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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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    U Of A Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Rape On Campus

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A group of students at the University of Arkansas are working to raise awareness of rape on campus. The campaign is called “That’s So 6 Percent,” which derives from a study estimating that six percent of men commit acts of rape. “We know that one in four college women are sexually assaulted based on national samples,” said Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, director of STAR Central. Wyandt-Hiebert said the goal of the campaign is to change what’s referred to as rape […]

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    New Rogers Police Chief Sworn In Tuesday

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A swearing in ceremony was held on Tuesday (Feb. 24) for Rogers’ new police chief. Chief Hayes Minor, a 21-year veteran of the department, was sworn in Tuesday. He succeeds former police chief James Allen who died from colon cancer in January. Minor touched on some of the initiatives at work in Rogers. “You know in light of national events the current topic of conversation across the country is police and community relations,” he said. “It’s a […]

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    Winter Storm Rolls Through Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Winter weather swept through Washington County on Monday (Feb. 23) covering roads with ice and snow. Snow fell throughout the day, making for slick road conditions across the county. “I was only doing about 60 mph and everybody was passing me and I’m thinking you all are crazy, because you never know when you’re going to hit some black ice,” said Randall Wagner. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing overnight into Tuesday and some people […]

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    Winter Weather Live Updates

    As winter weather rolls through our area, keep an eye on our live blog below for the latest on weather and road conditions where you live.

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    IHOP Restaurants To Offer Free Pancakes In Celebration Of National Pancake Day

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – In celebration of National Pancake Day, participating IHOP® restaurants will offer guests a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes. The restaurant will offer each guest free pancakes all day long on March 3 in an effort to raise $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals programs nationwide. On National Pancake Day, guests are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in exchange for free pancakes. To find a local IHOP restaurant visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

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    Walmart Prepares For Grand Opening In Booneville

    BOONEVILLE (KFSM) – Associates are stocking shelves in preparation for the grand opening of the relocated Walmart store in Booneville, according to a release. The store is located at 1400 E. Main St. and will include a full line of groceries and a wide assortment of merchandise. “We’re just about ready to open our doors,” said store manager Galen Dahler in the release. “We’re going to continue to make a difference with our new store in the Booneville community.” The […]

  • UA Professor Featured On PBS Series Highlighting ‘Indiana Jones’ Site

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A University of Arkansas professor is featured in a special series by NOVA, which airs on PBS, that began Wednesday (Feb. 18). Tom Paradise, a professor of geosciences at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, appeared in NOVA’s “Building Wonders of the World” series in an episode titled “Petra: Lost City of Stone.” Petra is an acient city carved out of stone located in the desert of Jordan. The city was popularized in the movie “Indiana Jones […]

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    Winter Weather Strands Travelers At XNA

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Multiple flights were cancelled and delayed at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport on Tuesday (Feb.17), leaving travelers stranded at the airport. Mary Davies and Mary Waters spent much of Tuesday stuck at XNA. “We love to travel, so you know it’s just part of the process,” Waters said. The women are originally from Seattle. They flew from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago to Arkansas. “As we were leaving they were saying ‘oh boy we are getting out […]

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    Winter Storm Slams Northwest Arkansas

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – A winter storm rolled into Northwest Arkansas, making for slick roadways on Monday (Feb. 16) in Washington and Benton counties. A Toyota Camry crashed into a police patrol vehicle in Springdale on Monday morning. Police said the vehicle was traveling westbound on Morris Street, tried to stop at a stop sign before merging onto U.S. 71 and wasn’t able to stop. “The car wasn’t able to stop in time and collided with our patrol vehicle,” said Sgt. Jonathan […]

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    Crews Put Out Fire At Superior Industries In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department put out a commerical fire in Rogers on Monday (Feb. 16), according to authorities. The fire happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday at Superior Industries located at 1301 N. Dixieland Rd., said Rogers Fire Captain Dennis Thurman. Flames were contained to the roof and were likely started by welding, Thurman said. Multiple emergency units were deployed to assist with the incident. The Superior Industries plant produced aluminum wheels while it was in operation. Superior Industries announced in July 2014 […]

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    Winter Weather Cancels Razorback Women’s Basketball Luncheon

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas announced on Sunday (Feb. 15) that the Razorback Women’s Basketball Luncheon scheduled for Monday (Feb. 16) at Mermaid’s is cancelled due to the threat of bad weather, according to a release. There is not a scheduled make-up date at this time. Arkansas picked up a 54-36 road win at Auburn on Sunday. The Razorbacks host No. 2 South Carolina on Thursday (Feb. 19) for the first of three straight home games. The game is scheduled to […]

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    Fort Smith Regional Food Bank Feeds Children During School Holiday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Regional Food bank served thousands of cans of food to students in its President’s Day “Have a Souper Weekend!” Drive. More than 7,750 public school children received a can of beef stew and large can of Campbell’s soup to get them through the three-day weekend. President’s Day is on Feb. 16.

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