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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
  • cardiac rehab

    5NEWS Fit: Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Every year, tens of thousands of Americans have a heart attack, according to the American Cancer Association. After receiving care, most people enter cardiac rehabilitation. Staying in shape wasn’t always one of Jack Turner’s top priorities. “About the last year, I hadn’t felt like doing anything, and that’s the reason why because I had some stopped up arteries,” Turner said. It was a close call for Turner after suffering a heart attack. He had stints put into his heart and […]

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    Fort Smith Seniors Write Inspiring Graduation Speeches

    These graduation speakers said the journey is just beginning for their senior class.

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    FHS Senior Eager To Speak at Graduation

    Senior Natalie Counce won over the judges with her speech this year at Fayetteville High School.

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    Local Schools Shift Away From Valedictorians, Audition Students to Speak at Graduation

    The days of the class valedictorians giving a speech at high school graduation have come to and end. Many local schools said they now audition seniors to speak at commencement.

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    Fire Destroys Three Businesses in Bella Vista

    A fire broke out at TH Rogers Lumber and then spread to two other businesses.


    Juvenile Arrested For Reporting False Abduction

    A Van Buren boy was arrested after he filed a false police report claiming a man attempted to kidnap him. The boy, whose name won’t be released due to his age, is facing a felony charge of filing a false police report and a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of governmental operations, according to a report released by Van Buren Police. Shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday (April 24), the juvenile told authorities a man in a red pick-up followed him near […]

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    5NEWS Fit: Reducing Risk Of Falling For Older Adults

    Feeling off-balance is a scary thing for many older adults. Many give up activities they enjoy just to reduce their risk of injury, but a new program at Summit Medical Center in Van Buren is teaching senior citizens how to beat their fear of falling and stay active. Albert O’Donnell does physical therapy twice a week at Summit. “Just getting older, you notice that sometimes you have balance problems,” O’Donnell said. He, like many his age; know a fall could […]

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    Benton County Sheriff’s Office Discusses New Scam Alert

    In this clip from “5NEWS This Morning,” Detective Mike Lira of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office discusses a scam in which people are being told they can pay off money they owe the Sheriff’s Office and avoid being arrested.  

  • gender reveal pic

    BLOG: Gender Reveal Parties

    Forget a simple phone call, parents-to-be are now throwing parties to share with family and friends if they’re having a boy or girl. Gender reveal parties are all the rage right now, so here are some simple ways you can get everyone in on the fun of finding out baby’s gender. First, pick how you’ll reveal. There are different options to consider. You can get a big box, decorate it, and put blue or pink balloons inside that will pop […]

  • Weight loss

    5NEWS Fit: Bariatric Surgery

    A local woman teamed up with a doctor at Sparks Medical to lose more than 100 pounds.

  • Danielle

    5NEWS Fit: Losing Post Baby Weight

    A Springdale mom gained 70 pounds during pregnancy, but now she's in the best shape of her life.

  • Vampire FAcelift

    HealthWatch: The Vampire Facelift

    The Vampire Facelift a medical procedure sweeping Hollywood and is now being offered in our area.


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