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
  • VIDEO: Preventing Heat-Related Illness in Athletes

    After losing her son, a Northwest Arkansas mother created the Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation to encourage parents to make sure their student athletes are well hydrated while playing sports during the hot summer month. For more information visit

  • Foodie Event Combines French Cuisine & Local Talent

    Eureka Springs is known for its culinary community. The upcoming Fleur Delicious festival, July 9-14, is your chance to sample it all. From a waiters’ race and cooking class to wine samplings and French cuisine, the seven day event has something for every appetite. Much of the food is grown locally and organic. Local chefs will offer cooking demonstrations at the farmers’ market, as well. Take a look at the video below to learn how to make “Green Goddess” dressing. […]

  • VIDEO: Crystal Bridges Offers Summer Camps for Kids

    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is offering summer camps for kids this year. From painting to drama, there are activities both indoors and out. For more information and to register call (479) 418-5700 or visit their online calendar Two new temporary exhibitions will also be at the museum this summer, Angels & Tomboys and Surveying George Washington. Niki Stewart, Director of Education and Exhibitions, gives us a preview of the artwork coming to Crystal Bridges.

  • Wedding Cakes: Baking Meets Engineering

    Its “wedding season” and business is blooming at Rick’s Bakery in Fayetteville. We go inside the bakery’s design room to see what’s popular in wedding cake design this season. Its more than just baking, it’s engineering. Inside The Wedding Room at Rick’s Bakery couples can find the right cake to complement their love story and sample the sweet masterpieces.  

  • VIDEO: Cooking with Farmers Market Finds

    Jen Lewis from Jen’s Art of Cooking in Fayetteville shows us how to make the most out of locally grown produce, herbs and other items found at the Farmers Market. In the recipe below, you’ll find out how to make a farm-fresh salad with a red wine vinaigrette and seasoned goat cheese rounds. This salad uses the best of everything available at the market. Make it your own by experimenting with different herbs and vegetables. Goat Cheese Rounds 2 tablespoons […]

  • VIDEO: Grower Shares 30 Years at Fayetteville Farmers Market

    Local grower Sarah Pollard of Winslow has been a vendor at the Fayetteville Farmers Market for 30 years. She’s one of the few who has been there since the beginning. Pollard talks to EyeOpener’s Kelly Kemp about the way the market has changed.

  • VIDEO: Grow Your Own Tomatoes and Herbs

    Kitty Sanders with the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville gives us tips on how to grow tomatoes and easy varieties of herbs that are perfect for cooking.

  • VIDEO: AMP on $11 Million Move

    EyeOpener’s Kelly Kemp talks to Bethany Bobbitt of the Walton Arts Center about the Arkansas Music Pavilion’s upcoming move and expansion.

  • VIDEO: 13th Annual Art of Wine Festival, June 13-15

    It’s three days of evening events for wine novices and connoisseurs alike. Bethany Bobbitt with the Walton Arts Center brings us the details on the 2013 Art of Wine Festival in Fayetteville.

  • NW Arkansas Championship Returns to Rogers Next Month

    It attracts the world’s best female golfers to Northwest Arkansas. The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G returns to Rogers, June 17-23. LPGA Tournament chairman Jay Allen fills us in on the details.

  • VIDEO: Crystal Bridges Puts Spin on Local Trout

    Crystal Bridges’ Culinary Director puts his spin on Ozark trout. Check out this trout cake with a rose water salad.

  • VIDEO: Suit Up this Summer

    As the temperature heats up, so does the fashion. Take a look at this season’s best swimwear at Dillard’s.

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