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 with the details!

Recent Articles
  • Fayetteville Woman Arrested After Two Puppies Found Dead In Home

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fayetteville woman was arrested Sunday (Dec. 29) for cruelty to animals and aggravated animal cruelty charges, a Class D felony. According to an arrest affidavit, on July 30 Fayetteville Animal Service received a call from the Recycling Department of Fayetteville stating that Annette Kell, 67, called and asked if they would pick up a dead dog. Due to the nature of the call, a condition check was conducted. When animal control officers got to the […]

  • Judge Recuses Himself In Hunter Biden’s Arkansas Paternity Case

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Judge Don McSpadden of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit is recusing himself from a child custody lawsuit in Arkansas brought against Hunter Biden. According to a court record filed Tuesday (Dec. 31), Judge McSpadden did not give an explanation or reason for recusing himself. The lawsuit was filed in Independence County, Arkansas stating that Biden and Lunden Roberts of Batesville were in a relationship and the child was born in August of 2018. Roberts has filed for child […]

  • Two Arrested At Fayetteville Hotel For Allegedly Making Meth

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A man and woman were arrested at a Fayetteville hotel on several drug charges Sunday (Dec. 29). Police say officers were dispatched to WoodSpring Suites on W. Old Farmington after the hotel manager called and asked for police assistance to remove two people from one of the rooms. According to police, once officers got inside the room they found Craig Kritzer and April Altes. Police say they saw several knives, a rifle and a “one-pot” bottle; […]

  • Salvation Army Locations Short Of Meeting Goal; Need Donations & Volunteers

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas and the Salvation Army of Fort Smith need your help to reach their 2019 goal. This year’s goal for the Red Kettle drive in Northwest Arkansas is $420,000; but the nonprofit says they are currently well below making their goal having raised only $206,546.67. The Salvation Army of Fort Smith says this year’s goal is $210,000. As of Monday (Dec. 16), the nonprofit has raised $112,221. “Our need for bell ringer […]

  • First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Fort Smith Passes Inspection

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The first dispensary in Fort Smith passed inspection Friday (Dec. 13) by the Arkansas Beverage Control Board, according to Fort Cannabis General Manager Jordan Mooney. The inspection is the last step before the dispensary can open for business. Mooney says they plan to open the dispensary sometime next week, but an actual opening date has not been released. 420 Dispensary in Russellville was also approved by inspectors on Friday to open for business, according to […]

  • United Way Of Fort Smith Area Dedicates New Building

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The United Way of Fort Smith Area officially dedicated its new building Thursday (Dec. 5). The new facility is located at the corner of N. 13th and ‘B’ Streets, and has more room for volunteers and workers. The building was named after Rollie Boreham, Jr. and S.W. “Bud” Jackson, Jr. The nonprofit says the two men were instrumental in helping the organization move into the new building. Boreham established a trust fund that allows the […]

  • Fort Smith Native Competes On New Season Of Project Runway

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fort Smith native and University of Arkansas graduate is taking her talents to the national level during the 18th season of Project Runway. Brittany Allen is one of 16 fashion designers from around the country competing on the television show, which premieres Thursday (Dec. 5) on Bravo. After graduating from Southside High School in Fort Smith, she went on to the University of Arkansas where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in apparel studies. “I […]

  • Tickets Available For ‘Power Of The Purse’ Event To Benefit Local Childhood Literacy

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The 14th Annual Power of the Purse event for the United Way of Fort Smith Area is happening soon and tickets are available now. This fundraiser draws in hundreds of people, and all of the money raised will go towards educating children throughout the River Valley through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  This gives thousands of kids in the area under the age of five books to read. There’s several designer purses to bid on in a silent […]

  • Suspect Identified In Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting In Poteau

    POTEAU, Okla. (KFSM) — The suspect in Tuesday morning’s officer-involved shooting in Poteau has now been identified. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), Jaquan Derrick Diijon Thompson, 27, was shot and killed at the E-Z Mart on N. Broadway early Tuesday (June 11). OSBI said Thompson was holding a knife to a 44-year-old female clerk’s throat. Police say he was refusing to drop the weapon and release the woman when asked by law enforcement. A Poteau Police […]

  • Bear Spotted In Tree In Fort Smith Neighborhood

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A black bear has been spotted in Fort Smith, this time in a tree at a home on Colton Dr. off of Massard Rd. On Friday evening (June 7) Arkansas Game and Fish along with Fort Smith Police shot the bear with a tranquilizer gun. They were then able to safely catch the bear with a tarp as it dropped from the tree. Officials believe this is the same black bear that was seen at […]

  • Documentary On Judge Parker Being Filmed In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A new documentary film is bringing history to life in downtown Fort Smith at the National Historic Site. University of Arkansas Journalism Professor Larry Foley is working on a documentary film called “Indians, Outlaws, Marshals & the Hangin’ Judge.” The film is in the middle of field production and will continue through the summer. It’s told in first-person by a young newspaper reporter named Ada Patterson, who interviewed Judge Isaac Parker shortly before his death. […]

  • Company Issues Apology For Pungent Smell Wafting Through Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — If you step outside in the River Valley, especially the downtown Fort Smith area, you’re hit with a strong, stinky smell. 5NEWS has received numerous emails and calls about the issue, and we are getting to the bottom of it. Fort Smith Mayor George McGill asked owners of the land in Crawford County, Denali Water Solutions, where the smell is coming from. He asked them to stop all cleanup operations until the wind calms down, […]

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