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!
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Voting registration ends on February 3 in Arkansas, leaving just a few days left to register to vote in the upcoming primary elections in March. To register, go to your local courthouse, DMV, or even print off the form online. You then fill out personal information and answer a few questions. Once complete, take the filled out form to an official office or mail it, and you’re all set. It only takes only a few minutes […]
CEDARVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — One local school is working to help keep kids stay healthy and well-nourished with a new grant. Cedarville Schools are now offering a meal to students involved in after school care or extra-curricular activities. “We are a high poverty school district, and we just felt a need to feed our students dinner,” said Principal Rebecca Cook. Cedarville School District received a grant to help students get the nutrition they need daily. Around one hundred kids stay […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — An Arkansas Basketball legend hosted a diversity summit Thursday (Jan. 23) at a Bentonville junior high. Around 40 students sat inside the library at Lincoln Junior High to learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion. “We hope to improve their ability to communicate, build relationships and engage with people who don’t look like them,” said vice principal Tacuma Williams. NBA start and former Razorback Sidney Moncrief spent the day with seventh and eighth graders from […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is being honored across Fayetteville Monday (Jan. 20). As many schools and businesses are closed, hundreds of people from Fayetteville came together to remember the dream of Dr. King. “We want to show unity and show that we as Americans believe what Dr. King stood for and that’s justice, peace and equality for all people,” said John L. Colbert. Colbert is the president of the Northwest Arkansas […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Most students won’t have class on Monday (Jan. 20) in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so one Springdale school is using Friday (Jan. 17) as a way to give back and honor the holiday. 239 students came together and are doing a community service project in honor of the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Since there are no classes at Springdale schools on Monday because of the holiday, students wanted to come together […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A young local inventor made an appearance on Shark Tank to present her invention to some of America’s top business leaders. 14-year-old Sofia Overton’s clever project is aimed at active kids and adults who need more pockets. “When I was eleven years old I had just gotten my first phone and I didn’t know where to put it, so my cousin told me to put it in my boot like her and I was like ‘why […]
SCRANTON, Ark. (KFSM) — Scranton students were allowed to skip class Monday (Jan. 13) to help clean up the damage from the EF2 tornado that ripped through the area. “I was in shock, I couldn’t believe how much a tornado could do to their chicken houses and everything they’ve worked for and stuff and now they have to rebuild everything it’s just horrible,” said student Ethan West. West, a Scranton High School senior, lives just down the road from where […]
BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Blue tarps are still patching holes on some Northwest Arkansas rooftops after a tornado swept through the area in October. With more storms in the forecast, many are scrambling to keep their homes leak-proof. “Just in this area, almost every home in this neighborhood needs some kind of work,” said contractor Landon French. French says since the severe storms, he’s worked seven days a week and is booked up for the next three months to work […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The holidays have come to an end and many people have taken down their decorations, including one local group that works to honor our military service members with wreaths. Thousands of Christmas wreaths were laid on the headstones at the Fort Smith National Cemetery this holiday season and volunteers are now needed to pick them up and properly store them away. Volunteers are needed Tuesday (Jan. 7) around 8:30 a.m. at the convention center and […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — UPS declared Jan. 2, 2020 National Send Back Day. With the holiday season coming to a close many people spent the day returning unwanted gifts. “I am sending back a gift I ordered for my sister in law but it didn’t fit,” said Cathy Roberts. Roberts sent back just one the 1.9 million packages expected to be sent back on Jan. 2. This is a 26% increase from last year’s National Return Day showing the online […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Black Friday and Cyber Monday have a competitor as New Year’s Day sales become more popular among shoppers. Local retailers who launched sales today are seeing shoppers line up at the doors. When you think about New Year’s Day you typically think about new beginnings, but today shoppers at Dillard’s are thinking about new clothes, shoes, handbags and much more. Not only are people shopping in-store, but people are also shopping online today trying to find […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) – If you missed your plane to see the ball drop in New York City for New Year’s Eve, the City of Fort Smith has the perfect solution. Tonight (Dec. 31) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Downtown Fort Smith will have a celebration of its own. Fun for the whole family begins at 9 p.m. Throughout the night there will be live entertainment, games for the kids and food for the family. The event is […]