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
  • Local Company Creates ‘Skeeter Snacks’ for Kids with Nut Allergies

    A Bentonville-based company came up with “Skeeter Snacks” for kids who have certain nut allergies. They’re all about providing some tasty snack alternatives. If you would like more information or if you would like to order some “Skeeter Snacks,” click here.

  • Eureka Springs ‘Passion Play’ in Danger of Shutting Down

    For 45 years, “The Great Passion Play” in Eureka Springs has been telling the greatest story ever told. The play is currently operated by the Elna Smith Foundation. It is run as a nonprofit, and back in the day, the seats would be full. But attendance has been in a decline. Sam Ray, the executive director of the play, says, “You can send a donation. No donation is too small. We’re asking people to help keep this great institution alive […]

  • Local Pastor Hopes to Make it Big with Deer Hunting Product

    A local pastor is about to go nationwide! He has faith in a product he’s developed called “Ground Grunt.” Deer hunting may never be the same. Five years ago, Pastor David Jackson started tinkering with an idea that could change the way deer hunting is done. “It’s basically a product that I patented that houses a grunt call.” But not any old grunt call from up in a tree blind. This one is down to the earth you might say. […]

  • “Painting with a Twist” in Fayetteville

    “Painting with a Twist” is an artsy place in Fayetteville where you can paint and have happy hour at the same time! You can learn to paint from a professional artist while you get a drink from the bar. They offer wine, beer, sweet drinks such as a Bahama Mama, and soda. They don’t serve food, but you can bring your own. Many people bring in a little cheese and crackers to go with their wine, while others bring chicken […]

  • NWA “Godfather” of Microbrewing to Debut Albion Ale

    In the beer world, Jack McAuliffe is a rock star of epic proportions. You might even call him the “Godfather” of Microbrewing. Jack is a retired engineer and he doesn’t look like a celebrity, but he’s a certified legend in the microbrewery world. After serving in the Navy as a young man in Scotland, and a drinking a few good ales, he stumbled into a bookstore with a brand new mission. “On the shelf was something called the big book […]

  • Farmington Professional Golfer Prepares for Golden Opportunity

    An Aussie living in Farmington is about to make the biggest splash of his professional career. Scott Gardiner is positive proof that it’s never too late to chase your dreams right down the fairway. He’s earned his PGA Tour card for next season, The Big Leagues, by playing consistently well in golf’s minor leagues.    “I play the Web.Com tour and I guess there is probably about 300 people over the course of a year that play and the Top-25 from […]

  • Horseback Riding Lessons at Deer Creek Farm

    Deer Creek Farm in Fayetteville is the perfect place to ride and board horses if you’ve got them, and learn to ride if you don’t. Diane Gooderl owns the business and she’s helped many people learn about life in the saddle. ‘’It’s a combination of kids and adults. There’s 20 horses that live here at Deer Creek Farm and a little over half are boarders and then the other half are either my personal horses or school horses.’’ Kids can […]

  • Local Filmakers Begin Fayetteville Movie Project

    It’s a story that takes you from Hollywood, to Northwest Arkansas, and up into a tree house for a deeper understanding of what’s really important in life. It involves a Hollywood based film company shooting a movie in Fayetteville. The film is called “Gordon Family Tree.” It’s a film about a middle-aged architect with loftier dreams. He makes decent money, but to get a new job building tree houses, he’d cash it all in. Ryan Schwartzman, an actor and writer […]

  • Springdale Family Experiences Loss, Thankful for New Life

    Two years ago, 17-year old Micayla Patterson kissed her parents goodbye before jetting off to Tulsa to see a concert. “It was on her bucket list of things she wanted to do. She loved John Mayer. That was her first big trip out of town.” She never made it home. Shortly after the show, Micayla lost her life in a car accident. Micayla’s mother, Becky Patterson, still struggles to talk about that night. Micayla was the Patterson’s only child. She […]

  • Local Sculptor’s Work Recognized Across Fayetteville

    It may not look like much from the outside, but they say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. Inside an old building near the University of Arkansas campus you’ll find the work of sculptor Hank Kaminsky. As a young man, Kaminsky considered a career in engineering. Thankfully, he changed his mind and molded a new path with clay. “I start most of the forms I work with in clay,” he said. “I build an image by that method, […]

  • Fayetteville Pastor to Spend Week in Construction Highlift

    Once a family learns that their child has special needs, their life can turn upside down. Everything seems to be “up in the air”. Through all the sadness and stress many families don’t know where to turn, but one local pastor is going to great lengths to help them out. Tony Harrison is a children’s pastor at Christian Life Cathedral in Fayetteville.  All next week he’ll be living in a construction lift high above the parking lot at Lokomotion. It’s […]

  • Rolling Pin Express in Fayetteville Serves Breakfast All Day

    Rolling Pin Cafe is known for good home cooking and sweet southern service.  It’s food and people that you want to be around. But for those of you in a hurry, you can drive-thru or eat-in at Rolling Pin Express on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fayetteville. They’ve shortened the menu, but everything still tastes like heaven. And unlike the old location, breakfast is served all day long. The chicken fried steaks are fantastic, and don’t forget about the homemade […]