Tiffany Lee joined our team in June 2019 as a reporter.
Tiffany grew up in Benton, Arkansas and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Mass Communications. While at OBU, Tiffany worked as a staff writer for the university’s communications office and online newspaper and started and anchored a weekly sports show. While in school there she earned the title of Miss OBU, which led to three trips to Miss Arkansas.
In 2019, she was honored with third runner-up in the Miss Arkansas Pageant and then moved to Northwest Arkansas the next week to start her journalism career with 5NEWS.
Tiffany fell in love with journalism at a young age watching the news with her grandma and is so excited to finally be living out her lifelong dream. She can’t wait to serve NWA and help show people the beauty in their community by finding their stories.
Tiffany loves shopping, eating tacos, spending time with her family and friends and can’t wait to call those hogs!
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (KFSM) — A West Fork family’s dream vacation turned into a nightmare recently. While on a family beach vacation, their 2-year-old little girl had to take a trip to the hospital after falling 12 feet off their beach house balcony. Two-year-old Nova Smoot was eating a piece of watermelon with her grandma, Rhonda Edens, on the balcony. Edens says Nova was laughing and waving at a neighbor with her arm hooked around the railing when she fell. […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — An investigation is underway in Fort Smith where eyewitnesses say someone threw a kitten out of a moving vehicle. The witnesses say that the cat was thrown out of the car and into the intersection of Rogers Ave. and Free Rogers Rd., where it was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Michelle Doodroe says during the lunch rush Thursday (July 18) cars were frantically swerving trying to miss the struggling kitten. She says her and another […]
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — The sweltering temperatures won’t stop athlete’s from participating in the Eurekan Race this weekend. The three-day multisport festival consists of a sprint-distance triathlon on Friday (July 19) afternoon, Gran Fondos (road bike rides) on Saturday (July 20) and running races on Sunday (July 21). Participants can enter individual events or take one of two “Eurekan” challenges. Some locals explain how they train for events like this and how to stay safe in the dangerous heat. […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — Sheriff’s in Northwest Arkansas think they may have at least a temporary solution to jail overcrowding. 5NEWS went inside the Washington County Jail to see just how bad the overcrowding problem is. “It’s never been this bad as far as this many people on the floor. They aren’t choosing to not be on the beds there just is no beds,” said Detention Lieutenant Amanda Arnold. Arnold has worked at the jail for 11 years. “They’re […]
ROGERS (KFSM) — Members of the Springdale community spent Sunday throwing axes for a cause. The Ozark Axe House hosted a fundraiser Sunday (July 14) for the family of Dean Loos, a Springdale firefighter and father of four who lost his life to suicide. Beth Garner, a friend of the family and a nurse, helped coordinate the event. “As a community we care about them and we are willing to help them out in any way that we can,” she […]
Today a Harvard Health Publishing article was released questioning fitness step trackers, and if counting your steps is really a good measure of fitness. Smart devices are typically preset at 10,000 steps, which is about 5 miles a day of walking. But, unfortunately, that significant number can be hard to reach and discourage people from staying active. When it comes to taking 10,000 steps a day, fitness experts say not so fast. Dr. Carlos Vela explains it’s all about finding […]
TONTITOWN, Ark. (KFSM) — Multiple agencies responded to a house fire in Tontitown. According to the Tontitown Fire Department, the house fire on Penzo Avenue was caused by a lightning strike. A neighbor called 9-1-1 after hearing a loud boom, so loud that most neighbors thought the lightning hit their own house. Blake Langham, who lives next door, described the aftermath. “There was loud boom and there was ash and smoke and we looked over and it looked like the […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Scott Family Amazeum is hosting camps all summer long with different themes each week. This week the theme is Unraveling the Unknown. Campers are taking a trip to the past and becoming investigators using hands-on learning to uncover the mystery of history. Tuesday (July 9) campers learned about the ancient pyramids and how they were built. After learning the history, campers took matters into their own hands and formed teams where they created a plan […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Lake Bentonville Park is closed now until 2020 for renovations. According to Lee Farmer with the City of Bentonville, the expansion to the 20-acre park will quadruple it in size. “A new paved parking, a new destination playground, improved boardwalks and better fishing opportunities for our patrons,” Farmer said. The City plans to merge Lake Bentonville Park with Osage Park to create the 90-acre area. It also includes plans to remove the dam. Bentonville native Joseph […]
BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — A local veteran passed away just a few days before Independence Day at the age of 86 after fighting Alzheimer’s for 20 years. Robert Lee Smith served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War during the 1950s. Smith’s daughter remembers while growing up how proud their dad was to be a Veteran. They said he would always wear his Air Force hat proudly around town and even sometimes at their […]