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.

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    Vian Police Department Closes

    VIAN (KFSM) – A local police department is closing while the department looks for a new police chief, according to authorities. The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office has been taking calls for the Vian Police Department since Friday (July 24), said Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Lockhart said the town council asked the sheriff’s office to take calls from people living in Vian until the police department finds a new police chief. Stay with 5NEWS for the latest on this developing story.

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    Man Dies In Fort Smith Apartment Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man died following a fire at an apartment in Fort Smith Sunday (July 26), according to the Fort Smith Fire Department. The fire department responded to a fire at Cambridge House Apartments located at 4001 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith. Battalion Chief Boyd Waters said a 62-year-old man was taken to Mercy Hospital where he later died. The man was a resident of the complex and was the only person inside the apartment at the […]

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    Poteau Skateboarding Competition Helps To Raise Awareness For Autism

    POTEAU (KFSM) – A skateboarding competition was held in Poteau on Saturday (July 25) to help raise awareness for autism. The 4th Annual Oklahoma Slam was held Saturday at the Skatepark off Broadway in Poteau. The event was hosted by Nashoba Youth Foundation. The nonprofit organization brings skateparks and skateboarding competition to Southeast Oklahoma.  

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    Escape Room Challenge Comes To Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –  One of the hottest entertainment trends in the country has made its way to Northwest Arkansas. Shannon Falter and Kim Stauss opened Ozark Escape in Fayetteville two weeks ago. The co-founders said they wanted to bring another family-friendly entertainment option to the area. “Fayetteville is a growing community,” Falter said. “We knew it would be a good fit here for a college town, but mostly because we wanted to have something like this to come and play […]

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    Local Group Donates Two Dozen Bikes To Veterans

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A local nonprofit group donated two dozen bikes to veterans in Fayetteville on Tuesday (July 21). Pedal It Forward NWA partnered with the VA Peer Support Outreach Program in Fayetteville to give free bicycles to veterans. The group takes donated used bikes, refurbishes them and then gives them to local organizations. “We accept all bikes in all kinds of different conditions,” said Justin Tubb, President of Pedal It Forward NWA. “Some are literally almost brand new and […]

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    Northwest Arkansas Council Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Northwest Arkansas Council celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual meeting on Monday (July 20) at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Leaders from all over the state were at the meeting, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Hutchinson spoke at the meeting and commended the council for its hard work and accomplishments. “Great things have been done, but more is to be done for this generation,” Hutchinson said. “Thank you Northwest Arkansas Council for your […]

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    New Whataburger Opens In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new Whataburger in Fayetteville opened on Monday (July 20). The new fast-food eatery began serving customers 11 a.m. Monday. It’s located at 1920 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fayetteville. This is the Texas restaurant chain’s first location in Northwest Arkansas. “We’re eager to join the Northwest Arkansas community and serve our customers 24 hours a day, 364 days a year,” said Rob Rodriguez, Whataburger senior vice president of restaurant operations. “We’ve had our eye […]

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    Arkansas Tech Football Player Drowns In Pope County

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – A student-athlete at Arkansas Tech University drowned in Pope County on Sunday (July 19), according to a release. Zemaric Holt, 21, died as a result of injuries suffered in an accident at Long Pool Recreation Area in Pope County, the release states. “Arkansas Tech extends its deepest condolences to the family of Zemaric Holt, his teammates and his friends,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, Arkansas Tech president. “Please know that counselors are available in the Arkansas Tech […]

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    Make-A-Wish Grants Young Boy’s Disney World Wish

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A young boy battling cancer got a special surprise from the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Saturday (July 18). 7-year-old Timothy Moore had his one wish granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation Saturday in Van Buren. Family, friends and volunteers eagerly waited at Wheels in Motion to see his face when it was revealed that he’d be going to Disney World and LEGOLAND in Florida. “We are at Wheels In Motion and we got to do Timothy’s Make-A-Wish reveal […]

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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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