Jocelyne Pruna joined the 5NEWS team in October 2011 and is super excited to stay in Northwest Arkansas. She was born in Miami, Florida but has called Fayetteville home since 2000.

She graduated from Fayetteville High School with high honors and received her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science with a minor in Spanish at the University of Arkansas. At the U of A, she made the Dean’s List, received the Broadcast Education Association Scholarship, and the Trish Joyner Journalism Scholarship.

Before joining the 5NEWS team, she worked for La Prensa Libre where she contributed to the newspaper since 2006. She worked for KUAF, the local NPR affiliate, producing on air public service announcements. She also worked for Univision Arkansas covering Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley, and Little Rock.

Her passion, other than news, is encouraging students to get a college education

Recent Articles
  • Springdale Firefighters Collect Toys For Kids

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Springdale firefighters are teaming up with area businesses to spread holiday cheer to the children at the Pat Walker Center for Children. They will hand out about 150 toys for Christmas Wednesday (Dec. 17). This is the fourth year they do this event, according to Eric Anderson, Springdale firefighter. This year they’ve worked together with Everett Chevrolet, Everett Chrysler Dodge and Macadoodles. They plan to pull up in their fire trucks with Santa and hand out gift to […]

  • Rollover Wreck Blocks Northbound I-49 Lane In Rogers

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A pickup rolled over and temporarily blocked some northbound traffic Wednesday morning on Interstate 49 in Rogers, according to emergency responders. The Rogers Fire Department and Bentonville Fire Department responded just before 7:30 a.m. to the northbound side of I-49 near the Walnut Street exit (Exit 85), where the Toyota truck laid on its side. One person was reportedly injured in the wreck, although the injury is not serious, according to the Rogers Fire Department. The crash […]

  • Proposed Walmart Needs Rezoning Change

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Walmart is working to get one step closer to building a Neighborhood Market in South Fayetteville. Tuesday (Dec. 16) the city council plans to discuss and most likely vote on whether to rezone part of the property. The location Walmart wants to build is on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard between South School and Hill Avenue. If built, it would be a 40,000 square foot building, with a deli and pharmacy and create 95 jobs. Adella Gray, city […]

  • Salvation Army Gears Up For Distribution Days

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas is getting ready to distribute Christmas gifts to families who otherwise wouldn’t have presents for their children. Distribution will take three days starting Wednesday (Dec. 17) at its center for distribution on Turner Road in Springdale. The gifts come from its Angel Tree Program. “It appears that most of the angels are now going to be returned, something that hasn’t happened in my memory,” said Major N.J. Pope, area commander.  “We really […]

  • Police Search For Driver Who Crashed Into Pole

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Investigators are searching for the driver who crashed into a utility pole and gas main, according to police on scene. The driver left the accident before police arrived Monday (Dec. 15) just before 3 a.m., police said. For about four hours, a section of Old Missouri Rd. was closed between Huntsville Road and Mountain Street while SWEPCO crews repaired the damage to the pole and gas main. The Springdale Police Department has not released the identity of the […]

  • Victim In Fayetteville Armed Robbery Speaks Out

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Investigators are looking for a suspect who they said robbed a man and woman at gunpoint behind a Buffalo Wild Wings Sunday morning (Dec. 14). The suspect is possibly armed with a revolver, according to Sgt. Craig Stout. He is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man around 30-40 years old, wearing a blue hoodie, a dark hat, and a green bandana on his face, according to authorities. They said he is around 5’8″ and has a slim build. Assistant manager Nathan […]

  • Pets As Christmas Gifts Could Be A Bad Idea

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Getting a puppy or kitten for someone this holiday season, might seem like the perfect gift but it could be a bad fit, according to Madison Seyfried, with the Washington County Animal Shelter. “We don’t want the animals to have to come back,” Seyfried said. “We want them out the door and we want them to be with their family forever.” She said instead the shelter is offering a gift certificate. It’s $65 for a dog and $45 […]

  • Bedford Camera And Video Offer Gift Ideas

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – On a “5NEWS This Morning” segment, Jay Plyburn joins Jeff Beauchamp of Bedford Camera and Video to discuss gift ideas for the holiday season. Click here to look at their products.  

  • VIDEO: 5NEWS Catches Up With Arkansas’ Next Governor

    5NEWS Anchor Daren Bobb sits down with Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson. They talk about jail overcrowding, gay marriage, among other topics.

  • Veterans Honored With Wreaths At The Fayetteville National Cemetery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Thousands of veterans, whose final resting place is at the Fayetteville Cemetery, were honored with a wreath ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 13). Hundreds of volunteers started early with 7,400 wreaths inside three trucks. Volunteers then helped decorate the cemetery with wreaths. The guest speaker was Army Veteran Ronny Sweger. He served from 1993 to 2007 when he was medically retired from the Army due to combat injuries. He served multiple tours with Operation Enduring Freedom and […]

  • Suspect Crashes After High Speed Chase

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Reginald Curtis, 39, led Fort Smith police officers on a high speed chase around 12:30 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 14), according to Sgt. Jason Thompson. Curtis was arrested after he lost control of his car on a curve, crashing into an embankment on N. 12th and N. Oak Street, Thompson said. Fort Smith police officers responded to a business on the 5000 block of N. 10th street regarding Curtis, Thompson said. The owner of the business wanted to […]

  • Fire Damages Springdale Home

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Springdale firefighters extinguished a house fire around 3 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 13) at 2529 McRay Avenue. The Fire Marshal is investigating. The fire started in the living room, according to Capt. Allan Huddleston. No one was home and “it doesn’t look suspicious,” he said. Firefighters said it was a significant fire and they did a “defensive attack from the front porch,” according to Huddleston. It took them about 30 minutes to get the fire under control. A third […]