About Us

Northwest Arkansas is continually ranked one of the best places to live in the country, and Northwest Arkansas ALIVE is your definitive guide to the very best that it has to offer. Northwest Arkansas will take you to the social scene of the South – from exclusive events to luxurious homes, you’ll get a chance to see it all.


 Meet The Hosts

Brent Hale

Chef Hale began his career in Fort Worth, Texas, as a personal chef to the President of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Afterwards, he created his first catering company, Dining by Design.

BIG sexy Food followed in January 2016, specializing in high end, in-home dining. It expanded in August 2016, offering Modern American cuisine with a focus on off-the-wall burgers. Chef Hale was also a recent winner of Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games,” Friend or Foe episode.

Chef Hale is the host of the culinary segment for NWA ALIVE, highlighting local happenings, entrepreneurial businesses, sports, non-profits, and the food scene.

Carolyn Long

Carolyn Long is a national award-winning writer, broadcast journalist, video producer, and a lover of all things Northwest Arkansas. As one of our state’s most widely respected news anchors, she relates to people of all backgrounds, and has an innate curiosity about how people live and think.

A professional communicator and host of Northwest Arkansas ALIVE, Carolyn will introduce us to the exceptional people and fabulous lifestyles that make this region so desirable for all of us.

Aaron Peters

Aaron Peters has covered Arkansas sports for 16 years, appearing on ABC 40/29 TV in Fayetteville, the statewide Razorback Nation show through NBC affiliates, and several guest hosting spots on sports radio, including Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly.

Aaron will bring to life the stories of the hard working and passionate athletes showcasing the lead talents of Northwest Arkansas.

In addition, now as a full-time realtor for Luxury Homes in Rogers, Aaron will bring the NWA ALIVE audience insider peeks to the most affluent and surreal real estate scene.