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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
  • 61st Annual War Eagle Fair Begins

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- Craft lovers head to the War Eagle Fair for the 61st annual Fall festival. The four-day festival has more than 250 booths with handcrafted products displayed by its creators. They’ve got everything from watercolor paintings, to pottery, even quilts and country clothing. Cole Seal, social media coordinator, said the War Eagle Fair is special in its own way. “I think it’s getting harder and harder to actually go to a craft show and meet the person who made what you […]

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    School District Teams Up With An Anti-Bullying Initiative

    ALMA [KFSM] – On Monday (Oct.13) and Tuesday (Oct. 14), a national anti-bullying group called Rachel’s Challenge visited Alma schools to teach students about creating a positive environment at school. Rachel’s Challenge is an initiative that began when the parents of the first victim in the Columbine School massacre in 1999 found a diary their daughter had written. In the diary, Rachel Joy Scott said she had a theory about a chain reaction of showing kindness. The Rachel’s Challenge program […]

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    Candy Lee & The Suites Gives 5NEWS A Taste Of Harvest Fest

    Candy Lee and the Suites will perform on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark for Harvest Fest Wednesday night (Oct. 15). They visited the 5NEWS Studios to share a little bit of their music. Click on the video for the interview.

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    Rogers Home Burns After Being Struck By Lightning

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Deloria Gray and her husband Ray salvaged some of their clothes and pictures Friday (Oct. 10). Their home caught fire after being struck by lightning, according to authorities. There were burnt pieces of furniture scattered outside and a large hole where the lightning struck the home in the second floor. The couple made it out safely along with their three dogs Maggie, Fancy and Buddy. The home is located at 1431 Monte Road. Rogers firefighters received the […]

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    Free Breast Cancer Screenings In Springdale

    SPRIGNDALE (KFSM)- Washington Regional Cancer Support Home is offering free breast exams at the Community Clinic at 614 E. Emma Ave., Suite 300 in Springdale Friday (Oct. 10). This is part of the “No Excuses Program” and will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The test will be provided by physicians and registered nurses. It’s a manual test and doesn’t include a mammogram. Ryan Worley, cancer support home manager, said if they see an issue, they can refer […]

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    Power Is Restored In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- There were 987 customers without power in Benton County Thursday (Oct. 9), according to Carroll Electric. By 10 a.m., the power was restored. It was out for 22 minutes, said Nancy Plagge, spokesperson for Carroll Electric. Substation 63 in the Ashdown area was the one affected, which is the eastern part of Bella Vista, according to Carroll Electric. A contractor working on a main feeder line that comes out of the substation had an issue, which caused […]

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    Free Flu Shots For Veterans In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The VFW Post 2952 in Springdale is hosting a free flu clinic for all veterans Thursday (Oct. 9) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s located at 1006 N. Thompson Street. Veterans have to bring their VA registration and veteran identification. The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville offers a walk-in flu clinic Monday through Friday. However, they are sending some of its nurses to the VFW for Thursday’s event. Randy George, VFW Post Commander, […]

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    Three Murder Suspects Head To Jury Trial

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Three suspects accused in the stabbing death of Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday (Oct. 8). Their jury trial is scheduled for Dec. 10. Cory Ryan faces capital murder, aggravated robbery and theft. He’s accused of killing Ortiz-Espinosa at the Econo Lodge in Fayetteville in a fight over drugs. The second suspect, Erick Picker, faces accomplice to capital murder and aggravated assault. The third suspect, Stephen Scott, faces the same charges as Picker. All three suspects […]

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    Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Killing His Dad

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A 26-year-old Fayetteville man accused of shooting his father to death has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder charge against him. Samuel Hill made the plea before a Washington County judge Wednesday morning (Oct. 8). Hill was arrested in August, after authorities said he shot and killed his father during an argument and gunfight at his father’s home on Whitehouse Road. Earlier that night, authorities said the younger Hill had beat his wife at their Fayetteville […]

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    State’s Largest Job Fair Comes To NWA

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The largest and longest job fair in Arkansas will be held Wednesday (Oct. 8) at the John Q. Hammons Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are 78 exhibitors, according to the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce. Steve Cox, VP of Economic Development, said there is part-time, seasonal, and full-time work available. “There will be some that require a degree, but most of them do not,” Cox said. “It’s a lot of different positions that are out there […]

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    Sights & Sounds At The Paint The Park Pink

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Thousands took to the streets in Fort Smith to show their support in finding a cure for breast cancer. 5NEWS Photojournalist Andrew Brock shows the highlights of this year’s event.

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    Hispanic Heritage Festival Celebrates Arts & Culture

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Heritage Festival kicked off its two-day event Saturday (Oct. 4) at Mae Farms near Lake Fayetteville. This year’s featured country is Mexico. It provides festival-goers with arts, culture and recreation. The purpose is to celebrate the region’s Hispanic population. Over the last decade, they have doubled in both Benton and Washington Counties to more than 60,000 people, according to the festival’s website. This is the festival’s second year. In 2013, the featured country was […]


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