Kelly Kemp is a familiar face across the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas. She spent 15 years at KFSM-TV 5NEWS as a successful News Anchor from 1989-2004. We are pleased to welcome Kelly back as a freelance host for our EyeOpener guest segments airing on KXNW Channel 34 from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Kelly and her family live in Springdale.


Recent Articles
  • ZZ Top Comes Fayetteville Center Oct. 4

    with Special Guest: The Ben Miller Band For decades, ZZ Top has flooded the airwaves and rocked stages across the globe with a wave of blues-infused classic rock and roll with a Texas twist. Their well-attended concerts are still stuff of legend, featuring classic hits like “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Jailhouse Rock” and   “Sharp Dressed Man” as well as new songs like “I Gotsta Get Paid.” The rockers will perform with special guest the Ben Miller Band on Friday, Oct. 4 […]

  • Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Returns to the Walton Arts Center

    Walton Arts Center welcomes back the award-winning hit Broadway musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast for five performances Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20. Tickets range from $39-$73 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. Performance dates and times: Friday, October 18 at 7pm Saturday, October 19 at 2pm Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm Sunday, October 20 at 2pm Sunday, October 20 at 7:30pm  

  • Sensory Iconoclasts Pairs the Best of Food, Art

    Art Center of the Ozarks in Springdale is pairing some of the region’s best chefs with talented artists for Sensory Iconoclasts. The idea of pairing food and art for the event came from Case Dighero, Director of Culinary Services at Crystal Bridges, and Eve Smith, the Director of Visual Arts at Arts Center of the Ozarks. The opening night event will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks. “Like” Sensory Iconoclasts on […]

  • ‘Jersey Boys’ Featured at Walton Arts Center Through Sunday

    Tickets are still available for this weekend’s performances of the exciting Broadway Musical ‘Jersey Boys’ at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. The shows continue through Sunday. For more information visit: http://www.waltonartscenter.org/event/jerseyboys/

  • Bikes, Blues & BBQ Rally Returns, Sept. 18-21

    The annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally returns to Northwest Arkansas Sept. 18-21. This year’s event includes new attractions such as “Bikes, Blues and Bombers,” an air show to be held at at Drake Field in Fayetteville. Event-goers will be able to tour vintage war planes. From car shows to BBQ cook-offs and live music to shopping, the multi-site event has attractions for both men and women. For more information and a schedule of events visit: http://www.bikesbluesandbbq.org/

  • ‘True Lit’ Literary Festival, Sept. 5-8

    The Fayetteville Public Library is hosting their first literary festival, Sept. 5-8. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Fayetteville Public Library and the Fayetteville Montessori School. Events will be held at a variety of venues in Fayetteville and is open to free to the public. All ages are invited to attend. For more information visit: www.truelitfest.com

  • VIDEOS & Recipes: Gazpacho Cocktail

    Chef Bill Lyle of Ella’s Restaurant in Fayetteville shows us how to make a layered gazpacho cocktail recipe perfect for all of your farmer’s market finds. Watch this three part segment to see how to make the recipe.   Red Gazpacho: 1 lb.        Ripe Red Tomatoes, fine dice 1 cup     Red Bell Peppers, fine dice 1 t.          Habanero Pepper, fine dice ½ cup    Red Onion, fine dice ½ cup    Cucumber, peeled and seeded, fine dice 2 t.          Garlic, minced 1 […]

  • Nature Artist’s Work Part of Special Exhibit

    Nature artist Bill McNamara sits down with Kelly Kemp to talk about his work based on the Buffalo River. Throughout August you’ll have the chance to see his watercolor paintings as part of a special exhibit at Compton Gardens in Bentonville.

  • VIDEOS: Growing Native Plants

    Sometimes gardening can be a chore, but there are many benefits to planting native plants in your yard. They require less maintenance and attract birds and butterflies. We take a look at some popular native plants at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville.  

  • Transform Your Backyard

    This time of year is perfect for family and friendly gatherings outdoors or just enjoying a morning cup of coffee. Exterior Designer Daniel Keeley with DK Design in Fayetteville shows us how to turn an old deck into a gorgeous outdoor living space and a forgotten garden into a picturesque escape.

  • Bicycle Safety Tips

    Whether you’re getting some exercise or just enjoying the scenery, it’s important to stay safe while exploring local bike paths like the Razorback Greenway Trail System. Ashley Patterson, manager of the bike shop at Lewis and Clark Outfitters in Springdale shares some safety tips. If you like to explore off the trails, you could run into some troubles, like a flat. Patterson shows us how to patch a flat on the spot.

  • Protecting Yourself from Ticks

    Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses in the country. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illnesses were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health, five of which were deadly. An expert identifies the types of ticks common in the state and what you should do if you’re bitten by a tick. In Arkansas, ticks can be active year-round, but are most active in spring and summer (April – September). The best way to avoid tick-related […]

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