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Katelynn Zoellner joined the 5NEWS team in August 2013 as a sports reporter. She is currently a news reporter and weekend anchor alongside Bobby Swofford.

She previously worked as a sports anchor and reporter for KLST in San Angelo, Texas.

Even though Katelynn has lived in Nevada, Texas, and now Arkansas, she still refers to herself as a Californian. She was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies.

Outside of work, you will likely find Katelynn watching sports, exploring the beautiful outdoors or in the kitchen trying to hone her cooking skills.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, Katelynn can be contacted at Katelynn.Zoellner@kfsm.com.


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    High Five: Bentonville Police K-9 Dogs Get New Bulletproof Vests

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) –  The streets of Bentonville just got a bit safer for the police department’s K-9 unit. Bentonville’s four-legged officers will now wear bullet and stab resistant vests. PetArmor, Walmart and Sam’s Club teamed up to donate three protection vests, a total of $2,850, to the Bentonville Police Department’s K-9 Unit. “The new vests are stab resistant and firearms resistant,” said Cpl. Guary Morgan, Bentonville Police Department. “They are a lot lighter. They will be a lot cooler on the dog and more functional […]

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    Gravette Mayor Gets Help From Community Following House Fire

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) – The Mayor of Gravette and his family are looking ahead after a fire destroyed their home on Sunday (May 17). Fire crews said they responded to a house on fire around 10:30 a.m. Sunday at a residence located on 11th Avenue in Gravette. Gravette Mayor Kurt Maddox and his family were at church at the time of the fire. The family’s four dogs made it out of the house, but Maddox said their two guinea pigs were killed. “We came home and there were […]

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    American Pharoah Wins Preakness Stakes

    CBS News – American Pharoah won the Preakness by seven lengths in driving rain Saturday, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid. With victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, American Pharoah needs a win in the Belmont Stakes to become the sport’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. American Pharoah will bring a six-race winning streak into Belmont on June 6 in New York. Trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah was a heavy favorite in the Preakness despite starting […]

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    Hundreds Crowd Van Buren For Old Timer’s Day Festival

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Hundreds came out to enjoy the annual Old Timer’s Day Festival in Van Buren on Saturday (May 16). The festival is being held May 15 through May 17 along Main Street in downtown Van Buren. There’s a variety of activities, including live music, carnival rides, food, arts and new this year helicopter rides, The festival is sponsored by Old Town Merchants Association.

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    Technology Helps Turn Around Failing Rural Arkansas School

    ST. PAUL (KFSM) –  Four years ago, a high school in rural Arkansas was one of the worst in the state. But now, the school is being recognized nationally for its excellence. Historically, going to college wasn’t the norm in St. Paul. There have always been plenty of jobs in logging for which a college degree is not needed. “A lot of these kids will be first generation college students,” said Lendy Eaton, a math teacher at St. Paul High School. […]

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    Devil’s Den Floodgates Open To Release Water After Recent Rain

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The recent rainfall has water levels at Devil’s Den State Park just above normal. During the storms over the weekend water rose more than two feet at the park, according to Park Superintendent Monte Fuller. He said they opened the floodgates this week to discharge excess water. “Over the weekend it got to where it was about two feet above where it is now, so it was substantially higher,” he said. “We do have the floodgates […]

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    Eureka Springs Voters To Decide Future Of Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Tuesday

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – Voters in Eureka Springs will decide on Tuesday (May 12) whether they want to keep an anti-discrimination ordinance that was passed by the City Council in February. The Eureka Springs City Council passed Ordinance 2223 on Feb. 9. It prohibits the city and businesses from discriminating against a person based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. James DeVito, owner of DeVito’s Restaurant, introduced the legislation. He said he hopes the ordinance will stay. “It’s just unfair that any […]

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    Authorities Identify Gore Man Arrested In Connection With Wife’s Death

    GORE, OKLA. (KFSM) – Authorities identified the Gore, Okla. man who was arrested in connection with his wife’s death on Sunday (May 9), according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office. John Nueman, 52, was arrested on Sunday and faces a charge of second-degree murder, authorities said. Around 12 a.m., deputies responded to a call of an unresponsive woman at a residence in Sequoyah County. When the deputies and medical examiner arrived, they found Tanya Neuman, 50, dead from what appears […]

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    American Heart Association Hosts Comedy Themed Heart Ball

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The American Heart Association hosted the Northwest Arkansas Heart Ball in Rogers on Saturday (May 9). The event was held at the John Q. Hammons Center from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. The Heart Ball featured a silent and live auction, dinner and entertainment from comedians Dwayne Perkins and Eric Schwartz. The American Heart Association works to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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    Police Make Arrest In Overnight Shooting in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Police made an arrest on Saturday (May 9) after an overnight shooting left a man injured, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The suspect has been identified by police as Landon Schilling, 22, of Fayetteville. He faces three counts of attempted capital murder. Police responded to a reported shooting at a residence located at 1341 E. Fairlane in Fayetteville around 12:24 a.m. on Saturday, according to a report. When officers arrived to the home they found the victim with a […]

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    Celebrities Sighted At The Bentonville Film Festival

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – It was all about star-gazing on opening day of the Bentonville Film Festival Tuesday (May 5). Stars like Nick Cannon, Rosie O’Donnell and Robert De Niro are expected to be in Northwest Arkansas this week. “We had come out to see if we could find any famous people, but then we saw all the vendors and thought it looked like a lot of fun,” said Christian Quinones, a festival goer. “So, we wanted to come out and see […]

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    Hundreds Gather For Memorial For Former Arkansas Congressman

    HARRISON (KFSM) – Hundreds of Arkansans were in Harrison Monday (May 4) to celebrate the life of the late Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt. The memorial service for Hammerschmidt was held at the First Presbyterian Church. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, U.S. Sen. Steve Womack, R-Ark. and U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. were among those who attended the service. “He’s made such a big difference for so many people throughout the state,” Boozman said. “He loved […]

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