Leah Seiter is the producer of Wake Up with 5NEWS. She also produces 5NEWS Weekend that airs on both KFSM-5 and KXNW-34.

Leah is new to Arkansas and television news. She has degree in print and online journalism from Missouri State University.

Leah is a huge sports fan, animal lover, and news addict!

Recent Articles
  • Man Arrested For Shooting Into Bentonville Club

    Early Friday (April 26) Bentonville Police chased a man after they say fired shots into Bentley’s Private Club after hours. At 3:43 a.m., the club manager called 911 and reported shots gunshots at the club at 911 Southeast 28th Street. The business was closed at the time, but the manager was there. Within two minutes of the call to the police, an officer was there, and witnessed more shots being fired into the business, Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson said. […]

  • Friday Morning Weather iPix

    Friday morning, folks all over the area woke up to the rumbles of thunder and flash of lightning. From small pea-sized hail, to scattered showers the morning commute was wet and slippery. 5NEWS viewers from all over the area sent in these iPix. Check them out!

  • Pregnant Wife Won’t Forgive Man Accused of Killing Infants

    Travis Fox, a Springdale man charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of his two infant sons, pleaded not guilty in a Washington County court Wednesday (April 24.) Washington County Prosecuting Attorney John Threet said Fox is being held at the county detention center without bond. His hearing Wednesday before Magistrate Judge Ray Reynolds was held at the detention center in Fayetteville. “He’s been charged with two counts of capital murder,” Threet said. “That means he is […]

  • One Year Could Go By Before Benton County Sees State Funding

    Tuesday (April 23) the chance of storms threatened rain crews cleaning up after heavy rain that damaged rural Benton County Thursday. State Emergency Management Officials are meeting with Benton County Emergency Managers for their second straight day to assess damage. Teams will visit Sulphur Springs and Bentonville Tuesday (April 23). If there is $450,000 in damages or more, the state will reimburse 35%, however Robert McGowen, Benton County Emergency Manager said it could take up a year for the county […]

  • Officials Survey Benton County Flooding Damage

    Three Benton County roads remained closed Friday night, after heavy rains washed out Northwest Arkansas roads Thursday. Several roads in the county have been restored since the Friday morning (April 19) commute, when 21 Benton County roads remained closed. Surveyors from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management are expected to be in Benton County assessing the damage. County Road Department Superintendent Jack Brown went up in a helicopter with emergency managers to see a birds eye view of the hardest […]

  • Heavy Rains Flood Benton County; State Of Emergency Declared

    Overnight rains washed out Benton County on Thursday morning, as emergency crews tended to stranded motorists and closed roads across the county. County Judge Bob Clinard declared Benton County in a state of emergency Thursday morning because of the heavy rains and subsequent flash flooding, according to Benton County Emergency Manager Robert McGowen. At the height of the flooding, water washed over roads and bridges, causing property damage. Fifty-six roads were closed in the county during the morning hours. About […]

  • List of Roads Closed Due to High Water

    Flash Flood warnings and high water close dozens of streets in Northwest Arkansas Thursday (April 18.) The following roads are closed due to flooding: Benton County: Main Street in Gentry Hwy. 12 – Gentry Bentonville: SW D St near 24th Memorial Park Bridge E Battlefield east of Moberly 2100 block of SW Regional Airport Blvd near Worlds Gym Greenhouse Rd from 102 to SW Regional Airport Blvd SE 28th St & Medical Center Pkwy SE Walton McNelly Road Rogers: North […]

  • Fomer Congressman Mike Ross Enters Governor’s Race

    Former Arkansas state Senator and U.S. Congressman Mike Ross formally announced Wednesday (April 17) he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas governor. Ross made the announcement in his hometown of Prescott, in southwest Arkansas, surrounded by family, friends and supporters, a news release from Ross’s campaign manager, Brad Howard said. Ross said he will visit more than 30 communities in the state in the next 10 days. Those stops include Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Texarkana, Little Rock and Jonesboro. Ross […]

  • Speed a Factor in Deadly Motorcycle Crash, Police Say

    A Fort Smith man, Daniel De Jesus Lopez Diaz died Sunday night (April 14) after driving fast and crashing into the back of a pickup truck, Fort Smith Police said. Sgt. Brandon Byrd said Lopez Diaz, 24, collided with a small Nissan pickup truck in the 4500 block of North O Street. Sgt Byrd said Lopez Diaz’s Suzuki motorcycle clipped the truck and then skidded down the street before hitting a mailbox. People at a church nearby said they heard […]

  • Car Flips During Morning Rush Hour

    Springdale Police say a car flipped Monday (April 15) at the corner of South Thompson and Maple Streets in Springdale. Police said only one car was involved, and the people inside only suffered minor injuries. The intersection is directly across from Northwest Medical Center, where the driver was taken.

  • Girl, 16, Arrested in Southside Bomb Threat

    A 16-year-old girl was arrested on a felony charge of communicating a false alarm Thursday afternoon in connection with a bomb threat that caused Southside High School in Fort Smith to be evacuated.

  • UA Students in Crosswalk Hit by SUV

    Two University of Arkansas students were hit by a Chevrolet Tahoe Tuesday (March 26) while walking through a crosswalk on the campus near West Maple Street and North Lindell Avenue on Tuesday (March 26), campus police said Both students, a male and a female, were taken to Washington Regional Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was unknown Tuesday afternoon, but police said the injuries appeared to be nonlife-threatening because both students were conscious and talking after the incident. Campus police […]