Monday, January 21, 2013

Fort Smith Anchor Arrested for DWI

KFSM reports that their very own Ashley Beck was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.  KFSM reports an Arkansas State Police trooper stopped Beck on Interstate 40 near Van Buren early Sunday.

93 Comments:

At 10:12 AM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What, what, WHAAT!!!

 
At 12:18 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

y wud a station report this about there own anchur

 
At 1:13 PM, January 21, 2013, Blogger No name said...

When your in the public eye you really shouldn't be doin stuff like that it screws up your career

 
At 2:00 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who can blame her, working for that bunch.

 
At 5:46 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the good side she didn't wake up in a hottub with a dead freak-on-a-leash.

 
At 7:22 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@12:18 Because its better if you come clean and say it about your own person instead of somebody else saying it first.

 
At 7:47 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Channel 5 owes David Strassle a HUGH apology!

 
At 7:47 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HUGE I meant to say..

 
At 8:09 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather Lewis to the evening anchor desk! Lol

Van is screwed.

 
At 10:11 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Van brought this on himself. And he deserves every bit of it.

 
At 10:19 PM, January 21, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to you her.

 
At 5:30 AM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a great idea: Since 5 News is so cheap and unwilling to hire a full-time weekend met, why not have Joe Pennington anchor the 5,6, and 10 broadcasts? Maybe they could splurge for a bunk bed for he and Garrett to share.

While you're at it, why not hire another shmuck or two and run sports even further into the ground. I can't speak for everyone, but I know I can't get enough fishing stories. Outstanding job on that feature by the chick who can't form complete sentences. LOLOLOLOL.

5 News continues to set the standard for excellence at an alarmingly low level. Dumpster fire much? HAHAHA!!!

 
At 9:44 AM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 News production looks like they air most of the news from a local university in the basement.

 
At 11:42 AM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's nothing! In Little Rock, it's common and dreary to see the anchors come back from their "dinner break" completely sloshed. It has been a while since I worked at 7, but Ned always used to come back to work at 9:30 hammered drunk.

 
At 11:57 AM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh yeah. He still comes in drunk at 9:30 every night. But he's Ned so no one cares.

 
At 3:42 PM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad no one stopped her. I saw her at the opening gala for the Ft Smith Art Museum and she was pretty hammered at 8:30 and making a scene of herself at the buffet... grabbing stuff up like she was leaving for a polar expedition. She probably went out to the bars after that. I've heard this is not atypical behavior for her.

 
At 4:35 PM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was another 5 employee in the car too?

 
At 5:01 PM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was always a lush, but I think everyone deserves another chance. However, it wouldn't be fair if she receives a different fate than Tim Malone.

 
At 5:59 PM, January 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They used to call the 1:30 to 10:30pm news shift the "alcoholic's dream" because you could get drunk and then sleep it off the next morning. Everyone who's worked in the biz knows someone who fits that description! Sad but true--although, of course, the anchors don't usually work an 8 hour day to begin with.

 
At 9:15 AM, January 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watch 40/29. KFSM is been going downhill for several years.

 
At 9:40 PM, January 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way the laws are you have to be a saint not to get a dwi. It is all madd's fault

 
At 10:49 PM, January 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. MADD needs to be held in check. It has gone too far.

 
At 11:27 PM, January 23, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allison Woods needs to be the anchor. She is better.

 
At 7:55 AM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you're joking.

 
At 2:23 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Beck needs to go.
Allison Woods is a better fit with Darren Bobb.

 
At 3:07 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put Mitch Roberts in a wig and let him co-anchor 5,6, and 10.



Hey, you know you'd watch.

 
At 5:56 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no way Allison Woods would get Beck's seat; she slurs her words worse than Ashley probably did when she got pulled over.

 
At 7:17 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After a tearful on-air appearance, Beck will be a reinstated on Monday. It was like watching Cannon lite.

 
At 7:30 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody mentioned Tim Malone. I forgot the Malone-beck connection until I checked the archives.

http://arkansastvnewswatch.blogspot.com/2006/03/kfsm-anchor-fired-over-dwi.html

 
At 9:56 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gyassinAshley's interview was disgusting!
I will never watch this news again!
How do you explain this to teenage children?

 
At 9:57 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allison Woods is smarter and doesn't have a drinking problem!

 
At 10:43 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I guess 5news holds a different standard for women repenting on air (Tim Malone was never given a second chance).

There is an old song I think Iris Dement sings about how God May Forgive You But I Won't.

 
At 11:14 PM, January 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was way over the legal limit. File for the report. Also, the "neighbor" who bailed her out is her next door neighbor whom she's been having an affair with. He has a wife and two kids. Lives are ruined. She's toxic. All these people want her back, stating this is "a mistake and her only time." Wrong. It's only a mistake when you stop doing it.

 
At 5:14 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Beck, Little Rock would love to have you.

 
At 8:35 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is not having an affair with her neighbor. The 5 coworker she is seeing wouldn't like that.

 
At 8:49 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, this chick sounds like a train wreck. Maybe THV should hire another anchor. Sounds like she'd fit right in.

