Katelynn Zoellner anchors weeknights at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. alongside Daren Bobb and Chief Meteorologist Garrett Lewis.

Katelynn joined the news team in August 2013 as a sports reporter and later that year was named weekend anchor and reporter.

Prior to joining 5NEWS, Katelynn worked as a sports anchor and reporter for KLST in San Angelo, Texas.

Katelynn was born and raised in Northern California. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree 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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    Fort Smith Paramedics Clean Up Wreaths Blown Over At National Cemetery

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Strong winds took a toll on the freshly decorated Fort Smith National Cemetery, blowing away wreaths that had been placed on veterans’ graves by volunteers. A team of Fort Smith paramedics worked to put wreaths back on the headstones at the cemetery on Monday (Dec. 14). Ramon Contreras is one of four paramedics who helped. He said it was important to get the wreaths set back up. “It honors the men and women that gave their lives for […]

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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, five people were arrested: Thomas A. Thomas, 44 Jerry Carnes, 60 Kenneth Martin, 40 David Jones, 43 Marla Darling, 42 These people […]

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    Local Veterans Make Holidays Brighter For Underprivileged Children

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) – A group of local veterans in the River Valley are working to make sure every child feels special this holiday season. O.G. Phelps served in Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He got out two weeks short of his 21st birthday. “Like most wars it was a very unpopular war and I just didn’t feel like I belonged anywhere and just wanted to stay by myself,” he said. Phelps joined the River Valley Marine Corps […]

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    Driver Crashes Stolen SUV On Fort Smith Golf Course

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A driver crashed a stolen vehicle into a tree at a golf course in Fort Smith Sunday (Oct. 4), according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Police said the crash happened around 2:15 p.m. at Hardscrabble Country Club. The driver, Doyle Fuller, was driving a 2011 black Ford Explorer that was stolen from Randall Ford Dealership in Fort Smith, according to police. Fuller faces charges of theft by receiving stolen property and reckless driving. Police said Fuller was driving at a high […]

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    Driver Arrested After Crashing Vehicle Into Fort Smith Homeowner’s Pool

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man was arrested after crashing a vehicle into a Fort Smith homeowner’s backyard pool on Thursday (Sept. 24), according to police. The Fort Smith Police Department said officers responded to the crash around 11:30 p.m. Thursday at a home located on Hendricks Boulevard. The driver drove over a curve, through a fence and into an empty in-ground pool, police said. The man who was driving the vehicle told officers that he made a wrong turn while trying to […]

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    Cleveland Captive Michelle Knight Speaks At Children’s Advocacy Center Event

    ROGERS (KFSM) — A woman who was chained, raped and tortured for more than a decade inside a Cleveland home spoke Thursday night (Sept. 17) at a Benton County Children’s Advocacy Center fundraising event. Michelle Knight, who now goes by Lillian, shared her story of hope at the CAC’s annual Cherishing Children dinner. “Have courage and hope, do not ever let somebody take that away from you, because once you let somebody take that away from you, they take away […]

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    University Of Arkansas Adds New Food Items To Razorback Stadium Menu

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The University of Arkansas is expanding its concession options at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The university unveiled a list of new food items that will be available at various concessions stand locations inside the stadium this season. Senior Associate Athletic Director Chris Freet said the expanded menu came after a survey showed fans were hungry for more options. “Ticket prices have increased, there needs to be more built around the game, and everything needs to be unique, […]


    Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck By Car In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Fort Smith Monday (Aug. 17), according to police. The Fort Smith Police Department said the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday on Rogers Avenue outside Central Mall while the man was walking in a crosswalk. The man was crossing the street when he should not have been, police said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital to be treated for injuries that are not believed to be severe, according to police. […]

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    Female Angler Wins The Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A female angler beat out more than 1,500 others to win the grand prize at the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza on Sunday (Aug. 2). Robinette Fox took home the big prize this year with a 7.15 pound bass. She said she caught the bass while fishing with a ten inch “old monster worm” on Friday (July 31) in the Dardanelle pool. Fox took home $50,000 for her win. She is the first female angler to win Arkansas’ largest amateur big bass tournament.

  • Central EMS Responds To Child In Hot Car In Farmington

    FARMINGTON (KFSM)- Central EMS responded to a child in a hot car Sunday (August 2) in Farmington. Central EMS responded to reports of a 9-month-old girl left in a car at a residence located along U.S. Highway 170 between Farmington and Prairie Grove, according to dispatchers. Dispatchers said the young girl was crying, but was awake and breathing No one was taken to the hospital, dispatchers said.

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    Knowing Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The recent traffic stop incidents across the country have left many wondering what exactly they have the right to do when pulled over. Lt. Scott Lewis, with the Springdale Police Department, said there are only two things you have to do during a routine traffic stop. You must give the officer your drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance and exit your vehicle if an officer asks you to do so. “If an officer asks you […]

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    Two Arrested After High-Speed Chase Ends In Crash

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Two men were arrested following a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Elm Springs on Tuesday (July 28), according to Arkansas State Police. Both men face multiple traffic violations, state police said. One of the men was wanted in connection with a felony parole violation. According to state police, the chase began when a trooper, patrolling in Sonora, tried to pull over a red Chevy truck for a seatbelt violation. The truck fled west along U.S. […]