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Jocelyne Pruna joined the 5NEWS team in October 2011 and is super excited to stay in Northwest Arkansas. She was born in Miami, Florida but has called Fayetteville home since 2000.

She graduated from Fayetteville High School with high honors and received her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science with a minor in Spanish at the University of Arkansas. At the U of A, she made the Dean’s List, received the Broadcast Education Association Scholarship, and the Trish Joyner Journalism Scholarship.

Before joining the 5NEWS team, she worked for La Prensa Libre where she contributed to the newspaper since 2006. She worked for KUAF, the local NPR affiliate, producing on air public service announcements. She also worked for Univision Arkansas covering Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley, and Little Rock.

Her passion, other than news, is encouraging students to get a college education


Recent Articles
  • Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Springdale Police Department is looking for a man who robbed the EZ Mart on Sunset Avenue Sunday (Nov. 23), according to Sgt. Jared Peña. It happened around 2 a.m. The caller told police the suspect showed a handgun and demanded money. The man, who was wearing dark clothing, ran away. No one was injured in the robbery. Phil Mason owns Skillz Unlimited Barbershop. It’s near the EZ Mart. “I’m actually surprised that it got robbed, nice people, […]

  • Bella Vista Fire

    Crews Investigate Cause Of Bella Vista Apartment Complex Fire

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – The Bella Vista Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire at a triplex that destroyed one apartment early Saturday morning (November 11th). Firefighters received the call at 5:32 a.m. The fire started at 18 Nantucket Drive. It destroyed the home. Fire Chief Stephen Sims said the home was engulfed and those living there were inside when firefighters got to the complex. “When we arrived on scene, they were coming out through the back of […]

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    UTeach Arkansas Scholarship Contest: Win $5K in 15 Seconds

    Three Arkansas high school seniors will win a $5,000 UTeach Arkansas scholarship package.

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    Christmas Shoeboxes Will Head To Kids Overseas

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)- John Brown University (JBU) students will pack Christmas shoeboxes Wednesday (Nov. 19) at 8 p.m. at their Siloam Springs campus. This is part of a regional effort to send 20,000 boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys. Bonnie Mitchum, JBU student, has been volunteering for Operation Christmas Child  for three years. The project is part of Samaritan’s Purse. “You’re packing stuff that we take for granted but the children overseas, they have nothing,” Mitchum said. […]

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    Walmart Gives Grant To Farm To School Program

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Walmart awarded a $13,000 grant to the Fayetteville School District for its Seed to Student program, which is part of the Farm to School program. There will be a check presentation at Butterfield Trail Elementary at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 18). All eight elementary schools and two out of the three middle schools have gardens where students grow everything from carrots, tomatoes and peppers. Dana Smith, sustainability director, said the money will be used to buy seeds and […]

  • Food Pantry

    Cold Weather Increases Need In Food Pantries

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Living Waters in Centerton is one of many churches doing its part to help families in need during the cold weather months. Its food pantry has seen a spike in recent days, said Diane Evans, pantry director. “As we get closer to the holidays and people are thinking about heating their house and buying Christmas gifts and things along those lines, we start to see a real increase,” Evans said. She said they’ve been helping families for […]

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    President George W. Bush Visits Bentonville For Book Signing

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – President George W. Bush visited Bentonville for a book signing event on Saturday (Nov. 15). He visited the Bentonville Walmart Supercenter at 406 S. Walton Blvd at 10 a.m. Bush’s new book is titled 41: A Portrait of My Father. It is a biography covering the entire scope of President George H. W. Bush’s life and career. The book “shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family,” according […]

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    Salvation Army Opens Its Warming Stations

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- For the first time since the cold temperatures moved in this Fall, the Salvation Army opened its warming centers. There’s a warming center on 15th street in Fayetteville and another one on I street in Bentonville. Its open to anyone who needs it, from someone who’s homeless to another person whose heater might not be working. Temperatures Wednesday overnight (Nov. 12) were in the 20s. However, with the wind chill it felt in the teens. The warming stations […]

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    School District Helps Kids Without Warm Clothes

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville School District has the Outback program that helps students in need with clothing and food. In the case of cold weather, there are coats available. Alan Wilbourn, spokesperson, said staff members are paying attention to what the students wear. “We’ll be working with our school social workers who are looking and have been looking for those students who may need some help with winter clothing,” Wilbourn said.  “We’re trying to make sure that they are ready […]

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    Free Wedding Dresses For Military Brides-To-Be

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The White Dress Boutique in downtown Rogers is partnering with Brides Across America to provide Operation Wedding Gown. It starts Tuesday (Nov. 11) through Friday (Nov. 14). To qualify the bride-to- be or their fiancé has to have been deployed in the last five years to the Middle East. Debbie Abbott, the owner of the boutique, said they are the only shop in the state of Arkansas to partner with Brides Across America. They cover up to $5,000. […]

  • Veterans Assembly

    Asa Hutchinson Speaks At Veterans Day Assembly

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson made his first public appearance since Election Day at Southwest Junior High in Springdale for the 22nd Annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday (Nov. 10). “This is home to me and to be here at Southwest Junior High talking about veterans and their service to this country is very meaningful to me,” Hutchinson, who graduated from Springdale High School in 1968, said. The speakers included Floyd Buffington, a Korean War POW and his friend Bailey […]

  • Springdale Man Arrested After Bomb Squad Finds Explosives In Bathroom

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Bentonville Bomb Squard destroyed “explosive devices” found at a Springdale apartment Sunday (Nov. 9). Landon Bryant (28) is behind bars at the Washington County Detention Center facing felony charges of criminal use of a prohibited weapon. Police responded to 107 N. West End Street #204 after getting an anonymous call around 8 a.m. The caller stated there was man with “makeshift grenades.” Officers said Bryant admitted he was experimenting with explosives, and showed them to a bathroom where […]

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