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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.


Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

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    Missing Teen’s Body Recovered Near Siloam Springs Whitewater Park

    A Benton County dive team recovered a missing teenager’s body Tuesday night after searching for a few hours near the Siloam Springs’ Whitewater Recreation Park, a city spokeswoman says. Officials are calling the incident an accidental drowning. Authorities were called to the park around 4:20 p.m. in reference to the missing 16-year-old boy, said city spokeswoman Holland Hayden. Officials closed down the park, and a Benton County dive team was called to search the water. City officials announced around 7:50 […]

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    Gravette Man Arrested In Child Porn Case

    A Gravette man is in jail after authorities say they found child pornography on his home computer. James Case, 43, of Gravette, was arrested in a child pornography case on June 13, after detectives in the Cyber Crimes Division of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the sharing of child porn, court documents state. Investigators located Case after contacting Cox Communication and getting an address for a customer’s account they had found to be downloading child porn, according to […]

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    Benton County Deputies Seek Burglary Suspects

    The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects that burglarized a multi-million dollar home in Bentonville. The residential burglary occurred on May 8 at a property on East McNelly Road in Bentonville, and the home had security cameras installed, providing the video footage of the three suspects, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The footage shows one male exiting the residence with a microwave and another male exiting with cleaning supplies from the residence. […]

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    Kidnap Victim Saved After Slipping Note To Walmart Employee

    Bentonville police say a kidnapping and murder plot was foiled Saturday after the victim gave a note to a Walmart employee saying she was being kidnapped by two members of the National Guard. Michael Lee Roberts, 24, was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated kidnapping, felony kidnapping, intimidating a witness and coercion. His suspected accomplice, Theron Alan Vance, 21, was arrested the same day on suspicion of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit murder. The suspects are being held in the […]

  • Supporters March In Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade

    The 2014 NWA Pride Parade was held Saturday (June 14) morning in Downtown Fayetteville. Participants marched along Dickson Street before gathering in the Walton Arts Center parking lot for a brief rally. The theme for this year’s parade was “United We Stand! Change is Coming!” Organizers said the Grand Marshals were Walmart Pride leaders who influenced their company’s decision to implement Domestic Partner Benefits, along with other LGBT policies. Northwest Arkansas Pride was founded in 2007 by Ken Boyle. The non-profit organization’s […]