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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.

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    Jury Selected For Bentonville Schools Employee In Rape Case

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The jury was selected on Tuesday (Jan. 27) for the former Bentonville School District employee accused of sexually assaulting students at an after-school program. Ali Matar, 22, of Lowell is accused of sexually assaulting young girls in 2014 at R.E. Baker Elementary School in Bentonville. Matar was arrested on May 14, 2014. Matar was led into court by a Benton County deputy Tuesday morning. Jury selection began around 8 a.m. in front of Circuit Judge Brad Karren […]

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    Northeast Blizzard Impacts Air Travel At XNA

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The blizzard on the Northeast impacted travelers across the country, including some at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport on Monday (Jan. 26). More than 6,700 flights have been cancelled on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 27). A handful of those were cancelled at XNA. American Airlines flight 3553 from LaGuardia Airport at 5:20 p.m. and American Airlines flight 3553 to LaGuardia Airport at 5:55 p.m. were cancelled. United Airlines flight 4602 to Newark Liberty International Airport at […]

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    Fort Smith Student Wins Sebastian County Spelling Bee

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) –  A new champion emerged at the Sebastian County Spelling Bee on Saturday (Jan. 24). Vinny Nguyen, who goes to Trinity Junior High School in Fort Smith, won the spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “cladistics.” “Excited, happy, and relieved kind of that there’s a little break from the studying,” Nguyen said. “I’ve studied the words a lot, so I didn’t need the definitions most of the time so we went off of the list.”

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    Fayetteville City Council To Discuss Rezoning Project

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fayetteville city council members will hold a public meeting on Monday (Jan. 26) to discuss a rezoning project, according to a release. Fayetteville Ward Four City Council Members Alan Long and John La Tour will be discussing rezoning of a property located at the north side of W. Cleveland Street and N. Razorback Road, the release states. Council members Long and La Tour and the property owners are looking for input from the public before proceeding with the request to rezone, […]

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    Fort Smith Bridal Event Brings Out Local Vendors, Brides

    (FORT SMITH) – A bridal event in Fort Smith brought out hundreds to Kay Rodgers Park on Sunday (Jan. 25). The Bridal Extravaganza featured vendors, cake decorators, formal wear, jewelry, make-up and caterers.  It was the seventh year for the event. Lexi Barker said that the event was a great one stop shop for her big day. “It’s a lot of fun we got to see a lot of vendors, talk to a lot of people and it was great to see those […]

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    Bentonville Hotel Ranks Among The Best In The U.S.

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A hotel in Bentonville is ranked among the best in the United States, according to TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, announced its Travelers’ Choice Awards honoring the best hotels throughout the U.S. and around the world. 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville was named among the best in the U.S., according to a release. “We are a museum of contemporary art first,” said Emmanuel Gardinier, general manager of 21c Museum Hotel. “We’re open 24 hours a […]

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    Red Flag Warning In Effect For Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A red flag warning was issued in Washington County on Tuesday (Jan. 20). Washington County Assistant Fire Marshal Tyler McCartney said that Fire Marshal Dennis Ledbetter issued the red flag warning on Tuesday due to low humidity and high winds across the county. McCartney said outdoor burning is not recommended under a red flag warning. “Burning is really not favorable and we would not suggest you going out to burn anything,” he said. McCartney said they look at multiple factors […]

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    Benton County Under Burn Ban

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A burn ban is in effect in Benton County through Monday (Jan. 19) and all outdoor burning is prohibited, according to Benton County Emergency Services. The ban will remain in effect through Monday morning when conditions will be re-evaluated.

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    One Person Killed In Motorcycle Accident In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – One person was killed in a motorcycle accident in Springdale on Sunday (Jan. 18), according to Arkansas State Police. The victim has been identified as Thaddeus Antonio Pando, 36, of Rogers, a release states. Pando was heading eastbound on U.S. 412 East of Blue Springs Road and failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, the release states. Pando’s motorcycle left the roadway, traveled down an embankment into some trees. Pando was airlifted to Washington Regional Medical Center where […]

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    Walmart Museum To Host “Play It Forward” Concert Series

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Walmart Museum in Bentonville will host the Claudia Burson Trio as part of its “Play it Forward” concert series this month. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24. Proceeds from the Claudia Burson Trio will benefit the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through Downtown Bentonville, Inc.

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    One Person Injured In Two-Car Wreck In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident in Springdale on Saturday (Jan. 17), according to police. The wreck happened around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday near Y Liquors on South Thompson Street in Springdale, police said. One person was injured in the accident, according to police. The extent of the injuries are unknown

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    Bentonville Student Wins Benton County Spelling Bee

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A new champion emerged at the Benton County Spelling Bee on Saturday (Jan. 17) at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Pavani Chittemsetty, who is in third grade at Elm Tree Elementary School in Bentonville, won the spelling bee by correctly spelling the word “emissary.” “I reviewed the 450 words from the school and looked at other books in case they were out-listed, but they weren’t so that kind of helped,” Chittemsetty said.


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