 
At 9:17 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She and the "5 coworker" broke up and she is having an affair with the neighbor. The wife is devastated. She's a friend and was blindsided by this! Saw money missing from their account, asked him, he confessed.

 
At 9:32 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the 5 coworker get fired after the breakup?

Drama much?

 
At 9:41 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep and yep. Rolling my eyes.

 
At 10:15 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The previous coworker she was with did get fired. The current one she is seeing still works at the station.

 
At 10:19 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, he works there and they also broke up because she was sleeping with others.

 
At 10:43 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this girl sounds like a real winner. Great person to put on the air and be a representative for your station. Seriously, how does she still have a job?

 
At 11:14 AM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all very interesting. I have always been annoyed that most of her clothes were unprofessional looking. She often looks as if she were ready to go on a date, not sit an an anchor desk. It sort of fits with what all of you are saying.

Like many of the younger broadcasters, she constantly refers to "the show", rather than saying "the broadcast." This makes us cringe in our house.

 
At 3:12 PM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 5, You have a mess on your hands. It's only a matter of time.

 
At 3:40 PM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the pressure will eventually get to her or Channel 5.

I mean how do you explain to your advertisers,and viewers, that it's okay if you drink and drive (if you work for us you'll still have a job.)

Yes, Craig Cannon had his issues as well and should have been fired as well but lets face it who would hire him anyway?

 
At 6:01 PM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! She will fit right in at Yesterday's THV.

 
At 6:39 PM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that the policy over at KFSM?

 
At 7:35 PM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A taped apology was not the way to handle this situation. If they wanted to keep her, - probably not the best idea - let her give a written statement but nothing on tape. Poor judgement on the GM's part.

She'll be shopping her resume around.

 
At 9:23 PM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Van Comer exhibiting poor judgement? Say it ain't so!

 
At 10:28 PM, January 25, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She took to Instagram earlier today and posted this.

"Thank you for loving me through this. I'm sincerely sorry and vow to never make this mistake again. We serve a loving and forgiving God. 1st Corinthians 12:13

I've stayed away from all social media. But to those who've called, texted, come over, and loved me-thank you. I was wrong. I'm heart fully sorry. And I pray you will forgive me and learn from my poor decision and huge mistake. This is my first posting anywhere. God is a healer."

Ironically, the verse she quoted contains the word drink in it.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

 
At 4:40 AM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes "broadcast" not "the show" I thought I was the only one. 5 news stinks now I been a loyal viewer for 20+ years. I can't watch AB no more.

 
At 7:54 AM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like she should move to Cabot and get a Little Rock radio show.

 
At 8:01 AM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like this girl has some issues. Maybe being arrested was the best thing that ever happened to her. Maybe she did wake up and smell the coffee and realize her life is going in the wrong direction. She is lucky she didn't have a wreck and kill herself or someone else. Why does forgive and forget only apply to a certain few?

A recorded apology, a dock in pay, suspension for a few days, go to rehab or AA, you get to keep your job but don't you ever screw up again or you are out.

 
At 8:17 AM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go to this site you can see her mugshot

http://mugshots.com/Current-Events/ASHLEY-BECK.40928788.html

 
At 9:42 AM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another instagram thingy.

 
At 10:01 AM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I go to see the taped recording?

 
At 2:11 PM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the water works.

Not impressed when you turn them on and off so easily.

and Darren Bobb saying we did not coach her in anyway.

Why would you have to say that?

This is systmatic to someone who has never had a hard life....The real way to deal with people like this is to let her go. That is the only way this type of person learns.

You might think that this is harsh but reality is harsh and I don't think we as viewers (maybe advertiser) will put up with this type of behavior.

 
At 3:28 PM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey we all have went out and had a few drinks but if your in the "public eye" you should use better judgment. My dad is a truck driver and if was to get a dui do you think he would be going back to work! And why is she talking about God in the interview? I mean come on really? LOLOLOL I will no longer continue to watch 5 news. I mean if i wanna watch a soap opera i'll turn one on!! And hey shes a poor actress...did y'all see a tear?? Lol

 
At 5:45 PM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But she's just a girl... the last defence of all women.

 
At 5:48 PM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lies being told on here are astounding. Beck wasn't bailed out by a neighbor. FOIA it.

 
At 6:22 PM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a price to pay for being queen anchor bitch and this is it. She can take it on the chin and when we are done with that one we'll start with the slapping.

 
At 8:54 PM, January 26, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say Queen. I've never considered her a top shelf reporter, much less co-anchor. I'll give her credit for the Cherokee Casino radio spots, tho. That's where she shines.

 
At 7:45 AM, January 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cute mugshot

 
At 3:10 PM, January 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a piss poor idea this was to keep her.

I don't think they know how much this tarnishes (as if it hadn't been already) their image and the trust of us viewers.

Whose idea was this?

The GM?
The News Director?

Nice going.

 
At 5:14 PM, January 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@3:10 pm. My money is on the GM. He is a boob. Run off good talent, keep the drunks and skanks. It makes total business sense, right? Right?

