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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CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — The flood waters continue to rise in Crawford County and multiple areas are bracing for severe flooding. Emergency Manager Brad Thomas said they have gone door to door near Sand Stone Rd. letting homeowners know they could experience flood waters coming into their houses. Thomas says if you’ve been asked to evacuate, heed the warning. “Main thing in safety some things may get damaged or destroyed but if you feel like you are in danger just […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — As of Thursday, May 23, Fort Smith law enforcement officers have closed off Riverfront Park as the Arkansas River continues to rise. They have barricaded the parking lot and warned people of the safety threats. Even though police warned the public about the potential dangers of being at the park, people crowded by the water’s edge to see what was going on. Police say they shut down the park for now as a safety precaution […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) –Family, friends and neighbors came together in Fort Smith Saturday (May 18) in some of the hardest-hit areas to help pick up the pieces following the storms. Following the storm, every corner near Jenny Lind Street was covered in trees, roofing and debris. Jeannie Pendleton’s home and cars were hit heavily by the storm. “I’m a person that just wants to come out and look,” Pendleton said. “I didn’t think it would ever hit me” Pendleton […]
BARLING, Ark.—A grandmother grabbed her grandchild just seconds before a tree crashed through their home. Freeda White was watching the weather on her television before her power went out. Moments later she received a text from her neighbor saying the storm was close. When she looked out her window, she saw trees bending in the wind. She says instinct set in and she grabbed her one-year-old granddaughter as quickly as she could. Seconds later a tree came crashing down onto […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — As you walk down a side street off of the Bentonville Square it’s hard to miss the large, luxury homes popping up in every direction. Some residents are worried about the high-end housing movement in Downtown Bentonville. They say with all the new construction, historic homes might get pushed out. With the changing property development trends in the area, some residents caution not to forget about the smaller homes still standing, homes that have plenty of charm […]
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — On Wednesday (May 15) community members from both Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley gathered together to honor fallen officers and pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty. Almost 300 law enforcement officers have died protecting the communities in the Natural State. “It’s our way to honor their sacrifice and remember them so that they are not forgotten,” said Sebastian County Sheriff Hobe Runion. Runion says honoring those who died in the line […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — The American Heart Association will be celebrating 15 years of Go Red for Women with a very special guest. Dr. Phil McGraw will serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s luncheon. Cardiovascular diseases claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. The Go Red for Women campaign aims to raise more awareness of heart health because 80% of these diseases are preventable. This year’s luncheon will focus on improving cardiovascular wellness in women […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fort Smith native chose to spend her 86th birthday in the sky. Rosie Johnson wanted to take her 86th birthday to new heights, 10,000 feet that is. She took the plunge and jumped out of an airplane Friday (May 10) at Drake Field in Fayetteville. After years of dreaming about skydiving, her family and friends helped her make it a reality. “My husband would never let me do this, so I don’t have a husband […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The chance of rain this weekend in Northwest Arkansas could cause problems for people planning to be out and about for several major events. The Bentonville Film Festival continues until May 11 and even though there were some scattered showers on Thursday (May 9) many people still made it out to enjoy the day of movies. Catherine Alexander and her daughter Helana Alexander attended the event Thursday. They said the rain won’t stop them from spending […]
BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — The city of Bentonville has asked a Benton County judge to decide what it can do to move forward with Lake Bella Vista in possibly repairing or removing the lake’s old dam. The city has been debating what to do with the dam for nearly a decade, but the topic was jump-started in 2015 when funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency first became available to replace the aging structure at the north end of the […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A local woman thought she had lost her wedding ring forever — that is, until an unexpected good Samaritan helped get the ring back on her finger. With her wedding ring loose in her purse, Stephanie Ensinger walked out of a gym on the Bentonville Square on May 6, grabbed her keys from her purse and got into her car. Somewhere in between, her ring disappeared. Panic set in when she realized the ring she loved […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM)—Local horse racing fans and philanthropists gathered in Rogers Saturday (May 4) for the 7th annual Mini Derby hosted by Equestrian Bridges. The event featured miniature horse racing, wardrobe contests, live music and more. The miniature derby allowed people in Northwest Arkansas to come together to watch the Kentucky Derby, enjoy mint juleps and raise money for an important cause. The funds raised at the event helps provide equine therapy to area kids with special needs. Shanna Dozier, […]