Kathryn joined the 5News team as a reporter in April of 2016. She is an Arkansas native and a proud graduate of the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism at the University of Arkansas. Kathryn started her reporting career at KSWO in Lawton, Oklahoma and after almost three years in the Sooner state she is happy to once again call Northwest Arkansas home. If you have a story idea for Kathryn, email her at Kathryn. Gilker@kfsm.com

Recent Articles
  • Basketball Player Gets Surprise Homecoming After Suffering A Stroke

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A high school basketball player suffered a stoke on May 26. Saturday (June 16), Demondra or Dra Bishop attended basketball camp at the University of Arkansas with his team. When they got back to the Bentonville High School gym a surprise was waiting for him inside. “It’s been hard, but I’m going to keep fighting,” Bishop said. With support from family and friends Dra is on his way to recovery. Dra’s mom, Angela Copeland said Dra is […]

  • Fans Spend Father’s Day Cheering On The Hogs

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Razorbacks played in their first game of the College World Series and it just so happened to fall on Father’s Day. Dad’s brought their kids out to cheer on the Hogs and said they couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day. “I’m so happy for the Hogs and proud of them. I just hope that it continues because what better Father’s Day present than to beat the Texas Longhorns,” T.C. Nickelson said. Scott […]

  • NWA Pride Parade Draws A Large Crowd

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) —   A parade was held on Dickson Street Saturday (June 16) to celebrate Pride Week in hopes of bringing people and culture together in one place. The parade is the largest LGBT Pride Celebration in Arkansas. Chelsea Heglar said it’s great that the community comes together and unite for one great cause. “I’ve always supported the community and everything … and my brother is a large part of the community,” said Heglar, “I’ve always believed that people should […]

  • Businesses Hoping To Hit Walmart Shelves Pitch Products At 5th Annual Open Call

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — More than 450 companies made their way to Walmart Home office Wednesday (June 13) to pitch their products to buyers in hopes to get their products into stores. This was Walmart’s 5th Annual Open Call and 13 Arkansas companies pitched their products. The House of Webster in Rogers came to open call to pitch their smaller jarred jams, jellies and finishing sauces for Walmart’s meal kit line. They got a winning ticket along with another product Walmart […]

  • Razorback Fans Gearing Up For The College World Series

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The diamond hogs are going to Omaha for the College World Series and some fans are ready to hit the road to cheer them on, while others are buying up Omahog shirts and gear from local stores. Two Razorback superfans have seen the hogs play in various sports in 29 states. They are excited to go cheer on the hogs in Omaha. “I don`t hunt, I don`t fish, I don`t play golf, I don`t camp, I don`t […]

  • State Senate District 8 Runoff Set To Begin Tuesday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A runoff for the State Senate District 8 seat starts Tuesday (June 12). The two candidates are Representative Mat Pitsch and former Representative Frank Glidewell. The District 8 Senate seat was held by Jake Files until he resigned earlier this year after pleading guilty to federal charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering. This is one of the issues Glidewell said is very important. “We do need to do something about this corruption that […]

  • NWA Parade Of Homes Showcases Most Houses Ever

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Forty-one homes in Benton and Washington Counties are showcased in the 2018 Northwest Arkansas Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes started Friday and runs through Sunday (June 10). “This home is a custom-built home in Fayetteville. It was a Southern Living design and then we designed the basement for it. 6,700 square feet heated with a walkout basement and a swimming pool,” said Lee Scarlett, president of Celtic Construction. Scarlett said building custom homes is […]

  • Police: Man Assaulted Woman On Siloam Springs Trail

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — An arrest has been made in Siloam Springs after a woman said she was sexually assaulted on a trail. A woman told police she was walking on a trail May 11 at 7 p.m. near John Brown University when a man riding a bicycle sexually assaulted her. Police arrested Anthony Harris in connection to the assault. Surveillance video shows him watching the victim at the top of a large staircase known as the “100 stairs” before […]

  • Preparations Underway For Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G is less than two weeks away and there are several new events and activities for everyone in the community to enjoy. “Our field is starting to come together. We’re looking like we have probably one of the strongest fields we’ve ever had in terms of best players coming here to Pinnacle Country Club,” tournament director Harry Hardy said. The Walmart sparks are being put in the water and structures […]

  • Tontitown Police Urge Drivers To Slow Down On Highway 412

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) — There have been seven deaths in the last five years on a less than two mile stretch of Highway 412 in Tontitown. Police are asking drivers to be mindful, so this number doesn’t increase. “It’s not normal for a department our size to have to work that many facilities in such a small area,” Joey McCormick said. As you are driving into Tontitown, the speed limit goes from 65, to 60 and then down to 45. Chief […]

  • Gentry High School Students Place In State-Wide Coding Competition

    GENTRY (KFSM) — A team of Gentry High School students placed in a state-wide coding competition earlier this month. This was the first year the district sent a team to the All-State Coding Competition. “I wasn’t expecting it. We were right on the edge of time limit, so it was a close call,” junior Johnathan Brinkley said. Brinkley, along with junior Matt Anderson and freshman Channing Babb placed third in the competition at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Babb said […]

  • Siloam Springs Asking Voters To Extend Sales Tax For Water Treatment Plant Improvements

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — The primary election is less than a week away and the city wants to extend an already existing sales tax. This sales tax has been in place since 2006 and has been used to pay for improvements to the wastewater treatment plant. Siloam Springs wants to move the funding to pay for much needed improvements to the water treatment plant. “The last updates were done in 1992. Before that updates were done in the 1960s maybe […]