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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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    Mother Of 2 Killed By Car Remembered For Strong Faith

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – A Prairie Grove mother of two killed in a car crash Tuesday is being remembered as a woman of compassion and strong faith. Deborah Hildebrand, 46, was jogging near her home in Prairie Grove when she was killed after being hit by a sport utility vehicle. “My immediate reaction was, I’m not seeing this right now,” said Steve Pulliam, senior associate pastor at Central United Methodist Church. “Then it hit me that Deborah loved to run. […]

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    Pea Ridge Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Pea Ridge opened Wednesday, July 16 following a ribbon cutting. The 41,000-square-foot store is located at 240 Slack St. and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “We’ve got a lot of associates making sure that the counters are clean, everything is pulled forward and everything is looking nice,” said Store Manager Scott McMillan,  who started his Walmart career in 2005 as an assistant manager trainee. […]

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    Jogger Hit By SUV And Killed Near Prairie Grove Identified; Driver Cited

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – The driver whose Jeep Cherokee hit and killed a  jogger on Tuesday (July 15) near Prairie Grove has been cited, police said. Jason Purvis, 35, of Prairie Grove was cited on suspicion of negligent homicide, reckless driving and driving right of roadway, said Capt. Jeff O’Brien of the Prairie Grove Police Department. The victim, Deborah Hildebrand, 46, was struck and killed while on a routine run near her home. “She typically jogs in the morning and jogs […]

  • AMP Officials React To Overcrowding Allegation

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Some fans say Saturday’s Miranda Lambert concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers was overcrowded, with spectators pushed up against each other. Officials on Monday, though, said the event was not oversold. Country music star Lambert attracted about 9,000 concert-goers to the AMP, the largest crowd the venue has had since opening at its new site in June. That big crowd created confusion among some fans about the venue’s capacity. But officials said the show was […]

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    Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Completion Of Mt. Kessler Trailhead

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Monday, July 14 to celebrate the completion of the Mt. Kessler Trailhead. The ceremony will be held at the trailhead at 5:30 p.m. and city officials said the public is encouraged to attend. The trailhead is located at 2600 Judge Cummings Road, west of Cato Springs Road and Interstate 49 in south Fayetteville. In February, aldermen voted to allow Mayor Lioneld Jordan to apply for and accept a $1.5 million matching grant from […]

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    Bella Vista Shelter Holds Free Kitten Adoption

    The Bella Vista Animal Shelter is hosting a free adoption event due to the influx of cats and kittens brought to the shelter. The free event lasts July 9- 23. All adopters must first fill out an adoption application and get approved. This can be done here at the shelter or online at www.bellavista-animalshelter.org. The shelter is located at 32 Bella Vista Way. For more information call (479) 855-6020. The Fayetteville Animal Shelter also offering free adoptions of any cat or […]

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    Water Main Break Slows Traffic In Fayetteville

    A water main broke Saturday (July 12) morning in Fayetteville, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The break, at N College Ave. in front of Shake’s Frozen Custard, caused some lane closures. Authorities said the call came in around 10:56 a.m. Authorities said crews were on site to fix the main and estimated it would take four to six hours to finish. Officers were at the scene to help direct traffic flow.

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    Local Shops React To Starbucks Plan On Wedington

    A Starbucks may soon open up along Wedington Drive in Fayetteville, according to site plans released by the city Tuesday (July 9). But locals were split on whether the national chain along the major roadway would hurt nearby smaller coffee shops. The site plans from Morrison-Shipley Engineers proposes the Starbucks coffee shop be placed in a 6,000-square-foot building near the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Black Forest Drive near Wedington Drive. The plans call the proposed area the “Starbucks Center at […]

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    Fireworks Likely Cause Of Rogers House Fires

    Fireworks likely caused two house fires in Rogers on July 5, according to the Rogers Fire Department. One of the residences engulfed in flames was located at the 2400 block of W. Mulberry St., and the other was located at the 800 block of N. C St. Although the department said fireworks were likely to be the cause of the house fires, they also said a lack of physical evidence makes it impossible to rule an official cause. “It’s very […]

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    Man Arrested After Pointing Pellet Gun Out Car Window, Police Say

    Police arrested a driver they say continually pointed a pellet gun out of a car window Tuesday morning in Rogers. The suspect was arrested after police responded to a call around 11:05 a.m. about a man in a car with a gun, according to Rogers police. Responding officers said they found two people in the silver Toyota Corolla, one of whom had a pellet rifle with a scope. Andreas Lopez, 21, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and driving […]

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    New Don Tyson Interchange To Reduce Traffic Congestion

    Traffic congestion should be less of a problem for drivers traveling through Springdale, now that the Don Tyson Interchange is open. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday (July 7) at 1:30 p.m. for the interchange. The project consists of the new exit 70 on and off ramps of Interstate 49 and an overpass. The $23 million project opened to drivers after remarks from Scott Bennett with the Highway Department, Highway Commissioner Dick Trammel and city of Springdale officials. […]

  • Vigil Held For Former Razorback Murdered One Year Ago

    The family of a man shot and killed one year ago gathered together on Sunday to hold a vigil in his honor. Authorities said Bryant Crocker, 44, was murdered in his home in Shannon Hills last July. Crocker was a former Razorback football player. He played football for the University of Arkansas in the 90’s. “We’ve been having a lot of heartache over this past year,” said Felicia Thomas, Crocker’s sister. “We’re just here to let people know that he […]


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