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 SMITH (KFSM)— Fun is making its way to Kay Rogers Park in Fort Smith for the 83rd annual Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair. Starting Friday (Sep. 20), kids will be checking in their livestock and preparing for competition. The carnival also begins today. Throughout the week, people will be able to visit the livestock and pet the animals, ride rides, enjoy fair food and experience free live entertainment. The carnival will begin at 4 p.m. and end at midnight. On […]
CENTERTON, Ark. (KFSM) — The growing city of Centerton is happy to have a new business, but the traffic has caused problems around the restaurant. There is an apartment complex right behind the new Popeyes and residents aren’t able to get into their building from the traffic back up. The apartment shares the same entrance as Popeyes, causing residents to have to wait 15-20 minutes just to pull into their home. “Not being able to enter the place that not […]
(KFSM) — New numbers released show Arkansas has a rising problem when it comes to obesity in adults. In 2018, Arkansas was ranked seventh in the nation in the rate of obesity in adults. This year, the state is ranked third behind Mississippi and West Virginia. Obesity has been a problem in the state for decades, but this is the first time since 2016 Arkansas has been ranked this high. Doctors say obesity has two main factors: lack of exercise […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fort Smith couple is speaking out after they say a driver hit them and then took off. Stacey Doyle and Randy Treadaway were riding a motorcycle off of Free Ferry Rd. when the accident happened. The couple says they had gone to dinner and were out for a joy ride when they were struck. “Stay awake, stay awake, I remember flying through the air and I could see him briefly flying through the air […]
BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KFSM) — People from Bella Vista are still dealing with storm damage after a line of thunderstorms left half of the city without power for days and left all kinds of debris for residents to clean up. Today, (Sept. 16) the city is hoping to help those living in Bella Vista get the cleanup process started with a city-wide pickup. Bella Vista residents are encouraged to place their storm debris at the curb in the city right-of-way […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas’ enrollment numbers are stalling for the first time in 20 years. But university officials actually think it is a good thing that enrollment is finally leveling out. According to senior administrator Suzanna McCray this is a good thing. “We have achieved a student body size that works well for our campus and for the needs of our students and faculty,” Suzanna McCray, vice provost for enrollment management and the dean of admissions, […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Fire Department invited the community to a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday (Sept. 11). The memorial service started 17 years ago on the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “For us, it sounds kind of strange but we wish we could’ve been there to help,” said Fort Smith Fire Captain Ethan Millard. Millard says when tragedy struck in 2001, firefighters everywhere felt like they had lost one of their own. “We have […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Fire Department is honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice 18 years ago today. The fire department will honor the brave men and women who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, with a special ceremony. An Honor Guard will raise the American Flag at Station 1, 200 N. 5th St., at 7 a.m. The flag will then be lowered to half staff. A member of the Honor Guard will ring the […]
FARMINGTON, Ark. (KFSM) — A Farmington dentist office was burglarized and set on fire late Monday (Sept. 9) night. Employees at River Dental, 19 W. Main St. in Farmington, walked into a mess Tuesday morning. Flower pots were smashed, an exit sign was destroyed and items throughout the office were burned. Farmington Police told employees the fire started about 11:20 p.m. Someone driving by saw the smoke and called 911. The fire was put out by Farmington firefighters, but police […]
FORT SMITH (KFSM) — It has been five years since the murder of David Jackson, and his family is still seeking answers to the questions surrounding his death. In 2014, The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said a neighbor heard gunshots on the morning of Friday, Sept. 12, the day David Jackson was found dead outside his Bidville home, in the northeast corner of Crawford County. Nita Jackson wasn’t at home that morning and tried calling her husband 12 times. She […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) –In the last three days there have been four drive by shootings in Fayetteville. The shootings began Thursday night (Sept. 5) at Lewis Lane and Mitchell Street. On Friday (Sept. 6) police began investigating a shooting at the intersection of Leverette Avenue and Cleveland Street. There were also reports of shots fired around Eureka pizza in those neighborhoods. No injuries have been reported. People who who live in the neighborhoods said they heard multiple shots. Javier Sierra […]
MULDROW, Okla. (KFSM) — Residents of Muldrow helped a young boy lay his uncle — and best friend — to rest with no financial burden to the family after the boy’s heartwarming act sparked an international response. Earlier this week, 10-year-old Daniel Crase spent three days outside a Quick Way gas station selling his toys. He was trying to raise enough money to pay for his uncle Brian Douglas’s funeral. Daniel’s goal was to raise $5,000 for his uncle’s funeral. […]