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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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    Multi-Vehicle Wreck Slows Down Traffic On Highway 59

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A multi-vehicle wreck slowed traffic on Highway 59 near Van Buren on Saturday. According to police, the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 9). Police said three vehicles were involved in the accident. Three people were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Traffic was down to one lane as crews worked to pull a truck out of a ditch, according to an eyewitness. The accident was likely caused by […]

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    Bella Vista Bypass Hits Roadblock After Missouri Sales Tax Fails

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – Plans to extend the Bella Vista Bypass have hit a dead end after Missouri voters defeated a sales tax increase Tuesday (Aug. 5) that would have funded more than 800  transportation projects. Missourians voted the measure down with 59 percent voting ‘no’, and 41 percent voting ‘yes’. If approved, the meausre would’ve raised the sales tax three-quarters of a cent for the next 10 years. It would not have applied to groceries, gasoline or prescriptions. In addition, the tax would’ve funded […]

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    Local Law Enforcement Participate In Cold Water Challenge

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – A unique competition has law enforcement officials across Northwest Arkansas taking a cold plunge, all in the name of charity. The Cold Water Challenge has gone viral nationwide. It’s a spin-off of the polar bear plunge and has been taking off on social media. “I think it has just picked up steam and everybody is doing it,” said Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder. “When you start to challenge type a personalities, which most officers are, they […]

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    Crews Resurface Fayetteville Bridge To Help Reduce Flooding

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Traffic delays are expected this week in southern Fayetteville, as road crews resurface a bridge near the University of Arkansas campus. South Garland Avenue will be closed from Boone Street to Pettigrew Street for bridge repair. Crews are resurfacing the bridge with concrete to help prevent future flooding, they said. “In the past, there’s been a couple times where we have had some flooding in this area and it’s washed the asphalt off the street,” said Joey […]

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    Man Killed In Crawford County Shooting

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A Crawford County man is dead after a shooting over the weekend. Right now, investigators say no one is facing charges in the shooting. The incident happened around 3 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 2) near Cedarville, said Capt. Andrew McIntosh, Cedarville Police Department. Authorities have identified the victim as 45-year-old Brian Fisher. The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith. He later died from his injuries, McIntosh said. Police have not released the name […]

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    Crews Respond To House Fire In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) –  Fire Crews responded to a possible house fire in Rogers early Sunday morning. The incident happened around 5 a.m. on  Sunday (Aug. 3) on the 15100-block of Putman Rd. The Rogers and Beaver Lake fire departments were the responding agencies, according to the Rogers Fire Department. An air conditioning unit inside the residence was smoking, authorities said. No structural damage was reported.    

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    Eureka Springs Hosts Mass Same-Sex Wedding Reception

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The city of Eureka Springs hosted the first “mass gay wedding reception in the Bible Belt” on Saturday (Aug. 2). Hundreds of guests from across the Midwest attended the reception. The reception is billed as a “Married To Equality” event, and it was open to the public, according to a news release. The goal of the reception was to “honor the more than 500 same-sex couples married in Arkansas in May after a state judge invalidated the […]

  • Memorial Service Held For Greenwood Father And Son

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A memorial service was held Saturday (Aug. 2) for a Greenwood father and son who were found dead on July 29 in Yell County after being reported missing. The bodies of Brian A. Floyd, 33, of Greenwood and his 10-month-old son Harper Floyd were found by authorities in a remote area near the father’s abandoned pickup. The memorial service was held at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith at 2 p.m. on Saturday. “Brian was a […]

  • Crews In Bentonville Work To Clean Up Wind Storm Debris

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Bentonville city crews were out Tuesday (July 29) cleaning up downed tree limbs and other debris from the storm last Wednesday. The wind storms that ripped through Northwest Arkansas  left some homeowners’ yards covered with debris. Wind gusts reached up to 63 mph. “A majority of it came from these trees in my backyard when the storm hit,” said Curtis Tanksley, a homeowner. “It snapped a bunch of limbs off. That wind came so fast and so […]

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    Benton County Sheriff’s Office Seizes Guns, Cash And Drugs In Investigation

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division seized drugs, cash, guns and more during an investigation on Monday (July 28), according to a news release. Detectives served two search warrants, one at 615 Smith Ridge Turn Off in Rogers and another at 15594 Twelve Corners Rd. in Garfield, the release states. After an instigation, six people were arrested: Thomas A. Thomas, 44 Jerry Carnes, 60 Macaila Thomas, 20 Kenneth Martin, 40 David Jones, 43 Marla […]

  • Cabela’s Archery Classic Helps Locals Learn About The Outdoors

    ROGERS (KFSM) – From shooting arrows to tying flies, Cabela’s Archery Classic gave families the opportunity to expand their horizons in hunting and fishing over the weekend. Dozens of families in Northwest Arkansas showed up to the event. It was held at the store’s Rogers location on July 26 and 27. “This is the archery classic, it’s gearing up those hunters,” said Steven Fuller of Cabela’s. “We’ve got events going on throughout the store.” People who attended were able to […]

  • 28th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

    HEBER SPRINGS (KFSM) – The 28th annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races were held at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs on Saturday (July 27). The theme for this year’s event was, ‘Wild & Wacky and Downright Crazy.’ Boats of all shapes and sizes made of cardboard competed for speed and design. Awards were given to the most creative team and boat, the boat that floated the best, as well as the best and most dramatic sinking. Other activities included a […]


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