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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
  • Poteau High School Cancels Classes Thursday & Friday Due To Water Line Break

    POTEAU (KFSM) — Poteau High School will be closed Thursday (Sept. 21) and Friday (Sept. 22) due to a water line break, school officials confirmed. All other Poteau schools are open and will have classes. No word yet on when the line is expected to be repaired for classes to resume. Stay with 5NEWS for more information.

  • Local Baptist Churches Helping With Foster Care Crisis In The River Valley

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — A foster care crisis is happening now in Arkansas. Around 8,200 children are in foster care every year in Arkansas, and right now there are more than 1,200 children in foster care in Area 2 in the state. This includes: Sebastian, Crawford, Scott, Franklin, Logan, Johnson and Yell Counties. These kids are in need of a loving home and that statistic is showing no sign of slowing down. Baptist Churches in the River Valley have teamed up […]

  • Volunteers Needed At NWA Shelter To Help With Displaced Cats From Hurricane Harvey

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Hurricane Harvey not only displaced people, but it wiped at homes for a lot of animals. One organization in Rogers has stepped up to help by rescuing more than 80 cats from Houston over the weekend. The Outback Cathouse Rescue is owned and operated by The Cat Clinic of Northwest Arkansas. The rescued cats were either from destroyed rescues in Houston, or were surrendered by their owners due to the destruction of their home. The group is […]

  • Man Shot In Lincoln, Investigation Underway

    LINCOLN (KFSM) — A shooting investigation is underway after a man was shot at a Lincoln home early Thursday morning (Sept. 14). According to police, the shooting happened at a home on East Holt Road. Not a lot of information has been released, but according to Washington County Public Relations Director Kelly Cantrell, “We received a call at 4:02 a.m. from an individual advising he had been shot in the leg… We are investigating. Don’t have any further releasable info right […]

  • One Killed In Benton County House Fire

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — One person is dead after a house went up in flames on Haven Drive just outside Rogers city limits Wednesday morning (Sept. 13), according to Chief Tom Jenkins with the Rogers Fire Department. Benton County assistant fire marshal Eric Smith said Betty Morris, 94, was the only person inside the home at the time of the blaze. “We came outside and the whole house was engulfed in flames,” neighbor Roy Hunter said. When crews arrived on […]

  • Five Pets Die In Fort Smith Apartment Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Crews are investigating after an apartment caught fire in Fort Smith Wednesday morning (Sept. 13). People had to be evacuated from Rockwood Terrance Apartments, but no injuries were reported. However, five pets died in the smoke filled apartment; four cats and a dog, according to Battalion Chief Tery Graves. Graves said flames were not visible to crews, but there was a lot of smoke when they arrived on scene. He believes the fire started after something […]

  • Local ROTC Cadets Climb 110 Flights For 9/11 Memorial

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas Reserve Officer Training Corps, local first respondents and community members met at Razorback Stadium Monday morning for the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Run. Participants ran up and down the stairs, five laps around the stadium to equal 110 stories; representing the 110 stories in each of the World Trade Center towers that first responders had to climb. Firefighters carried as much as 75 pounds of equipment that day, so some of the cadets carried […]

  • For The Love Of ‘Woo Pig Sooie’

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — As the leaves start to change colors and the air feels crisp, in the distance on the hill you can hear, “Woo! Pig Sooie!” echoing throughout the Ozarks. Have you ever asked yourself where the famous cheer originated? According to the University of Arkansas, the student body chose the Razorback to be their mascot in 1910, but the famous battle cry didn’t get its start until the 1920’s. While the football team was trailing behind in a game, […]

  • One Dead Following Accident On Midland Blvd. In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is dead following an accident on Midland Boulevard in Fort Smith early Wednesday morning (Aug. 23). According to police, the man was heading east toward Van Buren around 4:30 a.m., ran off the roadway and struck a pole. Police said the fire department had to use the jaws of life to get the man out of the vehicle. Police said no one else was involved, and the cause of the accident is under investigation. […]

  • 2017 Kutest Kidz Photo Contest Winners

    Jeff Beauchamp with Bedford Camera & Video  joined us on 5NEWS This Morning to announce the top five and the grand prize winner of our 2017 Kutest Kidz Photo Contest. It was a tight race with 16,621 votes submitted by our viewers this year! Click the video above to see who the winners were! Here is a photo gallery of the top 20 that were voted on. Thank you to everyone who submitted their pictures to us, and congratulations to the […]

  • Knife-Wielding Suspect Wanted By Franklin County Sheriff’s Office To Be Extradited To Arkansas

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office suspect who was considered “armed and dangerous” is being extradited back to Arkansas after he was detained in Florida last month. Michael Warrington, 49, was arrested by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Florida on Tuesday (July 11) on a warrant out of Highlands, Florida, for failure to pay child support, according to his booking report. Warrington is being held on a $100,000 bond for a second degree battery charge. Franklin […]

  • Newly Renovated Music Venue Set To Open Soon In Downtown Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The former Masonic Temple building in downtown Fort Smith is undergoing renovations and will be opening soon. The 53,000 square foot building has now been renamed to Temple Live, and will be a live concert venue, event space and private club capable of holding 1,200 people. Organizers tell 5NEWS the new venue will be a great addition to downtown Fort Smith. “You will see a lot of talent here,” said Michael Brown with Temple Live. “The […]