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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
  • B17 Flying Fortress Lands At XNA

    Highfill (KFSM)- One of the 9 surviving B17 Flying Fortresses is at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) Monday (Sept. 8).  The vintage bomber landed around 6:00 p.m and stay until Wednesday. The B17 Flying Fortress played a crucial role in WWII. The Texas Raiders is owned by the Commemorative Air Force Gulf Coast Wing, a non-profit organization. The bomber went through eight years of extensive restoration. It cost more than $600,000 to bring it to flying condition. Lt. Colonel Buster McCall […]

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    Healthwatch: Allergies Don’t Have to Affect Kids’ Education

    ROGERS (KFSM)- Food allergies can make going to school difficult for kids and their families, which is why health professionals said parents should create a team between the school nurse, doctor and their family. Christine Bryant, nurse practitioner with Mercy Hospital, said to give the school a list of allergies and reactions the child might have as well as any medications they need. She said food allergies can be mild to life threatening. “It depends on the severity of your […]

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    Arvest Kicks Off 1 Million Meals Campaign

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Arvest Bank started its fourth annual 1 Million Meals Campaign. Its representatives are asking its employees and customers to bring nonperishable food items to its bank branches.They are also accepting cash and asking donors to spread the word to their friends and family. The campaign helps about 25 locations in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, which includes organizations, churches, food banks and schools. Beth Presley, marketing director, said the bank hopes to beat last year’s food […]

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    Beaver Lake Drowning Victims Identified

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The drowning victims at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1 have been identified as Sean Kelley, 21, and Wilson Laibwij, 17, officials said. Both victims are from Springdale. Both bodies are at the Benton County Coroner’s Office. The bodies were recovered from two different drowning sites at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The body of the first victim was that of Kelley, who was diving off a bluff at Hickory Creek […]

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    Springdale Firefighters Train Residents for CERT Progam

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Fire Department will hold an 8-week training course for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program starting Tuesday (Sept. 2) night. An instructor from Benton County will train residents how to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. Those who attend the classes will also learn how to work alongside firefighters if something major were to happen. “On a day-to-day type incident we deal with, we have more than enough equipment and people to handle it,” said […]

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    Labor Day Weekend Brings Lower Gas Prices

    Gas Prices are at a four-year low for Labor Day weekend 2014, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Regular gas across the country will average $3.41, according to AAA. Bobby Pierce was filling up his boat and Suburban at a gas station on 12th and Grand Ave. in Fort Smith. “I’m getting ready to go fishing in the morning,” Pierce said. “It’s nice to see the prices come down, which is a surprise, but I’m happy.” With gas prices […]

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    War Eagle Mill Celebrates Labor Day

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The War Eagle Mill is inviting Ronnie Gibbons, a local singer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to play country and folk music. Liz Kapsner, sales and marketing coordinator, said they want to honor and celebrate all the hard working people in our communities. They’ll have lunch specials at the Bean Palace Restaurant inside the mill. The mill dates back to the 1830s and it’s been rebuilt three times. They’ve been grinding fresh and organic grain with their […]

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    Vintage And Customized Cars Showcased In Lavaca

    LAVACA (KFSM) – The Lavaca Car Show and Festival featured door prizes, live entertainment and vendors Saturday (Aug. 30). The rain ended the event earlier than anticipated. However, organizers said, about 60 cars entered the show. “Some of the cars have never been out in the weather at all, have never been rained on and didn’t want rained on and so we wrapped it up a little early,” said Robert Sanders, car show organizer. Prizes were awarded for the best […]

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    Hog Fans On The Road For Season Opener

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Razorback football team will play against Auburn Saturday (Aug. 30) at 3 p.m. The hogs open the season on the road for the first time since 1999, according to the University of Arkansas. Mike Cormack is part of the Razorback Club, which is an extension of the Razorback Foundation. They have clubs all over Arkansas and the country. Cormack will be traveling to Auburn to watch the Razorbacks play. His nickname for the past 20 years has […]

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    Fayetteville Roots Festival Celebrates the Ozarks

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville Roots Festival starts Thursday (Aug. 28) in different stages across town. Its slogan is “A Mountain Town in its Natural State.” The main stage is the Fayetteville Town Center with a capacity of 1,000. Smaller stages include the library, George’s Majestic Lounge and the Farmer’s Market. Co-founder Bryan Hembree describes it as a four-day urban intimate music and food festival because most venues are small. The event also highlights local food and cooking. “You might see […]

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    Family And Friends Remember Michael Gover

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Family and friends of Michael Gover released balloons at Lake Fayetteville on Thursday (Aug. 28) to commemorate the one year anniversary of his death . Gover, 30, was found dead at former Razorback football player Josh Melton’s home Aug. 28, 2013. Melton was arrested that day after going into a “rage” and punching Gover multiple times, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The group of Gover supporters on Aug. 28 released the […]

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    Springdale 911 Call Center To Go Digital

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Springdale City Council approved Tuesday (Aug. 26) the transfer of $310,000 from the salary to the equipment budget. This money will switch the dispatch center from analog to digital. Dispatchers use an outdated system, said Becky Bacon, communications manager. The 911 call center will buy new equipment and workstation upgrades. “The new technology makes it ergonomically for them to be here, be able to stand and sit, and they have the option,” Bacon said. Their consoles will […]

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