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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

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  • I49

    Section of I-49 Will Be Reduced To One Lane

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will reduce northbound traffic to one lane on Interstate 49 between exit 76 and 78. Crews are widening that 2.6- mile stretch to three lanes and they are almost done. They’ll repave the two existing lanes to have three freshly paved lanes on that section. Steve Lawrence, AHTD District Engineer, said, they weren’t planning on repaving the existing lanes but noticed it had cracks and potholes, which caused them to […]

  • New School

    New School In Fayetteville Doubles In Size

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The New School will celebrate its 46,000 sq. ft expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 2). Dennis Chapman, president and head of school, said this expansion was needed. “A lot of the classrooms were a little bit crowded so we just needed the opportunity to be able to spread out,” Chapman said. “This was an important part of our Founder Bill Mandrel’s vision for the school to continue to grow it.” The school […]

  • Carnival

    Fall Carnival Will Kick Off At Parsons Stadium

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Fall Carnival opens at 6 p.m. at Parsons Stadium in Springdale Wednesday (Oct. 1). It goes on until Sunday. Arm bands are $20 Wednesday and Thursday, and $25 Friday through Sunday. Crews from Joplin, MO cleaned and inspected the rides to make sure everything was safe and ready to go. Culver said they’ve been holding a Spring and Fall Carnival for a decade at the Rodeo grounds. “It’s nice carnival rides so the kids can come out […]

  • AX1

    Teen Crashes Into House and Two Cars

    LOWELL (KFSM)- A 13-year old boy was taken to the hospital after crashing his family’s car into his neighbor’s house and into a TK Martial Arts Academy’s mailbox, according to Lt. Paul Pilaro. His ride ended when drove into oncoming traffic and crashed into two cars that were stopped at a red light, Pilaro said. The first accident happened on South Michael Street. The second happened at Bloomington Street and Monroe Avenue in Lowell at 7:45 a.m. Lt. Pilaro said […]

  • Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross

    Bentonville Forum Will Feature Gubernatorial Candidates

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross, Democrat, and Asa Hutchinson, Republican, will take part in a forum Tuesday (Sept. 30) at the Arend Arts Center on the Bentonville High School campus. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dana Davis, president and CEO of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, said it will be a question and answer format. ”We think it’s more important to get information out to those individuals that are going to be voting as […]

  • Walmart

    Walmart Pick-Up Grocery Concept Opens

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Walmart launches a concept where shoppers order their groceries online and schedule a pick-up time. Walmart’s leaders and Bentonville Mayor Bob McCaslin held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Walmart Pick-Up Grocery location at the corner of Walton Boulevard and J Street. It’s free to use the service and customers have to place the order at least two hours ahead of time. They can also schedule a pick up three weeks in advance. “It’s all about, how do […]

  • Meals

    Chili-Cook Off To Benefit Meals On Wheels

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- The 10th Annual Keller Williams Realty Charity Chili Cook-Off and Wine Tasting will take place at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale Monday (Sept. 29). The event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It benefits Meals on Wheels in both Benton and Washington Counties. During the last 10 years, the charity event has raised more than $40,000 with half going to Meals on Wheels. The rest of the proceeds goes to Fayetteville Cares, which is a group […]

  • Allergies

    Food Allergy Walk To Be Held In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The local chapter of Food Allergy, Research and Education (FARE) is organizing a food allergy walk at the Village on the Creeks Saturday (Sept. 27) at 9 a.m. The walk promotes research and education to help kids with food allergies stay safe. It also raises money to find a cure for food allergies. Heather West is a member of FARE. Her daughter Danielle, 4, and son Jacob, 19 months, have severe food allergies. Danielle is allergic to eggs, […]

  • Bandana

    Bandanas: A Biker Fashion Statement at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Bikes, Blues and Barbecue isn’t just about motorcycles. It’s also about fashion and one thing many bikers like to sport are their bandanas. Delight Rella and her co-worker Anthony Bambino traveled from Summerfield, Florida. They work at the Daredevil Durags tent at Baum Motorcycle Village. These durags or bandanas are a common trend in the biker culture. They come in all colors and designs, which some are plain and others have a lot of bling. “They are very […]

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    Bikes Blues & Barbecue Helps Charities

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Peace at Home Family Shelter has received close to $25,000 from Bikes Blues and Barbecue over the years. The organization provides services and shelter to domestic violence victims. Since 2000, Bikes, Blues and Barbecue has donated more than $600,000 to local charities. ”It has such a huge impact on us,” said Jamie Kern, development associate. Kern said in past years, they’ve use the money to provide support groups and activities for children in the shelter. They’ve also […]

  • Field

    Soccer Fields Construction Project To Get Amenities

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The Rogers Soccer Complex at Veterans Park will get amenities if city council approves several contracts Tuesday (Sept. 23). David Hook, facilities development manager, said this includes field lighting, concessions and maintenance buildings.The amenities will cost $1.5 million while the entire project will cost $3.5 million. The money has already been approved. ”We have a very large soccer community here,” Hook said. “In fact, I think we had the largest enrollment this Fall that we’ve every had before […]

  • Care pkgs

    Company Accepting Donations For Military Care Packages

    LOWELL (KFSM)- Central Research, Inc. in Lowell plans to to mail 150 care packages to U.S. Military service members who won’t be home for the holidays. Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude) started in 2011. They are accepting donations like canned food, clothing and toiletries. Its employees prep the care package and ship it. John Dillard, president of the Office for Central Research, is a Vietnam veteran. “I was back there in the Vietnam era and quite frankly there weren’t a […]


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