Jonathan Rozelle is a general assignment reporter for KARK 4/FOX 16 in Little Rock, AR. You can watch his live reports weekdays at 5 PM, 5:30 PM, 6 PM, 9 PM and 10 PM.
Jonathan joined us in August 2015. His favorite part about being a journalist is telling a story that creates change in someone’s life. A native of Wynne, Arkansas, Jonathan is most excited about telling stories in his home state.
“There is nothing better than being out on the streets and telling the stories of our viewers,” he said. “It feels great, at the end of the workday, when you tell a story that can impact someone's life. I am excited to be back in Arkansas. I was born here. I have always appreciated the tough, hard-working values associated with the state.”
Historic droughts that cost farmers millions of dollars, the legalization of same-sex marriage, communities finding ways to overcome violence and reporting on deadly severe weather are some of the major stories Jonathan has covered in his career.
One of the most the memorable stories Jonathan has covered while working as a journalist was when he was working in Northwest Arkansas; an officer risked his life, in the darkness of the night, to save a woman from a flooded creek. Talking to the officer about his selflessness really touched Jonathan and made him understand even more why telling stories such as these brought him into journalism.
Jonathan comes to Little Rock from KHBS/KHOG (40/29) in Fort Smith/Fayetteville, where he worked as a general assignment reporter.He previously worked as general assignment reporter in Lawton, Oklahoma. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Television and Film with a concentration in Broadcast Television from California State University, Los Angeles.
Jonathan feel in love with journalism -- television news -- at a young age. As a kid, while other children were watching cartoons, you'd find him catching up on today's local, national and global events.
He interned at the number one news station in California for two years honing his craft.
Jonathan enjoys interviewing people, from civil rights activists like Michael Dyson, to entertainers like Mrs. Patti LaBelle.
When Jonathan is not on the news, he enjoys being a mentor.For years, he's taken trouble young men under his wing and helped them get back on track. He's worked with the Boys and Girls Club and with churches. He loves giving back and sharing his life experiences with our youth.
A former collegiate athlete, Jonathan is a fitness enthusiast. You'll often find him in the gym, hiking or playing sports.
Connect with Jonathan!
If you have a story idea, call him at (501) 592-9725 or contact him at email@example.com