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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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    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 […]


    Investigation Underway After Two Found Dead In Sallisaw Home

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – An investigation is underway after two people were found dead inside a Sallisaw home Sunday night (Sept. 28). Authorities said someone called around 7:05 p.m., asking if officers could do a welfare check on the people living inside a home on Maple Street. When officers arrived on scene, they said they found both people dead inside. The bodies were identified as 47-year-old Vince Rayner and 34-year-old Katie Waggle-Goodman according to the Sallisaw Police Department. Detectives with the Oklahoma […]

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    RV Wreck Slows Traffic On I-40 Near Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – An RV wreck slowed traffic on I-40 West near Van Buren on Sunday. Arkansas State Police said the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 28). The accident was caused by a tire blowout, police said. No other vehicles were involved in the incident. No one was injured.  

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    Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Interviewed By Police

    (CNN) – Police in Oklahoma said Saturday they’ve interviewed the man who allegedly beheaded a 54-year-old woman at his former workplace. Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was shot inside the Vaughn Food processing plant but regained consciousness in the hospital, said Jeremy Lewis, spokesman for the Moore police department. Nolen was interviewed Friday in the hospital; police haven’t revealed what was said. Police expect him to be released and moved to a jail by early next week, Lewis said. Nolen’s Facebook […]

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    Great Planes Air Expo To Showcase Aircraft

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Great Planes Air Expo is coming to Rogers on Thursday (Oct. 2), according to a release. The expo will be held at Beaver Lake Aviation at the Rogers Municipal Airport-Carter Field, the release states. Aircraft will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will showcase new aircraft from major General Aviation manufacturers including Cirrus, Cessna and Diamond, the release states. According to the release, the expo was developed in 2009 by a […]

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    Motorcycle Enthusiasts Test Ride New Harley-Davidson Models

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Motorcycle enthusiasts took to the open road Wednesday (Sept. 24) experiencing first-hand the thrill of riding one of Harley-Davidson’s new bikes. “It’s a sense of freedom,” said Susie Tidrow, a biker from Missouri. “If you don’t ride, you just don’t understand.” Harley-Davidson offered demo rides at Baum Stadium Wednesday. Tidrow, one of many bikers in town for Bikes Blues & BBQ, test rode the brand new freewheeler. It’s the newest addition to the company’s three-wheeled trike line-up. […]

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    Harley-Davidson Rolls Out New Models For Bikes Blues & BBQ

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Major motorcycle companies were busy unloading their new models at Baum Stadium Tuesday (Sept. 23) for the 15th annual Bikes Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally. Some of the top motorcycle companies in the country are in Fayetteville for the rally. They include Yamaha, Indian, Victory and Harley-Davidson. “We are cleaning them, getting them lined up and getting them all looking pretty,” said Tom Bechtold, a demo truck driver for Indian. “We are getting them mechanically fit, gassed up and ready to […]

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    Bikes Blues & BBQ Revs Up For Opening Day

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The 15th annual Bikes Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally is coming to town this week, and organizers are gearing up in Fayetteville. Set up for the rally got underway Monday (Sept. 22). Volunteers set up tents, put up fencing and much more. “It’s coming together really smoothly,” said Coleson Burns, Event Director of Bikes Blues & BBQ. “Every year it gets a little bit easier.” There are four main venues. They are located at Dickson Street, Baum […]

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    Fayetteville To Hold Sponsored Blood Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks’ mobile unit will be on the Fayetteville Square this week for the City of Fayetteville’s sponsored blood drive, according to a release. The blood drive is scheduled to take place on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the release states. The CBCO provides blood for use by patients at the 38 area hospitals, according to the release. The center has issued a Code Yellow Alert for O Negative […]


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