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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 Meteorologist Tyler Southard.

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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    Commission: Electronic Ballot Glitch Fixed In Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) –  More than 800 ballots in Washington County will have to be counted by hand on Election Day. This comes after officials say electronic voting machines on Monday (Oct. 20) did not list each candidate’s party affiliation. The Washington County Election Commission held a special meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 21) to address concerns over the ballot problem, after voters and officials noticed Monday morning that electronic voting machines did not include party affiliations. The problem was noticed after the first […]

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    Arkansas Leads The Nation In Fire Deaths

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Arkansas leads the nation in fire deaths based on per-capita numbers, according to the American Red Cross. Rick Harvey from the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of American Red Cross said that stat causes concern. “It’s something that we are going to work very hard to bring down,” he said. The American Red Cross is working to reduce deaths and injuries caused by fires by 25% over the next five years. They are calling it the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. “If […]

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    Texas Hospital Apologizes For Ebola Mistakes

    (CNN) – A hospital official apologizes for blunders in handling Ebola. Schools close for fear of possible exposure. And health officials consider putting 76 hospital workers on a no-fly list after an infected nurse flew on a plane with a fever. Here’s the latest on the Ebola in the United States: Hospital official: ‘We are deeply sorry’ The Texas hospital where an Ebola patient died and two nurses became infected is apologizing for mistakes made when first confronted with the […]

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    Section Of I-49 In Benton County Will Be Reduced To One Lane

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will reduce southbound traffic to one lane on Interstate 49 between Highway 264 at Lowell and the Wagon Wheel Road exit, according to a release. Crews are widening that stretch to three lanes. They’ll repave the two existing outside lanes to have three freshly paved lanes on that section. The work will start Sunday (Oct. 19) at 8:00 p.m. and is expected to end Friday (Oct. 24) at 6:00 […]

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    10th Annual Buddy Walk Promotes Down Syndrome Awareness

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas held a fundraiser Saturday at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. The organization’s 10th annual Buddy Walk was on Saturday (Oct. 18) at Arvest Ballpark. The event also featured live entertainment, games, a meet-and-greet with Miss Teen Arkansas, among other activities. All proceeds raised during the event will benefit Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas. The organization aims to bring together families, medical providers, schools and other sources to ensure individuals with […]

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    U.S. Senate Candidates Dispute Over Definition Of Middle Class

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A dispute over how much money middle class people earn in Arkansas is now a hot topic in the U.S. Senate race. U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton said a typical household in Arkansas makes about $40,000 a year. U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. said in a debate on Tuesday (Oct. 14) it can be up to $200,000. Cotton challenged Pryor’s figure of $200,000 saying it “may be middle class in Washington, D.C., or in the suburbs of Washington, but here in Arkansas […]

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    Mayoral Race Heating Up In Centerton

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – The race for Centerton mayor is heating up with just three weeks to go before the Nov. 4 election. And the two candidates say two of the big issues are snow removal and growth near the new high school. Bill Edwards is seeking re-election. His challenger, T.J. Teed, is a former city councilman in Carthage, Missouri. Edwards, who has served one four-year term, said one area of focus is new construction in the area where the Bentonville […]

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    Strong Storms Leave Behind Destruction In Hindsville

    HINDSVILLE (KFSM) – Strong wind and rain rolled through Madison County early Monday morning leaving behind destruction in Hindsville. There were downed power lines, uprooted trees and major structural damage. The storms that ripped through Hindsville on Monday (Oct. 13) had wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph. The hardest hit areas were county roads 8340, 8460, 8380, 8201 and 8225, authorities said. “We were asleep and I woke up to a loud thump and glass breaking,” said Michelle Williams. Williams said her and her […]

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    Compassion International Presents The Carry Me Tour

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Larry’s Living Room hosted the Compassion International’s Carry Me Tour featuring Josh Wilson on Sunday. The event went from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 12) Josh Wilson was joined by special guests Citizen Way and Dan Bremnes. Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults, according to its website. Organizers said one of the purposes of […]

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    Springdale Man Killed In Accident In Ottawa County

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Saturday in Ottawa County, according to Oklahoma State Police. The incident happened on Saturday (Oct. 11) around 3:30 a.m. on Highway 10 and Country Road South 580, a report states. State police identified the victim as 19-year-old Fitorus Ruan of Springdale. Ruan was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was transported to the medical examiners office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the report. The driver, […]

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    Vaccine Requirements Keep 153 Bentonville Students Out Of School

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – More than 150 students in the Bentonville School District were not allowed in class Monday (Oct. 6) because they were not up-to-date on their required vaccinations, administrators said. A new state law mandates students receive vaccinations for several potential illnesses, including chicken pox. Students were required to receive those immunizations by Oct. 1, but local school districts worked with area parents to give students more time to schedule vaccinations. “Our nurses, administrators, building administrators and registrars have […]

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    TSA Launches PreCheck At Northwest Arkansas Regional

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport flyers are now able to get through security faster, meaning, some will not have to remove their shoes, jackets and belts. The federal Transportation Security Administration expedited screening program, PreCheck, launched at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport on Wednesday (Oct. 8). XNA is the 120th airport in the country to have TSA PreCheck. The airlines serving the airport that participate in the program are American, Delta, United and U.S. Airways. The program is […]


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