2400 E Highland Dr,

Jonesboro, AR 72401


Kris Sommers

KJNB Chief Meteorologist

Kris Sommers is the Chief Meteorologist for Northeast Arkansas News.  He was born and raised in Long Grove, Iowa.  From a young age, he was always interested in the changing weather.

Kris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in Meteorology.  During his junior year, he worked an internship at a Davenport, Iowa TV station.  After graduation, Kris was hired at that station to update the station website and also to do fill in work for the weather department.  He was eventually promoted to Weekend Meteorologist, and spent 6 years doing that.  Kris then changed career paths and worked for an insurance company for seven years.  He recently decided to get back into broadcasting the weather.

When Kris is not busy keeping up with the weather, he loves to spend his time outdoors, golfing, working out, and bowling. He has bowled several 300 games.  Kris joined KJNB in July of 2017.

Sara Doan

KJNB Reporter

Sara is a Little Rock native and a graduate of Little Rock Central High School. After high school, she went on to earn her degree from the University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism and New Media. Sara has ties to Northeast Arkansas, both of her parents are graduates of Arkansas State University. Sara is a big sports fan, and loves the Ole Miss Rebels.

Cydney Thompson

KJNB Reporter

Cydney grew up in North Little Rock as a graduate from North Little Rock High School. Cydney made her way to Jonesboro after high school, and became a graduate of Arkansas State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Communication. Cydney is excited to stay here in Northeast Arkansas and report on the area that has already become her home. She also has a passion for sports reporting, and is a big fan of all things Red Wolves.

Sierra Waggoner

KJNB Media Consultant and Host

Sierra Waggoner graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in May and joined the Northeast Arkansas FOX and CBS team in June of 2019.  She hosts our weekly community calendar segment, seen throughout the day, and is active with the rest of the KJNB team with local events, and as a Media Consultant.

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Kelley Lenzen

General Manager


Amy Carpenter

Media Consultant


Parker Sitton

Media Consultant


Austin Lott

Creative Services Director



Grant Newkirk

Promotions Director


Kassidy Murphy



News Department


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