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
  • Driver Cited After Crashing Into School Bus

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A  pickup truck crashed into a Rogers School District bus carrying about a dozen students on Tuesday (Dec. 9), according to police. The incident happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday at North Dixieland Road and West Hudson Road. Police said Jose Rivera, 45, was driving a Ford F-150 westbound on the inside lane of W. Hudson. Rivera failed to check his mirror when trying to move into the turning lane and crashed into the bus, according to police. The bus driver Ronald […]

  • What You Need To Know Before Voting On Ordinance 119

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Voters head to the polls Tuesday (Dec. 9) to decide the fate of the Civil Rights Ordinance 119, which was approved by the Fayetteville City Council in Aug. Polls open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There’s only one question on this ballot in this special election. If you vote “For,” you are voting to repeal the new law. This means you are against the ordinance. If you cast an “Against,” you want the Civil Rights Ordinance to […]

  • Trial Delayed For Suspect Accused Of Killing His Dad

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The capital murder trial for a 26-year-old Fayetteville man accused of shooting his father to death near Elkins has been reset, according to Matt Durrett, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. The date for Sam Hill’s trial will be set to sometime in 2015, Durrett said. It was delayed because they are waiting on crime lab results, he said. Hill faces a capital murder charge and other charges in the shooting death of his father Allen Hill, 61. Sam Hill […]

  • Suspect In Springdale Gunfight Appears In Court

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Leon Roberson, 20, had a court hearing at the Washington County Detention Center Monday (Dec. 8). Springdale Police said he and Marcus Gould, 25, robbed C & S Gun and Pawn Shop at gunpoint on Saturday morning (Dec. 6). According to police, 74-year-old Shirley Cornett shot Gould. Cornett and her husband, Clint, own the store. Roberson’s next court date is Jan. 9, 2015. He remains in jail on $250,000 bond. Police said Gould and Roberson are in […]

  • Gift Market Provides Donations For Non-Profits

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The 11th annual Alternative Gift Market at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville invited non-profit organizations to showcase their work Sunday (Dec. 7). The purpose was to promote giving donations to good causes during the holiday season. The motto was “Let’s celebrate the holidays like we mean it by giving back.” Local and international non-profits were invited. “They love it,” said Melissa Swann, gift market chair. “It’s not only beneficial as far as the money that they receive […]

  • Dental Clinic Offers Free Services

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Sunshine Dental Clinic in Fayetteville is offering free dental services Saturday (Dec. 6)  from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be four dentists and specialists performing extractions and fillings. The event is for people without Medicaid or private insurance who have a genuine financial and dental need. People are asked to bring proof of income and valid, government issued identification for pre-screening. Narcotics won’t be used or dispensed for free dental treatments. Patients will be served on […]

  • Arts & Crafts Events Pop Up For The Holiday Season

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- For the next couple of weeks, dozens of local crafters will be showcasing their work. They are promoting their art for the holiday season as people continue their Christmas shopping. Here’s a list of events:  Underground Art Market: The Fayetteville Underground Dec 3-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at The Fayetteville Underground, 101. W. Mountain St.  Holiday Art Sale: The Shirkey House Dec 5th, 7-9 p.m., Dec 6th 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Dec 7th 12-4 p.m. at The […]

  • Fayetteville Underground Showcases Local Artists

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville Underground will have it’s Underground Art Market from Thursday (Dec 4 )to Sunday (Dec 7). There will be a special Pre-Sale Fundraising Party and Auction on Wednesday (Dec 3) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Underground Market will feature more than 35 local artists from around the community. Lisa Jo Outlaw, artist and board member, said they would like to motivate people to buy the artwork for the holiday to support local artists. “We’ve also […]

  • Four People Hospitalized, Accidents Reported on I-49 Due to Slick Spots

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – At least four people were taken to the hospital after they hit slick spots on Interstate 49 Tuesday morning (Dec. 2), according to state police. Troopers with Arkansas State Police said they responded to 12 accidents since midnight starting at  exits: 43 to 67. Most of the accidents were minor, with drivers just sliding off the roads after hitting icy patches, authorities said. The injury accidents included a rollover on I-49 near the exit 67 northbound […]

  • Businesses Offer Sales For Small Business Saturday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Mustache Goods and Wears on the Fayetteville Square is one of many small businesses offering sales and discounts as part of Small Business Saturday. Brian Bailey, owner, said they have a box with surprise discounts. Customers choose a piece of paper to reveal how much they’ll save. Shoppers can save up to 50 percent off their purchase. He said this annual event helps their business. “Small Business Saturday for us, I mean it’s crazy,” Bailey said. “It’s just […]

  • VIDEO: Black Friday Shoppers Line Up At Cabela’s

    ROGERS (KFSM)- Black Friday 2014 brought a long line at Cabela’s in Rogers, which kept its doors closed until 5 a.m. unlike many other stores that opened since Thanksgiving Day. Will Sanders, 17, was part of the first group. He said he waited with his friends for 30 hours. “It’s just kind of neat, all the giveaway stuff, everybody coming out in the cold,” Sanders said. Shoppers bundled up with temperatures were in the 30s. Cabela’s offered coffee and hot […]

  • Church Delivers Hundreds Of Thanksgiving Meals

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The First Baptist Church in Rogers had hundreds of volunteers prepping food for its annual Thanksgiving meal delivery. This year, 2,500 people ordered a dish of ham, potatoes and gravy, dressing, and desert. Paul Olinger is a church member who helps coordinate the effort. He said he got the idea after seeing an organization do deliveries in Mcalester, Oklahoma. “Thanksgiving was a pretty easy time to use the kitchen, to get people to volunteer and so we started […]