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
  • Icy Road Conditions In Northwest Arkansas

    Traffic was delayed in several places in Northwest Arkansas Monday morning (Nov. 25) after a wintry mix moved through the area creating icy road conditions. Arkansas State Police responded to multiple accidents in Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville police said a 12-vehicle pile-up near exit 67 on Interstate 540 resulted in multiple injuries and left traffic at a standstill during rush hour. An accident was reported in Johnson on I-540 northbound leaving the bridge impassable, according to Springdale police. Five vehicles were […]

  • Aerial Yoga

    5NEWS Fit: Aerial Yoga

    It's yoga suspended in the air. Crystal McPherson shows us the new trend of Aerial Yoga.

  • ambulance

    Teen’s Joyride in Ambulance Ends in Rollover Crash

    An Oklahoma City teenager was taken to the hospital after allegedly stealing an ambulance from a gas station late Sunday night.

  • iOS 7

    5 Problems With iOS 7, And How to Fix Them

    Here are five of the most frequently heard complaints about iOS 7, along with tips for how to fix, or at least bypass, them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, […]

  • best start

    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.

  • wall sit

    5NEWS Fit: All You Need is Ten Minutes

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

  • fit

    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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