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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
  • Storm Shelter

    Arkansas Storm Shelter Rebate Deadline Approaches

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) is giving Arkansans until Tuesday (July 15) to postmark their application for the Storm Shelter Rebate program. Homeowners must have bought their storm shelter or safe room after January 1999. In Benton County, as of Monday morning, the emergency management office had mailed 319 applications to the state, according to Robert McGowner, director. The rebate is either 50 percent of the cost or $1,000, whichever is less.The application must […]

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    Tontitown Makes Pasta For Its 116th Festival

    The 116th Tontitown Grape Festival is less than a month away and dozens of volunteers are getting their hands full of flour for its famous spaghetti supper. They started making pasta this week and plan to continue next Monday (July 14) and Thursday (July 17). They’ll serve spaghetti Aug. 7-9, which benefits St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Tontitown. Margie Ceola has helped with the spaghetti dinner for 57 years and she said their sauce is unique. “I know that I […]

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    CROSSMARK Center For Collaboration Opens In Bentonville

    The grand opening ceremony for the CROSSMARK Center for Collaboration will be Thursday (July 10) at 3 p.m. It’s located next to the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville. The state-of-the-art facility opened July 1 to provide interactive meetings between Walmart and its suppliers. There are 13 conference rooms where the company’s clients create ideas that get shoppers to buy their products. “We’ve got people in marketing, you have people in finance, you have analysts, you have all kinds of supply […]

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    Air Rifle Championship Will Wrap of Three-Day Match

    The Daisy Air Rifle Championship Match will end Wednesday (July 9). There are 98 competitors between the ages of 12 and 18. The first relay is at 8 a.m. at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers and anyone is welcome to watch the competition. Shooters have 60 shots, 20 in each position: prone, sitting and kneeling. They are about 33 feet away from their target, which is scored electronically. Coach James Eberwein said the match is an open invitational […]

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    Hwy 265 Closure Causes Confusion

    Construction crews are building a bridge over Clear Creek on Highway 265. There are barriers from Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville to Don Tyson Parkway in Springdale. However, local traffic can access parts of the road, with the exception of the section around the bridge. Some drivers think they can access the entire stretch of road since local traffic can drive through. But when they get to the closed section, they are forced to make a detour. “I’ve seen a lot […]

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    New Don Tyson Interchange To Reduce Traffic Congestion

    Traffic congestion should be less of a problem for drivers traveling through Springdale, now that the Don Tyson Interchange is open. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday (July 7) at 1:30 p.m. for the interchange. The project consists of the new exit 70 on and off ramps of Interstate 49 and an overpass. The $23 million project opened to drivers after remarks from Scott Bennett with the Highway Department, Highway Commissioner Dick Trammel and city of Springdale officials. […]

  • SEQCOROBBERY

    Authorities Search For Armed Robbery Suspects

    Authorities in the River Valley are searching for two armed men after they robbed a convenience store in the Moffett bottoms late Sunday night (June 29), according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. He said the robbery happened around 11:15 p.m. The suspects left in a silver Nissan Frontier crew cab pickup truck with a luggage rack on top, authorities say. Surveillance video from the crime scene showed the men walked into the store wearing dark clothing with scarves covering their faces. […]

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    Arvest Ballpark Preps for Firework Show

    Arvest Ballpark in Springdale plans a three-day firework extravaganza. However, the large show will be tonight (July 4). Pyrotechnics are prepping for the 15 minute presentation, which starts after the 7 p.m. baseball game against Midland. The Naturals announced its Fourth of July game is sold out. The last day for a firework show is Saturday. Matt Tate is the lead shooter. He said they plan to shoot off about 500 shells and 45 cake boards. He said he uses […]

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    VIDEO: Ropin’ and Ridin’ at Rodeo of the Ozarks

    This morning, 5NEWS Reporter Jocelyne Pruna was joined by Rider Kiesner at the Rodeo of the Ozarks. Watch as he shows off his skills with whips, lassos, and gun spinning. A four-time world champion, Kiesner has performed in every state in the U.S. except for Hawaii. Tonight is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night.”  Rodeo Board member Sach Oliver talks about the partnership between the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and Susan G. Komen. As day two of Rodeo of the […]

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    VIDEO: Previewing Rodeo Parade & Mutton’ Bustin’

    5NEWS Reporter Jocelyne Pruna spent the morning at Parsons Stadium previewing the festivities. The 70th Rodeo of the Ozarks will start of with the parade at 3p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Mutton and Bustin’ starts at 6:30 p.m. Other rodeo events include team roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and calf pinning.

  • WAC

    City Plans Long-Term Relationship With Walton Arts Center

    The Fayetteville City Council plans to vote on an ordinance with the goal to protect the Walton Arts Center (WAC) on Dickson Street, while the WAC looks to expand into Benton County. City Attorney Kit Williams said the ordinance was written in conjunction with the WAC and the University of Arkansas. “We believe these documents do, they do guarantee the same quality and quantity of performances of the Broadway shows and the other things that have been happening for the […]

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    Fans Have Several Activities at the LPGA

    Friday (June 27) kicks off the first day of the three-day tournament of the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship Presented by  P and G. Gates open at 7 a.m. at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Fans will have to park across the street from the main gates. This is the eighth year for the tournament. At the golf tournament, fans will see the world’s best female golfers. Fans will also get a P and G bag at the gate worth […]