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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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    Fayettechill Hosts Adoption Drive At Washington County Animal Shelter

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Washington County Animal Shelter partnered with Fayettechill Clothing Company and other local businesses to host an adoption drive on Saturday (April 4). Fayettechill hosted the adoption drive from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Washington County Animal Shelter. For anyone who adopted an animal, Fayettechill offered a 40 percent off gift card for use at their Dickson Street location. The shelter is located at 801 W. Clydesdale Dr. in Fayetteville. It’s open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. […]

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    Family Seeks Help From Wisconsin Diver To Find Missing Rogers Woman

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Relatives and friends are rallying to find a missing 21-year-old woman at Beaver Lake. Stacey Hernandez, 21, of Rogers went missing on Tuesday (March 24) following a boating accident at the lake with family members. Kaetny Hernandez said she’s not giving up faith that her sister will be found. “She’s out there and we still haven’t found her,” she said. “I believe in miracles, I believe in God and until I find a body I’m not stopping.” The […]

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    Benton County Judge Seeks To Expand Jail To House Misdemeanor Suspects

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Benton County Jail may soon have room to house more inmates accused of committing misdemeanor crimes. The Benton County Jail is running out of room to house inmates accused of misdemeanors. So, Benton County Judge Bob Clinard said he’s pushing ahead with plans to expand the jail. “Our district judges are very disappointed,” he said. “They can not carry on justice in their courts without the ability to put someone in jail if they don’t fulfill requirements […]

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    All-Clear Given At Siloam Springs School After Suspicious Package Found

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Bentonville Bomb Squad and Siloam Springs Police Department have given the all-clear Tuesday (March 31) afternoon after authorities said a suspicious item was found at Northside Elementary School. The item was a clear plastic jar, wrapped in tape with a hand-written note inside, according to Siloam Springs Police Chief James Wilmeth. Authorities cleared the scene just before 6 p.m. The Siloam Springs Police School Resource Officer found the suspicious item around 3:47 p.m. in the parking […]

  • Stacey Hernandez

    Search Continues For Missing Woman At Beaver Lake

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Rescuers continued their search for a missing woman at Beaver Lake on Monday (March 30). Stacey Hernandez, 21, of Rogers went missing on Tuesday (March 24) while at the lake with family members. Parts of Beaver Lake are more than 130 feet deep, so authorities are using sonar equipment to locate the body. “We’ve taken part of the lake and we’ve gridded it off into five grids,” said Keshia Guyll, Benton County Sheriff’s Office. “Currently we’re through almost four of those grids. We’re […]

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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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