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.
HIWASSE, Ark. (KFSM) — A portion of Dickson and Fruitwood Roads in Hiwasse was washed away during flash flooding Friday (Jan. 10) night. Benton County Roads Department now has the road that was washed away blocked off. A neighbor in the area says the last time this road washed out, the hole that was left behind when the water cleared was big enough for a car to fit inside. Channing Barker with Benton County Emergency Management says the road department […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Homeowners are worried a proposed rock quarry expansion in Northwest Arkansas will bring all of that blasting close to their backyards. They sounded off at a meeting Thursday (Jan. 9) in Springdale. The Washington County planning board will soon meet to review a permit that homeowners near Sonora Road in Springdale say could have a big impact on their livelihood. People who live along Sonora Road gathered at the meeting to rally against the proposed expansion […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — For nearly 50 years the United Methodist Church has stood divided on LGBTQ inclusion. Now certain leaders are proposing an amicable separation. No firm decision on the possible split can be made until the church’s governing body, the General Council, which meets in May 2020. Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Rogers, Michael Mattox, says at this time of uncertainty he’s urging his clergy to pray, reflect and research. For decades, members of the […]
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Northwest Arkansas couple’s home caught fire Christmas day, leaving them with nowhere to go. The couple is staying in Fayetteville tonight, about 30 minutes from their home near Prairie Grove. Wednesday (Dec. 25) they received the devastating call that their home was in flames and the owner’s brother barely made it out alive. “From the outside, it didn’t look too bad but as I started walking in it set in and just how bad […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — One little boy’s small idea sparked an entire movement of giving in Northwest Arkansas. Leo Rae and his mom Tiffany Rae created “Cookies for Heroes” to make sure local first responders received a little joy and love while away from their families on Christmas. It all started with a visit to the Lowell Fire Department a few years ago when Leo was just 3-years-old “He was talking to them about Christmas and how excited he was […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Star Wars fans from across the nation and here at home are filling theaters Thursday (Dec. 19) night to be the first to see the final film in the Sky Walker saga. The parking lot at Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville was packed throughout the evening as fans swarmed the theaters, most buying their tickets months ago. The final film of the landmark Skywalker Saga shows new legends be born and the final battle for freedom. The […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The visitation for Officer Stephen Carr is underway and law enforcement, as well as community members from across the area, came together to pay their respects. Not only did locals show up, but police officers and first responders from across both the state and the country came out to honor Officer Carr. The service is open to the public and will be going on until 7 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 11) night. Detective Nick White with the […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Following the tragic death of Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr, the City of Fayetteville is glowing blue Tuesday (Dec. 10). The hashtag #LightTheCityBlue413 began a movement on social media and led the community to shine a blue light in support of Officer Carr. The blue represents law enforcement and the thin line between good and evil. Sgt. Anthony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department says some stores in the area even began selling out of blue […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — There’s still a lot of unanswered questions about the man that executed Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr behind the police station Saturday (Dec. 7) night. An investigation is underway into why 35-year-old London T. Phillips shot and killed Carr. Carr was alone in his patrol vehicle, waiting for his partner when Phillips approached him and shot him point-blank range. Police say Phillips had two boxes of ammunition and a gun on him. A motive for the […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Online buying and selling exchanges on sites like Craigslist and Facebook happen every day, but during the holidays theses sales and so does crime, according to police. For people like Francisca Ramirez, outlets like these websites provide a convenient way to make some extra cash. “I have easily made $3,000 just selling my little boy’s clothes, shoes and toys on the marketplace,” Ramirez said. Ramirez said the interaction with strangers doesn’t come without the possibility of […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Firefighters were able to keep a tank filled with a highly flammable substance from exploding during a massive industrial fire in Bentonville by using special technology. Unmanning Vehicle Technologies happened to be holding a drone technology demonstration at a Bentonville fire station around the same time Wednesday (Dec. 4) when a massive fire broke out at United Industries. United Industries is an industrial plant that manufactures plastic products. A portion of their plant caught fire after […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — We’re learning more about what lead to a massive industrial plant fire in Bentonville. On Wednesday (Dec. 4) emergency crews sent out an air quality alert as smoke filled the sky in several Northwest Arkansas cities. The fire ignited at United Industries, a plastic fabrication company on MLK Parkway and emergency officials held a press conference Thursday (Dec. 5) to address what exactly happened. During the press conference, we learned a big concern for crews working […]