Jordan joined the 5NEWS team as a digital content producer in July of 2016. She began reporting on 5NEWS This Morning in July of 2018.

Jordan grew up in Texarkana, Texas and is a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University.

When she is not reporting, Jordan enjoys reading, hanging out with her family and friends, visiting Disney World and cheering on the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

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Recent Articles
  • Protesters Block Immigration Bus Outside Washington County Detention Center

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Protesters lined the streets near the Washington County Jail Friday (Jan. 17) morning and to try to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from picking up a person in jail. Protesters were blocking an immigration bus from Louisiana from entering the gate. They say the bus was there to pick up Alan Rodriguez, and their protest was to show Rodriguez had support. “If you are a believer of human rights, if you are a believer in […]

  • Rogers Students Compete To Design Mobile App That Will Help The Community

    ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Students in Rogers participated in a mobile app design competition Thursday (Jan. 16) It’s an effort to promote careers in technology. The goal of the competition was to create an app that would help the community. More than 65 students participated and presented their ideas to a panel of judges. We spoke with 6th graders Ashley Thompson and Addi Jones, who created an app to help find your lost pet. “I mean it’s fun, it’s fun […]

  • Benton County Training Volunteers Ahead Of Primary Election Day

    BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — The primary election is a little more than a month away, but volunteers are already training to make sure they are prepared for Election Day. The primary election in Arkansas is on March 3, but around 400 volunteers are learning what goes into being a poll worker. Volunteers must take a training class every year ahead of elections. It’s a one-day training course that teaches you how to work at a voting location. Volunteers learn […]

  • Arkansas Governor Defends Decision To Accept New Refugees

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Arkansas’ governor is defending his decision to continue accepting new refugees despite skepticism from some GOP lawmakers. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday challenged lawmakers to avoid creating “fear” about the decision to accept refugees. “I’m a native Arkansan. I understand change, and I understand resistance to change. We’re not changing the culture of Arkansas. We’re just sharing the culture of Arkansas to those who also are troubled coming from terrible circumstances, and I think we […]

  • Local Students Win Coding App Challenge Put On By Congress

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Two Northwest Arkansas students have won a coding app challenge put on by the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s part of a goal to get more kids involved in computer science careers. Congressman Steve Womack announced the winners, Lucas Kellar (Don Tyson School of Innovation) and Julian Sanker (Haas Hall Academy), this morning in Springdale. The two teamed up to develop their app, Crime Map. It’s an interactive, real-time map of 911 dispatches. The purpose is to […]

  • First Day Hikes Offering Adventure To Start 2020

    MOUNTAINBURG, Ark. (KFSM) — For many people, New Year’s Day begins a resolution to be more active. Parks across the country are giving people the chance to do just that with what’s called First Day Hikes. About 50 people joined in on the hike this morning at Lake Fort Smith. The group hiked about 2 miles of the Ozark Highlands Trail. They stopped to see the seasonal waterfall and to take in the areas wildlife. Park interpreter Heather Hula says […]

  • Local Businesses Express Concerns Over Minimum Wage Increase

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Starting tomorrow (Jan. 1), anyone making minimum wage in Arkansas will see a bump in their paychecks. Arkansas’ minimum wage will increase from $9.25 to $10 per hour on New Years Day. The ballot measure was approved by Arkansas voters in 2018. While employees are happy to see the extra cash, some businesses say this may end up having an overall negative effect. “With the last one, when it went from $8.50 to $9.25 we had to […]

  • Time Winding Down For Holiday Shipping

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Christmas is six days away and some are scrambling to make sure their gifts get mailed to their destinations by the holiday. There are recommended dates to make sure your gifts make it to their destination on time. While the ground service date has passed at the United States Post Office, you have until tomorrow to ship your items using first class mail service. The deadline for the priority mail service deadline is the 21st. Many […]

  • 5NEWS Teams Up With Arkansas Blood Institute For Blood Drive

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — 5NEWS and the Arkansas Blood Institute are teaming up to host a blood drive in Fort Smith Tuesday. From 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can donate blood at the Fort Smith donation center at 5300 S. U Street. One donation of blood can save up to three lives. Each donor will get a limited holiday t-shirt and be entered into a drawing to win a flat screen tv. Sponsored by Arkansas Blood Institute. 

  • Fayetteville Student Council Raising Money During 21st Annual Homeless Vigil

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Fayetteville High School students camped out Thursday (Dec. 5) night to raise money for students and families in need throughout the district. The student council hosts the event, and students sleep in sleeping bags and cardboard boxes. While the night was cold and rainy, the students say they understand it is an important cause. “It’s tough I can’t lie, it wasn’t too cold last night but sleeping outside the fact is, it’s a reality that many […]

  • Local Restaurant Hosts Food Drive For Fayetteville Students

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A local restaurant is hosting a food drive to make sure Fayetteville students will not go hungry during the holidays. Every holiday season, the Fayetteville School District sends home 350 bins of food with students to make sure they have food while they are on winter break. East Side Grill is collecting donations to give to the school. The restaurant is hoping to fill all 350 bins with their donated items. “Most of the students that […]

  • Teen Writes Christmas Program For Bentonville Church

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A local church is preparing for their annual Christmas program, and this year the show was written by a teenager who says he’s excited to share the story of Christmas. The program was written by 16-year-old Luke Wilkerson. It’s the second play he has ever written. He says it’s a modern twist on the story of Christmas and hopes everyone who watches will connect to it. “We’re really relating it to today, like seeing how I […]

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