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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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    Authorities Search For Suspects In Crawford County Stabbing

    The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the public’s help in identifying two male suspects involved in a stabbing that happened late Friday night. The stabbing took place at the Dyer Bay Boat Ramp on the Arkansas River Friday (June 27) between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m., said Chief Deputy Jimmy Damante. Two male subjects reportedly confronted a male and a female at the boat ramp asking for cigarettes, alcohol and money, Damante said. The male then got into […]

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    One Person Hospitalized In Crawford County Shooting

    A shooting in Crawford County hospitalizes one person. The incident happened early Saturday (June 28) morning in the northern part of the county, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Ron Brown said Lloyd Dickson Pense, 43, faces multiple charges including attempted murder. The victim in the shooting has been identified as Pense’s girlfriend, Brown said. The victim sustained injuries and is in serious but stable condition. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim. Pense is […]

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    Dad Who Left Child In Car Researched Heat Deaths

    CBS News – The father of a Georgia toddler who died in a hot SUV told authorities that he did an online search about children dying in vehicles because he was afraid it could happen. Justin Ross Harris faces charges of murder and second-degree child cruelty in 22-month-old Cooper Harris’ death. Search warrants released Saturday by Cobb County Police Department say Harris told police that he researched what temperature can cause a child’s death in a car. The warrants say […]

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    Kids Meet Their Favorite LPGA Idols

    Young fans are coming out to cheer on their favorite golfers this week in Rogers. The world’s best women golfers are at Pinnacle Country Club for the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie and Cristie Kerr. Those are just a few of the LPGA players seen on the course signing autographs for fans. The access the young fans have to the professionals during the tournament is not taken for granted. Some of the kids said […]

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    Local Families Open Homes To LPGA Players

    Local families open their doors to professional golfers competing this week in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. There are 59 families hosting LPGA players during the tournament this week. Tournament organizers said they match up families that volunteer to host golfers with players needing somewhere to stay. The families not only give the athletes a place to live for the week, they also provide them with meals. The Anderson family opened their doors to German Professional Golfer Sandra Gal five […]

  • Rain Does Not Dampen LPGA Week Kick Off Events

    The best female golfers in the world will tee off in Rogers this week at the 10th Annual Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. LPGA week festivities began on Monday (June 23) despite all of the rain. Golfers teed up for a qualifying round at Pinnacle Country Club.  A donation ceremony at the Walmart Kids Center was also held on the course. The tournament and several of its sponsors donated a van and $50,000 to the Northwest Arkansas Children’s […]

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    Truck Runs Off Road In Northwest Arkansas Mall Parking Lot

    A pickup truck ran off the road in the Northwest Arkansas Mall parking lot in Fayetteville, according to police. The accident occurred on Monday evening (June 23). No injuries were reported as a result of the accident, and the cause is thought to be hydroplaning, according to the driver of the vehicle.

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    Michael Jackson Flash Mob Tribute

    Local Michael Jackson fans and dancers joined up with Rhythm and Shoes Dance Studio to do a Michael Jackson flash mob performance over the weekend. The troupe performed on Sunday (June 22) at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. They danced to the choreography of the song “Thriller.” The dance troupe will perform again at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The performances are designed to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009.

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    Arkansas Air And Military Museum Hosts Airport Days

    The Arkansas Air and Military Museum hosted its first Airport Days on Saturday. The event offers tours of the museum, as well as food and drinks. From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday (June 21) a pancake breakfast was included in the price of admission. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the menu changed to hot dogs and hamburgers. The museum has two hangers full of historic airplanes, including Sam Walton’s first plane. According to the Arkansas Air and […]

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    Couple Treads Water For 14 Hours Before Rescue

    (CNN) - Some off-duty public safety workers ended up with an unusual catch when they went fishing off the coast of Florida on Saturday morning. They found a man and woman splashing in the water 7 miles from shore who said they’d spent the last 14 hours treading water, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said. Sean McGovern, 50, and Mellisa Morris, 52, said they’d fallen off their boat in Key Largo about 6 p.m. Friday. The boat was in gear, […]

  • Starbucks Raising Prices On Drinks, Other Products

    CBS News – Starbucks (SBUX) is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets. The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the drinks sold in its cafes a year ago. The latest hikes don’t seem to be driven purely by the surging bean costs that have pressured other coffee sellers to raise […]

  • Fayetteville Animal Shelter Kitten Adoption Event Benefits Ranger’s Pantry

    The Fayetteville Animal Shelter’s Kittens for Kibble Adoption event concluded on Saturday. The week long event started on Monday, June 16th and ended on Saturday, June 21st. Instead of the normal $20 adoption fee, the shelter asked people to bring in a donation of pet food for the Ranger’s Pantry Pet Food Bank. The food bank helps low income families feed their pets in times of need. Organizers said nearly forty kittens found new homes this week. The shelter also […]