Julianna Clipson joined the 5NEWS team as a Reporter in January of 2019.
She grew up in Paris, Texas, which is a small town north east of Dallas. She first made Fayetteville her home in 2015 by attending the University of Arkansas where she graduated with highest honors in December of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. When she wasn’t cheering on the Hogs, she served as a Reporter, Anchor, and Assistant News Director for the campus news station UATV. Julianna also spent the summer of 2018 as an intern for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut.
When she is not in front of the camera, you can find her passionately cheering on the Razorbacks and the Houston Texans. Julianna also enjoys painting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends every chance she gets.
LOWELL, Ark. (KFSM) — An officer who shot and killed a man during a standoff situation in Lowell in September is back on duty. An investigation has proven his actions were justified under state law. Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Smith told 5NEWS an investigation by Arkansas State Police has determined Deputy James Chamberlin’s actions were done in defense of his life. Charles Nation was shot and killed after a lengthy standoff at his trailer-home in Lowell. The situation began […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The City Council in Fayetteville passed a citywide ban on foam products as an attempt to go green. The ban extends to all restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and any other business using foam products to serve or distribute food and beverages. The ban passed unanimously and includes all cups, plates, clamshell containers and any other products made from foam. Dana Cash owns Funktown Food Truck and said for small local spots like his, this is going […]
TONTITOWN, Ark. (KFSM) — A road rage incident quickly turned into a high-speed police chase in Tontitown, putting one man behind bars. The driver, Carlos Casillas, spent the night at the Washington County Detention Center before bonding out. He had his first hearing Wednesday (Nov. 6) for his long list of charges. The dashcam video shows 20-year-old Carlos Casillas lead police on the high-speed chase early Saturday (Nov. 2) morning around 4 a.m. Video footage shows him weaving through cars, […]
GRAVETTE, Ark. (KFSM) — A woman who jumped from the second floor of her burning home in Gravette shared her story with 5NEWS. It’s believed the fire started at the bottom floor of the home on Sunday (Nov. 3) morning. It’s been burning ever since, reducing the house to ashes. One man died in the house fire. Christie Nichols says her husband and daughter barely made it out alive. Nichols says the fire was both terrifying and devastating. “I mean […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith officials are looking for ways to avoid a utility rate hike. They need an alternative plan to a settlement reached with the federal government several years back to improve the city’s water systems. 5NEWS spoke with city officials that say they are looking ahead to 2020 with a lengthy list of tasks to achieve and not enough funds to complete them all. They say a change will need to be made. The city […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Walmart vendors will be flooding the Downtown Bentonville Square with this holiday season’s latest toys for kiddos to check out. On Friday (Nov. 1) the Downtown Bentonville Square will be turned into a giant neighborhood block party from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the First Friday/Toyland event. During the Toyland event, kids get the opportunity to try out the newest toys while also seeing some of their favorite characters from popular movies and TV shows […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A woman caught up in a sprawling adoption scheme targeting the Marshallese is now working to help others from meeting a similar fate. Jadieann McAvoy came to the U.S. years ago under the influence of Paul Petersen, who is accused by federal prosecutors of paying Marshallese women to come here and give their babies up for adoption. “A few of these women, we grew up together (in) the same neighborhood,” says McAvoy, who now works at Shared […]
CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — A family who nearly lost everything in Monday’s (Oct. 21) storm says if they had waited seconds longer to check the weather, they might have lost their lives. Alexus and Morgan Main say they are counting their blessing after their lives flashed before their eyes. Morgan was working on some leaks on their roof when Alexis just happened to check the live steam on the 5NEWS Facebook page, moments later an EF2 tornado tore through […]
BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — The Arkansas Lieutenant Governor toured tornado-ravaged Northwest Arkansas Wednesday (Oct. 23). A constant noise of chainsaws can be heard down Hickory Lane in Siloam Springs as crews and residents clean up after the EF-1 tornado swept through the area. Lt. Governor Tim Griffin toured Siloam Springs Wednesday and spoke with families who were uprooted by the storm. “This helps us to know what’s going on because certainly they are going to need all these communities, […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A Rogers family’s evening turned into a nightmare as two trees crashed through their roof on top of them during early morning storms Monday (Oct. 21). A massive tree came down crushing everything in its path and just before uprooting the Brown family was just on the other side of the wall They say they are lucky to be here today. It was a terrifying moment inside Steve Brown’s home on West Perry Road as not […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — After being up for discussion for a second time, the Fayetteville City Council decided to put off taking action on an ordinance that would restrict driveway sizes and parking standards for homes built inside certain zones. The ordinance proposed by the city council created quite a bit of opposition among realtors, builders, developers and homeowners. Under the ordinance, driveways would be limited to 20% of the lot width, with a minimum of 10 feet and a […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS) has been awarded a $2.25 million federal grant to provide academic support for students at the college. The primary use of the money will be to build a writing center on campus and accelerated literacy program. The grant is a Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant, and school officials say it is the largest awarded to the school in recent years. The five-year grant equals out to […]