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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    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.  

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    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 […]

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    5NEWS Fit: Bariatric Surgery

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

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    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.

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    HealthWatch: The Vampire Facelift

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

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    5NEWS Fit: Workout Motivation

    Fitness trainers at Van Buren Athletic Club give advice on how to get in shape and stay with a program.

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    Escaped Oklahoma Inmates Recaptured

    Two escaped Oklahoma inmates are back in custody Wednesday night. Muskogee Police said Anthony Anderson, 22, and Pete Wolf, 51 escaped from the Delaware County jail in Jay, Okla. shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 29). Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore said the men were picked up in Mayes County. Investigators found their jail uniforms behind an abandoned Mayes county home before finding the two walking down a county road outside Salina. Wolf was being held for armed robbery, and […]

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    Slick Roads Cause Dozens of Wrecks in River Valley

    Dozens off accidents were reported on slick roads in the River Valley as freezing rain coated the roadways with a glassy glaze early Wednesday (Jan. 8). Traffic was backed up in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 at the Franklin and Johnson county line after a tractor-trailer jackknifed Wednesday morning, said Randy Ort, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department spokesman. (A photo of that incident is included with this story.) Arkansas State Police officials said they had responded to dozens […]

  • Poteau Man Injured While Saving Pets From Fire

    A Poteau man was injured while saving his pets from his burning home overnight.


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