Beraiah joined the 5NEWS team as a reporter in October of 2016. She grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida and is a proud alumna of Florida A&M University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
During her time at FAMU she was a anchor/reporter for FAMU-TV20, Sirius XM student reporter, and Sophomore class president. Beraiah received her Bachelor’s Degree in broadcast journalism from FAMU’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communications.
Beraiah loves to read self-help books and participate in church activities. She’s excited to explore all the sites and trails Northwest Arkansas has to offer.
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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Jim Gore, a friend of 68-year-old Bobby Shaw, found his friend dead in a ditch along a ramp on I-49 Tuesday (Sep. 18), just four days after he reported him missing. Five years ago the two met in a local chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association and quickly became friends. Gore said aside from his determination to find his friends body, there was a still small voice that led him to the exact spot. “Really I felt the Lord […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Circuit Court judges in Benton, Washington, and Crawford counties are hopeful the legislature will approve their request for an additional judge. Without one Judge Schrantz said. “Well it slows down the entire judicial process and I know there are a lot of complaints out there already.” Over the years Benton County has seen a significant increase in their population. Causing Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Smith’s case filings to grow by almost 30 percent. “In 2014 our office filed somewhere […]
ELKINS (KFSM) — Mariah Center was diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome days after showing her lamb’s during the Washington County Fair, leaving her parents in distress. “It’s almost like I failed being a mom, like I couldn’t protect her.” said her mother Katie Center. Her father Anthony felt the same, “Seeing your kids and someone that you love and care for go through something like that it’s pretty tough.” The aggressive kidney disease is often caused by E. coli. Although […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police are looking for two suspects they believe could be responsible for a Sunday morning (Sept. 2) shooting that sent three people to the hospital. According to detectives, four by-standers were injured outside of Rooster’s Blues Bar at 800 Garrison Ave. The bar closes daily at 5 a.m., which is around the time police believe the shooting took place. Investigators on scene said that three of the victims had non-life threatening injuries and were […]
SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — A homeless man is in Benton County jail after a stand-off with Siloam Springs police and deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). Several calls by witnesses were received just before midnight Friday (Aug. 31) that a man had threatened people with a handgun at a Walmart parking lot, according to Siloam Springs Police Captain Derek Spicer. Police later identified the suspect as 22-year-old Bradley William Denison. When police arrived at the scene Denison took […]
ROGERS (KFSM) — A Rogers woman is feeling the love as the team of firemen responsible for helping deliver her baby girl make a surprise stop by her hospital room. New mom Myra McKenzie-Harris tells me she was actually scheduled to have her labor induced this Tuesday afternoon (Aug 28), but her contractions Monday (Aug 27) were so strong, “I said call 911 I think we’re gonna have this baby much sooner than we anticipated.” said McKenzie-Harris. As she tried her best […]
PEA RIDGE (KFSM) — A fight showing students from Pea Ridge punching and kicking a classmate off-campus has gone viral on Facebook. Now, eight students involved in the fight are facing criminal charges. Brenda Flanagan, a parent and longtime Pea Ridge resident, says she was in shock when seeing the video. “It was disappointing,” she said as she watched the drama unfold. After hundreds of shares, a number of comments from outraged parents started to pour in. Many demanding the school […]
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A little over three years ago, Regina Ragland posted a message to her Facebook page asking for help to find her birth mother, Vanita Louise Tyler. “I know I have another person out there that looks just like me and I would absolutely love to sit down in front of this woman, and just truly give her a hug and tell her I forgive,” said Ragland. Months after she was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rogers, […]
TONTITOWN (KFSM) — For nearly three decades Ozark Catholic Academy started as a vision, turned prayer, and is now a reality. “Really this push, that really opened up Ozark Catholic Academy, started about four and a half years ago by two sisters Ashley Menendez and Adriana Stacy,” said Head of school John Rocha. The school opened to 24 freshman and sophomores. In that bunch is Matthew Moix, who is beyond proud to be making history at the first Catholic High School in […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – – A little over 100 people are expected to be misplaced once the University of Arkansas closes a popular homeless campsite on School Ave and 19th. During the Homeless Coalition meeting with landlords and concerned community members several people suggested they raise money to build tiny homes. One man argued it would be cost-effective and minimal upkeep for those living on a fixed income. It’s a solution Aaron Slaughter, who has lived at the campsite on school […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A judge has given the Fayetteville School District five days to redact and release records related to its investigation into former superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt. Circuit Judge Tom Cooper on Friday (Aug. 17) denied a temporary restraining order from Shae Lynn Newman, who sued last month to keep her records private after the district sought to release the records in response to several Freedom Of Information Act requests. Newman accused Wendt of sexual harassment in March. The School […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — In a three-day span police say Danny Barrows stabbed his girlfriend, kidnapped his daughter and attempted to commit suicide on an I-49 bridge where he was later arrested by police. Barrow is facing a long list of charges including kidnapping, domestic battering, terroristic threatening, and parole violation. Girlfriend Jessica Kidd, who he’s accused of stabbing, blames all of this on a family squabble that triggered Danny’s mental illness. Kidd sent a message saying, “He felt like I was against […]