Mallory Cooke

Mallory Cooke came to 5NEWS in August 2010 as a general assignment reporter. She is excited to call the River Valley home where the weather is as welcoming as the people. Mallory can't wait to try new restaurants and cheer for the Razorbacks.

Mallory graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University in 2009. After graduation she spent a year reporting for WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee and covered a little bit of everything including deadly tornadoes and floods in the Spring of 2010.

When she's not out chasing a big story, you can find Mallory shopping, traveling, or hitting the gym. She's an avid runner and finished her first marathon in December of 2009.

Recent Articles

  • Sequestration Could Cost Local Schools Big Money

    Posted on: 8:51 pm, February 27, 2013, by , updated on: 09:26pm, February 27, 2013

    School districts in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding. Budget cuts across the board take effect Friday if Congress cannot reach an agreement.
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  • Crime Rate Drops in Fort Smith

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, February 26, 2013, by , updated on: 11:47am, February 27, 2013

    The Fort Smith Police Department released new crime statistics this week. Investigators say the numbers show overall criminal activity is down in the city over the past three years.
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  • Home Invasion Suspect Wanted in Sebastian County

    Posted on: 11:10 am, February 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:28pm, February 26, 2013

    Sebastian County deputies and state police troopers are searching for a home invasion suspect in the southern portion of the county....
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  • VIDEO: River Valley Hail Storm

    Posted on: 9:27 pm, February 25, 2013, by , updated on: 09:45pm, February 25, 2013

    People living in the River Valley saw severe storms Monday. 5NEWS viewers sent in pictures and videos of the storms as they moved through the area.
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  • Teacher Accused of Sending Inappropriate Texts to Student

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, February 25, 2013, by , updated on: 06:24pm, February 25, 2013

    A local parent says a teacher at Van Buren High School sent his daughter inappropriate text messages on her cell...
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  • U.S. Marshals Museum Receives $200,000 Donation

    Posted on: 9:57 pm, February 22, 2013, by , updated on: 10:21pm, February 22, 2013

    The Melanie Holt Speer Foundation donated $200,000 to the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.
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  • Sebastian County Asks Voters to Extend 1% Sales Tax

    Posted on: 9:56 pm, February 21, 2013, by , updated on: 10:30pm, February 21, 2013

    Sebastian County leaders will ask voters to extend a 1-percent sales tax in a special election on May 14.
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  • Fort Smith Schools Administration Explains Snow Day Policy

    Posted on: 5:55 pm, February 21, 2013, by , updated on: 08:19pm, February 21, 2013

    More than 75 local school districts cancelled classes Thursday because of winter weather. Administrators with Fort Smith Public Schools say they were concerned about ice and road conditions.
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  • Snow Causes Problems for Fort Smith Drivers

    Posted on: 9:19 pm, February 20, 2013, by , updated on: 09:27pm, February 20, 2013

    Winter Weather caused problems for drivers in Fort Smith on Wednesday. The Fort Smith Street and Traffic Control Department plans to have a crew work throughout the night.
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  • Winter Weather Halts Greenwood School Buses

    Posted on: 3:45 pm, February 20, 2013, by and , updated on: 09:28pm, February 20, 2013

    Winter weather sidelined buses for the Greenwood School Districts, administrators said Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Ozark Woman Wins $1,000 on Wheel of Fortune

    Posted on: 8:58 pm, February 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:31pm, February 18, 2013

    Vicki Wright, of Ozark, was on Monday night’s episode of Wheel of Fortune. Wright won $1,000 on the show.
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  • Sheriff Rules Out Homicide, But Not Spontaneous Combustion After Autopsy

    Posted on: 4:09 pm, February 18, 2013, by and , updated on: 12:05pm, February 20, 2013

    Sheriff Ron Lockhart said his office is investigating whether a Sequoyah County, Okla., man died after spontaneously bursting into flames.
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