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, shopping, or just having fun!

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Recent Articles
  • Parents Of Missing Boater React To “Emotional” Week After Son’s Body Found

    LEFLORE COUNTY(KFSM) — The parents of the missing boater whose body was found on Thursday (Apr. 27) night are speaking out about their week full of tragedy. After several days of searching, the body of William Farhat was recovered after his family’s boat capsized in Leflore County. “I don’t know what I’ll be able to do without them,” William Farhat, father said. “I lost my son and my first grandson.” After losing their grandson Physher, 6, in the boating accident and […]

  • Traveling Vietnam Memorial Makes Stop In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is traveling around the country and has made a stop in the River Valley. “The trailer houses a 250 foot wall that’s an exact replica of the wall that is in Washington, D.C.,” James Reed, President and CEO of USA Truck said. “Panel by panel, it has names of men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. It means a lot for […]

  • Natural Dam Residents, No Strangers To Flooding

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Heavy rain means flooding for many parts of Crawford County, including the Natural Dam area. “This is a troubled area that always floods,” Chris Keith with the Crawford County Highway Department said. “It’s pretty much county wide. From Rudy to Mountainburg to Chester, we have flooded bridges all over the county right now.” The bridge near the Natural Dam is covered by water, but residents said they are used to it and have actually seen things a […]

  • 4-Year-Old Climbs Out Of Arkansas River After Boat Capsizes, Tells Authorities His Family Needs Help

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM)  — LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan confirms that a 6-year-old involved in a boating accident died overnight at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. A swift water rescue will continue Monday morning (April 24) at the Arkansas River at Lock and Dam 14. Police said there were four people, two adults and two children, who fell into the water after their 12-15′ Jon boat capsized — the boat has been recovered. The adults, a step-mom and dad, are still […]

  • ATV Accident Survivor To See Top Doctors

    MULDROW (KFSM) — After much progression following an ATV accident in 2013, Christian Mayberry is headed to Chicago to visit with a new doctor who will help him even further. “Meet amazing doctors that are going to actually be able to heal my brain that I have injured,” Christian said. For Christian and his mom, the trip will include appointments with top doctors, both featured in the book, The Ghost in My Brain. “He’s going to be seeing a neuro-optometrist […]

  • U.S. Paralympic Athletes Compete In Battle With The Blades

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Battle With the Blades, a unique track and field event featuring U.S. Paralympic athletes is raising awareness of limb loss and adaptive sports. “I’m blind, so I can’t see and I have a guide who stands at the take off board,” Lex Gillette, Paralympic athlete said. “He’s clapping and yelling and that gives me an audible reference of where I need to run and jump from.” Gillette is a world record holder and just one of many […]

  • Plans Announced For Former Fort Smith Whirlpool Manufacturing Facility

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Phoenix Investors, a Wisconsin-based commercial real estate firm is now the new owner of the former Whirpool manufacturing facility with hopes of revitalizing the building and creating quality jobs for Arkansans. “They’re a proven company with a long track record of buying big boxes like this,” Tim Allen, president of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce said. “This was one of the facilities that obviously Whirlpool is no longer using and was looking to sell to […]

  • Greenwood Residents Remember Deadly 1968 Tornado

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Forty-nine years after a deadly tornado ripped through Greenwood, killing 13 people and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, residents and city leaders are remembering the lives lost that day. “The window went out just as we got back,” Fred Kinslow, tornado survivor said. “I mean, glass was flying everywhere.” Fred Kinslow and his family were going about their normal day on April 19, 1968, when the tornado struck their town in a matter of minutes. “It’s just like […]

  • Fort Smith Boy Scout Works To Make Additions To Dog Park

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Dog Park is a hot spot for pet owners and their furry friends, and a local Boy Scout is hoping to create some new additions that will give the dogs even more to items play on. Ramsey Junior High School student, Thomas Farrell plans to add equipment that both small and large dogs can enjoy. “Down here at the dog park, I’ll be building two sets of movable agility courses, two sets of […]

  • Sallisaw Veterinarian Helps Rehabilitate Bald Eagles And Other Wildlife

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — Oklahoma wildlife is part of what makes the Sooner state so beautiful, but one veterinarian has dedicated his career to helping rehabilitate injured animals. Dr. Gary Cox is caring for a female bald eagle, just one of two he’s taken in in the last month. “I do see a lot of bald eagles,” Cox said. “One that was found next to a high wire one time and I had one last year that was hit by a […]

  • Van Buren Church Hosts Annual Easter Drive-Thru Depiction

    VAN BUREN (KFSM)- Many years ago, the Easter drive-thru depiction at Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church in Van Buren started out with three scenes, it has now grown into 15 scenes with more than 50 actors. “It’s just the story of Jesus,” said Barbara Seftner, first-time visitor. “From his birth to his death and resurrection, it’s a good reminder. This is the time of the year we celebrate that.” Travelers have been driving in from as far as Chester and […]

  • Man Responsible For Digging Giant Hole Explains Why He Did It

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Jason Sexton has been digging a 34-foot deep hole with tunnels for several years, which police recently discovered after answering an illegal camp call. Sexton is now explaining why he did it. “I did all the work by myself,” Sexton said. “I’ve been out there for three years now off and on and I was just trying to prove the Spanish were here in Arkansas in Fort Smith specifically and we mining iron.” After some research […]