Ashton is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Mass Communication and an Alumna of the Alpha Omicron Pi, XI chapter. She was born in Fort Smith, AR and attended high school at the Poteau Senior High.
Ashton moved back to the area after graduating to work for 5NEWS. You can find her spending her spare time at the dog park, hiking, and taking in the scenery of the many outdoor opportunities in our area.
You can catch her Noon and First at Four newscast every week day.

Recent Articles
  • Former Teacher And Youth Pastor in Spiro Arrested On Rape And Molestation Charges

    SPIRO, Okla. (KFSM) — A former Oklahoma teacher, who is also a youth pastor was arrested Tuesday (Aug. 13) on charges of rape and lewd molestation, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). 34-year-old Justin White, who formerly was a youth pastor at the Spiro Baptist church in LeFlore County, is facing multiple charges according to the OSBI. A girl who was a member of the church when White was a youth pastor talked to OSBI agents about […]

  • Presidential Hopeful Beto O’Rourke Coming to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KFSM) — The Democratic Party of Arkansas and Chairman Michael John Gray announced Monday (July 22) that former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke will be visiting the natural state next month. O’Rourke is a candidate for U.S. President in the 2020 election. O’Rourke will deliver the keynote address at the Democrats’ Clinton Dinner during their Third Annual Summer Gathering in Little Rock on August 17, 2019. “Representative O’Rourke’s passion and energy are undeniable,” said Chairman Gray. “In 2018, […]

  • Former State Representative Jim House Dies In Tractor Accident

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Former State Representative and 2018 Washington County judge candidate Jim House died Wednesday (Dec. 5) in a reported tractor accident at his home, according to Arkansas State Representative David Whitaker. Whitaker confirmed House’s death to 5NEWS Wednesday evening. According to Tontitown Police Chief Joey McCormick, House was killed after a tractor he was driving turned over on top of him. Central EMS responded to the initial call around 1:38 p.m., and police were called out to […]

  • Alabama Senate Election: Doug Jones Scores Stunning Win Over Moore

    MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (CNN) – Doug Jones became the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama on Tuesday (December 12), CNN projects, beating Republican Roy Moore amid a firestorm over the allegations of sexually abusing teens facing the GOP candidate. The results are nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump and a disaster for Republicans in Washington as the reliably red state of Alabama elected its first Democratic senator since the early 1990s. “I think […]

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