Krystle joined the 5NEWS team in May, 2016 as a reporter. She grew up in Maumelle, Arkansas and is a proud alumna of The University of Arkansas where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Broadcast Journalism.

During college, Krystle interned at The Ugly Uncle Sports Radio Show, where she was also an on-air talent and at KATV in Little Rock. During her time at the University of Arkansas, Krystle anchored and reported for The Razorback Sports Network and UATV, where she anchored an Emmy award-winning newscast.

Krystle is excited to be a new resident of Fort Smith and experience all that Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley have to offer.

When she isn’t working, you will likely find Krystle watching sports and calling the Hogs, spending time with her family and friends, working out, or just having fun!

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Recent Articles
  • Stolen Antique Car Returned To Family

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — An antique car that was stolen has been returned to the family that owns it. The 1941 Chevrolet Business Coupe was stolen from South 26th Street. Now, the home is equipped with new locks and no trespassing signs to curtail chances of this happening again. Police are searching for the suspect. One of the family members who owns the car said a man in Fort Smith bought the car with cash. The family said they’re glad […]

  • Southside High School Student Who Was Hit By Car Honored At Rivalry Game

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Southside High School student Thomas Northrup nearly lost his life after getting hit by a truck last month. Tonight (Feb. 23) he was honored by his school at the school’s rival basketball game against Northside. Thousands of fans stood up and cheered as Thomas and his mom walked to the center of the court. Just week ago he said he was sitting in the hospital waiting for a moment like this. “I just really […]

  • Arkansas Blood Institute Implements Emergency Appeal Due To Blood Shortage

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The rain and winter weather conditions are affecting local blood supply, forcing the Arkansas Blood Institute to implement an emergency appeal for all types of blood donors. The blood institute typically performs about 100 procedures per day to keep up with the blood supply demand at nearby hospitals, but that number has decreased drastically. “It`s been hard to get the amount of people to come in to donate blood,” Donor Recruitment Manager Danny Cervantes with the […]

  • Greenwood Man Learns To Use Robotic Arm Controlled By His Thoughts

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Greenwood truck driver, David Scott was the first person in Arkansas to undergo surgery to allow him to control a robotic arm with his thoughts and he is now home learning to use that arm. “I can move an arm now… yes!” Scott exclaimed. Scott has had his robotic arm for more than one month. “It makes it a little easier because I watch people and see how they move and I try to move the same movement […]

  • Two Local Couples Honored For Longest Marriages In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Two couples in our area are being honored by Governor Asa Hutchinson along with eight other couples around the state for their commitment to each other. “To see them hold hands and talk about their life, their marriage and commitment, it should be inspiring to every young couple that`s out there,” Governor Hutchinson said. Thell and Margie Ellison from Natural Dam went to the capital for a ceremony and presentation from the Governor for being one of the […]

  • Local School With Armed Teachers Sets Model For Gun-Protected Districts

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) — The Clarksville School District was one of the first to implement armed faculty and staff on a school campus and now, school officials say they feel safer. For nearly five years, more than 20 faculty and staff have served as armed, private security guards to protect themselves and students in case of an emergency. Those armed guards receive training yearly. “Every second that ticks by is a possibility of a life lost. What we`ve gathered from this […]

  • Greenwood Schools Receive ‘Stop The Bleed’ Training

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — ‘Stop The Bleed’, a statewide initiative to teach bleeding control for emergency situations is making its way to students, faculty and staff at Greenwood schools. Law enforcement and first responders around the state were the first to receive this type of tourniquet training and now those with the campaign are working to teach schools. The training focuses on teaching how to use a tourniquet to stop bleeding. Arkansas Children’s Northwest pediatric surgeon, Marcene McVay said severe bleeding […]

  • Pedestrian Dies From Injuries In Fort Smith Hit-And-Run, Search Continues For Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is dead and the search for the driver continues following a hit-and-run collision at 14th Street and Grand Avenue that happened Wednesday night (Feb. 14). The pedestrian has been identified by police as 55-year-old Jeffrey Campbell of Quinton, Oklahoma. He was in Fort Smith visiting a friend. Campbell’s family said he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at UAMS in Little Rock about 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 15). His family said he had […]

  • Victim Identified, Suspect At Large In Fort Smith Shooting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two men are in custody and another suspect is wanted after a fatal shooting Thursday night (Feb. 15) , according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Ethan Meagley, 37, died from a gunshot to his chest at River Valley Inn & Suites, 5103 Towson Ave., Fort Smith police Cpl. Anthony Rice said. Police said they think there was some type of altercation in the parking lot prior to the shooting. Noah Bell, 19, and Charles Ross, […]

  • Fort Smith OG&E Team Continues Helping Those In Puerto Rico

    PUERTO RICO (KFSM) — Oklahoma Gas and Electric sent employees to Puerto Rico in December after Hurricane Maria to support an industry-led effort to restore power on the island. They have since sent additional help on the island, including a group from Fort Smith and several from Oklahoma. They restored power to more than 500 homes. Those on the island have been without power for more than 140 days. A team of four workers are from Fort Smith. They worked in […]

  • Fort Smith’s 188th Wing Announces Expansion

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- After years of uncertainly at the 188th Fighter Wing, the Air National Guard Base announces a major expansion. FORT SMITH (KFSM) — An expansion worth more than $14 million is underway at the 188th Wing and it will be the only one of its kind in the country. “It`s the only one that will house three mission sets,” Col. Robert Kinney, Commander of the 188th Wing said. “The three mission sets being remotely piloted aircraft mission, the […]

  • Mercy Flu Clinic Seeing Less Flu Cases, Will Phase Out Clinic And Reduce Hours

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Mercy Flu Clinic is reducing hours and phasing out services after doctors said they’re seeing a drop in flu cases in the River Valley. “I think we’ve seen a trend in less flu cases in the last… five or six days,” Sean Baker, Department Chair of Primary Care said. “The demand from the public for this clinic has gone down.” Parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas are still in the top ten designated areas with flu […]