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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
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    Hundreds Of Anime Lovers Attend Konsplosion

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Hundreds of anime lovers were in Fort Smith over the weekend for Konsplosion. The convention was held at the Fort Smith Convention Center Sept. 12 through Sept. 14. There were events and performances for people of all ages. Activities included panel discussions, comic books and video games. Many attendees even dressed up as their favorite characters. “I’m here because I love it, my friends love it and the people here love it,” said Kate Mull, a […]

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    Fort Smith Schools Host Health Fair

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A fair focusing on nutrition, health and wellness was held in Fort Smith on Saturday (Sept. 13). The event, “It’s A Family Affair: Nutrition, Health & Wellness Fair,” was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Darby Junior High and Tilles Elementary School. The River Valley Regional Food Bank co-hosted the event with Antioch Youth & Family and other community sponsors. Organizers said the purpose of the event was to promote healthier lifestyles and thinking. […]

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    Fayetteville’s City-Wide Food Drive Kicks Off

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The City of Fayetteville and Compassion Fayetteville are sponsoring a city-wide food donation event. CanPassion for Compassion runs from Sept. 11 through Sept. 18, according to a release. Donated food can be canned foods, or any other food item other than fresh food, the release states. Donation boxes will be located in the lobby of City Hall at 113 W. Mountain Street, and in the lobby of the Fayetteville Public Library at 401 W. Mountain Street, the […]

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    Bentonville Schools Take Precautions For Respiratory Virus

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Bentonville Schools are taking precautions as a respiratory virus spreads across the Midwest. The virus, Enterovirus D68, is infecting hundreds of children in the Midwest. The virus has not reached Arkansas, but it’s causing concern among some Bentonville parents. “I would never want to know anybody, or have my child in the hospital for something like that,” said Michelle Hollmanmueller, a parent. “It’s so sudden and that makes me concerned.” The Bentonville School District wants parents to know […]

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    Seven Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Benton County Drug Bust

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Benton County detectives seized guns, money and marijuana from a 65-year-old Rogers man’s home on Monday (Sept. 8). Authorities said Larry Burch was booked into the Benton County Jail Monday night. He faces multiple charges including, simultaneous possession of firearms and drugs, possession of firearms by certain persons and possession with intent to deliver controlled substance. The Benton County Special Operations Division conducted an investigation at Burch’s home located at 1602 W. Green Acres Dr. in Rogers, which ultimately led to a search […]

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    Chefs Attend Advocacy Boot Camp In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Chefs from across the nation are in Bentonville for the Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. The Chefs Boot Camp is taking place at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville Sept. 7 through Sept. 9. Participating chefs will learn policy and advocacy skills in workshops that focus on access and affordability of food. The group will also take a tour of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and make a visit to Ewe Bet Farms in […]

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    Man Stabbed In Neck In Fayetteville; Police Consider Suspect Armed And Dangerous

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –  The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating a stabbing that happened on Saturday night at the Econo Lodge on Futrall Drive. A male victim was stabbed in the neck and taken to Washington Regional where police said his condition is unknown. Sergeant Craig Stout said officers are searching for the suspect who was least seen driving a dark passenger vehicle east on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Stout said witnesses described the man as thin, wearing sunglasses, no shirt and […]

  • Organizers Prepare For Crawford County Fair

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – Organizers were hard at work Saturday (Sept. 6) preparing for the Crawford County Fair. The event will include pageants, vendors and farm animal competitions. The fair begins on Sept. 8 and will run through Sept. 13. “It’s a good place to bring your kids,” said Tom Meadors, Chairman. “You need to come out and see what Crawford County has to offer. I’ve been doing this for several years and that’s probably the only reason I do […]

  • Show Pigs

    Showing Pigs A Family Affair For Three Fayetteville Sisters

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –  Hogs took center stage in livestock competitions during the second day of the 157th Washington County Fair. Competitors showed off their market pigs at the fair on Wednesday (Aug. 27). The hog show was held on the fairgrounds inside the Livestock Arena. The Mabry sisters, Chloe, Lizzie and Harlie, live in Fayetteville. For them, showing pigs is a family affair. “It’s kind of cool, because it’s kind of like a family deal,” Lizzie Mabry said. Chloe, 9, is the […]

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    Victim Speaks Out After Trucks Set On Fire In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Authorities on Tuesday (Aug. 26) continued their investigation into fires that destroyed two trucks on Monday (Aug. 25) in Fayetteville. One truck belonged to University of Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen. The other is owned by a former classmate of Allen’s at Fayetteville High School, Eli Mattioli. Allen’s Chevrolet Avalanche was burned in a suspected case of arson on Monday in his driveway at 1125 W. Hendrix St. in Fayetteville. More than two hours before that incident, Mattioli’s Chevrolet Avalanche was burned. Police said that happened around 1:34 […]

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    Rogers High School Choir To Perform With Foreigner

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Foreigner is coming to Northwest Arkansas this week to perform at the Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers. According to a release, the Rogers High School choir will be performing with Foreigner onstage at the show. They’ll be singing with the band on their classic hit “I Want to Know What Love Is,” the release states. Foreigner is donating $500 to the choir for its High School chorus program, according to the release. During the evening, the kids […]

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    SAU Student, Former Student Die In Shooting

    MAGNOLIA (KTHV) – A Southern Arkansas University student and a former student have both died following an early morning shooting. According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), deputies were dispatched to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Highway 82 East at 1:13 Sunday in reference to a fight with shots fired. Deputies said SAU senior wide receiver Brandon T. Hobdy, 23, of Garland, TX, and former student Wayne A. Payton, 24, were both taken to the Magnolia Regional […]


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