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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
  • Crawford County Man Still Active As He Nears 100th Birthday

    NATURAL DAM (KFSM) — Not many people get to celebrate their 100th birthday, but one Crawford County man is doing just that this week and he’s still doing some of the things he did in his younger days. On Peaceful Home Road, the Ellisons built their home in the 1960s along with a life together for the last 76 years. “I feel most genuinely as I did ten years ago,” Thell Ellison said. “If I’m out here mowing the yard […]

  • Fire Station Opens To Take Over Jenny Lind Area

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The White Bluff-Rye Hill Volunteer Fire Department gave the old Jenny Lind Fire Station a face lift and is now open to serve those in the area. “We have completely revamped it, remodeled it, purchased new trucks, new equipment in hopes of protecting the community and to protect life and property,” Ronnie Hisaw, assistant fire chief said. The former Jenny Lind Fire Department was dissolved earlier this year after its effectiveness was called into question. Former firefighters […]

  • Fans React To Clear Bag Policy For Reynolds Razorback Stadium

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Something different fans are seeing as they enter the gates of Reynolds Razorback Stadium this season is a new bag policy, which is bringing on various opinions. The policy requires all bags larger than your palm to be clear. The University of Arkansas said this is a way to enhance safety, while also making bag checking times quicker for fans. “It’s perfectly fine,” Vickie Martin, fan said. “Actually, I’m all for it. I like to see what people […]

  • Fort Smith Native Describes Hurricane Irma Damage In St. Maarten

    ST. MAARTEN (KFSM) — Hurricane Irma is leaving behind destruction for the St. Maarten Island and one Fort Smith native said the damage is unlike anything he has ever seen. Adam Shaw and his wife live in St. Maarten and had returned just a few days before the eye of Hurricane Irma hit. “There’s no power, no water,” Shaw said. “[There’s] destruction everywhere.” Shaw has taken multiple photos and videos to share with his friends and family the devastation the […]

  • Van Buren Woman Continues Giving Back Despite Recent Theft

    VAN BUREN (KFSM)- For five years, a red cooler with ice and cold water has been sitting outside of the Johnson house until this week after someone stole the cooler, its stand and a bowl for pets. The cooler idea came to Alice Johnson shortly after she retired. “The idea came [when] I was at home more and in and out,” Alice said. “I noticed all the foot traffic that was going up and down my street.” That foot traffic […]

  • Van Buren Duo Helps With Hurricane Harvey Relief

    VAN BUREN (KFSM)- Thousands continue to travel to Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey relief, including a pair from right here in our area. Wesley and Nash and Trey Tounzen packed up their stuff along with a boat to help with the relief. “As soon as I heard that he wanted to go to Houston, we just loaded up and headed out,” Wesley Nash said. “It was very surreal. When we got there, you couldn’t tell where the ocean began […]

  • Local Agencies Help With Hurricane Harvey Relief

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Local agencies like the Fort Smith Fire Department, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Northwest Arkansas Task Force teams are doing all they can to help in Texas, including helping with relief in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. “We were able to make 44 rescues and get those people back to safety and they were transported to shelters and residents by family members,” Lt. Brian Aston, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said. The groups […]

  • Fort Smith Author’s Story Helps Abuse Victims

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A Fort Smith woman is now a published author of a book based on her own experiences, which she hopes will help other abuse victims. As you flip through the pages of The Ultimate Love, you’ll find the story of a girl named Whitney, whose life changed after a relationship gone wrong, but behind that fictional story is a true story of the author, Breanne Goodrum. “I have been through three abusive relationships and all of them […]

  • 35 Years And Counting: Walmart Employees Look Back On Career

    FORT SMITH(KFSM) – A local Walmart store is celebrating 35 years of business. Walmart #388 originally opened on Midland Boulevard in 1982, but later moved to its current location just off Kelley Highway at 2100 North 62nd Street. Pat Hampton and Darlene Horn have both been working for walmart on the north side of Fort Smith since the day it opened. “I started out in the old store helping unload the truck, pricing merchandise. I’ve worked in the cash office, I […]

  • Morgan Brothers Take The Field At The Same Time

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — As the Arkansas Razorbacks kicked off the season, one Greenwood family got to watch two of their sons at the same time; one former Hog and one current. “These chances probably won’t come around a lot,” Jimmy Wright, family friend said. “Even just the stack up at the same time.” The Morgan brothers are playing football for two different teams, but on the same day, at the same time. Drew Morgan is a former Hog, now a […]

  • Van Buren Resource Officer’s “Wiggle Dance” Video Goes Viral

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A King Elementary School resource officer is gaining worldwide attention after a video of him and his students doing the “Wiggle Dance” goes viral. “It’s like having fun at work every single day,” George Edelen, Van Buren Police Department said. “It’s like being a kid again.” As he walks down the halls of King Elementary School, Officer Edelen, know as “Officer E” is greeted by everyone. “I see most of the kids giving him high fives […]

  • Van Buren Veterans Post Surprises Korean War Vet With Dedication

    VAN BUREN (KFSM)- Emotions surround a local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post after Robert Layes, a Korean War veteran is surprised with a pavilion dedication. Layes, also known as Bob is a Navy veteran, but also a big part of the Robert Jack VFW Post in Van Buren. The post named its newest pavilion after Bob, but it wasn’t until Bob himself revealed the pavilion’s sign that he realized what was happening. “I couldn’t believe it,” Bob said. “A bunch […]