 
At 8:53 PM, January 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, actually it's time to tell MADD they've gone too far. Kudos to 5 for keeping her in spite of it. Too many people are getting dwi's without doing any harm to anyone. They say they are preventing them , but really they are just getting rich off of them. A person who gets a dwi has to actually pay money to MADD to get their license back. Yes, not just the state - MADD! A completely independent agency. That is just terrible.

 
At 9:43 PM, January 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why she drinks so much.

 
At 10:00 PM, January 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allison Woods would do a great job as an anchor !!!
Ashley Beck is a train wreck!But I bet she is cheap!

 
At 10:23 PM, January 27, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

re:Ashley's interview The key to success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you got it made.

 
At 9:17 AM, January 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Sounds like she should move to Cabot and get a Little Rock radio show."

@7:54-what a punk-ass thing to say.

 
At 7:53 PM, January 29, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't watch. They lost my viewership and some trust. KFSM please fix your once great station.

 
At 9:20 AM, January 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a break! This is NOT as big a deal as some of you make it out to be. It's not like she killed Dr. Becky. This girl made the same mistake that thousands of our fellow Arkansans make every year. I've worked with dozens of people who were fired for drinking or drugs, and in all but two cases, they went on to better stations in larger markets.

 
At 6:12 PM, January 31, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh huh. Beck being hired at a larger market? That will be the day I eat my hat. She doesn't have what it takes. I remember back when her and Ketz shared the morning show. You could see in AB's face that she didn't like sharing the split screen with AK. Ketz was better to look at and more professional to listen to. The only reason Beck got moved to nights is because she was the only one left and I guess paid her dues.

 
At 9:39 AM, February 01, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want grave or ketchup with that? Fort Smith is ranked 101 so there are 100 markets she can go to that are larger.

 
At 3:43 PM, February 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@5:48 on Jan 26: She WAS bailed out by her neighbor. I know that for a FACT. You FOIA it sucker. She was having an affair with him. He's married and has two kids.

 
At 12:26 PM, February 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And we care because?????

 
At 10:29 PM, February 04, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because if it is true, she is not just a drunk driver, she is a tramp. We don't want her doing the news. That is supposed to be a responsible position, held by a respectable person.

 
At 12:36 AM, February 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bull! Ashley is not the one cheating on her spouse. Her alleged lover is. Unless you are that lover's wife it is none of your business.

 
At 9:54 AM, February 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley is so HOT that she should be able to do whatever/whoever whenever she wants.

I really don't understand why everyone is getting so worked up on here if she is banging her neighbor.

Good for him! He's got that memory, and no one can ever take that away from him.

 
At 10:09 AM, February 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drunk Trollop versus Respect. Ready...Go.

 
At 12:28 PM, February 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2,000 years later and you're still casting stones?

 
At 9:07 AM, February 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody outside of Fortsmith knows who she is or could care less about a station that markets a town with a rapidly falling population . They need to move up to northwest Arkansas before the rest of their Fortsmith money from local companies leaves town.

 
At 6:37 PM, February 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is just amazing to me how if this was snother public figure we would have heard about it every news cast for months but you have heard very little about this on the news. Why did they not publish her breathilizer results..Then they could not say she was allegedly drunk. She was way over the limit..From reading the other post sounds like she feels rules don't apply tpo her. If she wants it get it

 
At 9:03 AM, February 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't care.

 
At 5:18 PM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

look,she is a drunk,she is a wreckless driver and I am sure she still speeds out there,she sleeps around,I know that for a fact and oh the stories I could tell you about that,she breaks up family and she has a attitude that she cannot be touched if she breaks the law,she is fake,showed that with her fake crying and saying sorry.5news is all about the rich and if Ashley was not good looking with the big boobs she has,they would have got rid of her a long time ago,but sex sells to 5 news and drinking is worshipped there,so drunks and whores,yeah they surround the 5 news crowd

 
At 11:18 PM, February 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what! We still don't care.

 
At 12:12 PM, March 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny how you arkansas retards saying we don't care and yet you have to tell everyone,if you do not care,why do you post on here?OH YEAH!!It is Arkansas people,the booze has rot all your brains and made ya completely stupid.So let me explain something in your language..duhhh,don't post here if ya don't care duhhhhhhh.And some of you takke a freak'n shower,you stink.And also for caring,I care cause I drive on these roads and when you have a idiot like Ashley driving like she owns the road,I better not get hit.

 
At 1:30 PM, March 03, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still don't care.

 
At 11:24 PM, March 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just cannot believe all these hollyer than tho people, you contunually judge other because they donot fall in your standards but perhaps you need to take a long look in the mirror and some of your pass, its bad enough that there are the dry counties that people have to drive to socialize , not everyone is the all mighty church going and judge of others, at least a club or bar pays taxs, just how much have the holl
yer than thou crowd paid at least,the lady is human and with that is allowed her own life without your types of critics, view your own mistakes before you judge others, she is not a criminal as many of the holler than thou are.

 
At 10:38 PM, April 02, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no...maybe not but she got caught...

 
At 8:32 PM, April 05, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still don't care.

 
At 3:53 PM, April 06, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the little darling? We miss her sexy voice at 5pm.

 
At 8:14 AM, November 22, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley needs to have her toes sucked. Have you ever seen her feet?

They are so sexy.

 

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