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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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    Interactive Children’s Museum Opens In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A $24 million interactive children’s museum opened in Bentonville on Wednesday (July 15). The Scott Family Amazeum opened¬†to the public 10 a.m. Wednesday after nearly 10 years of work and planning.¬† The museum was named in recognition of the contributions made by former CEO of Walmart Stores Inc. Lee Scott and his family. The 50,000 square-foot state-of-the-art museum features eight interactive exhibits. In addition, there are three activity areas including a Hershey’s Lab. It’s the only one […]

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    Cedarville Pirate’s Day Festival Attracts Many

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM) – Several people were in Cedarville on Saturday (July 11) for the city’s annual Pirate’s Day Festival. The festival was held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cedarville City Park. The event featured helicopter rides, live music and a car and bike show. There were also vendors and food. Organizers said the festival is designed to bring the community together. “I’m glad it’s here to help out our community and our goal is to help […]

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    Residents Deal With Flooding In Prairie Grove

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – Several homes in Prairie Grove were affected by flooding from the storms that rolled through Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday (July 7). Chuck Stepanek and his wife have lived in their home on Viney Grove Road for three and a half years. He said the flooding on Tuesday was the worst he’s ever seen. “It was completely full from the mailbox all the way to the front of our house,” he said. “One thing I guess to […]

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    Flooding Causes Damage To Local Businesses

    LINCOLN (KFSM) – Some local businesses are dealing with damage following the storms that rolled through Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday (July 7). Josh and Tiffany Tabor own The Local Sign Shop in Lincoln. The couple’s business was damaged by flooding last month and now they’re worried Tuesday’s heavy rain will cause more damage. “A couple of weeks ago it flooded in the matter of three hours, so I’m definitely worried it could cause more damage this time,” said Josh Tabor. […]

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    Dallas-Bound Flight Diverted To XNA After Engine Trouble

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – An aircraft carrying more than 50 passengers was diverted to Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport after engine trouble on Monday (July 6), according to airport officials. XNA Airport Director Kelly Johnson said Envoy Air flight 3388 was traveling from Peoria, Ill. to Dallas when the engine trouble occurred. “To err on the side of caution is exactly what you want your pilot and crew to do and that’s what they did,” she said. “They went ahead and landed […]

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    Greenwood Celebrates July 4th With Freedom Fest

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – The City of Greenwood celebrated the 4th of July with Freedom Fest on Saturday (July 4). Freedom Fest, an annual tradition in Greenwood, was held Saturday at Town Square. The event featured a 5K run, pageant, live music, games and food.  

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    71st Annual Rodeo Of The Ozarks Kicks Off

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country will be in Springdale this week to compete in the rodeo. The 71st annual Rodeo of the Ozarks will be held at Parsons Stadium in Springdale. The four-day event runs from Wednesday, July 1 until Saturday, July 4. “It’s like going to a football or basketball professional game, these are pros,” said Rick Culver, executive director of the Rodeo of the Ozarks. “So, it’s not just what […]

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    Springdale Fire Department Urges Safety With Fireworks

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, the Springdale Fire Department is urging residents to take precautions when using fireworks. Capt. Dustin Kelley said he recommends that residents have eye protection on when they shoot fireworks. Also, roman candles and sparklers should never be held in your hands. “We suggest that you have eye protection on when you shoot them,” he said. “Don’t hold them in your hands, even fireworks or roman candles. A lot of […]

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    Bentonville Farmers Market Moves To New Location

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Vendors at the Bentonville Farmers Market had to set up at a new location on Saturday (June 20). Vendor booths were moved to locations on the street surrounding the square, rather than on the lawn of the square itself. The market will now extend north on Main Street and west on NW 2nd Street. “It’s a little warmer on the street, but the feedback we’re getting from our customers, they kinda like not being jammed up on […]

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    Madison County Mudslide Causes Concern Among Residents

    MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) – A mudslide in Madison County is causing concern for the people who drive near it every day. Richard Hollingsworth and his family live along County Road 4115 in Madison County. They’ve lived there for 30 years and said they’ve never seen conditions this bad. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen it,” he said. “On this hillside there isn’t anything but big trees. When that gives way and when the rain comes it’s just going to […]

  • Rogers Fire Station

    New Fire Station To Cut Down Response Times In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A new $2.3 million fire station in Rogers is expected to improve response times in the city. The fire station is located at 1800 W New Hope Rd. in Rogers. It’s replacing the old Station 2 on 17th Street, which was built in 1972. “We estimate that it’s going to save somewhere between 30 and 35 seconds for every call they go on,” said Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, with the Rogers Fire Department. Jenkins said the department […]

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    Fans Pack Local Sports Bars To Watch Hogs Game

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fans packed sports bars in Fayetteville on Monday (June 15) to watch the Arkansas-Miami game. Dozens were seen at Buffalo Wild Wings cheering on the Razorbacks. “Hog fans are Hog fans,” said Zachary Bibb. “You know they’re always going to be around. I feel like everyone is excited.” Monday’s game was delayed due to rain in Omaha. Fans like Jason Nickell said despite the late start, he wasn’t going to miss the game. “It’s summer, it’s Omaha […]

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