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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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    Fire Crews Put Out House Fire In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A home in Rogers sustained major damage during a fire on Sunday (Jan. 4). The Rogers Fire Department was called to a home on West Marquette Road around 2:15 p.m. The homeowner called 911 when he saw smoke inside his residence, according to Deputy Fire Chief William Hyde. The man was not injured in the fire. Hyde said the fire started at the center of the home above a bathroom and spread to the attic. He said the […]

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    Razorback Football Draws Largest Viewership In Texas Bowl History

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Arkansas football received the largest Texas Bowl viewership in the bowl’s history during its 31-7 win over the Texas Longhorns on Dec. 29 at NRG Stadium in Houston, according to a release. The Arkansas-Texas matchup pulled 5.8 million viewers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football time slot, the release states. According to Sports Media Watch, the Texas Bowl viewership was up 44 percent from last year’s Syracuse-Minnesota game (4.0 million) and up 26 percent from the 2012 Texas Tech-Minnesota […]

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    Waldron Rally Supports Law Enforcement Officers

    WALDRON (KFSM) – People came together in Waldron on Saturday (Jan. 3) to rally for law enforcement officers. The rally started at 10 a.m. on Saturday along Main Street in Waldron. People dressed in blue and held signs in support of police officers. Organizers said they wanted to bring awareness to all of the great things law enforcement does on a daily basis for their community. “We created this event, because of the recent increase in police violence that has been happening […]

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    High Five: Prairie Grove Woman Pays It Forward With Homemade Pies

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – A Prairie Grove woman delivered more than 1,500 homemade pies to family, friends and even strangers this year as a way to pay it forward. Bernice Headrick said she made a goal to deliver 1,200 pies in 2014. She exceeded the goal and handed out 1,512 pies. “When you take pies to people they just want to hug you,” she said. “I’ve probably gotten 1,500 hugs this year and 1,500 smiles. It’s worth it.” Headrick makes 25 different flavored pies and said she […]

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    State Rep.-Elect Pushes For Death Penalty Changes

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A newcomer to the Arkansas House is pushing for change after her daughter’s murder, wanting the state’s death penalty system to be streamlined. Rebecca Petty, the Rogers Republican who won the state House District 94 seat in the November general election, will be sworn in on January 12, 2015. She said she plans to focus on child advocacy and crime-victim advocacy. “I feel honored,” she said. “That’s the biggest word for me is that I feel so honored […]

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    Fayetteville Gets Ready For New Year’s Eve Hog Drop

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Preparations were underway Tuesday (Dec. 30) for Fayetteville’s New Year’s Eve celebration on the square. Performances at Last Night Fayetteville start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and go until the world-famous hog drop and fireworks show at midnight. Local musicians, actors, and artists will be performing at seven different stages around the square. Organizers said they added the seventh stage after having six last year. Programming Coordinator Houston Hughs also said there is something new to the hog […]

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    Razorback Fans Pack Sports Bars To Watch Texas Bowl

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Razorback fans who couldn’t make it to the Texas Bowl on Monday (Dec. 29) hit up local sports bars to watch the game. Foghorn’s on W. 15th Street in Fayetteville was filled with fans calling the Hogs. “We definitely have to get ready a day or so beforehand, because we usually get really packed on games like this,” said Ryan Brown, manager at Foghorn’s. Brown said Foghorn’s is generally packed with fans on game day, but expected even more people […]

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    Threat States Rogers “Cop Will Be Killed” On New Year’s Eve

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Police have discovered an act of graffiti in which a threat stated a “cop will be killed” in Rogers on New Year’s Eve. The threat written on the bathroom wall of a Rogers Kum & Go convenience store states, “A cop will be killed New Year’s night in Rogers, AR 12-31-14”. The statement also has “MS 13” written below it. MS-13 is a criminal gang originally formed by Salvadoran immigrants who came to the U.S., according to […]

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    Arrest Made After High Speed Chase In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – One man is in custody after he led officers on a high speed chase in Benton County on Friday (Dec. 26), according to police. Little Flock Police Chief Jesse Martinez said officers spotted a motorcycle traveling 55 mph in a 30 mph zone on McClure Road in Little Flock around 9 p.m. on Friday. Officers tried to stop the suspect, but he took off on his motorcycle and led them to a Wendy’s in Bentonville where he wrecked, Martinez […]

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    Despite Rain, Shoppers Cash In On Post-Christmas Deals

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Shoppers in Fort Smith took advantage of post-Christmas deals on Saturday (Dec. 27) despite the soggy weather conditions. Elizabeth Rogne was out shopping on Saturday and said she scooped up some unbelievable deals. “It’s a little chilly out here, so I wouldn’t fix your hair up too  much before coming out,” she said. “Besides that, it has been fine. I found a lot of stuff for the baby, the husband and myself. It’s been pretty good.” Some stores like Old […]

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    U.S. Postal Service Experiences Busiest Mailing Day Of The Year

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Monday (Dec. 15) was the Postal Service’s busiest mailing day of the year with more than 640 million cards, letters and packages expected to be processed nationwide, according to the United States Postal Service. Holiday mailers were lined up inside the U.S. Post Office on Walton Boulevard in Bentonville on Monday. “With Christmas falling on Thursday it kind of changes the pattern of customers, but absolutely today seems to be the busiest day so far,” said  Bentonville […]

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    Law Enforcement Cracks Down On Drunk Driving During Holidays

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to reduce impaired driving during the holiday season. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will join police from across the state in a campaign that targets drunk or drugged drivers, according to a release. The campaign is part of national Impaired Driving Mobilization. It kicked off on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 and will run through Monday, Jan. 1, 2015, the release states. During the campaign there will be increased patrols […]


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