Tyler Southard

Tyler is very excited to join the 5NEWS family and experience the culture and natural beauty of Arkansas.

In 2010, Tyler worked in Georgia where he became the weekend Meteorologist and weekday reporter at WGXA in Macon. Along with plenty of severe weather experience, Tyler sharpened his skills as a reporter winning an award from the Society of Professional Journalists in Breaking News for his collaboration on a homicide case involving a law student.

When Tyler isn't watching the skies he is usually adventuring outdoors, in the gym, cooking, or enjoying a movie or video game.

Tyler attended Lynon State college in Vermont where he earned a degree in Atmospheric Science and Television News.

Find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @5NEWSTyler

Recent Articles


    Posted on: 3:44 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 04:15pm, April 3, 2014

    This LIVE BLOG will provide updates from the 5NEWS weather and news team.
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  • LIVE UPDATE: Severe Weather Possible Tonight

    Posted on: 3:34 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 10:06am, March 28, 2014

    This blog will provide updates from the 5NEWS Weather Team regarding the potential for severe weather Thursday afternoon and into the overnight.
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  • Winter Weather Is On Its Way!

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, January 4, 2014, by , updated on: 05:46pm, January 4, 2014

    A strong cold front will move in from the north Saturday night that will bring accumulating snow and a big...
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  • Adventure Arkansas: Fort Smith Helicopter Tour Offers St. Nick View of Christmas Lights

    Posted on: 5:19 am, December 13, 2013, by , updated on: 08:28am, December 13, 2013

    A Fort Smith business is offering a special chance to see Christmas from the same view Ol’ Saint Nick has...
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  • Adventure Arkansas: Deer Hunting

    Posted on: 10:02 pm, November 30, 2013, by

    On this week’s Adventure Arkansas, Tyler tries his hand at deer hunting. Come along as he searches the fields and forests...
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  • Fort Smith Home Badly Damaged in Sunday Fire

    Posted on: 2:20 pm, July 21, 2013, by , updated on: 06:57pm, July 21, 2013

    The Fort Smith Fire Department responded to the scene to extinguish the blaze that appears to have started on the northeast side of the home.
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  • 5NEWS Chases Tornadoes in North Texas- Part 3

    Posted on: 10:36 pm, May 24, 2013, by , updated on: 10:37pm, May 24, 2013

    Join 5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard as he storms chases in North Texas and intercepts violent twisters. Part 3 of a 3 part series takes you into the aftermath in Granbury and Cleburne Texas left by a killer tornado that the chase team intercepted.
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  • 5NEWS Chases Tornadoes in North Texas- Part 2

    Posted on: 11:58 am, May 24, 2013, by , updated on: 12:05pm, May 24, 2013

    This recent barrage of severe weather began last week after a fairly quiet spring. Join 5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard as...
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  • 5NEWS Chase Tornadoes in North Texas

    Posted on: 11:03 pm, May 22, 2013, by , updated on: 07:07am, May 23, 2013

    Join 5NEWS Meteorologist Tyler Southard as he storms chases in North Texas and intercepts violent twisters. Part 1 of a 3 part series takes you behind chase preparation and the first tornado interception by Tyler and his team of fellow meteorologist.
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  • Live Blog: Storm Chasing in the Plains

    Posted on: 5:00 pm, May 18, 2013, by , updated on: 10:13pm, May 14, 2013

    Chief Meteorologist Garrett Lewis and Meteorologist Joe Pennington are taking over the reigns from Meteorologist Tyler Southard and continuing the...
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  • Channel 5 Bee Colony Settled in New Home

    Posted on: 10:00 pm, February 28, 2013, by , updated on: 03:13pm, February 28, 2013

    Two weeks ago a hive of more than 100,000 bees that made the 5NEWS Fort Smith studio their home for...
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  • Weather Blog: More Rain Needed to Overcome Drought

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, February 26, 2013, by

    2013 is off to a great start in terms of rainfall with January and February measuring above average totals. Fort...
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