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
  • Recycling Lawsuit Filed Against City of Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Fort Smith after the city sent recyclables to the landfill, while charging residents for a monthly recycling fee. The lawsuit, filed by Fort Smith resident, Jennifer Merriott and attorney, Whitfield Hyman, states the city of Fort Smith transported nearly 8,000 tons of recyclables to the landfill instead of the recycling facility. “We believe this is a misuse of public funds,” Hyman said. “[The city] charges a fee. They […]

  • Police Advise People Not To Post Vacation Plans On Social Media

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Many people are going on trips this time of the year, prompting social media posts about the upcoming vacation, but police said it’s not safe to let the public know you won’t be home. “There’s too much trust when you’re in the social media world,” Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department said. “You accept friend requests from people that you vaguely know. Once you start creating posts and it’s shared and it’s like, […]

  • Body Of Missing Man Recovered From Arkansas River

    BARLING (KFSM) — The body of a drowning victim was recovered Sunday (June 18), according to Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown. Three girls were swimming in the Arkansas River at Lock & Dam 13 Saturday (June 17) and at some point two of the girls got caught in a current.  According to the sheriff,  18-year-old Eric Santiago Antonio jumped in to help save them. “He went out, he was able to help one, maybe both females, but he was still struggling […]

  • Boy Scout Unveils Additions To Fort Smith Dog Park

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- After months of planning and fundraising, boy scout, Thomas Farrell is unveiling his additions to the Fort Smith Dog Park as part of a project to earn his Eagle Scout badge. The small and large dog sections of the dog park have separate equipment additions including a play set and slide, among other things. “There’s a see-saw out there, there’s a tire jump, a pole jump, and some wiffles,” Farrell said. Farrell has worked with the community […]

  • Local Organizations Create Apprenticeship After Construction Worker Shortage

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- As construction companies are seeing a large skill gap in the industry in our area, the Fort Smith Adult Education Center and Homebuilders Association are working to bridge that gap with a residential construction apprentice program. “Fort Smith is growing by leaps and bounds in the construction area,” said Stephanie Stipins, Fort Smith Homebuilders Association executive director. “Individuals who are in the building industry whether it be builders, painters, framers, carpenters, any of those people are looking […]

  • Emergency Rooms See Increase In Snakes Bites

    ARKANSAS (KFSM)- With the warmer days here and everyone heading outdoors, emergency rooms in our area are now seeing an increase in patients with snake bites. “Typically, summer is going to be a pretty prime time for snake bites,” Nycole Oliver, Sparks Regional Medical Center nurse practitioner said. “In Arkansas, we’ll see copper heads and water moccasins.” Sparks Regional Medical Center is fully equipped for the bite increases it expects to see in the coming months. “We are one of […]

  • Hundreds Of Files With Personal Information Found In Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Greenwood police are investigating after nearly a dozen folders of paperwork containing personal information were found in the middle of a busy street. “There were hundreds, if not, close to a thousand pieces of paper,” Jacob Bowling said. “There had to be at least 200 names in there.” While on his way to visit his family, Bowling noticed something odd covering parts of Center Street; paperwork and folders lining the ditch. “We started picking up the paperwork […]

  • Poteau Residents Upset After City Council Approves Agreement To Fund Discounted Golf Program

    POTEAU (KFSM)- Residents in Poteau are upset after the city council approved an agreement for discounted golf passes for kids, which would be paid for with taxpayer dollars. Some residents said the money should go elsewhere and others said they already have a fully functioning golf program that offers free coaching for kids. The new agreement between the Poteau city council and the Wolf Ridge Country Club would cost the city $3,000 a month and would offer discounted tickets for […]

  • Fort Smith Girl Meets Kids With Same Rare Chromosome Disorder

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Southside High School student, Ella-Marie Humphries is just one of 21 kids in the world who are missing a gene called USP-7. “The gene regulates protein as recycled or degraded and the kids that are missing the gene, this doesn’t get done correctly, so they end up with different symptoms such as intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, feeding issues, speech issues, and eye issues,” her mother Britt Humphries, said. At the time of her diagnosis, doctors […]

  • DOJ: Drug Overdoses, Leading Cause Of Death

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — According to the Department of Justice, drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. In 2015, 1,000 people died every week from drug overdoses nationwide. More than half of those deaths were from opioid drugs. “That’s what’s sad about this is people may be prescribed to this by a doctor,” Cpt. Jamie Hammond, narcotics division, Fort Smith Police Department said. “Maybe they’ve been in a car accident and have it to […]

  • Van Buren Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Van Buren police officers are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened on Wednesday (June 7),  Detective Jonathan Wear said. The shooting happened on Ollie Drive in the Flat Rock Neighborhood in Van Buren at about 6:30 p.m. No one was injured in the shooting. Wear said police believe the shooting was targeted at a specific residence. “There were approximately 11 rounds that were shot off that we can confirm at this time,” Wear said. He said […]

  • Professional Angler Gives Fishing Tips For Free Fishing Days

    WISTER (KFSM) — Free Fishing Days are wrapping up in Oklahoma, but will kick off in Arkansas next weekend and professional angler, Mark Goines offered a few tips and said fishing is something everyone should experience. Goines has been fishing since he was a little boy. Now, he’s a professional angler, a dream he said he’s had for a long time. “When I grew up fishing, that was pretty much all we had to do when we were young,” Goines […]