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.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The search for a permanent Fort Smith Police Chief is still underway and now there are three candidates left. Fort Smith police have been searching for a replacement for Chief Nathaniel Clark since he announced his departure in March of this year. The first candidate to make the final three is the current interim chief of police Danny Baker. Baker is an 18 year veteran of the Fort Smith Police Department. Also in the running […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) – A ban on flavored e-cigarette products is on the horizon. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday (Sept. 11) his administration will propose a ban on thousands of flavors to combat underage vaping. Earlier this week, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement released data showing 44 percent of Arkansas high school seniors said they’ve tried some type of vapor cigarette. The data also revealed 1 in 5 admitted to being habitual users. Lauren Vaughn is from Fort […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KFSM) — The beginning of the school year brings a new challenge for local school administrators, one being how to deal with teen vaping. Bentonville Schools Superintendent Debbie Jones traveled to the State Capitol to urge legislators to take action against the issue of teens using e-cigarettes while at school. “We have lost control of trying to discipline this out of our schools,” Jones said. Jones presented legislators with just a handful of the Juul’s and e-cigarettes […]
FARMINGTON, Ark. (KFSM) — The Farmington Cardinals christened their new football stadium Friday (Sept. 6) with patriotic flair and a win over rival Prairie Grove. Mitch Church and Joe Caldwell of SkyDive Fayetteville parachuted into Cardinal Stadium with American flags as part of the pre-game ceremony. “For us to be able to come fly over and do this for the opening game… It’s beautiful and gorgeous,” Caldwell said. Church said he has done over 800 jumps, but this one was […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — At the end of August dramatic 911 audio of a Fort Smith woman who died in flash flooding was released. Now another woman is coming forward, saying her fate could have been the same. Janet Smith says she can’t stop thinking about what she calls a near-death experience on August 24, the same day Debbie Stevens died when her car was swept away by flash floods while delivering newspapers. The audio from Stevens’ call to […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The daughter of a man who was hit by a car while crossing Wedington Drive in Fayetteville is speaking out about the incident. William Phelps died Friday (Aug. 30) from his injuries after being hit by a car on August 21. Police say that William was walking on Wedington Drive in Fayetteville when a driver offered him a ride. Moments later, Phelps stepped into the road to accept that ride and was hit by an oncoming […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A local business owner in Fayetteville is stepping up to make sure those out on Dickson Street have a safe place to go. Cody Yancey started his hot dog stand, Yancey’s, on Dickson Street over 10 years ago. The stand draws in large crowds of college students and locals at late night hours. With a new round of University of Arkansas students arriving on campus for the new semester, Yancey decided to take to Facebook and […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — One local church has set up a memorial fund for the woman who died after being trapped inside her vehicle during a flash flood. East Side Baptist Church says with the help of the community it plans to create a new memorial for Debra Stevens that will share her legacy for years to come. Stevens attended East Side Baptist Church and even taught Sunday school with her mother, Nancy. The church says it plans to […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Three unrelated threats were made at schools across the area Thursday (Aug. 29). This comes just days after the FBI released an advisory to law enforcement officers across Arkansas about a possible school shooting happening on this date. The warning went viral on social media. The first incident occurred in Gravette after school officials and police received word a middle school student posted a threat on social media Wednesday (Aug. 28) night. The student has since […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Springdale School District celebrated the start of a new school year with a welcome back event at Arvest Ballpark. Thousands of parents, students and faculty members gathered together on Wednesday (Aug. 28) before the Naturals game. Rick Schaeffer with Springdale School District said the event is a great way to bring all the different schools together in one place. “We’ve got schools on the east side of town, we’ve got schools on the west side of […]
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — With the chance of some flash flooding in Northwest Arkansas this evening, local first responders warn drivers of the dangers of driving through these conditions. The Rogers Fire Department is reminding drivers that swift-moving waters are a serious threat. Station 5 holds the departments swift water rescue team and equipment just in case an emergency rescue is necessary. Rogers Fire Captain Shawn Treat says the most common warning when it comes to water on the roads […]
HEAVENER, Okla. (KFSM) — A Heavener woman’s daily routine turned into a nightmare after she became the latest victim of a practical joke, which she says wasn’t funny at all. Someone replaced the and shampoo and conditioner she bought from the store with Nair, a hair removal product. While she is confused and frustrated with what has happened, she tells 5NEWS she’s trying to stay positive. When Leeann Buxam’s hair began falling out in chunks in the shower, and her […]