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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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    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 […]

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    Van Buren VFW Post Hosts Flag Retirement Ceremony

    The Van Buren Veterans of Foreign Wars Post conducted a Flag Retirement Ceremony Saturday (June 14) morning at the VFW Post Building in Downtown Van Buren. VFW members taught local boy scouts flag etiquette and the proper retirement of the nation’s flag as well as state and other service flags. “It expresses a lot about what the actual flag is symbolic for and what it has done for us,” said Eckel Rowland, a World War II veteran. “It really rings true when it says there […]

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    Juneteenth Event Commemorates End Of Slavery

    The 17th annual Northwest Arkansas Juneteenth celebration was on Saturday (June 14) at Murphy’s Park in Springdale. The theme for this year’s event was “Black is Beautiful, Black is Healthy.” The event included a health fair with medical and dental providers conducting free screenings to promote healthy living. There was also live music, a cookout and other fun activities for all ages. Juneteenth, or the “19th of June,” commemorates the anniversary of African American emancipation, 149 years ago this year. […]

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    Radio Icon Casey Kasem Dies At 82

    CBS News – Casey Kasem, the radio personality who rose to fame with the music countdown shows “American Top 40″ and “Casey’s Top 40,” has died, family spokesman Danny Deraney confirmed to CBS News. He was 82. The radio pioneer died early Sunday morning, daughter Kerri Kasem said in a Father’s Day post on Facebook and Twitter. Shortly before his death a judge ruled that his daughter Kerri Kasem could begin end-of-life measures, giving her the authority to withhold medication, […]

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    Apartment Fire Leaves One Family Displaced

    A fire at an apartment complex in Fort Smith leaves one family displaced. The Fort Smith Fire Department and police responded to an apartment fire at Lakeside Townhomes Apartments near Rogers Ave. and S. 46 St. around 2:30 p.m. Saturday (June 14), according to Battalion Chief Skip Mathews, Fort Smith Fire Department. S. 46 St. was shut down for about close to two hours due to the fire, police said. Matthews said two adults and three children were displaced due […]