My name is Mitch Roberts and I am thrilled to be part of the KFSM-TV team. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife Leah for twelve years, and we have two beautiful daughters. I can’t think of a better place that Northwest Arkansas to raise my kids. Other members of my family have already given this region a huge stamp of approval.

Three members of my family attended the University of Arkansas. Both of my sisters settled in Fayetteville after graduation, and so our girls will have plenty of cousins to play with. Landing the job at 5NEWS puts my family back together for the first time since the late 1980’s.

I’m a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. I have Anchor/Reporter experience in St. Louis, Nashville, Las Vegas, Dayton, Ohio, and most recently I was the Primary News Anchor/Reporter for KVII-TV in Amarillo, TX. While I feel blessed to have worked in some of those places, being here in Arkansas already feels like home. I will be based out of Fayetteville, but I’ll drive anywhere with my trusty TV camera to tell the stories that matter to you.

Recent Articles
  • Step Into the Past at Arkadia Retrocade

    From the moment you walk in, you’re transported to a time when arcades were a very popular form of entertainment. Mom and Dad remember this kind of fun. But for kids, a visit to Arkadia may be their first time in an arcade. Owner Shea Mathis says, it’s about time! “Basically that’s where we are trying to create or recreate,” Mathis said. “Which by my reckoning will be the first legitimate arcade that’s been around here for 15 years.” Arkadia […]

  • KidzArt Offers Programs for Aspiring Artists of All Ages

    Inside the Wishing Spring Gallery in Bella Vista young minds are being shaped through art. KidzArt with a Z is a nationwide franchise, but the program in Benton County has only been open for a few months. Melanie Comber is the owner and instructor of the program. “We are a drawing based art curriculum and we work with all artists with quality materials,” she said. “We’re for all ages. We start at age two on up to adult.” KidzArt is […]

  • Centerton Restaurant Redefines ‘Greasy Spoon’

    For over 15 years, The Centerton Inn has been packing them in for breakfast and lunch. You know when “regulars” come in every day, something must be cooking right. Some customers start with breakfast, and come back later for lunch. “The french toast is really good. The chicken fried steak and hamburger steak is just great. People love it. For lunch the burgers. The burgers are handmade. It’s amazing,” said Angela Hazelbaker, an employee of the family-run business. Her  uncle […]

  • War Eagle Cavern Soon Unveiling New Cave

    What Mother Nature created millions of years ago will soon be new and improved. Dennis Boyer, owner of the cavern, is spending the winter months blasting a new tourist walkway. It will reveal a new part of the cave that very few tourists have ever seen. Boyer can barely hold in his excitement. ‘’For years visitors have been coming and we’d come to the end where we’d have to turn around and say there is more cave up around that […]

  • Local Business Creates Brighter Christmas for Bentonville Family

    A company called “At Your Service” installs Christmas lights. Every year, they do a few charity jobs for a family who really needs a lift. This year, they chose the Symons family of Bentonville. Beth and Scott’s daughter, Sara, was killed in a car accident in 2011. “She was very kind and very caring. She was the best daughter that any parent could ever ask for. She was very giving and very honest. She was the light of our world.” […]

  • Bentonville Teacher Becomes iTunes Sensation

    In Hollywood, you can stretch the boundaries of believability. A teacher going for a record deal? Not likely. If so, you’d think maybe a music teacher or a writer. But a biology teacher? Tom Chester and his brother, Hebron, are hoping their first record called, “Ridgerunner,” spreads like diffusion. Tom and Hebron have been playing music for years and realized now is the time to rock. When asked if his true passion is teaching, rocking, or a little bit of […]

  • Hawaiian Cuisine Served Up in Fayetteville

    From the moment you walk up to Hawaiian Brian’s, you’re transported to the islands of Hawaii. The owner, Mike Holmbeck, grew up in Hawaii, and he longed for the food he enjoyed as a child. “When I met my wife, I made her the kotzu chicken and she made me make it every day for three weeks straight. My kids loved the spam and eggs and the loko moko. Finally, they kept saying, “Mike why don’t you open up a […]

  • Springdale Couple Invent Team Spirit Car Accessory

    Razorback fans can show their team spirit right on their side mirrors. ‘MIRRORSOX’ is a revelation for the Hog nation. Dean and Sarah Corley of Springdale invented and market these car accessories. They started sewing a few years ago, and they’re about to reap the harvest. “We did lots of sewing for months with trial and error. It’s come to fruitition. We’re doing Razorbacks this year and hopefully all the new markets next year,” says Dean. They’ve got five different […]

  • VIDEO: Christmas Dreams Come True for Needy Local Familes

    Christmas dreams came true for select local needy families from Benton County Friday morning. It was a part of the annual Sharing and Caring 2012, an event put on in partnership with Walmart. Cars lined up outside the gates at the Benton County Fairgrounds waiting for “Santa” to come and swing the doors open at 7:30 a.m. At that time, the hundreds of lined up cars, trucks opened wide, could line up, while the “elves” filled their trucks and backseats […]

  • Fayetteville Business Offers Wisconsin Style Christmas Trees

    For the last 25 years, a business called “Wisconsin Tree Farms” has been standing tall along College Avenue in Fayetteville. Not many businesses stick around that long, especially a seasonal one. Warren Latzig grows the cash crop back home in Merrill, Wisconsin. “We grow our own trees and bring down fresh stuff instead of cutting them down early.  We try to keep them fresh and cover them up so they’re not sitting out in the sun.” Local families come back […]

  • Former Hog Golfer on the PGA Tour Lives Out Dreams in Fayetteville

    David Lingmerth’s PGA Tour dreams started in Sweden, then went through Fayetteville, and with any luck, he just might end up in Augusta. David grew up in Sweden, and he’s been practicing hard since he was 10 years old with one goal in mind: qualifying for the PGA Tour. After winning on the Tour, and finishing in the Top 25 on the money list, he’s earned his PGA Tour card for 2013. “It’s obviously been a dream of mine […]

  • ‘Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?’ Essays Released

    Local author, Lela Davidson, has achieved national recognition for her humorous books about parenting and life in the suburban fast lane. Her latest book, ‘Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?,’ is an essay collection perfect for moms and other family members. If you’d like more information on this book or if you’d like to get your own copy, click here.