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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
  • Storm Damage

    Strong Storms Leave Behind Destruction In Hindsville

    HINDSVILLE (KFSM) – Strong wind and rain rolled through Madison County early Monday morning leaving behind destruction in Hindsville. There were downed power lines, uprooted trees and major structural damage. The storms that ripped through Hindsville on Monday (Oct. 13) had wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph. The hardest hit areas were county roads 8340, 8460, 8380, 8201 and 8225, authorities said. “We were asleep and I woke up to a loud thump and glass breaking,” said Michelle Williams. Williams said her and her […]

  • Compassion

    Compassion International Presents The Carry Me Tour

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Larry’s Living Room hosted the Compassion International’s Carry Me Tour featuring Josh Wilson on Sunday. The event went from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 12) Josh Wilson was joined by special guests Citizen Way and Dan Bremnes. Compassion International is a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults, according to its website. Organizers said one of the purposes of […]

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    Springdale Man Killed In Accident In Ottawa County

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Saturday in Ottawa County, according to Oklahoma State Police. The incident happened on Saturday (Oct. 11) around 3:30 a.m. on Highway 10 and Country Road South 580, a report states. State police identified the victim as 19-year-old Fitorus Ruan of Springdale. Ruan was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was transported to the medical examiners office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the report. The driver, […]

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    Vaccine Requirements Keep 153 Bentonville Students Out Of School

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – More than 150 students in the Bentonville School District were not allowed in class Monday (Oct. 6) because they were not up-to-date on their required vaccinations, administrators said. A new state law mandates students receive vaccinations for several potential illnesses, including chicken pox. Students were required to receive those immunizations by Oct. 1, but local school districts worked with area parents to give students more time to schedule vaccinations. “Our nurses, administrators, building administrators and registrars have […]

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    TSA Launches PreCheck At Northwest Arkansas Regional

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport flyers are now able to get through security faster, meaning, some will not have to remove their shoes, jackets and belts. The federal Transportation Security Administration expedited screening program, PreCheck, launched at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport on Wednesday (Oct. 8). XNA is the 120th airport in the country to have TSA PreCheck. The airlines serving the airport that participate in the program are American, Delta, United and U.S. Airways. The program is […]

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    President Bill Clinton Leads 2 Campaign Rallies In Northwest Arkansas

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- President Bill Clinton attended campaign rallies in Fayetteville and Rogers on Tuesday (Oct. 7). Clinton attended a rally at the Union Plaza on the University of Arkansas campus Tuesday morning. After getting lunch at Hugo’s restaurant in Fayetteville, Clinton attended a second rally in Rogers at the John Q. Hammons Center. The president also attended rallies in Conway and Jonesboro on Monday (Oct. 6). “Can we run anything all by ourselves?” Clinton said. “The banks, the economy, the police […]

  • Santana Takes The Stage At Walmart AMP In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Santana took the stage at the Walmart AMP on Sunday (Oct 5). The multi-GRAMMY award-winning artist has been performing for more than 40 years. The venue was packed with about 5,000 concertgoers. Terry and Gary Davis were at the show and said they’ve enjoyed Santana’s music since the 1970s. “Black Magic Woman is great, and so is Evil Ways,” said Gary Davis. “I played those songs in bands too. I’ve been playing his music and listening to […]

  • Car Wreck Fayetteville

    One Injured In Two Vehicle Wreck In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –  One person was hospitalized Saturday night following a two-vehicle wreck in Fayetteville. Police said they responded to the incident shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 4). The accident happened at the intersection of Joyce Boulevard and College Avenue. One person was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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    Arkansas Apple Festival Brings Thousands To Lincoln

    LINCOLN (KFSM) – The annual Arkansas Apple Festival is underway in Lincoln. Every year, thousands of people come out to enjoy the rich heritage of the festival. The three-day festival is being held on the Lincoln Square from Oct. 3 through Oct. 5. It’s put on every year on the first weekend of October. The event features arts and crafts, contests and live music. There’s also plenty of apple cider and free fresh apple slices. The first apple festival was […]

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    Beer, Brats And Bands In Downtown Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The second annual Downtown Rogers Oktoberfest was Saturday. The event was held at Frisco Park in Rogers from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 4). A selection of beer and wine was available for purchase throughout the event.  In addition, there was also brats and live music. Organizers said proceeds from the event support the work of Main Street Rogers in preserving and promoting Downtown Rogers. “We use it as a fundraiser for Main Street, […]

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    First Female Lineman Takes The Football Field In Greenland

    GREENLAND (KFSM) – A 13-year-old girl is on the football team at Greenland Middle School, and says she is out to prove girls can play the sport too. Shelby Dill is the first female lineman to play for the Pirates. The 8th grader is in her second year of playing football, and plays on both the offensive and defensive lines. “I feel like I’m making a big statement about this,” she said. “It’s a male dominant sport, but there are some […]

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    Murder Suspect’s Former Neighbors React To Realtor’s Killing

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The killing of a central Arkansas realtor has captured the country’s attention, but it hits a little closer to home for one Springdale neighborhood. Arron Lewis, 33,  was charged with capital murder in the death of Beverly Carter on Tuesday (Sept. 30). Lewis was also charged with robbery and four counts of possession of firearms by certain persons. Lewis has a criminal history involving arrests in Northwest Arkansas and a local conviction that resulted in prison time. He is listed […]


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