Bryan joined the 5NEWS team in January 2016. He comes to the Natural State after a stint with a television station in Maine.
Bryan is an Indiana native and an Indianapolis Colts fan. Also a graduate of Ball State University, Bryan holds a degree in Telecommunications and Journalism. He also has a passion for weather and holds a minor in meteorology and climatology.
When not on the job, you can find Bryan enjoying anything and everything Arkansas.
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — As we head into the busy holiday season, online shoppers are reminded by law enforcement to keep an eye on home deliveries, as package thefts often spike this time of year. Thieves stealing shipments from homes are a problem that exempts no neighborhood, nor any particular day, but deliveries from online shopping have become a gold mine for so-called ‘porch pirates.’ Northwest Arkansas is no different. “We do see a lot of package theft, but it’s usually reported […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A shootout between a man and a Washington County deputy on Nov. 11 is a moment that won’t soon leave the mind of Sheriff Tim Helder. Video from a witness and the dash cam of the deputy car has been viewed nearly two million times and has been a story across the country. For Helder, it’s a video that continues to evoke emotions as he continues to go through the events in his head. “The two […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — She lived through the Great Depression and World War II by educating students in classrooms around the state of Arkansas, and Saturday (Nov. 17), she celebrated her 108th birthday. Irma Boyer resides at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville, where she was surprised with a birthday party by family and a few former first grade students. Boyer retired from Fayetteville Public Schools in 1976, but her impression left on students remains relevant in 2018. “She just makes you feel […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The mother of a six-year-old boy who died in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012, spoke before a crowd in Fayetteville to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Scarlett Lewis created the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, named after her son, to ensure student have access to social and emotional learning in their classrooms, to help facilitate this teaching within their families, schools, and communities. “Teaching kids how to have […]
LINCOLN (KFSM) — The Lincoln City Council held a special meeting Monday (Oct. 29) to discuss what led to the firing of police chief Brian Key on Saturday (Oct. 27). During that meeting in the city council’s chambers, city attorney Steve Zega detailed the circumstances surrounding Key’s ouster, which started last Wednesday (Oct. 24), the attorney said. Zega stated earlier this month, Arkansas State Police detectives showed up to the Lincoln Police Department to investigate the department’s evidence locker. At […]
BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville, a staple in the Northwest Arkansas landscape, celebrated 20 years of serving air travelers earlier this month. Since opening Nov. 1, 1998, the facility has adapted and expanded to meet the increasing customer base of a rapidly growing region. 5NEWS was at the official opening ceremony in 1998 where President Bill Clinton and, then congressman, Asa Hutchinson delivered speeches. “I never dreamed that a cow pasture would someday become a […]
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Any driver in Barling who passes a stopped school bus loading and unloading children will be cited by police. The new “zero tolerance” policy, implemented by the Barling Police Department, went into effect Monday (Nov. 5). In Arkansas, state law requires drivers traveling in both directions to stop for a school bus with its stop sign extended and red lights flashing. Also known as Isaac’s Law, drivers on a four-lane road with no median must stop for […]
SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Comments made by President Trump during an interview set to be released Sunday (Nov.4) on HBO sparked a protest by immigration activists in Springdale on Tuesday (Oct. 30). A crowd of a few dozen turned out at the Shiloh Square in downtown Springdale to express their discontent with those words. In the interview, Trump floated the idea of issuing an executive order to stop the practice of birthright citizenship. “We’re the only country in the world where […]
LINCOLN, Ark. (KFSM) — UPDATE: The City of Lincoln’s Mayor Rob Hulse said Saturday (Oct. 27) due to evidence that has developed in the last day it’s necessary to terminate Police Chief Brian Key. No additional comment will be given because the investigation is ongoing. A later Facebook post says former Lincoln Police Chief Russell Morphis is interim chief. Morphis confirmed Saturday that he is interim chief, but said he can’t comment further. Key was promoted from assistant chief to […]
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Spirits were high for lottery ticket buyers when making their purchase before Tuesday’s (Oct. 23) drawing, but as they went home with ticket’s in hand, little did they know their odds of being a winner. The estimated more than $900 million dollar cash option would make the winner wealthier than golfer Tiger Woods and rapper Jay-Z, according to Forbes. The winning ticket holder will also be worth more than half of NBA Hall of Famer Michael […]
BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — The Democratic candidate for Arkansas State House district 95 is calling out the Arkansas Republican Party for a mailer she claims spreads false information about her candidacy. Celeste Williams, a local nurse practitioner, says some homeowners around the district received mailers linking her to Hillary Clinton. The other side quotes an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article that quotes Williams as being against tax cuts. “The full statement that I said was opposed to tax cuts to the wealthy,” […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A team of volunteers from Sheep Dog Impact Assistance has returned home after spending a week in southern Alabama and northern Florida helping with recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael. About 40 volunteers from several states, including Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, made their way to the disaster stricken area less than two days after the storm made landfall near Panama City Beach, Florida, on Oct. 10. As soon as the crews arrived, Sergeant Major Lance Nutt, founder […]