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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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    SAU Student, Former Student Die In Shooting

    MAGNOLIA (KTHV) – A Southern Arkansas University student and a former student have both died following an early morning shooting. According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), deputies were dispatched to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Highway 82 East at 1:13 Sunday in reference to a fight with shots fired. Deputies said SAU senior wide receiver Brandon T. Hobdy, 23, of Garland, TX, and former student Wayne A. Payton, 24, were both taken to the Magnolia Regional […]

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    Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years Strikes Bay Area

    CBS NEWS – A preliminary magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California. The Napa County region is reporting the worst damage so far, reports CBS San Francisco. Aftershocks in the area have been reported since the quake initially struck overnight. Napa City Council Member Peter Mott reports the library and the historic Chinese laundry building suffered significant damage, and bricks and glass […]

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    Benton County Judge Cited On Suspicion Of Public Intoxication

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Judge Bob Clinard was cited Friday (Aug. 22) on suspicion of public intoxication, officials said Saturday (Aug. 23). Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck said the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Frisco Festival in Rogers. He said two deputies were alerted by citizens at the festival of a male who was “very drunk and falling down.” Deputies found Clinard leaning against a car, trying to use his cellphone, Cradduck said. Clinard […]

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    Arkansas Tech Freshmen Arrive For Move-In Day

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – It was move-in day for students living in campus housing at Arkansas Tech University on Saturday (Aug. 23). Members of the freshman class that will be living in campus housing began moving in at 7 a.m. Saturday. “It’s been kind of a hectic process,” said Forrest Teeter, a student at Arkansas Tech University. “There’s a lot of people going up an down the stairs and elevators. It’s been pretty streamline, I guess. As streamline as a hectic […]

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    Benton County Jail To Continue Serving Cold Meals To Inmates

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) –  The Benton County Jail is going to keep serving cold meals to inmates, after officials found out they don’t have enough money in their budget to switch to hot meals. Officials said inmates in the Benton County Jail are some of the only ones in the state of Arkansas to get all three meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner—served cold. “I’ts food,” said Keshia Guyll, with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. “Would I want to eat it every […]

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    Springdale School Resource Officers Vital To Campus Safety

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) –  School resource officers are out in force again this year monitoring hallways in the Springdale School District’s high schools, junior highs and middle schools. Springdale has one of the largest SRO programs in the state, with a staff of ten full-time Springdale police officers. “We know that our students can’t learn if they are not safe, and so we know it’s very important that we have the best safety measures in place,” said Michael Shepherd, Principal at Lakeside Junior High. The […]

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    Fayetteville Students Return To New Classrooms

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – When students returned to Fayetteville High School on Monday (Aug. 18) their school had close to fifty brand new classrooms. The high school has 106,000 square feet of new classroom space. There are 48 classrooms, as well as some project labs in open spaces. Michelle Fyfe teaches 12th grade English. She said the new classrooms allow for more collaboration and group work with students. “You know they really are excited to be in a brand new space,” […]

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    Springdale Police To Crackdown On Drunk Driving

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department plans to crack down on drunk drivers this month as part of a nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign begins Friday, August 15 and runs through Monday, September 1, according to a news release. In 2012, there were 10,322 people killed in drunk-driving crashes in the United States, the release states. Over Labor Day weekend that year, more than a third of all traffic fatalities were in drunk-driving crashes, […]

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    Ozark Regional Transit To Run Demonstration Route In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Ozark Regional Transit will be conducting a final data-gathering test of a downtown route in Fayetteville on Thursday, August 21st from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., according to a release. A trolley-type bus will be used for the demonstration, the release states. The demonstration route will begin in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center and go to Dickson Street, Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville City Hall, Fayetteville square and the Chancellor Hotel, the release states. The fare will be free. Anyone […]

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    Cabela’s Celebrates The Start Of Fall With Fall Great Outdoor Days

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Cabela’s celebrates the beginning of fall with Fall Great Outdoor Days. It’s the largest outdoor event of the year with a variety of fun interactive activities for the whole family. Cabela’s will offer a full schedule of free workshops and in-store demonstrations on a variety of topics during Fall Great Outdoor Days. Topics include Game Cameras 101, Dive Into Dove, All About Smokers, Fall Food Plots and Whitetail Hunting Tips. The events will take place on Saturday, […]

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    Hogs Take The Stage At Benton County Fair

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) –  Hogs took center stage in livestock competitions during the second day of the 110th Benton County Fair. Competitors showed off their market pigs at the fair on Wednesday (Aug. 13). The Cloverbud Market Hog and Junior Market Hog shows were held at the small arena inside the Livestock Barn. For brothers Treyton and Tyler Hudson, showing animals is a family affair. Their mother, Jessica Burchette, grew up showing pigs. “My father was an agriculture teacher, so it’s kind […]

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    Kids, Livestock Take Center Stage At Benton County Fair

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Kids took center stage in livestock competitions Tuesday (Aug. 12) at the 110th Benton County Fair. Participants spruced up their animals one last time,  giving them baths and brushing them, before entering the pen and facing the judge. “You have to be calm, let your goat be calm and just show,” said Luke Coffee, a participant. Jordan Cook has been showing goats since she was five. The ten-year-old has four animals competing this year. “It’s so interesting […]


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