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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
  • Polar plunge

    Polar Plunge Gives Back To Special Olympics

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Brave men and women took the polar plunge at Beaver Lake in Rogers on Saturday (Feb. 14) to raise money for Special Olympics Arkansas. Special Olympics Arkansas held its 16th annual Beaver Lake Polar Plunge fundraiser on Saturday at Prairie Creek Swim Area. The money raised from the event will help Special Olympics Arkansas provide free year-round sports training and competition opportunities to  all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The event brought over 300 plungers last year and raised […]

  • Monte Ne

    Monte Ne Remnants Emerge As Lake Level Plunges

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A historic resort is rising out of the water in Benton County as lake levels drop across the area. Monte Ne was a resort that was founded in 1900 and its remains lie beneath the waters at Beaver Lake. William Harvey, also known as Coin, built the popular destination. There were three hotels, Hotel Monte Ne, the Missouri Row Hotel and the Oklahoma Row Hotel. There was also an amphitheater that many refer to as “the […]

  • Go Red

    NASCAR’s Earnhardt Miller Helps Raise Awareness Of Heart Disease

    ROGERS (KFSM) – One of the most powerful people in the sport of NASCAR was in Rogers on Tuesday (Feb. 10) for the Go Red For Women Event. Kelley Earnhardt Miller, General Manager of JR Motorsports, made her first trip to Arkansas to raise awareness of heart disease. She said that the disease has impacted her family. “My grandfather Ralph, who pioneered our way into the sport, died at the age of 45 from a heart attack,” she said. Miller is the daughter of Dale Earnhardt […]

  • Resteraunt

    Foster’s Pint & Plate To Open Restaurant In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Foster’s Pint & Plate is opening a restaurant in Rogers on Thursday (Feb. 12), according to a release. Foster’s Pint & Plate is located at the intersection of New Hope and Bellview roads in Rogers. The menu will feature appetizers, wood-fired sourdough pizzas, burgers and salads, the release states. The restaurant has 82 draft beers, many of which are brewed locally, according to the release. There’s also a microbrewery inside Foster’s Pint & Plate. They plan to introduce […]

  • Construction

    Demolition Work To Require I-49 Lane Closures In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Demolition work will require a lane closure on Interstate 49 this week in Benton County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation officials. Crews will be replacing the Highway 264 bridge over I-49 in Lowell and will create a concrete barrier wall along the interstate’s southbound median shoulder under the overpass, according to a release. This will require closing the southbound inside lane. In addition to the lane closure, northbound and southbound traffic will be stopped for […]

  • Cabelas

    Cabela’s Hosts National Rifle Association Weekend In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Cabela’s partnered with the National Rifle Association to host in-store NRA Weekend events in Rogers, according to a release. The annual event was held on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at the Cabela’s location in Rogers. It featured an NRA membership drive, firearm safety courses, educational workshops, in-store product demonstrations and much more, the release states. All new and current NRA members who joined or renewed their membership during NRA Weekend received a $25 Cabela’s gift card, according to the release.

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    Suspects Arrested After Getting Shot In Fayetteville Pharmacy Robbery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –Two suspects are behind bars after being shot while robbing a Fayetteville pharmacy over the weekend, according to police. Hendrik and Melanie Hornsveld, both 39, were arrested on Sunday (Feb. 8) on suspicion of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, engaging in a continuing crime gang and second-degree false imprisonment. Both remain in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Fayetteville police said Hendrik Hornsveld and an unidentified juvenile male robbed Medicap Pharmacy […]

  • clarksville fire feb 2

    VIDEO: Two Buildings Destroyed In Downtown Clarksville Fire

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – A fire in downtown Clarksville destroyed two buildings and damaged two others on Monday (Feb. 2). Crews worked throughout the morning to stop the fire from spreading to other buildings along the downtown strip. The fire started in the attic of a clothing shop on Main Street around 5:40 a.m. Monday, according to Clarksville Fire Chief Clark Gray.  By 9 a.m., the fire had destroyed the store and a vacant building next door. “It was about 20 degrees and all of […]

  • Bridge Repair

    Road To Close In Benton County For Bridge Repair

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Benton County Road Department will be closing a part of Wilson Road for bridge repair this week, according to a release. The part of the road that will be closed is east of the intersection of Sugar Creek road and Wilson road near Garfield. The section of road will be closed Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. until Feb. 6 at 8 a.m., the release states.


    OHP Trooper Killed In Line Of Duty

    SEMINOLE COUNTY (KFSM) – An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was killed on Saturday (Jan. 31) while investigating a collision involving an overturned semi, according to a release. Troopers Nicholas Dees and Keith Burch were struck by a vehicle around 10 p.m. Saturday on I-40 westbound at mile marker 195, the release states. Trooper Dees suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. Trooper Burch was critically injured and taken to O.U. Medical Center in […]

  • Gun

    Hanging Judge Gun And Knife Show Brings A Crowd

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Hanging Judge Gun & Knife Show was held at Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith on Saturday (Jan. 31). The two-day event  is hosted by Hanging Judge Productions of Arkansas. The show featured a large selection of winchester rifles, colt pistols and modern and antique firearms. Organizers said they were pleased with the amount of people who showed up to the event. “We were really pleased with our turnout today,” said Eldon King, manager of the […]

  • Blood Drive

    Red Cross Encourages Donating During National Blood Donor Month

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The American Red Cross is encouraging blood donors to become a regular blood donor this year starting with National Blood Donor Month in January, according to a release. The American Red Cross held a blood drive on Saturday (Jan. 31) from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Walmart located at 2901 Highway 412 E. in Siloam Springs. January is a tough time for blood donations. According to the American Red Cross, inclement weather can result in […]


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