Jay Plyburn

Jay joined the 5NEWS team in June 2013.

He started his TV news career in early 2008 when he was hired by a station in Midland, Texas. He worked there as a multimedia journalist, weekend weatherman and news anchor.

In December of 2010, Jay moved to Fayetteville where he quickly fell in love with Northwest Arkansas.

When he’s not working, Jay likes to get involved with local theatre productions and ride his mountain bike.

If you have a story idea, questions, or just wish to say hello, Jay can be contacted at Jay.Plyburn@KFSM.com.

Recent Articles

  • EXCLUSIVE: Actors Prepare For Sinister Roles In “Salem”

    Posted on: 10:21 am, April 18, 2014, by

    WGN’s newest series “Salem” is rated TV Mature, but the actors don’t let the adult content keep them from having...
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  • EXCLUSIVE: The Costumes of WGN’s “SALEM”

    Posted on: 1:11 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Just like the exterior set that was built from the ground up, the witchy wardrobe for WGN’s “Salem” was no...
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  • EXCLUSIVE: On The Set Of WGN’s “SALEM”

    Posted on: 9:13 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 12:29pm, April 16, 2014

    “Salem” is a new series that debuts Sunday, April 20th on WGN America, and the drama is loosely based on...
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  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look At WGN’s “SALEM”

    Posted on: 8:56 am, April 15, 2014, by

    KFSM and KXNW-TV were recently bought by the Tribune company, making 5NEWS part of a larger television family. On Sunday,...
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  • Fort Smith Elementary School Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Posted on: 9:15 am, April 10, 2014, by and

    Students at Beard Elementary School in Fort Smith were evacuated Thursday morning (April 10) after a bomb threat was found...
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  • Driver Airlifted After Large Paint Truck Flips In Washington County

    Posted on: 11:05 am, March 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:53pm, March 14, 2014

    One person was injured in a rollover accident on Arkansas 16 near Elkins on Friday (March 14), authorities said. The...
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  • Crews Battle Bentonville House Fire

    Posted on: 9:38 am, March 5, 2014, by , and , updated on: 01:02pm, March 5, 2014

    Crews on Wednesday morning (March 5) battled a house fire at 3508 S.W. Carriageway Ave. in Bentonville. No one was...
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  • 5NEWS Fit: Lower Body Workout

    Posted on: 7:52 am, March 5, 2014, by , updated on: 09:56am, March 5, 2014

    According to physique specialist Brandon Morrison, it’s important to workout your lower body, even if you’re only trying to sculpt...
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  • 5NEWS Fit: High Intensity Interval Training

    Posted on: 8:52 am, February 26, 2014, by

    Physique specialist Brandon Morrison has a workout that’s perfect for anyone in a time crunch. “I thought we’d do something...
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  • 5NEWS Fit: Chest and Back Workout for Golfers

    Posted on: 8:30 am, February 19, 2014, by , updated on: 08:53am, February 19, 2014

    Brandon Morrison, a local physique specialist, offers a unique chest and back workout that’s perfect for golfers. “I just became...
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  • 5NEWS Fit: Jay gets a Fitness Assessment

    Posted on: 8:00 am, February 12, 2014, by , updated on: 08:25am, February 12, 2014

    Over the next few weeks, 5NEWS Morning Anchor Jay Plyburn will be meeting with a physique specialist and former body...
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  • Lightning Sparks House Fire, Ending Wild Week Of Weather

    Posted on: 10:21 am, January 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 09:38pm, January 10, 2014

    A Highfill home caught fire after being struck by lightning on Friday (Jan. 10), which also knocked out the power...
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