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) — If you’re driving to your Thanksgiving day destination, you’re not alone. Many people are getting ready to hit the road for the holidays. “I do not enjoy driving, and I do not enjoy traffic,” said L.B. Hudson. Some people love to get home but hate the trek back. Emme Noyse is a freshman at the University of Arkansas, and her professors canceled class so students could head home early. “It’s nice. I can get on the […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Rockin Baker is a local business where not only bread is being made but lives are being changed. “I honestly thought I would never have a job,” said Cameron Cook. Cook started working at the bakery four months ago but says it took her two years to find a job. “I had really given up hope until I found Daymara,” Cook said. Daymara Baker started Rockin Baker three years ago. “The mission of Rockin Baker Academy […]
GRAVETTE, Ark. (KFSM) — In honor of National Healthy Skin Month, Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette is offering free skin cancer screenings for one day only. Dr. Hilton McDonald specializes in identifying and treating skin cancer and for the first time, he will be giving free skin cancer evaluations. The screenings will be from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 21) at the Ozarks Community Hospital Specialty Clinic, located on the second floor of the hospital in Gravette. Anyone can receive […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Fort Smith National Cemetery is gearing up for Christmas Honors where wreaths are placed on headstones of each gravesite. Each December, thousands of community volunteers honor veterans by sharing Christmas cheer. “It’s patriotic. It’s patriotic…it brings out the good in all of us in this town,” Philip Merry said. Christmas Honors started 11 years ago and Merry says they had two goals in mind. “Pay respect to the veterans who are buried here at […]
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 […]