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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.

Recent Articles

    Lane Closures Planned For Bridge Work In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) –  Routine bridge maintenance will require lane closures on an Interstate 540 bridge near Fort Smith, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Crews will be working on the I-540 bridge over the Arkansas River between Fort Smith and Van Buren, a release states. The work will reduce southbound traffic to one lane. The southbound outside lane will be closed on Tuesday Dec. 16 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the release states. The bridge […]

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    Hundreds Attend Fort Smith Christmas Parade

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Hundreds of people lined the streets in Fort Smith on Saturday (Dec. 13) for their 74th annual downtown Christmas Parade. The parade festivities kicked off around 1 p.m. on Saturday along Garrison Avenue. “It’s good for the community, it’s good for the area and it’s good to see people get out,” said Buell Richmond, a resident in Fort Smith.  “You know it hasn’t been the nicest weather, but we’ve got a good day today so it’s […]

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    Fayetteville Voters Cast Ballots In Special Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Voters lined up outside several polling locations in Fayetteville on Tuesday (Dec. 9) to cast their ballot in the special election concerning the Civil Rights Ordinance. Trinity Fellowship Church was one of the 17 polling places that had their doors open to voters. “It’s always important to get out and vote whenever we have the opportunity,” said Brian Kisida, a voter. “We are lucky to live in a democracy, and I think in this election in particular your vote really matters.” Anna Sue […]

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    Driver Cited After Crashing Into School Bus

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A  pickup truck crashed into a Rogers School District bus carrying about a dozen students on Tuesday (Dec. 9), according to police. The incident happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday at North Dixieland Road and West Hudson Road. Police said Jose Rivera, 45, was driving a Ford F-150 westbound on the inside lane of W. Hudson. Rivera failed to check his mirror when trying to move into the turning lane and crashed into the bus, according to police. The bus driver Ronald […]

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    Arkansas-Texas Rivalry Once One Of College Football’s Most Heated

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An old rivalry is being rekindled later this month when Arkansas takes on Texas in the Texas Bowl in Houston on Dec. 29. The Razorbacks and Longhorns have met 77 times, but the most recent came in 2008, when Texas won 52-10. Arkansas’s last win in the series came in 2003 as they posted a 38-28 victory. The two programs first met in 1894, but the rivalry didn’t start until the late 1950s. “The worst thing that […]

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    Police Make Arrest In Springdale Bank Burglary

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department responded to a commercial burglary at Signature Bank of Arkansas in Springdale on Sunday (Dec. 7), according to police. Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Edward Carter. According to the Washington County Detention Center website, Carter is currrently behind bars facing a Commercial Burglary charge. Police said they received a call around 1:30 p.m. Sunday about a suspicious male outside of Signature Bank of Arkansas.  A second call came in shortly after about a broken […]

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    Police Work Rollover Crash In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) –  The Rogers Police Department worked a rollover accident on Sunday (Dec. 7) in Rogers, according to police. The two-vehicle wreck happened around 2:50 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of West Persimmon Street and North 8th Street in Rogers, police said. Police said the driver of a 1997 Subaru Legacy, Hannah Fox, was traveling northbound on North 8th Street, when her vehicle collided with another vehicle, a 1991 GMC Jimmy, turning south onto North 8th Street. Fox received a citation for improper driving, according to police. Police […]

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    Animal Angel Tree Program Benefits Local Shelter

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Washington County Animal Shelter kicked off its angel tree program on Saturday (Dec. 6). There are two trees set up in Fayetteville, one at the animal shelter and one at the Collier Drug Store location on Dickson Street. The trees are decorated with paper ornaments and have three items off of the wish lists of cats and dogs in the shelter. The items on the wish lists range from toys and treats to litter and […]

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    One Injured In Multi-Vehicle Wreck In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Police Department worked a multi-vehicle accident on Saturday (Dec. 6) in Fort Smith. The incident happened around 11:37 a.m. Saturday on Rogers Avenue and 74th Street in Fort Smith, according to police. Police said the driver of a Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound on Rogers Avenue when he drove into oncoming traffic and hit two vehicles, a Toyota Corolla and a Chevy Silverado. A woman was injured in the wreck, police said. She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith to be […]

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    Springdale Student Wins A Ride To School In Fire Truck

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A second grade student at Harp Elementary School in Springdale got to ride in a fire truck to school on Wednesday (Dec. 3). 8-year-old Jaiden Griffin entered a contest at school to win a ride in a fire truck, and he won. He said it was an unforgettable day, because he got to ride in a fire truck for the first time. “I got to talk to them up front with headphones and stuff,” he said. Students had to develop and draw […]


    Groups For And Against Fayetteville Civil Rights Ordinance Hold Rallies

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Two groups squared off on Tuesday (Dec. 2) in competing rallies over Fayetteville’s new civil rights ordinance. This comes after early voting on the ordinance began on Tuesday. The groups Repeal 119 and Keep Fayetteville Fair each held rallies on Tuesday. Among the issues they discussed was whether churches have to perform same-sex marriages under Ordinance 119. Jeremy Flanagan, a pastor at Pathway Baptist Church, said the ordinance threatens churches and ministers who decline to conduct a same-sex ceremony. “No one should be […]

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    Rogers Church Serves Up Chili To Hundreds

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A local church in Rogers served free chili to about 500 people on Monday (Dec. 1), as part of its annual chili supper. The First United Methodist Church held it’s 19th annual Methodist Chili Supper Monday night. “This is one of the ways we try to give back to the community, and it’s a way to involve the community,” said Bill March, a volunteer cook. March said they used a new recipe this year from the United States Navy. […]


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