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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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    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 […]

  • Photo courtesy of the City of Fayetteville.

    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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    Hundreds Of Anime Lovers Attend Konsplosion

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Hundreds of anime lovers were in Fort Smith over the weekend for Konsplosion. The convention was held at the Fort Smith Convention Center Sept. 12 through Sept. 14. There were events and performances for people of all ages. Activities included panel discussions, comic books and video games. Many attendees even dressed up as their favorite characters. “I’m here because I love it, my friends love it and the people here love it,” said Kate Mull, a […]

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    Fort Smith Schools Host Health Fair

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A fair focusing on nutrition, health and wellness was held in Fort Smith on Saturday (Sept. 13). The event, “It’s A Family Affair: Nutrition, Health & Wellness Fair,” was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Darby Junior High and Tilles Elementary School. The River Valley Regional Food Bank co-hosted the event with Antioch Youth & Family and other community sponsors. Organizers said the purpose of the event was to promote healthier lifestyles and thinking. […]

  • Photo courtesy of the City of Fayetteville.

    Fayetteville’s City-Wide Food Drive Kicks Off

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The City of Fayetteville and Compassion Fayetteville are sponsoring a city-wide food donation event. CanPassion for Compassion runs from Sept. 11 through Sept. 18, according to a release. Donated food can be canned foods, or any other food item other than fresh food, the release states. Donation boxes will be located in the lobby of City Hall at 113 W. Mountain Street, and in the lobby of the Fayetteville Public Library at 401 W. Mountain Street, the […]

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    Bentonville Schools Take Precautions For Respiratory Virus

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Bentonville Schools are taking precautions as a respiratory virus spreads across the Midwest. The virus, Enterovirus D68, is infecting hundreds of children in the Midwest. The virus has not reached Arkansas, but it’s causing concern among some Bentonville parents. “I would never want to know anybody, or have my child in the hospital for something like that,” said Michelle Hollmanmueller, a parent. “It’s so sudden and that makes me concerned.” The Bentonville School District wants parents to know […]

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    Seven Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Benton County Drug Bust

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Benton County detectives seized guns, money and marijuana from a 65-year-old Rogers man’s home on Monday (Sept. 8). Authorities said Larry Burch was booked into the Benton County Jail Monday night. He faces multiple charges including, simultaneous possession of firearms and drugs, possession of firearms by certain persons and possession with intent to deliver controlled substance. The Benton County Special Operations Division conducted an investigation at Burch’s home located at 1602 W. Green Acres Dr. in Rogers, which ultimately led to a search […]

  • Chefs

    Chefs Attend Advocacy Boot Camp In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Chefs from across the nation are in Bentonville for the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. The Chefs Boot Camp is taking place at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville Sept. 7 through Sept. 9. Participating chefs will learn policy and advocacy skills in workshops that focus on access and affordability of food. The group will also take a tour of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and make a visit to Ewe Bet Farms in […]


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