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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
  • Water Main

    Water Main Broken In The Hickory Creek Area

    LOWELL (KFSM) – Crews with the Springdale Water Utilities are repairing a six-inch water main break for a second time on Hickory Creek Road where it intersects with Little Hickory Creek, according to Executive Director Heath Ward. It’s outside of the city limits of Lowell and it happened around 2 a.m. At this time, no boil order is in effect. But, the utility company will notify residents if this changes. Twenty-two to 23 customers and the Hickory Creek Campgrounds are without […]

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    Lightning & Rain Could Affect Morning Commute

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- The rain started coming down about 4 a.m. The downpour was accompanied by a lot of lightning and thunder. 5NEWS Reporter Jocelyne Pruna is reporting live on highway 102 in Bentonville where the rain is slowing down traffic. However, it hasn’t caused any accidents. Follow 5NEWSJocelyne for traffic and weather updates.

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    VA Honors POWs and MIAs

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Former Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action were recognized at the Veteran Healthcare System of the Ozarks Wednesday (Sept. 17). It was held at the auditorium of Building 3. The young generation of service men and women included members of the University of Arkansas Army and Air Force ROTC. Kathleen L. Johnson, social work services advocate for former POWs, said most are from WWII and Vietnam. It’s an aging population, which means it’s difficult to get […]

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    Police Respond To Minor Bus Accident In Fayetteville

    Fayetteville police responded to clear a minor school bus accident on Wedington Drive near Salem Road in Fayetteville on Tuesday morning (Sept. 16), authorities say. No injuries were reported in the accident, according to authorities. The kids were later picked up by another bus and taken to school as usual, authorities said. No one was cited for the incident due to the bus having a mechanical issue that caused the accident, according to authorities.

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    New Dunkin’ Donuts Opens in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new Dunkin’ Donuts opened its door in Fayetteville Tuesday (Sept. 16). To celebrate the grand opening on Martin Luther King Boulevard, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering free coffee for a week. This is for any medium sized hot or iced coffee at the new location. The new store, located near the University of Arkansas, is locally owned and open from 5 a.m. until midnight will a full menu.

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    Winter Coat Drive To Benefit Local Kids

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Buffalo Wild Wings partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Benton County and Fayetteville to kick off its coat drive Monday (Sept. 15). Buffalo Wild Wings will be accepting clean and gently-used coats of all sizes. They will give donors a $5 gift certificate and the limit is four per person. “Something that I was always able to take for granted is that I was going to be able to have a jacket, that I was […]

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    Crystal Bridges Opens Exhibition With Today’s Artists

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- The new exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now features 102 artists across the U.S. that may not be well known in the national level. These galleries open to the public for free Saturday (Sept. 13) until Jan. 19, 2015. The museum’s curatorial team traveled more than 100,000 miles across the country to discover these artists that are still around and working. This is the largest exhibition the museum has. It’s 19,000 sq. ft. There are […]

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    Funeral Set For Victim In Fayetteville Stabbing Death

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)-A funeral service has been set for a 32-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Fayetteville last week. Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa was killed at a Fayetteville motel on Sept. 6, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. A viewing will be held for Ortiz-Espinosa on Saturday (Sept. 13) at 7 p.m. at the Fuente de Paz church in Rogers. His body will be cremated the next day, according to his family. On Sept. 10, three capital murder suspects in the […]

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    VFW Will Hold A Sept. 11 Vigil in Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Rogers is hosting a vigil to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. It will be held at the Rogers Airport Thursday at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. If it rains, they plan to move the event to the VFW Post on Old Wire Road in Rogers. Carol Gold, auxiliary president, is from New Jersey. She said her cousin’s husband worked in the New York City Fire Department […]

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    Capital Murder Suspects Appear In Hearing

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Three capital murder suspects appeared in a hearing before a magistrate judge at the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday (Sept. 10). They are accused of stabbing Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa to death at the Econo Lodge in a drug deal on Sept. 6, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. Cory Bryan, 24, faces a capital murder charge. Erick Picker, 34, and Stephen Scott, 23, face an accomplice to murder charge. All three also face charges of theft of property and aggravated […]

  • Toys

    Walmart Releases Top 20 Toys List

    Rogers (KFSM)- The retail giant released its Top 20 Toys List Wednesday (Sept. 10) with Christmas just a few months away. The company invited hundreds of kids between 18 months and 12 years old to play with some of the hottest new toys. This is the second year in a row, Walmart lets the kids help decide which toys would top the list. “I think that it’s really cool that they are chosen by kids and that we got to […]

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens in Siloam Springs

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – City leaders and store officials will celebrate the grand opening of a new Walmart Neighborhood Market today (Sept. 10) in Siloam Springs. The store is located at the intersection of S. Holly street and Highway 412. Officials say, it will bring up to 95 jobs to the city. Store Manager Billy Cunningham says the store will provide customers with a different type of selection than they normally would not find at a Walmart Supercenter. “We want […]

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