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.

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Recent Articles
  • What To Know After Popular Blood Pressure Medication Valsartan Recalled

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A popular blood pressure medication used by millions of patients has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over concerns the drug contains a chemical that poses a cancer risk. Valsartan was recalled by the FDA on Friday (July 13), a move 22 other countries have made in the last few weeks. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved. […]

  • Thousands Of Dollars In Damage After Storms Rip Through Turfgrass Research Field

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Thunderstorms that moved through the area Monday (July 16) producing heavy rain and wind left extensive damage to a turfgrass research field at the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Bent steel and jumbled plastic are all that’s left of two of four turfgrass research structures, also called hoop houses. They look similar to a greenhouse, and are used to limit water supply to study samples of turfgrass being researched by students and professors of the University of […]

  • Rogers Family Applauds Request Ending Sale Of Unwashed Poppy Seeds

    ROGERS (KFSM) — A mother and father who lost their son to a morphine intoxication are applauding a move by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to request several online retailers stop the sale of unwashed poppy seeds. More than two years after Stephen Hacala’s death, Steve and Betty Hacala have continued their war against his cause of death. The medical examiner found the presence of thebaine, an alkaloid opiate, in Stephen Hacala’s blood system that tied the morphine to poppy seeds […]

  • West Fork Man Fights Ticket He Calls Unlawful, Police Respond

    WEST FORK (KFSM) — A West Fork man successfully fought a speeding ticket from a traffic stop that was conducted outside city limits. Nathan Risner said he was heading North on Highway 71 early one morning in January when he was pulled over near a bridge over Mill Creek, north of Woolsey Road. The West Fork Police Officer wrote Risner a ticket for driving 90 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. Risner consulted the law firm Norwood & Norwood, […]

  • UA Among Colleges With Most Motor Vehicle Thefts On Campus

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas ranks among the top ten universities across the nation with the highest number of motor vehicle thefts. According to numbers from the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education, the UA recorded 30 campus motor vehicle thefts in 2016. Which ranks the ninth most across the nation, behind schools like the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. Motor vehicle theft numbers include both automobiles and scooters, with the latter […]

  • Fayetteville Public Schools To Pay Fired Superintendent $48,000

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Fayetteville Public Schools will owe former superintendent Dr. Matthew Wendt more than $48,000 in accrued personal, sick and vacation time. Wendt was fired during a special school board meeting Monday (June 18), ending a more than three month sexual harassment saga involving a district employee. From April 6,  when Wendt was placed on paid administrative leave, until his last day, June 18, Wendt was paid $49,165.96 in salary. His yearly salary was around $231,000, set by a […]

  • Tontitown Opens New Police Department, City Hall

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) — A new building to house local government offices has opened in Tontitown. The more than 12,000-square-foot structure sits in the same spot as the former city hall and police department, but now houses all city departments. “We actually have everything in the city all under one roof right now,” said Tontitown Mayor Paul Colvin. “Before, we were kind of spread out into different buildings.” Lack of space was a major issue plaguing city government, before this dream […]

  • Fayetteville Chef To Represent Arkansas In American Seafood Cook-Off

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville chef has been chosen to represent Arkansas in Louisiana’s 2018 Great American Seafood Cook-Off. Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin nominated Maudie Schmitt, co-owner and chef at Cafe Rue Orleans, Wednesday (June 13). The cook-off will coincide with the Louisiana Seafood Expo in New Orleans on August 4. “I’m excited,” said Schmitt. “I’m excited to represent the state of Arkansas in my home city of New Orleans.” Chefs representing a number of states will be showcasing […]

  • Rogers Family Hopes Heartbreaking Photo Gives Attention To Rare Cancer

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The family who posted a heartbreaking photo being shared around the world, hope their story will draw attention to a rare form of cancer. Matt Sooter snapped a picture of his 4-year-old daughter Adalynn “Addy” and his son Jackson, 6, as the two embraced while Addy lay in a hospital bed. “He was getting ready to go to bed, and she was getting tired again, getting ready to fall asleep,” said Matt Sooter who took the picture. “Matt […]

  • Daughter Hopes Father’s Death Reminds Others Not To Drink And Drive

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The daughter of the man killed in a car crash early Sunday morning (June 3) in Rogers is urging others to avoid drinking and driving. Jenna Chandler said her father, Jerry Jackson, had just left work when the accident happened. Police said William Ray Schmidt was speeding down West Walnut Street westbound while intoxicated when he ran a red light at the intersection of 8th street. He collided with the driver’s side of Jackson’s pickup truck. Jackson […]

  • Police: Springdale Woman Plotted To Murder Benton County Judge

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A Springdale woman is accused of plotting to kill Benton County Circuit Judge Brad Karren because she believed he’d unfairly targeted her family. Dorris Jenkins, 36, was arrested Saturday (June 2) in connection with conspiracy to commit capital murder. Her fiance, Adan Taylor, 21, was also arrested as an accessory. On Saturday (June 2), Jenkins and Taylor unwittingly met an undercover officer at a Rogers motel to discuss the murder-for-hire plot, according to a probable cause affidavit. […]

  • Task Force Chooses Plan For Lake Bella Vista And Its Dam

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — After about 14 months of planning, with input from community members and activists, Bentonville Parks and Recreation unveiled three master plan proposals for renovating Lake Bella Vista. During a Bella Vista Lake Task Force meeting Wednesday (May 30), the three plans were presented for residents to review. For years, major water in and around the lake has caused extensive damage to the current dam, prompting the repairs. Among the plans presented, one would completely rebuild the dam. Another […]