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.
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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The CBS reality show “Big Brother” made its way to Fayetteville today in search of the next season’s contestants. People from all over the state showed up to JBGB’s on Saturday in hopes of impressing producers during the casting call. More than 100 came to audition for the hit show, and many of them came early. “I pulled in here around 10 to five this morning, and I wanted to be the first in line,” said Jeff […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Multiple St. Patrick’s Day festivities occurred across Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley Saturday (March 16). The Celtic Crawl in Bentonville brought together the community by showcasing local bars and restaurants. A local restaurant manager said days like this are a great way to show what their business has to offer. “People are always looking for things to do on weekends especially around here,” The restaurant manager said. “The sun is coming out and its warming […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — One man is facing murder charges after shooting two women at a Fayetteville apartment complex Thursday (March 14) night. According to the arrest affidavit, Dekota Harvey, 22, fired several shots at two women shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the South Creekside Apartments, 900 N. Leverett Ave., only a few blocks from the University of Arkansas. The two victims have been identified as Elizabeth Dawson, 20, and Courtney Willie, 21, according to a press release from the […]
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A bill that would require certain controlled substances to be prescribed electronically now sits on the Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk. Arkansas Senate Bill 174, co-sponsored by Senator Hammer, would make these controlled substances only prescribable through E-prescriptions. This means that a prescription would go straight from the doctor to the pharmacy, eliminating paper scripts. State House Representative Justin Boyd says this bill would make day to day prescribing easier, and would also help cut down on a […]
LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — A proposed bill could give Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students the opportunity to become licensed nurses in Arkansas. As of right now, DACA students in Arkansas can take courses towards a nursing career, but they can’t actually become licensed in the state. “I was constantly in and out of the hospital and it just became like a second home to me so it would be really such a blessing to be back and serve […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM)– Road conditions are always a major concern when winter weather hits. The Benton County Road Department has been working since Friday morning to prepare for freezing temperatures. While they work hard to keep the roads clear, Robert Birkes the Assistant Road Superintendent for Benton County said drivers still need to be cautious. “Folks just need to slow down a little bit and be aware because there is going to be refreezing and there is going to be […]
BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KFSM) — After months of enduring the burning underground fire, Bella Vista may soon be getting some relief. After burning for seven months, Senate Bill 406, written by Senator Jim Hendren, would provide an additional $20 million in spending power to clean up the fire has now been endorsed by the committee. Lawmakers hope the bill will give the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) the resources it needs to put the fire out. “What we are […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Police are saying that parents at several Bentonville daycare centers have become the targets of thieves during early morning drop-offs. Police say these break-ins happened Thursday (Feb. 28) within a 30 minute period at four separate daycares in the area. The daycares include Little Einstein, Stepping Stone, La Petite and Bright Beginnings. Police believe there are multiple suspects involved in the break-ins. They say the thieves stole purses and other valuables from the vehicles as parents […]
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Icy roadways caused some issues in parts of Northwest Arkansas this morning (Feb. 28). Roads in Fayetteville and Springdale caused major issues for drivers today. “When the temperature is at or below freezing anything that looks like a wet spot you should assume is ice,” said Kimma Harper, President and Primary Driving Instructor at Driving Academy Northwest Arkansas. Harper says you should be prepared before you even get in your car when it’s freezing outside. “Get […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark (KFSM) — A Fayetteville family said they hope to never see their daughter’s killer walk the streets ever again. Four-year-old Barbie Thompson was sexually assaulted and murdered back in 1986. Christopher Segerstrom was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for her death, but now under the Fair Sentencing of Minors Act of 2017, he could have the chance at parole. Barbie Thompson’s family sat down with 5NEWS to share how they feel about Segerstrom having the […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — A student from Shiloh Christian High School was one of two Arkansas students selected for the most prestigious volunteer awards in the nation. Only two students in the state receive the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, which honors students who are active in the community. “At a very young age I found out my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” Anna Claire Hay said. Before she turned 10-years-old Hay found her passion for impacting others’ lives. This […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A war veteran suffering from a disability was denied stay and removed from a Bentonville hotel after he checked in, he says, because of his service dog. Vietnam War veteran David Cornelius arrived at the Microtel in Bentonville around 2 a.m. Friday (Feb. 15) with his service dog Juliana. Cornelius says he made his reservation on the phone. When he arrived, he checked in. After check-in, Cornelius went to get his bags and his dog and […]