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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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fourth of July favorite is now causing an uproar in one Northwest Arkansas community. Springdale officials say they have received hundreds of complaints about firework ordinance violations. The city received hundreds of calls, emails and social media posts from residents voicing their concerns in regards to fireworks. “I have to get up every day at 4 a.m. so I decided this Fourth of July I’m going to put something in my ears,” Springdale resident Gabriele […]
GRAVETTE, Ark. (KFSM) — The community of Gravette came together Thursday (July 11) to support one local girl who lost her entire family in a triple murder-suicide. Police believe Justin Barnes shot and killed his wife Inga and two sons, Casey and Levi, Friday (July 5) before taking his own life. Friends and family say the only surviving family member, Sumer Barnes, was at work at the time of the shooting. Community members gathered at the Hiwasse Country Store to […]
CENTERTON, Ark. (KFSM) — Family members and loved ones gathered in Centerton on Sunday (July 7) for a vigil following a triple murder-suicide in Gravette. Police believe Justin Barnes shot and killed his wife, Inga Barnes, and two sons, Casey and Levi Barnes, before taking his own life Friday (July 5). Sumer Barnes, the only surviving family member, was at work at the time of the incident according to friends. Pebi Elliott taught Sumer at Life Way Christian School and […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Thousands of people from Northwest Arkansas will gather at Arvest Ballpark on the Fourth of July to witness one of the largest firework shows in the state. 5NEWS got a behind the scenes look from the man behind the show. While Matt Tate has a normal day job, when summer rolls around he is known around Arvest Ballpark as the “firework guy.” “It’s exciting, it’s why I do what I do, it’s the thrill it’s being […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — New legislation, effective tomorrow (July 1), signed by Governor Asa Hutchinson aims to promote bicyclist safety across the state of Arkansas. As the law stands now, bicyclists follow the same rules as vehicles when approaching stop lights and stop signs. Starting tomorrow (July 1), bicyclists will treat stop lights as stop signs and stop signs as yield signs under the new legislation. Spike Manlike, manager of the Phat Tire Bicycle Shop in Fayetteville, said the new legislation […]
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Nearly 200 professional golfers made their way to Rogers for the LPGA Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship, and almost half of them stay with local families while they’re in town. Families in our area made it a mission to make every professional golfer who comes through each year feel right at home. “It’s the closest thing we ever get to being home while traveling on the road,” said professional golfer Lee Lopez. Some of the professionals in […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Rodeo of the Ozarks is underway as cowboys, cowgirls and people from all over the community came out to enjoy a weekend full of events. The 75th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks kicked off Wednesday (June 26) and the stadium was packed. Whether it’s your first time or your tenth time at the rodeo, there is something for everyone. “Watching everybody smile and have fun when they are racing and doing stuff like that,” Weston […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A criminal investigation is underway after four kittens were found dead and a litter of cats was dumped outside a Wilson Zoo foster home. Netitia Jones, 53, admitted to dumping a total of 15 kittens Tuesday (June 18) at the zoo’s foster home. Police confirmed that three kittens died when severe thunderstorms hit the area. The helpless animals were packed into two cages with no cover from the storms. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is trying […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — One Purple Heart military veteran has received a mortgage-free home thanks to Building Homes for Heroes. U.S. Army Specialist Scotty West was honored Friday (June 21) during military appreciation night at Arvest Ballpark. West remembers the moments before he nearly lost his life while serving his country in Iraq. “We passed the hole that my friend had passed away in the day before and realized that it was filled in with dirt again and we knew […]
ELKINS, Ark. (KFSM) — Madison County sheriff’s deputies are searching for one family’s dog after the owner said it was taken from their home twice in one week. To the Vanlandingham family, their dog is more than just a pet. Yona is a blue pit bull who the Vanlandingham’s raised to comfort their oldest daughter with Asperger’s Syndrome and their second daughter who experiences seizures frequently. “We got him as a puppy and started training it up with her (the […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — While thousands made the trip to Omaha, Nebraska, to cheer on the Razorbacks in the College World Series, others gathered at local bars and restaurants Saturday (June 15) to show support from home. Buffalo Wild Wings in Fayetteville was packed with red and white well before game time. Fans showed up early to make sure they got the perfect spot to watch the game. “We can’t be there in Omaha, so we have to show our […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Dedicated fans have hit the road headed for Nebraska to cheer on the Hogs as they fight for a chance at the World Series title, but many also have big plans to root for them right at home. Saturday (June 15) the Razorbacks kick off their time in Omaha at the College World Series and fans in Fayetteville say there will be no shortage of support right here at home. Local bars and restaurants plan on […]