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
  • Rogers Pei Wei Launches Investigation After Woman Finds Blood In Food

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Several customers of Pei Wei in Rogers are claiming they found blood in their food while dining at the restaurant Saturday night (Oct. 13). Both the restaurant and the Arkansas Department of Health are investigating the incident. Jackie Tuma and Stasi Thurston made the discovery after choosing the popular Asian eatery during a last-minute dinner decision. After the duo received their food and began eating, Tuma said Thurston noticed something on the inside of Tuma’s bowl. “My […]

  • Mountainburg Boy Spends Years Recovering From Rare Polio-Like Illness

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — It’s been more than two years since 9-year-old Austin Daniels was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (or AFM), just weeks after recovering from a cold. Michelle Daniels, Austin’s mother,  said the illness came out of nowhere. “All of a sudden, he came down with a stomach ache, [he] hurt real bad and went to the hospital the next day, and he couldn’t walk,” Michelle Daniels said. Doctors later diagnosed Daniels with AFM, which affects the nervous system, specifically the […]

  • Arkansas High School Football Player OK After Being Airlifted Off Field Following Big Hit

    COAL HILL (KFSM) — A Johnson County West High School football player is doing well after a hit during a game Friday night (Sept. 28) that resulted in him being airlifted to a hospital. Peyton Estep, 16, both a linebacker and running back, said he was going to tackle a player from Hector who had just intercepted the ball when he was hit from the side by a defensive lineman. The hit left Estep down and was eventually taken to […]

  • State Health Department Investigating JBGB For Over 50 Reported Illnesses

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The state health department is investigating more than 50 reported illnesses linked to JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery after customers reported getting sick days after eating at the popular restaurant. Anyone who visited JBGB between Sept. 13 and Monday (Sept. 24), and has experienced diarrhea or vomiting, should contact the health department at or 501-537-8969. A total of 51 people have reported diarrhea and vomiting with some fever. Most people said they started to feel ill 24 to […]

  • Five-Year-Old Girl Battling Cancer Gets Trip To ‘Disney’ Beach In Hawaii

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A five-year-old girl from Fayetteville who has been battling cancer had her wish granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in partnership with Chi Omega sorority at the University of Arkansas. Avery Young has been fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her parents, Alex and Juliet, said Avery has now beat cancer but said had been a trooper throughout the process. On Monday (Sept. 17), Make-A-Wish Mid-South and Chi Omega held a luau party while granting Avery her wish to go to […]

  • Dog Skinned Alive Now Recovering In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Chihuahua is back home and recovering after he was found by his owner Friday with the skin on his back peeled back on his body. Jim Rendon said 10-year-old Rowdy was let outside Friday morning (Sept. 14) to run around and use the bathroom. Later that morning, Rendon was awoken by his mother who said Rowdy returned home scratching at the door with wounds covered in leaves and dirt. Rendon posted photos on his Facebook […]

  • Fayetteville Seeking Input For Future Of Highway 71B Corridor

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The city of Fayetteville is holding public input meetings to gauge public support for the future of the Highway 71B corridor. The public workshops kicked off Wednesday (Sept. 12) and are expected to continue into 2019. During those meetings, residents will be able to speak with city planners and offer suggestions for what they would like to see along the road, stretching from South School Avenue to North College Avenue near Lake Fayetteville. Andrew Garner, the city […]

  • Bella Vista POA: Water Safe For Consumption After Drinking Water Violations

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — The Bella Vista Property Owner’s Association Water Utility says drinking water is safe despite a recent violation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The POA recently attached a letter to water bills for homeowners announcing the violation as exceeding Environmental Protection Agency limits of trihalomethanes, or THMs, which are a disinfection by-product. Charlie Holt, superintendent of the water utility, said a quarterly water sample from April to June 2018 showed a trihalomethane level of 83 parts […]

  • Arkansas Apple Festival Seeking Volunteers Ahead Of October Event

    LINCOLN, Ark. (KFSM) — Organizers of the annual Arkansas Apple Festival in Lincoln are seeking volunteers ahead of the October event. The festival committee recently issued a request on Facebook for help peeling apples and handing out apple slices during the three-day long event that starts October 5. The festival was created in 1975 to honor the large presence the apple industry once had in the Northwest Arkansas area, particularly in Lincoln. Each year, thousands of visitors descend on the […]

  • Russellville Man Remembers Wife And Son Killed When Tree Falls On Home

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) — A Russellville man is remembering his wife and 9-year-old son who died after a tree fell onto their mobile home Saturday (Sept. 1). Chris Huggins rented their home in a mobile home park off W. Main Street in Russellville with his wife, Alisha, and their four children. The morning of the accident, Huggins said he was helping a friend work on a car when he got a phone call. “My friend called me and said ‘Did you […]

  • Homeless Camps Near UA Clearing Amid Looming Deadline

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM/AP) — Homeless people living on a piece of property owned by the University of Arkansas have until tomorrow (Sep. 6) before they’re required to leave. The university first announced Aug. 9 that people would be asked to clear out of the undeveloped property by Sept. 6. University of Arkansas police has been working with local agencies, including the 7hills Homeless Center and the Salvation Army, to help find displaced people a place to go. On Thursday (Sep. 6), […]

  • Closing Of Local Pools And Water Parks Marks Unofficial End Of Summer

    ROGERS (KFSM) — The warmer weather may not be going anywhere just yet, but kids and families will have to find another way to beat the heat after local pools and aquatic centers closed for the season. This Labor Day (Sept. 3), marked the last day of summer at both the Rogers and Springdale Aquatic Centers. Taci McCoy, an eighth-grader who enjoyed one last day in the water with family, was a little bummed that she won’t get to enjoy the […]