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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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    Eureka Springs Hosts Mass Same-Sex Wedding Reception

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The city of Eureka Springs hosted the first “mass gay wedding reception in the Bible Belt” on Saturday (Aug. 2). Hundreds of guests from across the Midwest attended the reception. The reception is billed as a “Married To Equality” event, and it was open to the public, according to a news release. The goal of the reception was to “honor the more than 500 same-sex couples married in Arkansas in May after a state judge invalidated the […]

  • Memorial Service Held For Greenwood Father And Son

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A memorial service was held Saturday (Aug. 2) for a Greenwood father and son who were found dead on July 29 in Yell County after being reported missing. The bodies of Brian A. Floyd, 33, of Greenwood and his 10-month-old son Harper Floyd were found by authorities in a remote area near the father’s abandoned pickup. The memorial service was held at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith at 2 p.m. on Saturday. “Brian was a […]

  • Crews In Bentonville Work To Clean Up Wind Storm Debris

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Bentonville city crews were out Tuesday (July 29) cleaning up downed tree limbs and other debris from the storm last Wednesday. The wind storms that ripped through Northwest Arkansas  left some homeowners’ yards covered with debris. Wind gusts reached up to 63 mph. “A majority of it came from these trees in my backyard when the storm hit,” said Curtis Tanksley, a homeowner. “It snapped a bunch of limbs off. That wind came so fast and so […]

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    Benton County Sheriff’s Office Seizes Guns, Cash And Drugs In Investigation

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division seized drugs, cash, guns and more during an investigation on Monday (July 28), according to a news release. Detectives served two search warrants, one at 615 Smith Ridge Turn Off in Rogers and another at 15594 Twelve Corners Rd. in Garfield, the release states. After an instigation, six people were arrested: Thomas A. Thomas, 44 Jerry Carnes, 60 Macaila Thomas, 20 Kenneth Martin, 40 David Jones, 43 Marla […]

  • Cabela’s Archery Classic Helps Locals Learn About The Outdoors

    ROGERS (KFSM) – From shooting arrows to tying flies, Cabela’s Archery Classic gave families the opportunity to expand their horizons in hunting and fishing over the weekend. Dozens of families in Northwest Arkansas showed up to the event. It was held at the store’s Rogers location on July 26 and 27. “This is the archery classic, it’s gearing up those hunters,” said Steven Fuller of Cabela’s. “We’ve got events going on throughout the store.” People who attended were able to […]

  • 28th Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races

    HEBER SPRINGS (KFSM) – The 28th annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races were held at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs on Saturday (July 27). The theme for this year’s event was, ‘Wild & Wacky and Downright Crazy.’ Boats of all shapes and sizes made of cardboard competed for speed and design. Awards were given to the most creative team and boat, the boat that floated the best, as well as the best and most dramatic sinking. Other activities included a […]

  • Fayetteville Compost Site Open For Storm Cleanup

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The City of Fayetteville’s compost center was open Saturday for residents who are still cleaning up debris from Wednesday’s storm. The compost center was open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday (July 26). Residents were able to drop off limbs and debris for free. Also in Fayetteville, city officials said they will pick up limbs on the customer’s regular trash pickup day if the limbs are cut and bound with twine. Transportation director Terry Gulley […]

  • Altus Grape Festival Showcases Local Wineries

    ALTUS (KFSM) – The 31st annual Altus Grape Festival concluded on Saturday (July 26). The two day festival recognizes the rich history of grape growing in the Arkansas Wine Capital. “This really is a celebration of all of the state, and just to share that knowledge with the states around us and others as far as celebrating the grape and wine industry,” said Veronica Post, publicity chair. Tours and tastings were held at four local wineries, Mount Bethel, Post Familie […]

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    Siloam Springs To Be Featured In National Commercial

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – TV audiences across the country could soon see some of Siloam Springs on the national airwaves. A film crew is visiting Northwest Arkansas this week to get footage for a National TV Campaign commercial. A film crew associated with the Arkansas Parks and Tourism Department is highlighting the natural beauty and entertainment of the state. “We sent a scouting team up here to shoot and we were really impressed by this cool little town,” said Bill […]

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    Governor Candidates Go Head-To-Head In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Democrat and Republican candidates running for governor went head-to-head in Springdale on Monday (July 22) in a forum that focused mostly on agriculture and rural issues. They also traded barbs on their professional careers outside of politics. Democrat nominee Mike Ross and Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson were on stage at the Arkansas Farm Bureau Forum in front of about 500 people in attendance. 5NEWS Managing Editor Larry Henry moderated the forum. “I’m going to make sure that […]


    Bentonville Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide As Police Search For Grandson

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A preliminary investigation reveals the Bentonville woman found dead in her home Sunday died as the result of a homicide, according to the Bentonville Police Department. Police found 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin’s body Sunday after responding to the home to check on her. Her 26-year-old grandson, who lives with her, is missing, along with the woman’s silver Ford Focus, according to Bentonville police. Authorities have been searching since Monday for Michael Conklin, but he has not been […]

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    Police Search For Woman’s Grandson After Her “Suspicious” Death

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville Police Department on Monday released the identity of the body found in a local home the day before, while they search for a man connected to the case. The body was identified as 76-year-old Nelma Darline Conklin. Police said they are investigating the incident as a suspicious death, but have not determined a cause of death. Authorities are searching for the woman’s grandson, 26-year-old Michael Eugene Conklin, in connection with the case. The two lived […]


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