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!
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Northwest Arkansas Holiday Market is kicking off its first event of the year this weekend. You can get your Christmas shopping done while helping the Children’s Safety Center. Southern Roots Promotion Group decided to put on the first Northwest Arkansas Holiday Market, but they wanted to share some extra Christmas cheer. So they teamed up with the local non-profit, The Children’s Safety Center. When people walk into the door of the holiday market, they buy […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Christmas season is right around the corner which means it’s that time of year when you can hear bells ringing In front of local businesses. But this year, that sound may be heard less and less because the Salvation Army is lacking volunteers. “I started bell ringing because I want to help people.” Robert Hall has been bell ringing for nine years. Hall proudly rings his bell in front of the Fort Smith Hobby […]
CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — On Tuesday (Nov. 12) Cave Springs voters lined up to vote on a potential sales tax increase. The local sales tax would increase by 1.25%, and the money would stay in Cave Springs. The tax would be used to make significant improvements for the quickly growing city. The extra money would better the city’s sewer and water systems. Along with better city systems, the money will help the Cave Springs Fire Department build a new […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Lady Razorbacks started their basketball season Friday (Nov. 8) and thousands of people filled the stands. They weren’t just your typical fans though, it was elementary students from across Northwest Arkansas Excited students took a field trip down to the pig trail to watch the game for elementary day at Bud Walton Arena. The Lady Razorbacks invited local elementary schools out to their season opener and teachers say it’s their favorite field trip. “We love […]
GRAVETTE, Ark. (KFSM) — The Gravette Fire Department is welcoming a new member to the team – a member who doesn’t even have a pulse. Rescue Randy is their new lifesize, full-weight training mannequin. He will be used for training and preparing firefighters for trauma situations. Randy will be used to practice safely removing someone from a collapsed building or smoke-filled house, cutting someone out of a car, patient handling, and much more. The life-like training mannequin was purchased thanks […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Salvation believes every child deserves the joy of Christmas morning. The angel tree program provides clothes toys and food to children in need across the community. Many businesses are beginning to set up their trees. The angel tree program started in 1979 when the Salvation Army wanted to help local families struggling to make ends meet. On angel trees around town, you will find several angel tree tags to choose from. The tags will […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Fort Smith School District created a five-year plan in 2018 called Vision 2023. A big part of that plan is school safety. The Fort Smith School District recently created its own police department, and Sebastian County is helping school officers do their job even better. Just over a year ago, the school district hired safety officers and just this year formed their own police department. The Fort Smith School District had quite a few […]
LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — More than 3,000 Little Rock students skipped school on Wednesday in support of their teachers, who are considering going on strike. Many students called in sick to make a point. Along with skipping class, some students stood outside of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office in hopes of sharing their opinion on the matter. Little Rock School District has been gearing up for a teacher strike for a few weeks. The protest comes after the state Board of […]
GENTRY, Ark. (KFSM) — Employees at the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) planned on doing a winter weather practice run two months ago but had a big surprise when they had to go out and pretreat the roads the night before their meeting. “It kind of took us by surprise I guess, we weren’t ready to jump into it in October, we thought we had about 30 more days,” said Ron Sligar ARDOT Area Maintenance Supervisor for Benton County. Although […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Springdale robotics team represented the United States in a worldwide competition last week. The team came from the Don Tyson School of Innovation. The team-Negative Root One got home late Monday night after their once in a lifetime opportunity. Out of 7,000 teams across the nation, Negative Root One was chosen to represent the United States. While preparing for the robotics competition, the team was sent a box of parts with no instructions to create […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The 32nd annual Taste of Fort Smith Food Fair kicked off Tuesday (Oct. 29). The Altrusa International Foundation of Fort Smith puts on the event every year. Thousands come out to the event every year ready to fill their plates and their stomachs all for a good cause. The club wanted to come up with something that could attract everyone, so they decided that food was the answer. Taste of Fort Smith has been a […]
BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Halloween is only a few days away, and many people are trying to do some last-minute costume shopping. Spotlight Characters Costume Shop In Bentonville offers many different costume options for people on a budget. They have thousands of costumes and offer rentals along with costumes you can purchase. The store offers many sizes ranging from children to plus size. The shop is located in Bentonville on North Walton Boulevard and is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through […]