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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
  • RAYS

    Rays Advance After Defeating Indians

    CLEVELAND — The Rays have gone from New York to Toronto to Texas to Cleveland, and now on to Boston after beating the Indians 4-0 in the American League wild-card game. They’ve gone from must-win game to must-win game to must-win game, and even though they’ve won, they’ve got to be exhausted. “They can’t kill us,” Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said. “They just can’t kill us.” For more on the American League Wild-Card game Wednesday night (Oct. 2), click HERE.

  • Paddle Finatics

    5NEWS Fit: Paddle Finatics

    Debbi Neece with Paddle Finatics in Lowell shows us how to use the beautiful Beaver Lake to our workout advantage. “You don’t notice you’re working out because you’re having such a good time,” said Neece. You can get a total body workout with a stand-up paddle board. “It’s mainly core; strong core workout because you’re constantly keeping your balance, but you’re also using your legs, especially your calves and your ankle,” said Neece. “You’re using your arms when you paddle, […]

  • Suspicious Packages at Jacksonville International Airport

    Suspect Facing Charges After Hoax Bomb Threat Closes Airport

    An incident involving suspicious packages that forced the evacuation of Jacksonville International Airport was a hoax.

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    Best Start: Kids and Pets

    Having a dog can help kids learn responsibility and companionship, but it can also create tension if the two aren’t getting along. Both dogs and kids are naturally curious. Dr. Susan Averitt gives advice on how to teach your kids and pets skills that will help them become comfortable with one another.

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    5NEWS Fit: All You Need is Ten Minutes

    New research reveals the benefits of exercise, even if you can't workout very long.

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    5NEWS Fit: Avoiding Gym Distractions

    A new study finds gym-goers spend about 21 minutes wasting time at the gym instead of working out.


    Bruno Mars Booked For Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Grammy-winning pop singer Bruno Mars will deliver the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show next February, the NFL announced Sunday.

  • Peyton Manning

    Manning Ties Several NFL Records in Broncos Win

    Manning tied an NFL-record with seven touchdown passes on Thursday as the Broncos steamrolled the Ravens 49-27 at Sports Authority Field in Denver.

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    Local Weekend Events

    From a Glow Run 5K to sampling a cupcake competition, here's a quick look at events in our area to keep you entertained.

  • Jake Waclawski, Joshua Ward and Courtaney Muldrew

    Three Arrested In Drug Busts At Bentonville Businesses

    Three people were arrested Tuesday (Sept. 3) in drug busts at two Bentonville businesses. Courtaney Muldrew was arrested in connection with a raid at Mello Cuts at 902 S.W. 2nd St., according to a news release from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. Also, Joshua Ward and Jake Waclawski were taken into custody after a search warrant was served at Olympus Body Art Emporium at 104  S. Walton Blvd., according to the news release. Both men were arrested on […]

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    5NEWS Fit: Weight Loss Surgery

    How do you know if you qualify for weight loss surgery?

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    Campbell’s Recalls Mislabeled SpaghettiOs

    Campbell’s Soup Company is recalling 1,920 cans of Swanson Chicken Broth because SpaghettiOs with Meatballs are inside the can. The SpaghettiOs with Meatball cans were mislabeled and sent to Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The problem was discovered after the company received two consumer complaints of incorrectly labeled product. The 14.5-oz. cans of Campbell’s Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth had a use-by date of January 23, 2015. The mislabeling also brings […]


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