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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 now the Producer for the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Prior to this, she was the Lead Morning Producer for 5NEWS This Morning until January of 2018.

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
  • Pedestrian Dies From Injuries In Fort Smith Hit-And-Run, Search Continues For Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is dead and the search for the driver continues following a hit-and-run collision at 14th Street and Grand Avenue that happened Wednesday night (Feb. 14). The pedestrian has been identified by police as 55-year-old Jeffrey Campbell of Quinton, Oklahoma. He was in Fort Smith visiting a friend. Campbell’s family said he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at UAMS in Little Rock about 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 15). His family said he had […]

  • Fort Smith Police Serving Community For 130 Years

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Tuesday (Feb. 6) is the 130th anniversary of the Fort Smith Police Department. The department was created on February 6th, 1888 through ordinance #140 of the Fort Smith City Council. According to the department’s Facebook page, “We’d like to thank the community for the privilege of serving you for 130 years.” Below is a look at the department through the years.  

  • Fort Smith Home Destroyed In Massive Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Crews said a home is a total loss after a house fire in Fort Smith Monday evening (Jan. 29). Firefighters were called to the home on Thomas Road, just off Highway 71 about 7 p.m. The battalion chief said the original call was for smoke, but once firefighters arrived, they had to call for more help because the fire was so large. 5NEWS spoke to the homeowner who said no one was inside the home at […]

  • Heavener Schools Taking Precautions Following Threat

    HEAVENER (KFSM) — Three days after a potential threat happened at Heavener Public Schools, officials have released additional information about the matter. The suspect is a student of Heavener schools, according to Heavener Police Chief Ty Armstrong. The suspect told police he wrote threats as a prank, a news release states. The suspect will be prosecuted in juvenile court. Heavener Public Schools received threats Jan 26. Students said a note was found in a bathroom threatening those that go to […]

  • Police: Arrest Made In Rogers Stabbing; Victim Shows Sign Of Improvement

    ROGERS (KFSM) — An arrest has been made in a stabbing in Rogers Thursday night (Jan. 4), according to Keith Foster with Rogers police. Paul Michael Welch, 22, was arrested at about 10:45 a.m. Friday (Jan. 5) and is facing charges of battery in the first degree. According to police, the call came in at 11:41 p.m. Thursday at 1116 S. 25th Place. Police said that a man was reported to have been stabbed in the abdomen by a white […]

  • Bentonville Police Searching For Robbery Suspect

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Police are investigating a robbery that happened at a Braum’s restaurant on Tuesday (Dec. 26). According to police, a man entered the Braum’s restaurant located at 1119 N. Walton Blvd. and handed an employee a note demanding money and that she would regret it if he were to be locked inside the building. The employee handed over less than $100 from the register and he left the building. The suspect is described as an adult white male, approximately […]

  • Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting In Ozark

    OZARK (KFSM) — An investigation is underway following a deadly officer-involved shooting in Ozark Tuesday night (Jan. 2). According to a press release sent by Arkansas State Police, Ozark officers were called to a domestic disturbance call at 10:19 p.m. at 1004 West School Street. Witnesses reported Ronald Elliot, 49, was armed with a gun and had locked himself inside his bedroom. Prior to an Ozark officer arriving at the home, a woman had entered the bedroom and attempted to […]

  • Arson Possibly To Blame For Huntington House Fire

    HUNTINGTON (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene of a house fire in Huntington early Thursday morning (Jan. 4). The fire was at a home along Highway 71 near a convenience store. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but crews said they believe the fire could be the result of arson. Firefighters said the home was vacant, and the man who owns the home lives in Fort Smith. Stay with 5NEWS for updates on this developing story.

  • Van Buren Home ‘Total Loss’ Following Fire

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene of a house fire in Van Buren Wednesday morning (Jan. 3). The home is located on the corner of 13th Street and Chestnut. According to crews, a husband and wife were inside the home when it went up in flames. The couple was able to escape with all of their pets before firefighters got to the scene. The fire marshal tells 5NEWS the home is a total loss, and the cause […]

  • UPDATE: Missing Rogers Teen Found

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Police said a missing teen from Rogers has been found. According to police, 15-year-old Cade Pittman was missing from the 300 block of South 7th Street. Before going missing, the teen was last seen around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 2) in his apartment complex skateboarding. The teen was described as having high-functioning autism. The Rogers Police Department tweeted early Wednesday (Jan. 3) that Pittman had been located.

  • Multiple Crews Work Large Fire At Downtown Poteau Building

    POTEAU (KFSM) — Multiple crews were on the scene of a structure fire in Poteau early Tuesday morning (Jan. 2). The fire happened on the 300 block of Dewey Avenue at an apartment next to Western Auto. Poteau, Wister, Panama, Spiro, Pocola, Monroe and Shady Point crews were all on scene working to put out the flames. “When we arrived we had heavy fire coming out of this second story apartment above the Western Auto Store,” said Poteau Fire Chief Jon […]

  • Dog Dies In Vehicle Fire At Fort Smith Gas Station

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene of a van on fire at a Fort Smith gas station Tuesday morning (Jan. 2). Dispatchers said the call came in about 9 a.m. at 3316 Wheeler Avenue, which is the Hydration Station. Firefighters said the woman driving the van was inside the store when the vehicle went up in flames. Two dogs were still inside the vehicle. The woman was able to free one of the dogs from the van, […]