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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

    Groups For And Against Fayetteville Civil Rights Ordinance Hold Rallies

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Two groups squared off on Tuesday (Dec. 2) in competing rallies over Fayetteville’s new civil rights ordinance. This comes after early voting on the ordinance began on Tuesday. The groups Repeal 119 and Keep Fayetteville Fair each held rallies on Tuesday. Among the issues they discussed was whether churches have to perform same-sex marriages under Ordinance 119. Jeremy Flanagan, a pastor at Pathway Baptist Church, said the ordinance threatens churches and ministers who decline to conduct a same-sex ceremony. “No one should be […]

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    Rogers Church Serves Up Chili To Hundreds

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A local church in Rogers served free chili to about 500 people on Monday (Dec. 1), as part of its annual chili supper. The First United Methodist Church held it’s 19th annual Methodist Chili Supper Monday night. “This is one of the ways we try to give back to the community, and it’s a way to involve the community,” said Bill March, a volunteer cook. March said they used a new recipe this year from the United States Navy. […]

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    Two Middle School Children Hit By Vehicle In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Two kids on their way to school were hit by a vehicle in Rogers on Monday (Dec. 1), according to police. The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Beachwood and 34th Streets in Rogers, police said. Police said a young girl and boy were crossing the street to board a school bus, when a driver passed the stopped bus, made a turn onto Beachwood Street and hit the two kids. The kids, middle school students in […]

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    Crews Work Structure Fire In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Fire Department worked a structure fire on Sunday (Nov. 30) in Fort Smith. The fire happened around 2 p.m. Sunday at South 16th Street in Fort Smith, according to Battalion Chief Boyd Waters with the Fort Smith Fire Department. The fire started on the third floor of the building, and sustained significant damage, Waters said. No injuries were reported.

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    Grass Fire Burns 100 Acres In LeFlore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – Fire crews responded to a large grass fire in LeFlore County on Saturday (Nov. 29) that burned more than 100 acres, authorities say. The fire started around 3:30 p.m. at a residence on Morris Creek Road just south of Poteau, said LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan. Morgan said a resident burning trash in the backyard caused the fire, and said wind played a major role in the fire spreading. Nine departments, including the Oklahoma Forestry Commission, […]

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    Darren Wilson Resigns From Ferguson Police Department

    (CNN) – Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in August, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, his attorney, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed to CNN Saturday night. In a telephone interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wilson said he resigned after the police department told him it received threats of violence if he remained an employee. “I’m resigning of my own free will,” he said. “I’m not willing to let someone else get hurt […]

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    Early-Bird Shoppers Turn Out On Thanksgiving

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Stores across Northwest Arkansas were packed with shoppers on Thanksgiving Day hoping to cash in on great holiday deals. Chuck Adkins and his wife were among the hundreds of shoppers who stuffed into JCPenney on Thursday (Nov. 27). “I was actually watching the Cowboys game and then my wife said oh my god JCPenney opens up at five and not six, so I drover her up here,” he said. Adkins said they are getting a head start […]

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    Shoppers Camp Out In Fayetteville To Score Hot Deals

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Shoppers were lined up early on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) hoping to find the best bargains. Javid Perez and Jesus Marquez were the first in line at the Best Buy in Fayetteville.  They camped out overnight in hopes of getting sweet holiday deals. “We are actually lucky we are getting the things we want,” Perez said. “There are some people that were planning on getting some items and are not going to get them now, so I […]

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    Four Protesters Arrested In Fayetteville Michael Brown Rally

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Four demonstrators were arrested in downtown Fayetteville on Tuesday (Nov. 25) while protesting the grand jury’s decision to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, police said. More than 30 people held a civil disobedience protest Tuesday afternoon outside the Washington County Courthouse.  They waved signs and chanted slogans. Police arrested Jane Stitt, Michael Robbins, Jared Carter and David Garcia during the demonstration. They were arrested after they sat in the road at the intersection of […]

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    2 Pets Die In Pea Ridge House Fire

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – A house fire killed a cat named Fluffs and a dog named Duke on Monday (Nov. 24) in Pea Ridge, but no people were hurt. Fire crews from Pea Ridge and Rogers responded around 8:30 a.m. to 280 Washburn Drive in reference to a house fire, according to Fire Chief Jamie Baggett with the Pea Ridge Fire Department. The fire chief said it took crews about an hour to put out the flames. He said they believe that the […]

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    House Damaged After Fire In Rural Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department responded to a house fire in rural Benton County on Sunday (Nov. 23). The incident happened around 3:52 p.m. on Sunday at 2500 Sequoyah Drive, said Fire Chief Tom Jenkins with the Rogers Fire Department. Jenkins said the fire started in the garage, and crews were able to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the home. Two people were in the home at the time of the fire, Jenkins said. […]

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    ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign To Target Holiday Travelers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department is teaming up with other state and local law enforcement officers across the country to crack down on seat belt violations. The Click It or Ticket campaign starts on Nov. 24 and will run through Nov. 30. Officials said that the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest for travel with more vehicles on the road and a greater chance of accidents.


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