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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
  • Springdale Man Arrested After Bomb Squad Finds Explosives In Bathroom

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Bentonville Bomb Squard destroyed “explosive devices” found at a Springdale apartment Sunday (Nov. 9). Landon Bryant (28) is behind bars at the Washington County Detention Center facing felony charges of criminal use of a prohibited weapon. Police responded to 107 N. West End Street #204 after getting an anonymous call around 8 a.m. The caller stated there was man with “makeshift grenades.” Officers said Bryant admitted he was experimenting with explosives, and showed them to a bathroom where […]

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    Half Marathon Attracts Runners From All Over The Country

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville Half Marathon brought more than 900 runners from all over the nation Sunday (Nov. 9). Erin Dolan, of Bentonville, won first place. Her time was 1:22:30. The 13.1 mile run took place at the Lake Fayetteville trail. Each runner wore a timing chip and received a medal the shape of the state of Arkansas. Andrew Thompson came from Springfield, Missouri. “It’s my 9th half marathon so it’s not as big of a deal anymore but it […]

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    Mounted Patrol Unit Benefits From Trail Ride

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM)- The third annual Sebastian County Mounted Patrol Trail Ride helped raise funds to buy uniforms for the horses and equipment for its owners. It was a 4.5 mile horse ride Saturday (Nov. 8). The group of volunteers on horseback are an extension of the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Mike Blevins is a member of the Mounted Patrol. He’s a retired chief deputy with the sheriff’s office. “There’s no funding that comes directly from the taxpayers,” Blevins said. […]

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    Deadline Approaches For Military Care Packages

    (5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb speaks to the executive director of Central Research Inc.) LOWELL (KFSM)- Central Research, Inc. in Lowell plans to to mail more 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 will prep the care package and ship it. The company is accepting donations until Nov. 11, which is Veteran’s Day. […]

  • Gubernatorial Candidates Final Push For Votes

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM)- Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross were last minute campaigning on Election Day. Ross made several stops with his group of supporters. He was waving at drivers and meeting voters. “I’m very confident,” Ross said. “We’ve visited 17 towns in the last 55 hours.” “The feedback has been wonderful,” he said. Hutchinson was in Little Rock in the morning and then took a flight to Northwest Arkansas. He stopped at Neal’s Cafe to meet with voters. […]

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    Salvation Army Starts Its Angel Tree Program

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas will place angel trees in several locations to help about 3,000 children in need this holiday season. The Salvation Army will hold a ceremony at the Northwest Arkansas Mall with special guest Miss Arkansas USA Leah Blefko. Major N.J. Pope said to participate, choose an angel from the tree and bring unwrapped gifts. “The importance of this is that every angel on the tree represents a real child that has applied,” Pope […]

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    Bill Clinton To Visit Fort Smith Northside High On Sunday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – President Bill Clinton is set to attend a rally at Fort Smith Northside High School on Sunday, Sebastian County Democratic officials announced Thursday. The event is part of a Get Out The Vote rally for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and governor’s candidate Mike Ross (D-Ark.), according to a statement released by the party. Tickets are free, and the rally begins at 7 p.m. Those wanting tickets are asked to call 479-650-1618 or stop by the […]

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    A Traveling Dinosaur Exhibit Comes To Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The traveling exhibit “Discover Dinosaurs” kicked off a two-day event (Nov. 1-2) at the Fort Smith Convention Center. It’s a hands on exhibit with 40 animatronic, dinosaur replicas and Ice Age mammals. Spectators can see a 20-foot T-Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and a Wooly Mammoth, just to name a few. Sally and Tony Nixon brought their grandsons Sawyer, 2, and Maverick, 6. Sally said her one of her grandsons survived Neuroblastoma. He had been diagnosed Nov. 2012. “Maverick […]

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    Teal Pumpkin Project Helps Kids With Food Allergies

    CENTERTON (KFSM)- Tempest Oxley’s son Jordan, 3, has severe food allergies, which can make Halloween extra challenging. He’s allergic to peanuts, tree-nuts, eggs and his mom said his biggest offender are cashews. “This time of year is the most terrifying for parents like me who have children with food allergies,” Oxley said. “To see a child say ‘thank you’ for some thing they’re really not going to get and that they know they can’t have, is very heartbreaking.” One mistake […]

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    New Section of Highway 62 in Prairie Grove to be Dedicated

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM)- The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) along with Prairie Grove leaders will celebrate a new section of highway 62. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be Wednesday (Oct. 29) at 10:45 a.m. at the City Hall parking lot. Event though, the ribbon will be cut, drivers have been using the new road for about a month. Larry Oelrich, public works director, said there have been mixed reactions. “There’s always the worries about what it will do to […]

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    Investments Continue To Pour Into Wedington Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The $12 million Hilton Garden Inn opened Monday (Oct. 27) off of Interstate 49 at the Wedington Drive exit. It has 115 rooms, a full service restaurant and bar, and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The growth on Wedington Dr. doesn’t stop with the multimillion dollar hotel. In the past three years, the city has seen $100 million in business and real estate investment off of Wedington, according to Steve Clark, president and CEO of the Chamber […]

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    Jail Overcrowding Major Issue In Washington County Sheriff’s Race

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM)- Voters will decide if they want Sheriff Tim Helder to stay in office or if they want a new top boss with his opponent, Mort Marshall. Helder is finishing his 5th term in a position he has held since 2004. He has also worked for the Fayetteville Police Department. He has 35 years of law enforcement experience. Marshall is a retired Farmington police chief. He has also worked for police departments in Elkins and Lincoln. He has […]


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