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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: Arrests Made In Connection With Shootings In Fort Smith That Injured Multiple People

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — UPDATE: 17-year-old suspect Jerry Garcia has been identified as the shooter in the Tuesday (Dec. 18) shooting. Fort Smith Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred Tuesday (Dec. 18) night. After talking with witnesses, investigators went to a residence on North H Street where a 17-year-old suspect was believed to be inside. After setting a perimeter around the home and talking with family members, the suspect came out of the house […]

  • Fort Smith Board Of Directors Approve Special Election For U.S. Marshals Museum Temporary Tax

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved Tuesday (Dec. 18) night to hold a special election for residents to vote on a nine-month one-cent sales tax increase to help complete the U.S. Marshals Museum. The board voted 6 -1 for the measure, with George Catsavis being the opposing vote. The Marshals Museum Foundation is proposing the increase to help meet its $50 million fundraising goal.  The tax would be a nine-month one-cent sales tax, which would be levied beginning […]

  • Portion Of Road To Honor Alma Resident

    ALMA (KFSM) — A portion of a street in Alma is now honoring a man that has given back to the community for years. Members of Zion Baptist Church submitted a request to the City of Alma to recognize the lifelong community contributions of Mr. Earl Owens. They’re doing this by making a portion of Spring Street ‘Earl Owens Drive.’ Three honorary signs will be placed concurrently with the existing Spring Street signs at the intersections of Main Street, Mulberry […]

  • Double Homicide Suspect Found Unresponsive In Sebastian County Detention Center Dies

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — The suspect in a double homicide who was found unresponsive in the Sebastian County Detention Center on Thursday has died, the sheriff’s office said Friday morning (Nov. 30). According to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday (Nov. 29), Lewis Shores, 19, of Fort Smith was found unresponsive in his cell at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center. Shores died about 9:30 p.m. at Baptist Health-Fort Smith, according to Capt. Philip Pevehouse, public information officer for the […]

  • Boys & Girls Club Of LeFlore County Celebrates One Year

    POTEAU (KFSM) — A year ago Thursday (Nov. 8), the Boys & Girls Club of LeFlore County opened in Poteau. The Boys & Girls Club of LeFlore County started in 2008 as a nonprofit and as a partner with a few area schools. On November 8, 2017 the Club was able to open it’s own facility to all youth ages 6 to 18 in the county. Arielle Perry, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of LeFlore County, said the […]

  • 13th Annual Power Of The Purse Event Benefits Local Childhood Literacy

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A silent auction and luncheon to raise money that will help give books to children throughout the area was held in Fort Smith on Wednesday (Oct. 24). There were about 45 designer purses to bid on in a silent auction, as well as lunch catered by River City Bistro and guest motivational speaker Betsy Allan-Manning. This fundraiser draws in hundreds of people, and all of the money raised will go towards educating children throughout the River Valley through […]

  • UPDATE: Hope Humane Society Raises Enough Money To Send Dogs To Oregon To Avoid Euthanization

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — UPDATE: According to one of the Hope Humane Society’s board member’s, the nonprofit has raised the necessary $20,000 to send about 50 to 60 dogs to Oregon. In Oregon, there is a network of waiting shelters ready to receive these dogs, or they could also go to prearranged foster homes. The flight is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th at Fort Smith Regional Airport. Original Story: The largest no-kill shelter in Arkansas is in desperate need of […]

  • Heritage Village Bringing More Growth To Chaffee Crossing Area

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Growth continues at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith as ground was broken Tuesday (Aug. 28) on Heritage Village. The new development will be located across from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education on Chad Colley Boulevard. This huge project offers both commercial and residential space, giving students at the medical school, as well as those on the east side of Fort Smith and the Barling area, a new place to live, shop and eat. “Everything we’re […]

  • 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 […]