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Brittany Boyett is a Fort Smith native and a proud alumna of the University of Arkansas where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

In 2014 Brittany joined the 5NEWS team and is now the Producer for the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Prior to this, she was the Lead Morning Producer for 5NEWS This Morning until January of 2018.

She loves the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas and has a passion for telling stories where you live.

If you have a story idea, share it with her on Twitter @5NEWSBrittany or send an email to Brittany.Boyett@kfsm.com with the details!


Recent Articles
  • UPDATE: Two Inmates Who Escaped From Correctional Facility In LeFlore County Recaptured

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — Police said the two inmates who escaped Wednesday (Aug. 8) from a jail in LeFlore County have been recaptured. Eddie Tolleson and Joel Cross escaped from the Jim Hamilton Correctional Facility in Hodgen, Oklahoma. LeFlore County dispatch confirmed early Thursday (Aug. 9) that both men were back in custody. They did not have additional details at that time.

  • OHP Deputies Search For Suspect Involved In Police Chase

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — Police are searching for a suspect that led police on a chase Friday afternoon (June 1). According to a deputy on scene, the chase started near Sallisaw and ended in Roland. The suspect was headed southbound on Roland Road when police used spike strips to stop his vehicle. The suspect then lost control and took out a fence. Deputies said the suspect managed to get his vehicle back on the road and traveled a little further […]

  • Hope Humane Society In Dire Need Of Donations

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Hope Humane Society is in dire need of donations, fosters, adopters and volunteers. The shelter posted on Facebook, “We are currently in a very dire situation as we are extremely overcrowded and very, very low on funds meaning lives are on the line and these babies need our help!” The shelter said they currently have 42 dogs with heart worms that are in need of treatment, which is close to $42,000 to save their lives. […]

  • Van Buren Police Investigate After Puppies Found Abandoned In Dumpster

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Police are investigating an apparent case of animal cruelty after several puppies were found inside a Van Buren dumpster on Monday (May 28). Police said the puppies were found sealed in a Rubbermaid container. Almost Home Shelter co-founder and volunteer, Jo Ellen Banhart, said a concerned person tipped off an animal control officer after hearing noises coming from a dumpster outside an apartment complex on S. 40th Street in Van Buren. “Those puppies were going to […]

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony For College Of Health Sciences In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Tuesday (May 29) was a big day for the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education as they broke ground on the College of Health Sciences. Tuesday’s ceremony welcomed members of the community, but was also attended by members of the faculty and support staff, as well as some of the 150 students who just finished final exams from their first year at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. ACHE President & CEO Dr. Kyle Parker said the new […]

  • Fired Centerton Police Officers Reinstated By Mayor

    CENTERTON (KFSM) — A special meeting was held Thursday (May 24), where Mayor Bill Edwards requested for the city council to reinstate the police officers that were terminated. They will now be on administrative leave until the investigation by Arkansas State Police is complete. When the city council voted Thursday, there were five yes votes and one council member abstained. Chief Cody Harper and Capt. Kris Arthur were unexpectedly fired on Tuesday (May 15). Harper had been put on administrative leave […]

  • Fort Smith Police Investigate Aggravated Residential Robbery

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police are investigating an aggravated residential robbery that happened on Monday night (May 14). According to police, around 10 p.m. officers were sent to the 5100 block of Clarendon Avenue in reference to an aggravated home invasion robbery. When Officers arrived they found three injured adult victims and a 17-year-old who was not injured. Police said all three victims had severe head injuries, and the female victim had the worst of the injuries with a […]

  • Fort Smith Police Search For Wanted Woman

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Investigators with the Fort Smith Police Department need your help finding a wanted person. According to police, Alexis Bowman, 20, is currently wanted for three outstanding warrants out of Fort Smith for the charge of theft by deception. Bowman is also wanted for several unrelated warrants out of another county. Detective Danny Stanley with the Financial Crimes Unit would like to speak to Bowman about her involvement in these cases. Anyone with information on the whereabouts […]

  • Officers Sustain Minor Injuries After Disturbance In Mansfield

    MANSFIELD (KFSM) — Multiple agencies were on the scene of a disturbance call at a home on the 800 block of Grove Street in Mansfield late Tuesday night (May 1). According to Mansfield Police, when the officer arrived at the home and began to talk with the homeowner, the suspect, later identified as Clift Swindel, became irate which led to the altercation. The officer called for backup and a Huntington officer came to the scene to assist. Police said it appeared […]

  • Bentonville Restaurant Owners Clean Up After Damaging Fire

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Crews were on the scene of a fire at A Taste of Thai II in Bentonville Monday night (April 30). Dispatchers said the call came in about 8 p.m. at the restaurant located on  S. Walton Boulevard. Crews on scene said the fire started in the back of the building, and everyone was able to evacuate safely. Officials said the building was not destroyed, but was heavily damaged. Northbound traffic on Walton Boulevard was down to one lane […]

  • Fort Smith Police Arrest & Charge Burglary Suspects

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police have arrested two burglary suspects. According to police, officers were called to North 44th Street in reference to a burglary in progress. Witnesses called dispatch saying two white males, identified as 34-year-old William Waylan Winters and John Crossno Jr.,  were loading property from the residence into a blue Chevy Cobalt. Officers attempted a felony stop on the vehicle, but the suspects fled the residence at a high speed.  After receiving a tip that the […]

  • Madison County Sheriff: Armed & Dangerous Man Turns Himself In To Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) — A suspect believed to be armed and dangerous turned himself into the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday (April 25), according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Teral Garett, 59, was being held Thursday (April 26) at the Washington County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond and a hold for Madison County Circuit Court. The search began when officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police and Huntsville Police Department responded to an address off […]