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

  • Rollover Accident

    Posted on: 12:43 pm, January 6, 2014, by

    Arkansas State Police are working a rollover accident with injuries at mile marker 93 of I-540 northbound. 5NEWS has a...
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  • Heavy Ice And Snow Cause Problems In Ft. Smith

    Posted on: 9:05 am, December 7, 2013, by , updated on: 09:16am, December 7, 2013

    Tree limbs and power lines in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley were brought down by the weight of ice...
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  • Fayetteville Woman Competes In National Waffle Contest

    Posted on: 4:48 am, November 28, 2013, by , updated on: 07:14am, November 28, 2013

    A Fayetteville woman was chosen as a finalist for a national waffle contest, and her recipe could be worth thousands...
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  • Armed Man Arrested After Police Standoff In Bella Vista

    Posted on: 1:04 pm, November 14, 2013, by , and , updated on: 11:14pm, November 14, 2013

    An armed man who barricaded himself inside his Bella Vista house Thursday (Nov. 14) was taken into custody shortly after...
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  • Passerbys Save Woman From Attacker

    Posted on: 10:22 am, November 6, 2013, by

    Fayetteville police responded to 401 West 24th Street Tuesday night in reference to a disturbance. According to police reports, Sabrina...
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  • Idaho Couple Falls In Love With NWA

    Posted on: 9:19 am, November 5, 2013, by , updated on: 09:38am, November 5, 2013

    KFSM is celebrating 60 years on the air. Our area is unique, and it’s changed quite a bit over the...
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  • Fire Destroys Mansfield Home

    Posted on: 9:19 am, October 14, 2013, by , updated on: 11:34am, October 14, 2013

    Fire crews in Mansfield are trying to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed a home early Monday morning. Mansfield...
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  • Grape Stomp – Joe vs. Heather

    Posted on: 9:45 am, October 9, 2013, by

    The 50th Annual Wiederkehr Village Weinfest is taking place Saturday (Oct. 12th) and our 5NEWS This Morning crew helped preview...
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  • New $100 Bill Debuts

    Posted on: 9:27 am, October 8, 2013, by , updated on: 09:28am, October 8, 2013

    The new $100 bill made its debut Tuesday, several years later than originally planned.
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  • Best Start: Home Safety

    Posted on: 7:42 am, October 7, 2013, by

    School has been back in session for about a month, and many parents are still at work when their kids...
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  • Dozens of Fort Chaffee Workers Furloughed

    Posted on: 8:58 am, October 2, 2013, by , updated on: 09:18am, October 2, 2013

    Major Matt Snead with the Arkansas Army National Guard said Wednesday morning Ft. Chaffee is not closed, despite the partial government shutdown.
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  • Justice Department to sue North Carolina over voting law

    Posted on: 8:03 am, September 30, 2013, by

    Washington (CNN) — The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Monday seeking to block parts of a new...
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