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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
  • COP LIGHTS

    Investigation Underway After Two Found Dead In Sallisaw Home

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – An investigation is underway after two people were found dead inside a Sallisaw home Sunday night (Sept. 28). Authorities said someone called around 7:05 p.m., asking if officers could do a welfare check on the people living inside a home on Maple Street. When officers arrived on scene, they said they found both people dead inside. The bodies were identified as 47-year-old Vince Rayner and 34-year-old Katie Waggle-Goodman according to the Sallisaw Police Department. Detectives with the Oklahoma […]

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    RV Wreck Slows Traffic On I-40 Near Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – An RV wreck slowed traffic on I-40 West near Van Buren on Sunday. Arkansas State Police said the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 28). The accident was caused by a tire blowout, police said. No other vehicles were involved in the incident. No one was injured.  

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    Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Interviewed By Police

    (CNN) – Police in Oklahoma said Saturday they’ve interviewed the man who allegedly beheaded a 54-year-old woman at his former workplace. Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was shot inside the Vaughn Food processing plant but regained consciousness in the hospital, said Jeremy Lewis, spokesman for the Moore police department. Nolen was interviewed Friday in the hospital; police haven’t revealed what was said. Police expect him to be released and moved to a jail by early next week, Lewis said. Nolen’s Facebook […]

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    Great Planes Air Expo To Showcase Aircraft

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Great Planes Air Expo is coming to Rogers on Thursday (Oct. 2), according to a release. The expo will be held at Beaver Lake Aviation at the Rogers Municipal Airport-Carter Field, the release states. Aircraft will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will showcase new aircraft from major General Aviation manufacturers including Cirrus, Cessna and Diamond, the release states. According to the release, the expo was developed in 2009 by a […]

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    Motorcycle Enthusiasts Test Ride New Harley-Davidson Models

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Motorcycle enthusiasts took to the open road Wednesday (Sept. 24) experiencing first-hand the thrill of riding one of Harley-Davidson’s new bikes. “It’s a sense of freedom,” said Susie Tidrow, a biker from Missouri. “If you don’t ride, you just don’t understand.” Harley-Davidson offered demo rides at Baum Stadium Wednesday. Tidrow, one of many bikers in town for Bikes Blues & BBQ, test rode the brand new freewheeler. It’s the newest addition to the company’s three-wheeled trike line-up. […]

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    Harley-Davidson Rolls Out New Models For Bikes Blues & BBQ

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Major motorcycle companies were busy unloading their new models at Baum Stadium Tuesday (Sept. 23) for the 15th annual Bikes Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally. Some of the top motorcycle companies in the country are in Fayetteville for the rally. They include Yamaha, Indian, Victory and Harley-Davidson. “We are cleaning them, getting them lined up and getting them all looking pretty,” said Tom Bechtold, a demo truck driver for Indian. “We are getting them mechanically fit, gassed up and ready to […]

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    Bikes Blues & BBQ Revs Up For Opening Day

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The 15th annual Bikes Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally is coming to town this week, and organizers are gearing up in Fayetteville. Set up for the rally got underway Monday (Sept. 22). Volunteers set up tents, put up fencing and much more. “It’s coming together really smoothly,” said Coleson Burns, Event Director of Bikes Blues & BBQ. “Every year it gets a little bit easier.” There are four main venues. They are located at Dickson Street, Baum […]

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    Fayetteville To Hold Sponsored Blood Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks’ mobile unit will be on the Fayetteville Square this week for the City of Fayetteville’s sponsored blood drive, according to a release. The blood drive is scheduled to take place on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the release states. The CBCO provides blood for use by patients at the 38 area hospitals, according to the release. The center has issued a Code Yellow Alert for O Negative […]

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    Mercy Mobile Clinic To Provide Vaccinations At Bentonville High

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Bentonville Public Schools and Mercy Medical Center are teaming up to provide vaccinations to students in the school district who still need to be immunized, according to a release. Mercy’s Mobile Clinic will be at Bentonville High School to vaccinate students on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the release states. The clinic is not free, according to the release. Participants should bring insurance information and immunization records. New Arkansas state mandates […]

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    Petitioners Turn In Signatures For Vote On Civil Rights Law

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A group trying to repeal Fayetteville’s new civil rights ordinance says it has enough signatures to bring the issue to voters. Petitioners turned in thousands of signatures to the City Clerk’s office Saturday (Sept. 20). This comes after the Fayetteville City Council passed the civil rights ordinance in August. The ordinance bans local businesses from discriminating against customers based on sexual orientation, gender identity and other factors. “It was a controversial issue that we felt like the […]

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    City Plans To Continue Ticketing Uber Drivers

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The City of Fayetteville is using undercover officers to bust Uber drivers. This after officials say the national ridesharing company is breaking city laws. Two Uber drivers were ticketed over the weekend in Fayetteville, after officers said they were illegally operating as taxis. Undercover officers used the service Saturday (Sept. 13) around 9 p.m., then ticketed their driver, Aaron Welch, after getting to their destination, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. “I was wondering if I was able to drive […]

  • Benton County Cyber Crimes Division Targets Sexual Predators

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Sexual predators are being targeted by a four-person cyber crimes division in Benton County. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Division has a team of detectives dedicated to solving cyber crimes. “If you want to call it success, one case is a success,” said Cpl. Greg Stevenson, with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. “If we can find the perpetrator that’s involved in that case, then we have done our job.” Stevenson works in the cyber crimes […]

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