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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.

Recent Articles
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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.


    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 […]

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    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. […]


    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, […]

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    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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    Managing the Motherload: Avoiding Comparisons

    When a baby rolls over or walks for the first time, parents often write the milestone in a baby book. Most new moms and dads anticipate every move. It’s natural to compare your baby to other babies, but don’t forget they all develop at a different pace. Gwen Rockwood and Shannon Magsam with NWAMotherlode.com gave some advice on avoiding comparisons.

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    Thousands Expected to Shop at Holiday Market

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The holiday shopping season is underway, and the Junior League of Fort Smith is helping you check off gifts on your list in a one stop shop. Holiday Market is a three-day shopping event with more than 120 merchant booths from across the country. They offer unique gifts for all ages. Proceeds benefit Junior League Fort Smith community projects. The holiday shopping event will take place November 20-22, 2014 at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

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    5NEWS Fit: Sparks Opens Nutrition Counseling Center

    Rather than use a workout to get healthy, why not try education? Nutrition can help your overall well-being, not to mention your figure. Dietitians said nutrition is not so much a diet, but a healthy lifestyle. In September, Sparks Health System opened the Nutrition Counseling Center in Fort Smith. The program helps patients manage their health and nutritional needs in an outpatient setting. Patients will have one-on-one time with a dietitian to develop an individual nutrition plan. They’ll also learn […]


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