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

  • Hog Football Memories

    Posted on: 9:31 am, August 30, 2013, by

    With Hog football season getting underway, we decided to share some of our favorite Razorback memories on 5NEWS This Morning.
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  • Two People Escape Springdale House Fire

    Posted on: 9:51 am, August 28, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:58pm, August 28, 2013

    Two Springdale homeowners ran for safety Wednesday morning (Aug. 28) as their house on Southfork Street caught fire. The fire...
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  • How to Beat the “Freshman 15″

    Posted on: 7:25 am, August 16, 2013, by and , updated on: 07:49am, August 16, 2013

    College freshman can expect many new experiences this year. Some, may cause stress and anxiety leading students to indulge in...
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  • Do’s and Don’ts of Dorm Room Living

    Posted on: 8:13 am, August 15, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:36am, August 15, 2013

    The transition from high school to college can be a tough one. Students who plan to live on campus often wonder...
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  • Man’s Body Found Under Bridge in Sequoyah County

    Posted on: 8:34 am, August 7, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:41pm, August 7, 2013

    The body of a man was found under the Moffett Bridge in Sequoyah County early Wednesday (Aug. 7), according to...
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  • I-49 Construction Resumes After Settlement Reached

    Posted on: 11:02 am, July 10, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:30pm, July 10, 2013

    Work could soon resume on the I-49 construction project at Chaffee Crossing.
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  • 69th Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks

    Posted on: 9:56 am, July 3, 2013, by

    5NEWS Meteorologist Joe Pennington spoke with Tex Holt, Rodeo of the Ozarks Chairman, about the annual event.
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  • Rodeo of the Ozarks Preparations

    Posted on: 9:32 am, July 3, 2013, by and , updated on: 11:42am, July 3, 2013

    Hundreds of professional athletes have made their way to Parsons Stadium in Springdale for the 69th Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks.
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  • Three Children Taken to Hospital After Rollover Accident

    Posted on: 1:01 pm, June 20, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:26pm, June 20, 2013

    Fort Smith Police responded to a rollover accident at Buff Avenue and South S Street around noon Thursday (June 20)....
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  • 70 Boxes of Food Headed to Flood Victims

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, June 12, 2013, by , updated on: 06:35pm, June 12, 2013

    Food is being donated to flood victims.
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  • Food Distribution Company Expanding

    Posted on: 6:24 pm, June 11, 2013, by

    Work is underway to expand a River Valley food distribution company. City, county and state officials gathered at Tankersley Foodservice...
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