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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.

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    Explosions Clear Way For Bella Vista Bypass

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Some people living in Bentonville say they are hearing explosions. That’s because the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is rock blasting in the area as part of the construction on the Bella Vista Bypass. Adam Jenkins, project manager at Kolb Grading, said construction crews are working on a 6.36-mile section of the bypass. Jenkins, whose company is under contract with the state, said crews are constructing a two-lane roadway between U.S. 71B in Bella Vista and […]

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    Fayetteville Student One Of 12 Suspects In Prostitution Sting

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – One of the 12 people arrested in a prostitution sting late last week in Benton County is a student in the Fayetteville School District, school district officials said. Darius Collier, 19, faces charges of trafficking of persons, endangering the welfare of a minor, fleeing and loitering, deputies said. Collier is enrolled at the Agee-Lierly Life Preparation Services (ALLPs) center, which serves as Fayetteville High School’s Alternative Learning Program, said Alan Wilbourn,  Fayetteville schools spokesman.  Wilbourn said the district is investigating […]

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    $12 Million Fayetteville Hotel To Open Doors Monday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A $12 million hotel in Fayetteville is expected to open its doors on Monday (Oct. 26). The Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center is located just off of Interstate 49 at the southbound Wedington Road exit in Fayetteville. The new four-story hotel features 115 rooms, a full-service restaurant, room service and 10,000-SF of event space. Officials broke ground on the property July 23, 2013.

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    Commission: Electronic Ballot Glitch Fixed In Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) –  More than 800 ballots in Washington County will have to be counted by hand on Election Day. This comes after officials say electronic voting machines on Monday (Oct. 20) did not list each candidate’s party affiliation. The Washington County Election Commission held a special meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 21) to address concerns over the ballot problem, after voters and officials noticed Monday morning that electronic voting machines did not include party affiliations. The problem was noticed after the first […]

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    Arkansas Leads The Nation In Fire Deaths

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Arkansas leads the nation in fire deaths based on per-capita numbers, according to the American Red Cross. Rick Harvey from the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of American Red Cross said that stat causes concern. “It’s something that we are going to work very hard to bring down,” he said. The American Red Cross is working to reduce deaths and injuries caused by fires by 25% over the next five years. They are calling it the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. “If […]

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    Texas Hospital Apologizes For Ebola Mistakes

    (CNN) – A hospital official apologizes for blunders in handling Ebola. Schools close for fear of possible exposure. And health officials consider putting 76 hospital workers on a no-fly list after an infected nurse flew on a plane with a fever. Here’s the latest on the Ebola in the United States: Hospital official: ‘We are deeply sorry’ The Texas hospital where an Ebola patient died and two nurses became infected is apologizing for mistakes made when first confronted with the […]

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    Section Of I-49 In Benton County Will Be Reduced To One Lane

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will reduce southbound traffic to one lane on Interstate 49 between Highway 264 at Lowell and the Wagon Wheel Road exit, according to a release. Crews are widening that stretch to three lanes. They’ll repave the two existing outside lanes to have three freshly paved lanes on that section. The work will start Sunday (Oct. 19) at 8:00 p.m. and is expected to end Friday (Oct. 24) at 6:00 […]

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    10th Annual Buddy Walk Promotes Down Syndrome Awareness

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas held a fundraiser Saturday at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. The organization’s 10th annual Buddy Walk was on Saturday (Oct. 18) at Arvest Ballpark. The event also featured live entertainment, games, a meet-and-greet with Miss Teen Arkansas, among other activities. All proceeds raised during the event will benefit Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas. The organization aims to bring together families, medical providers, schools and other sources to ensure individuals with […]

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    U.S. Senate Candidates Dispute Over Definition Of Middle Class

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A dispute over how much money middle class people earn in Arkansas is now a hot topic in the U.S. Senate race. U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton said a typical household in Arkansas makes about $40,000 a year. U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. said in a debate on Tuesday (Oct. 14) it can be up to $200,000. Cotton challenged Pryor’s figure of $200,000 saying it “may be middle class in Washington, D.C., or in the suburbs of Washington, but here in Arkansas […]

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    Mayoral Race Heating Up In Centerton

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – The race for Centerton mayor is heating up with just three weeks to go before the Nov. 4 election. And the two candidates say two of the big issues are snow removal and growth near the new high school. Bill Edwards is seeking re-election. His challenger, T.J. Teed, is a former city councilman in Carthage, Missouri. Edwards, who has served one four-year term, said one area of focus is new construction in the area where the Bentonville […]

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    Strong Storms Leave Behind Destruction In Hindsville

    HINDSVILLE (KFSM) – Strong wind and rain rolled through Madison County early Monday morning leaving behind destruction in Hindsville. There were downed power lines, uprooted trees and major structural damage. The storms that ripped through Hindsville on Monday (Oct. 13) had wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph. The hardest hit areas were county roads 8340, 8460, 8380, 8201 and 8225, authorities said. “We were asleep and I woke up to a loud thump and glass breaking,” said Michelle Williams. Williams said her and her […]

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    Compassion International Presents The Carry Me Tour

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Larry’s Living Room hosted the Compassion International’s Carry Me Tour featuring Josh Wilson on Sunday. The event went from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 12) Josh Wilson was joined by special guests Citizen Way and Dan Bremnes. Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults, according to its website. Organizers said one of the purposes of […]


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