Mallory Cooke came to 5NEWS in August 2010 as a general assignment reporter. She is excited to call the River Valley home where the weather is as welcoming as the people. Mallory can’t wait to try new restaurants and cheer for the Razorbacks.

Mallory graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University in 2009. After graduation she spent a year reporting for WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee and covered a little bit of everything including deadly tornadoes and floods in the Spring of 2010.

When she’s not out chasing a big story, you can find Mallory shopping, traveling, or hitting the gym. She’s an avid runner and finished her first marathon in December of 2009.

Recent Articles
  • Neighbor: Suspected Shooter Kept to Herself

    Police say Patricia Hajek-McClure, 58, faces a first degree murder charges in the shooting death of an Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department worker.

  • 911 Tapes Released in Rest Stop Shooting

    Van Buren police released recordings of the 911 call made just moments after a deadly shooting along Interstate 40. A worker with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department died on the scene.

  • Parascience Expert Visits Where Local Man Burned

    A researcher with ParaScience International flew to Oklahoma this week to get more information on a suspicious death in Sequoyah County. Autopsy results are pending, but experts say it could be a case of spontaneous human combustion.

  • Van Buren Boys & Girls Club Holds Grand Opening

    The Boys & Girls Club of Van Buren was recently renovated. Thursday night the club held its big grand opening.

  • Murder Suspect Admits to Drug Use During Deadly Beating

    A court document filed Thursday reveals new information about the murder of Mitchell Nixon.

  • Mother of Murder Victim Relieved After Cold Case Arrest

    The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest in a 1997 cold case murder.

  • Fort Smith Directors Approve Additional Funding for Water Park

    The Fort Smith Board of Directors voted 5-1 Tuesday night to approve more funding for an aquatics center at Ben Geren Park.

  • Vigil Held on Slain Spiro Woman’s Birthday

    Friends and family of slain Spiro woman Ka’Loni Flynn gathered Monday, March 4, at Oak Cemetery to remember her. It would have been Flynn’s 21st birthday. “She didn’t get a chance to celebrate her 21st birthday like every 21-year-old should do,” said Herbert Flynn, Jr., Flynn’s dad. “She was taken away from us at a time when her life was just beginning.” Herbert released 21 purple and lime green balloons. Those were Flynn’s favorite colors. Friends chose to reflect on […]

  • Hiker Falls from Bluff, Deputy Says

    An 18-year-old man fell from a bluff east of Mountainburg Monday evening, according to the chief deputy at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. The man was hiking with friends and appears to have suffered a broken arm, Chief Deputy Jimmy Damante said. He also complained of abdominal pain. The bluff is believed to be between 20-25 feet high, according to Chief Deputy Damante. The accident happened on a bluff on Hickory Street off Highway 348. Stay with for more […]

  • Van Buren Rollover Sends Two to Hospital

    Paramedics took two people to the hospital Monday after a rollover accident in Van Buren. Investigators say they were transported with non-life threatening injuries.

  • Sallisaw Residents Upset Over Police Chief Punishment

    Sallisaw residents came together Friday night to voice their frustration and stand up to city commissioner. The Sallisaw City Council took away Police Chief Shaloa Edwards’ supervising powers in February.

  • Fort Smith Company Works On BP Oil Spill Trial

    A company based in the River Valley is helping with what some say is the biggest case in United States history. The BP oil spill trial started this week, but Litigation Resource Group out of Fort Smith started working on the case about a year ago.

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