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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.

Recent Articles
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    Easter Bunny Makes Appearance At UAFS Alumni Egg Hunt

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Easter Bunny made his way to Fort Smith on Sunday (Mar. 29) for the  University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s annual Alumni Easter Egg Hunt. The EGGstravaganza  was held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on the UAFS campus green. Festivities included face painting, refreshments and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. Families were asked to bring one non-perishable food item or canned good to be donated to the River Valley Food Bank.  

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    MedExpress To Open New Medical Center In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – MedExpress is opening a new neighborhood medical center in Rogers, according to a release. The MedExpress is scheduled to open on Tuesday (Mar. 31). The medical center is located at 1900 West Walnut St. in Rogers. MedExpress is staffed by a full medical team and is open 12 hours a day, seven days a week.The new center will offer walk-in treatment for everyday illness and injury, including X-rays, IVs, labs, minor surgery and treatment for broken bones, sprains and strains, the […]

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    Hundreds Turn Out For Annual Rogers Easter Egg Hunt

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Hundreds turned out on Saturday (Mar. 28) for the Rogers Mayor’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event was held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park in Rogers. The festivities included free bounce houses, pony rides, giveaways, face painting and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. “There are pony rides that she’s looking forward to and the Easter egg hunt,” said Casey Matthews, attended the event with her daughter. “I think I see cotton candy over there and she’s got […]

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    Fayetteville Organization Works To Reduce Food Waste

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A local organization in Fayetteville is working to reduce food waste in the area. Feed Communities is a non-profit organization that promotes hunger relief. The organization also aims to increase healthy food access by cultivating sustainable food networks. “Every grocery store around has stuff that they either compost or give away and so we are just trying to be the middle man here and get produce out of the garbage cans and into people’s bellies,” said Katie Rievert, Feed Communities. Volunteers […]

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    Officials Respond To Fire At Van Buren Sand Plant

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Officials responded to a fire at the Arkhola Sand & Gravel Company on Wednesday afternoon (March 25). The call for the fire came in around 12:05 p.m., officials said. The fire was contained by 12:50 p.m. and started when some plastic storage bags caught fire. Fire Marshal Stanley Clark said he believes the cause is electrical in nature. The area was evacuated as a precaution, fire personnel said. “Everyone just kind of evacuated from the area – […]

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    Northwest Arkansas Schools Lead State In Education

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Students in Northwest Arkansas are performing well above state and national averages, according to a new education report card. The Northwest Arkansas Report Card was released on Monday (Mar. 23). It’s published by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas in partnership with the Northwest Arkansas Council. The report shows that Northwest Arkansas students lead the state in academic performance on state assessments, graduation rates are above the state and national averages and Northwest […]

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    Moe’s Hiring Event Held At Goodwill Career Center

    ROGERS (KFSM) –  Moe’s held a hiring event on Monday (Mar. 23) at the Goodwill Career Center in Rogers. The event was held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Center in Rogers. Moe’s is looking to hire between 40 and 50 employees including cooks, servers and a shift manager. The Goodwill Career Center is located at 4301 S. Dixieland Rd. in Rogers.

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    Dryer Starts Rogers House Fire

    ROGERS (KFSM) –  Firefighters put out a house fire in Rogers on Sunday (Mar. 22), according to Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. The Rogers Fire Department responded to the fire around 3:09 p.m. Sunday at a residence located at 3805 W Easy St. in Rogers. The fire started in the laundry room and caused no major structural damage, Jenkins said. No injuries were reported.    

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    Ozark Natural Foods To Donate $20,000 To Apple Seeds Teaching Farm

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Ozark Natural Foods will be making a $20,000 donation to the Apple Seeds Inc. Teaching Farm on Tuesday (Mar. 31). The check presentation was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday before the Board of Directors Meeting at Ozark Natural Foods located at 1554 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville, according to store officials. The co-op also donated $20,000 to the organization in 2014.  

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    Police Identify Driver Involved In Deadly Bentonville Hit-And-Run

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Police identified the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run in Bentonville on Wednesday (Mar. 18), according to the Bentonville Police Department. Police said Tommie Prickett, 62, of Springdale was the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed Aron Nathanial Romero, 33, of Centerton Tuesday (Mar. 17) just before 7 a.m. To read more about Romero, who his wife described as a dedicated father and veteran, click here. Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson said police officers located […]

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    Razorback Basketball Fans Travel To Florida For NCAA Tournament

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Hog fans are following the Arkansas men’s basketball team to Jacksonville, Fla. for the NCAA Tournament. Tye Richardson and a group of his friends will be making the trip to Jacksonville on Thursday (Mar. 19) to watch the Hogs play. “We were initially going to take my friend’s Chevy Malibu, but now it’s going to be our friend’s Tahoe, so we’re going to be spending a little bit on gas,” he said. Richardson has attended several regular season games […]

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    Warm Weather Brings Out Kayakers To Siloam Springs White-Water Park

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Kayakers embracing the warm weather headed to Siloam Springs on Monday (Mar. 16) to enjoy the white water sport. The Siloam Springs Kayak Park includes about 600 feet of engineered water and accepts kayaks, canoes and tubes. “I love the challange and love the fast water,” said Ryan Brazell, a kayaker. “It’s just a great workout all day long.” Troy Kirkendall, Siloam Springs Parks and Recreation Manager, said he encourages people to wear a life jacket, helmet and closed-toe […]


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