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Heather Lewis was raised in the small town of Alma, Arkansas, and as a local girl, grew up watching 5NEWS.
She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. After interning with 5NEWS, she fell in love with the news industry.
Heather joined the team as a reporter in 2011 and by the following year became a morning anchor.
When she’s not reporting, you can find her cheering on the Razorbacks, eating at favorite spots in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, traveling, working out, or learning how to play the guitar.


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    Denning Still Rebuilding Four Years After Tornado

    DENNING (KFSM) — A new City Hall will soon be built in Denning after a tornado four years ago devastated the town. May 24/25th, 2011 was the first time since February 2008 an EF-4 tornado stuck our area. The tornado hit Etna, Denning and eventually northern Johnson County killing three people and destroying many homes. It’s a night Denning resident Randy Harris remembers vividly. “It was a horrible sound,” Harris said. “You could just hear stuff breaking, and cracking, and popping.” […]

  • EVANS PROJECT

    Evan’s Project; Documenting Precious Moments In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    It can be an overwhelming journey for families with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Many parents are so focused on their infant’s care, they forget to document the first precious moments of their lives.. Two and a-half year-old Ellis is a vibrant, energetic girl. You would never know looking at her now that she was a premature baby weighing only three-pounds at birth, spending 30 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Like many families with babies in […]

  • 5NEWS Fit: Lavaca Students Embark on Active Arrow Challenge

    This isn’t your typical physical education class, Lavaca Elementary School Coach Jamie Patterson wants her students to understand being active, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to play sports.

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    New Technology at Sparks Targets Tumors

    Patients with hard-to-reach tumors now have new treatment options in Fort Smith thanks to new technology added at Sparks Regional Medical Center.

  • CAUTION TAPE

    Student Taken To Hospital After Hit By Bentonville School Bus

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A 17-year-old Bentonville student was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after being hit by a school bus Friday morning (March 13), according to Director of Communications for Bentonville Schools Paul Stolt. Police said the male teen was walking west crossing Southeast J Street near Southeast 18th Street. “The student crossed the roadway of Southeast J Street by running in-between northbound traffic that was stopped on Southeast J Street at the intersection of Southeast J Street […]

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    Balloon Sinus Dilation Said to Relieve Chronic Sinusitis

    Chronic sinusitis affects more than 29 million Americans, but studies show balloon technology can relieve 98% of the symptoms in minutes. As an ovarian cancer survivor, Patricia Breeden has had a number of surgeries, but balloon sinus dilation takes her out of the operating room. “Balloon dilation is somewhat similar to dilating the heart arteries,” Dr. Michael A. Marsh, owner of Arkansas Center for Ear, Nose, Throat, and Allergy in Fort Smith said. There are a number of sinus cavities […]

  • Younique mascara

    Deal or Dud: Younique Fiber Lash Mascara

    Most ladies want long, beautiful eyelashes. Younique’s Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes claims to give you a 300% increase in volume and thickness, according to the company’s website. Is this a deal or dud product? Like many busy women, Fayetteville residents Cayleigh Herlein and Krystle Smith are always on the go with their two-year-old boys, but they still want their eyelashes to look as long and beautiful as possible. They discovered the fiber lash mascara and are now presenters for Younique. […]

  • BOOKS

    Van Buren Elementary Students Become Published Authors

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Students at a Van Buren elementary school can now add “published author” to their resumes. Every student at Parkview Elementary is now a published author thanks to a literacy program implemented by the school. Instructional facilitator of Cindy Williams says the free program through Student Treasure Nation-wide Publishing encourages students to become better writers. “I’ve just seen young writers really really blossom by becoming truly published authors,” says Williams. The kindergarten through 4th grade students didn’t […]

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    5NEWS Fit: No Excuse Moms

    No Excuse Moms provide a free workout that will fit into a mom’s busy schedule. For these women, kids aren’t an excuse to not exercise. They’re part of a global movement called No Excuse Mom. It began with a California mother of three who posted a picture with the caption: What’s your excuse? Maria Kang’s story inspired Fort Smith mother of two Breann Glass to live an active, healthy lifestyle. She’s now group leader for No Excuse Moms Fort Smith. […]

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    Managing the Motherload: Mommy Must-Haves

    There are a ton of baby products on the market, but some really are better than others. The creators of NWAMotherlode.com, Gwen Rockwood and Shannon Magsam, gave us their top picks for baby products. Rockwood said the Quick Zip Crib Sheet is something she buys for all baby showers. It’s created to be the quickest sheet you will ever change. In the middle of the night when your child has an accident, you can just zip the sheet off then […]

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    NWA Foodie Recreates Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Are you tired of all the turkey sandwiches you eat with Thanksgiving leftovers? Lyndi Fultz, also known as NWA Foodie, is treating your taste buds by giving new life to leftovers. By combining leftover turkey, rolls, cranberry sauce, and goat cheese, you can make a delightfully, delicious hors d’oeuvre. It might actually be something you want to add to your menu for the holiday. If you roast vegetables as a side for Thanksgiving, add beets. Fultz combines plain yogurt, beets, […]

  • Natural State Parenting Supply

    Working Mom: Natural State Parenting Supply

    A Fort Smith mom said she's using her resources to help other moms on their journey of parenting.

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