:26 a.m. when a man went into the emergency room and claimed he had been poisoned by ricin, which is a poison found naturally in castor beans. According to the CDC, if castor beans are chewed and swallowed, the released ricin can cause injury, or possibly death. Assistant […]

  • Winslow Meat Processing Plant Burns

    WINSLOW (KFSM) — A meat processing plant in Winslow burned Monday (Nov. 20). B & R Meat Processing caught fire, but it was contained to the front of the building. No injuries were reported. A few employees told 5NEWS there are a few hunters who had deer meat inside that the company was processing. They’re not sure if the meat was ruined in the blaze. The owner of B & R said the damage wasn’t as bad as it could […]

  • Three Dead In Medical Helicopter Crash In Eastern Arkansas

    DEWITT (KFSM) — Officials said a medical helicopter crashed in eastern Arkansas Sunday night (Nov. 19), killing all three people on on board. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management confirms the helicopter went down Sunday night near the Arkansas County town of DeWitt, about 60 miles southeast of Little Rock. John Auld III “Trey” of Shreveport was among three people killed, according to CBS affiliate KSLA. Auld is a former rural volunteer firefighter. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the […]

  • Local Man Trades In Bell For Banjo To Raise Money For Salvation Army

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Salvation Army volunteer bell ringers will soon be out in full force at stores across the area for the Red Kettle Campaign. To switch things up, a local man is trading in his bell for a banjo. “We just raise as much as we can,” said Gary Shipley. “The bell ringers do well, but I top it.” Shipley has volunteered for the Salvation Army for years, and often times he’s set up inside one of Springdale’s Harps. “I […]

  • Police Search For Suspects After Local Verizon Store Burglarized

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Police are investigating after the Verizon Wireless in Van Buren was broken into early Thursday morning (Nov. 9). According to police, at 4:30 a.m. two black male suspects threw a large rock through the front window of the store. Police said the two suspects spent a very short amount of time in the store, but were able to steal over $10,000 worth of merchandise from the front display. This included iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches and other […]

  • Truck Crashes Into Ravine Off Highway 62 Near Avoca

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene after a white Ford F-350 flatbed pickup truck was driven off Highway 62 into a ravine early Thursday morning (Nov. 9). According to Arkansas State Police, the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. near Andy Jack and Sugar Creek Roads. ASP said the driver is expected to be okay and didn’t go the the hospital. The family of the driver told 5NEWS he fell asleep while driving and climbed out of the […]

  • West Fork Woman Killed During Collision

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A West Fork woman died during a one-vehicle collision along Arkansas 265 Tuesday night (Nov. 7). Brittney Hampton, 37, was traveling north in a 2014 Chevrolet at 11:10 p.m. and crossed into the opposite lane while driving on a curve. The Chevrolet went into an embankment, struck a boulder and overturned. Her body is being held at the Washington County Coroner’s Office.

  • Fayetteville Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspect

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect. According to police, it happened at the Road Runner gas station on the corner of College & Lafayette around 1 a.m. Monday (Nov. 6). The suspect reportedly had a gun and demanded money from the clerk. Police said no one was injured, but the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Anyone with more information is asked to call Det. Shawn Allen at 479-587-3520, or Fayetteville […]

  • Investigation Underway After Truck Found Submerged In Lake Wedington

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene after a white Ford pickup truck was found submerged in Lake Wedington Monday morning (Nov. 6). Central EMS said they were called at 6:42 a.m. after the truck was found near a boat ramp. Central EMS said no one was trapped inside, but crews are investigating and searching for the driver. “According to dispatch, it belonged to a company,” said Kelly Cantrell, Washington County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. “Company said […]

  • Family Escapes Massive House Fire In Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Fire fighters and first responders were at the scene of a house fire in Greenwood early Friday morning (Nov. 3). The fire happened at North Ross Hampton Road and Sturgeon Road in Greenwood. According to neighbors, a couple was in the home when the fire started. They reportedly escaped through the front door after their alarms went off. Their pets also escaped. Emergency crews say this time of year they are called to more house fires. They […]

  • Walmart Toyland Takes Over Bentonville Square

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Bentonville square will be transformed into Walmart Toyland on Friday (Nov. 3), and thousands of excited kids and adults are expected to flock to the area to check out the most wanted toys for the 2017 holiday season. The square will be filled with vendors giving out free toys all day long. The main stage will also be sponsored by Universal and will be filled with surprises throughout the event. Toyland is happening from 11 a.m. […]

  • 2018 “Men & Mutts” Calendars On Sale Benefiting Local Humane Society

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Humane Society has gotten creative with their fundraisers, and their latest effort combines cute pups and hunky men. Although the calendars aren’t printed yet, you can pre-order them and all the money will go straight back to the Sebastian County Humane Society. Back in February, the nonprofit needed models for the fundraiser, and the response was huge with several stepping up to volunteer. Inside the calendar, you’ll find men from around the area […]