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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.


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    Parents across the area are snapping first day pictures as students head back to school.

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    Easy meals and snacks you can make to keep kids energized all day long at school.

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    Bentonville Superintendent Michael Poore will answer questions from the community Monday night (August 5) about a possible millage increase to fund a second high school. He’s set to give a presentation and discussion on the issue to the Friends of the Bentonville Library. Members of the community are invited to attend. The district is asking voters to approve 74 million dollars in bonds to build a second high school to ease overcrowding. This is the second time voters will cast […]

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