Christine Whitten joined the 5NEWS team in March of 2012. She comes to us from our sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City. Christine was born and raised in Dallas, Texas but is excited to now call Northwest Arkansas home.

She graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Oklahoma. While there she reported and anchored for the university’s newscast, OU Nightly. She also worked in the newsroom at KFOR, the NBC affiliate in OKC.

Despite being a Sooner at heart, Christine can’t wait to cheer on the Razorbacks.

When she’s not out chasing breaking news, you can find Christine working out, reading a book, shopping, or watching a movie.

You can follow her on Twitter @5NEWSChristine

Recent Articles
  • NWA Fashion Week Kicks Off

    Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week officially kicks off Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Chancellor Hotel in Downtown Fayetteville. Fashion week unofficially started on Monday when affiliated local businesses held a shopping night out involving special discounts on clothes and accessories. NWA Fashion Week is all about shopping local. It promotes local products and features hundreds of designers and models showing off local clothes from local boutiques. Ticket proceeds go to nonprofit organizations. Last year, fashion week raised about $33,000. According […]

  • Fayetteville City Council to Hold Special Meeting

    The Fayetteville City Council is set to hold a special meeting Tuesday night on the planned multimillion-dollar parking deck in Fayetteville’s entertainment district. The regularly scheduled council meeting is at 4:30 p.m. The parking-deck meeting is scheduled to begin after that. Both meetings are open to the public. This will be the public’s first opportunity to voice their opinion on the project. When city officials in late 2012 were discussing potential locations and costs, the figure was between $6.2 million […]

  • Fire Destroys Old Gas Station

    An early morning fire destroyed an unoccupied gas station in southern Washington County Monday (March 11), said Dennis Ledbetter, Washington County fire marshal. The old gas station in Evansville on South Highway 52 caught fire before 2 a.m, Ledbetter said. The cause of the fire was undetermined and still under investigation early Monday. Ledbetter said the cause of the fire does not look suspicious. The building was being used as a storage facility and as a workshop for vehicles, he […]

  • Woman Accused of Killing Husband Says She Knew of Affair

    Benton County investigators released an arrest report Tuesday that states Susan Fleck shot her husband after finding a picture on his iPad of him embracing another woman. Benton County Circuit Robin Green denied bond Tuesday (March 5) for a Gentry woman facing a capital murder charge in the shooting death of her husband. Fleck, 32, is being held in the Benton County jail for the death of her husband Evan Fleck. He was found dead with a gunshot wound to […]

  • School Attempts to Break World Record

    Nearly 400 students and staff members in the Watts, Okla., school district attempted to make history Friday morning. In an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record, the group simultaneously blew wood train whistles for 20 seconds inside the Watts’ school gym. It’s all in celebration of the school’s 100th anniversary. The school district’s principal, Martin Bradford, says he hopes they shattered the previous Guinness World Record of 250 people blowing train whistles for 15 seconds. “We just had […]

  • Walmart, First Lady Team Up to Fight Obesity

    Research shows consumers struggle buying healthy foods because it’s just too expensive. Walmart is teaming up with the First Lady, Michelle Obama, to bring down the costs. Friday, the retail giant showed customers how they’re working to fix the problem. “We don’t think that any of our customers should have to pay more to eat healthy, Andrea Thomas, Vice President for Sustainability said. Some of the steps include reducing sugar and sodium in processed food. “We are also helping them […]

  • VIDEO: Springdale Overpass Expansion

    Springdale is partnering with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on a multi-million dollar project designed to ease traffic congestion on Interstate 540 at the Elm Springs exit. City officials said they hope the improvements will make the bridge safer. There’s no word on when the project will be completed but construction should be underway soon. 5NEWS Reporter Christine Whitten was live in Washington County with details on the project.

  • Runners and Cyclists to Expect Big Changes in Fayetteville

    Get the details on a Fayetteville trail project that will soon be part of the 36-mile-long Razorback Greenway trail system, which seeks to connect trails from Bella Vista to Fayetteville, basically connecting all area major cities along a single trail system. When it is finished, trails users will be able to safely get from Fayetteville to Bella Vista on the trails. The Lake Fayetteville trail paving will likely be finished in the next few months, with a half-million-dollar price tag, […]

  • POLICE: UA Student Hospitalized After Drinking at Frat House

    University of Arkansas police are waiting to investigate a student’s hospitalization supposedly due to excessive alcohol intake after hospital employees tipped them off Saturday (Feb. 23.). The University of Arkansas Police Department said a 19-year-old male student was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville after a party at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house, according to Lt. Gary Crain, campus police public information officer. The student was taken to the hospital by friends, police said. Neither police nor any […]

  • Old NWA Post Office’s Future Uncertain

    Possibly the most iconic building in Fayetteville is going through some financial issues, 5NEWS Reporter Christine Whitten explains in a LIVE report. The old post office building, located in the middle of the Fayetteville Square, was built in 1911 and was a post office until closing in the 1970s, leaving the building up for possible demolition. An effort by locals not only kept the old post office from being demolished; it placed the building on the National Historic Register. Since […]

  • No Major Accidents Reported in Washington County

    Several crashes were reported in Washington County Thursday morning in this strange mix of winter and spring storms. Several bands of winter weather hit Northwest Arkansas over the last 24 hours. From heavy snowfall Wednesday to freezing rain just before 5 a.m. Thursday, visibility was low for drivers along Interstate 540. Lightning cracked across the sky, even thunder could be heard, during what some are calling “Thunder Sleet.” But cold and soaked streets weren’t enough to keep the Fayetteville and […]

  • Fayetteville School Board Unanimously Fires Debate Teacher

    Former Fayetteville High School teacher, Tim Hollis, was let go from the district for insubordination, school officials said. It took nearly 10 hours of negotiating before the board voted 7-0 to fire Hollis, early Tuesday morning. The negotiating went well into the night, but the Fayetteville School Board unanimously voted to fire the FHS debate and forensics teacher. “The school board voted 7-0 to uphold the administration’s recommendation to terminate the contract of Tim Hollis,” said Alan Wilbourn, Public Information […]