I am a Multi-Media Producer for 5NEWS, call letters KFSM-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I originally hail from New York City working at various news outlets in the city and attending Columbia’s Journalism School. In my last position, I worked at PBS NewsHour in Washington, DC, after spending eight months volunteering at the Arthritis Foundation and Lupus Foundation assisting them on their online presence. I look forward to my time here in the Natural State!

Recent Articles
  • Woman Crashes Into Vehicle In Clifty, Killing Oklahoma Man, According To Troopers

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) – An Oklahoma man died Wednesday (October 28) evening when a car collided with his vehicle on U.S. Highway 12 in Clifty, according to an Arkansas State Police news release. Troopers stated that Kevin Cain, 56, from Catoosa, Oklahoma was heading eastbound when a woman driving a 2012 Chrysler hit a guard rail, causing her to lose control. She then crossed into westbound traffic hitting Cain’s 2007 Toyota. According to troopers, Kory Houser, 27, of Berryville was […]

  • UA Fort Smith Athletic Director Highlights Successes Of Sports Programs

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, is preparing to start some of its sports programs, which has seen continued success since going to division two sports. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (October 25), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Athletic Director Dustin Smith. He highlighted the women’s basketball program as one of those successes. The Lady Lions have 12 players returning from their 2014-2015 winning season where they won 20 games and lost […]

  • Group Partners With Private Institutions To Reform Arkansas’ Struggling Education System

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One group is using a private and public partnership to get the best education techniques being practiced around Arkansas, for the purpose of sharing them to other schools. “Forward Arkansas” is wanting to apply a new vision for fixing the state’s struggling public education system, and it’s getting help from the Walton Family Foundation, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and the public education department. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (October 25), anchor Daren […]

  • Sen. Boozman Said Gap In Child Nutrition Begins After School Year Ends

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, was in our studio recently speaking on a issue near and dear to his heart – child nutrition. He served for seven years in the local school board and understands how important it is for a child to have a balanced diet. In a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (October 25), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Sen. Boozman. He said the gap in nutrition begins when the school year ends. […]

  • Fun Run Hopes To Bridge Relationship Between Local Police And Community

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Citizens Police Academy’s alumni association is hosting a fun run at Ben Geren Park to help create a better relationship with the community. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Saturday (October 24), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Cpl. Wes Milam with the Fort Smith Police Department and Rick Watson, alumni president of the Police Citizens Academy. Both said they expect at least 50 officers to attend this race scheduled for Saturday, […]

  • Local Girl Scouts Club Serves About 1000 People In The Area

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Girl Scouts Diamond Council is made up of participants from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas where they are taught leadership skills. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Saturday (October 24), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Emily Gassman with the Girl Scouts Diamond Council. She said local United Way funding goes a long way in planning for field trips and covering operations cost. She also said they are always in need of volunteers and are […]

  • Local Theater Students Put Together A Love Story

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A play with its central theme of two people falling in love and appreciating the small things in life is preparing to hit the stage in a few weeks at a Fort Smith theater. And the production team is a group of Southside High School students. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (October 18), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Donna Dahlem and Julia Hightower both with Southside Rebel Theater. They helped put together […]

  • Tickets Can Be Purchased In Advance For Taste Of Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Forty different restaurants, from small mom and pop food stores to large franchises, will come together for a popular River Valley food festival benefiting at least six local charities. In a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (October 18), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Debbie Findley with the Altrusa Club. They are hosting the “Taste of Fort Smith” on Tuesday, October 27th at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Findley said this is the event’s 28th […]

  • Local Sheriff’s Office Will Host A Senior Safety Program

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has created a program to make sure seniors in the area have the information they need to protect themselves from criminals. On Tuesday (October 20) the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) council and the Bella Vista Police Department will team up for a free event. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (October 18), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Megan Cosgrove with SALT and Sgt. Mike Lira of the […]

  • Top Purses Go Up For Auction To Help Local Kids Read

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An event scheduled for Wednesday (October 21) will bring the most stylish, designer purses under one roof. This is for an auction that will send the proceeds towards buying books for kids lacking them. In a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that aired Sunday (October 18), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Cindy Barker and Angie Ruth who discussed an event organized by the United Way of Fort Smith titled “Power of the Purse.” They said forty-five purses […]

  • Teen Arrested After Police Receive Reports of Car Break-ins At Mountainburg Homecoming Game

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) – Police arrest a Mountainburg teen on Saturday (Oct.17) responsible for a spree of vehicle break-ins. Mountainburg Police Chief Vincent Clamser said it happened on Friday (Oct. 16) night at the city’s homecoming football game against Hackett. Police said a witness told them about the incident after having chased the male suspect away from his/her car. The suspect was arrested with all the stolen items recovered, according to police. He is currently being held at the Sebastian County […]

  • Local Group Is Holding Golf Tournament To Help Reduce Pet Overpopulation

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A local organization is seeking to end the overpopulation of pets in the River Valley by holding a golf tournament in order to raise money for supporting its cause. For a “5NEWS This Morning” segment that ran Saturday (October 17), anchor Daren Bobb spoke to Ramona Roberts of the River Valley Animal Welfare Coalition and Chuck Fawcett, an organizer with the “Kitties and Kanines Golf Tournament.” Roberts said there are an abundance of pets in the […]

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