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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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    New Fire Station To Cut Down Response Times In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A new $2.3 million fire station in Rogers is expected to improve response times in the city. The fire station is located at 1800 W New Hope Rd. in Rogers. It’s replacing the old Station 2 on 17th Street, which was built in 1972. “We estimate that it’s going to save somewhere between 30 and 35 seconds for every call they go on,” said Fire Chief Tom Jenkins, with the Rogers Fire Department. Jenkins said the department […]

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    Fans Pack Local Sports Bars To Watch Hogs Game

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fans packed sports bars in Fayetteville on Monday (June 15) to watch the Arkansas-Miami game. Dozens were seen at Buffalo Wild Wings cheering on the Razorbacks. “Hog fans are Hog fans,” said Zachary Bibb. “You know they’re always going to be around. I feel like everyone is excited.” Monday’s game was delayed due to rain in Omaha. Fans like Jason Nickell said despite the late start, he wasn’t going to miss the game. “It’s summer, it’s Omaha […]

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    Funeral Set For Springdale Boy Who Died Following Pool Accident

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Funeral arrangements have been set for a young boy who died following a pool accident at an apartment complex in Springdale. The funeral for 8-year-old Deyonte Walker will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (June 17) at Westfield Chapel in Springdale, according to the funeral home’s website. Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock confirmed on Sunday (June 14) that Walker died. The boy was taken to the hospital after being pulled from a pool at Keystone Crossing Apartments […]

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    One Person Airlifted Following Car Crash Near Rogers

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A person was airlifted to a hospital following a two-vehicle accident near Rogers Sunday (June 14), according to the Rogers Fire Department. The person was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, said Omar Carrillo, with the Rogers Fire Department. He said two others were taken to Mercy Hospital in Rogers. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 12 just east of Rogers near […]

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    Man Killed By Lightning Strike At Beaver Lake

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) –  A man was killed by a lightning strike at Beaver Lake on Saturday (June 13), according to officials. Officials said the 22-year-old man from Missouri was on a guided fishing tour with a guide and his wife when their boat was hit by lightning. Authorities identified the fishing guide as Joseph Farkas, 57, of Missouri. Farkas operates a striper guide service. Farkas was arrested at the scene, after authorties discovered he had prior warrants. Authorities said the […]

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    Thunder On The Mountain In Ozark Canceled

    OZARK (KFSM) – Thunder on the Mountain in Ozark was canceled on Saturday (June 13), according to its Facebook page. The post read, “It is with great regret that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to hold Thunder on the Mountain which was due to take place June 26 – 28 near Ozark, AR. A separate statement regarding ticket refunds will be made direct to ticket holders.” The country music festival was scheduled to be held June […]

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    Fans Shop For Omahogs Apparel In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Razorback fans can get their official College World Series merchandise at stores in Fayetteville. The Razorback Shop at the Northwest Arkansas Mall got a shipment of Omahogs shirts in on Wednesday (June 10). Store Manager Nick Miller said the merchandise is going fast. “Everybody is coming in for the Omahogs right now,” he said. “The phones are going off and everybody is just coming in to grab some. Can’t get them out quick enough. They’re just flying […]

  • Pool

    Boy Hospitalized After Being Pulled From Springdale Pool

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – An eight-year-old boy was taken to a hospital after being pulled from a pool at an apartment complex in Springdale on Tuesday (June 9), according to the Springdale Fire Department. The Springdale Fire Department responded to a call before noon Tuesday of a possible drowning at Keystone Crossing Apartments. “We had reports that the child had already been pulled from the pool and people were doing CPR,” said Capt. Dustin Kelley, with the Springdale Fire Department. “That’s […]

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    Razorback Fans Travel To Omaha For College World Series

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Hundreds of Razorback fans are going to Omaha this weekend to watch Arkansas play in the NCAA College World Series. Arkansas will face Virginia at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at TD Ameritrade Park. This is the Hogs’ first trip to Omaha since 2012. The Kohler family will be in Omaha this weekend. It will be Amie and her five-month-old son Brooks’ first Arkansas baseball game. “We thought it would be a great adventure for us since […]

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    Tickets Available For College World Series

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Arkansas Baseball Team is headed to Omaha for the NCAA College World Series. Arkansas will face Virginia at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at TD Ameritrade Park. The University of Arkansas received a limited amount of tickets and will not be able to take orders from the public, according to the university’s website. For those wanting to purchase single-game tickets visit www.NCAA.com/CWS for more information.

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    Man Drowns Friend’s Dog After Claiming It Was Possessed

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A man is behind bars after police say he drowned his friend’s dog because it was possessed and needed to die. Police said they arrested Alex Webb, 23, of Fayetteville Sunday (June 7) on charges of aggravated animal cruelty. According to a report, police responded to a residence located at 642 West 15th Street in Fayetteville in reference to a report that a person had drowned a dog. When officers arrived, the dog’s owner told police Webb […]

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    Bella Vista Man Killed In Car Crash

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – A man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Friday (June 5) in Benton County, according to Arkansas State Police. State police identified the man as Thomas Singleton, 38, of Bella Vista. The fatal accident happened at 12:18 a.m. Friday on Interstate 49 in Benton County, state police said. Singleton was traveling north on I-49 when he lost control, traveled onto the east shoulder and struck two barrels and a cement wall, according to state police. […]

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