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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
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    Siloam Springs Celebrates Opening Of New Police Facility

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Siloam Springs Police Department celebrated the grand opening of their new facility on Saturday (Nov. 22). City leaders said around 300 people were in attendance. The event allowed residents to meet officers and tour the new building. Siloam Springs Lieutenant Monty Balk said in the opening ceremony, “Today we look to the future of the Siloam Springs Police Department. We will be able to work more efficiently as servants to the -community in this new facility.” […]

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    Oklahoma-Kansas Football Game Delayed Due To Lightning

    NORMAN, OK (KFSM) – Oklahoma’s kickoff with Kansas was delayed on Saturday (Nov. 22) due to weather. The game was originally scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, but lightning in the area forced the delay of the start of the game. The game got underway around 12:30 p.m. No. 21 Oklahoma defeated Kansas 44-7.  The Sooners improved to 8-3 on the season.

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    Early Voting Underway For Runoff Elections

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Early voting for the only runoff election in Washington County started on Tuesday (Nov. 18), and election officials say the voting process has gone smoothly so far. The runoff election for Fayetteville alderman Ward 1 is between Paul Phaneuf and incumbent Adella Gray. There is only one early voting location for Washington County voters. It’s at the County Clerk’s Office on the third floor of the Washington County Courthouse. Patricia Beland cast her ballot electronically on Wednesday (Nov. 19) at the courthouse […]

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    New Mercy Clinic Offers Health Services In Downtown Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) –  Mercy celebrated the opening of their new clinic in downtown Rogers on Tuesday (Nov. 18). The 7,500 square foot facility is located at 613 N. 2nd St. in Rogers. It replaced a lot next to Harps that had been vacant for about 30 years. “Basically everything right now is on the west side of town and there’s a lot of people that live on the east side of town,” said Dr. David Garrett with Mercy Downtown Rogers. “There’s not really […]

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    U Of A Student Elected To Represent National FFA Organization

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A University of Arkansas student was elected to represent the National FFA Organization making her the first female national officer from Arkansas. Victoria Maloch, a junior at the U of A, was elected to the 2014-2015 National FFA Officer team as national secretary earlier this month at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. “I’ve always imagined serving in this position,” she said. “But when you think about it I never thought it would actually happen.” Maloch will serve in […]

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    Fayetteville Public Library Introduces New Literacy Program

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Public Library has a new early literacy program, 1,000 Books before Kindegarten, which encourages adults to commit to read 1,000 books to a child before that child begins kindergarten, according to a release. The program is based upon research that indicates 1,000 stories read aloud to a child is a critical part in early literacy development, the release states. Parents are encouraged to sign up for the program, pick up reading logs, and check out […]

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    Phat Tire Bike Shop Expands With New Fort Smith Location

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Phat Tire Bike Shop opened its third store on Saturday (Nov. 15) in Fort Smith. The locally-owned company has stores in Fayetteville and Bentonville, and now has a new store in Fort Smith. Nickel Potter is the shop’s manager and said he hopes the new store will get more people on bikes. “We are just excited to be here in the River Valley,” he said. “We want more people on bikes and we’re looking forward to […]

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    Fort Smith Public Library Celebrates International Games Day

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Public Library celebrated the American Library Association’s 7th annual International Games Day on Saturday (Nov. 15). The library joined thousands of libraries across the world in celebrating International Games Day by hosting games and events for the whole family. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main Library and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dallas, Miller and Windsor Library branches.

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    Suppliers Struggle To Keep Up With Demand For Firewood

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Firewood is in high demand as the temperatures drop across Northwest Arkansas, and some suppliers are struggling to keep up with the orders. Ranalli Farms, based out of Springdale, has been selling firewood for more than 40 years. Megan Merrick said her family’s farm is one of a few places with firewood available for sale. “I’ve heard several people this week say that we are either one of the few people that still do it or a lot of people are […]

  • Lowell Homeowner Speaks After Pickup Drives Into Her Kitchen

    LOWELL (KFSM) – A man was injured after crashing a pickup truck into a Lowell house on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 11), according to the Springdale Police Department. The homeowner, Linda Luper, who has lived at 3710 E. Hwy 264 for 35 years, was not home at the time of the accident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. “At that time I’m home cooking every day,” Luper said. She said she stepped out of the house to pickup a prescription before the […]

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    Bentonville Middle School Choir Honors Veterans

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) –  The words and music of the Star-Spangled Banner filled the Old High Middle School auditorium on Tuesday (Nov. 11) for the school’s annual Veteran’s Day concert. More than 200 5th and 6th grade choir students sang a variety of patriotic songs to honor local war heroes and their service. For 6th grader Noah Kubel, the concert was a way to remember his great uncle, who served during World War II. “It is extra special, because I know […]

  • High Five: Rogers Releases Smartphone App To Help Save Lives

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The City of Rogers introduced a new smartphone application on Monday (Nov. 10) to help save lives. PulsePoint Respond, which is free to download for Apple and Android users, notifies CPR certified individuals of a cardiac emergency nearby.  It is new to Arkansas, but is already being used in hundreds of cities around the country. City leaders approved around $30,000 to participate in the app in July. It will cover Rogers and about a half mile outside of city limits. […]


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