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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 Bobby Swofford.

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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    Rogers Fire Department Offers Home Heating Safety Tips

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department is urging people to heat their homes safely as an Arctic cold front moves in Monday (Nov. 10) into Wednesday causing a drop in temperatures for the next two weeks. Ken Walden knows what can happen if you do not take the right safety precautions. He lost a good friend in a house fire. “He heated underneath the basement of his house with rented propane heaters,” Walden said. “It killed him and his […]


    Bicyclist Killed In Fort Smith Accident Identified

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) –  A bicyclist who was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Fort Smith on Saturday has been identified. Police said the incident happened on Saturday (Nov. 8) around 6:00 p.m. on the 3500 block of Grand Avenue between North 34th and 35th Streets. The bicyclist has been identified as 62-year-old Vivian Barton of Fort Smith, according to police. Police said Barton was pushing her bicycle in the inside lane of Grand Avenue going west, while […]

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    Fayetteville City Council Race Heads To Runoff

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Two Fayetteville City Council candidates will head to a runoff later this month after neither got enough votes to win outright on Tuesday (Nov. 4). The runoff election for Fayetteville alderman Ward 1 will be between Paul Phaneuf and incumbent Adella Gray. Phaneuf had 39 percent (1,759) of the vote, while Gray got 37 percent (1,661). A third candidate, Sonia Gutierrez, trailed them with 23 percent (1,110). Neither Phaneuf nor Gray won a majority of the votes, so now the […]

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    Democratic Candidates Work To Rally Voters Before Election Day

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Democratic candidates made a final push to connect with Arkansans before Election Day on Tuesday (Nov. 4). That included a campaign stop in Northwest Arkansas on Monday (Nov. 3) by Mark Pryor and Mike Ross. The Senate race pits the Democratic incumbent, Pryor, against U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Pryor’s first campaign stop on Monday was in Fayetteville. The Senator met with voters at Fresco Café and Pub. “If you are tired of the gridlock in Washington, you’re […]

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    Boots And Badges Raises Money For Special Olympics

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Local law enforcement and firefighters came together Saturday to support Special Olympics Arkansas. Boots & Badges For Special Olympics was on Saturday (Nov. 1) from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter locations on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville and Walton Avenue in Bentonville. Officers and firefighters held boots and buckets collecting donations for the athletes of Special Olympics Arkansas. Special Olympics Arkansas supports 14,000 athletes across the state that compete and train […]

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    Runners Dodge Zombies In Rogers To Benefit Children

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Second Annual Nightmare on Elm Street Zombie Run took place in Rogers on Saturday (Nov. 1). The event featured a 5K run and a fun run. The fun run began at 4 p.m. and the 5K started at 4:30 p.m. In addition to the runs, there was music, entertainment and a costume contest with prizes. All proceeds of the race will go to local friend of youth projects of the Rogers Optimist Club.

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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 […]

  • Car Fire

    Police: Fayetteville Officers Rescue Drunk Man From Burning Car

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Two  Fayetteville police officers pulled a drunk and unconscious man from a burning car on Tuesday (Oct. 28). The man inside the car was identified by police as Timothy Marrs, 24, of Fayetteville. He faces misdemeanor charges of DWI, violation of implied consent and resisting arrest. Police said they responded to a report of a car on fire on Tuesday at 2:25 a.m. near Sierra Avenue and Adobe Street in Fayetteville. According to an arrest report, an officer, later identified as Nathan Hogan, used an extinguisher to […]

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    Explosions Clear Way For Bella Vista Bypass

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Some people living in Bentonville say they are hearing explosions. That’s because the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is rock blasting in the area as part of the construction on the Bella Vista Bypass. Adam Jenkins, project manager at Kolb Grading, said construction crews are working on a 6.36-mile section of the bypass. Jenkins, whose company is under contract with the state, said crews are constructing a two-lane roadway between U.S. 71B in Bella Vista and […]

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    Fayetteville Student One Of 12 Suspects In Prostitution Sting

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – One of the 12 people arrested in a prostitution sting late last week in Benton County is a student in the Fayetteville School District, school district officials said. Darius Collier, 19, faces charges of trafficking of persons, endangering the welfare of a minor, fleeing and loitering, deputies said. Collier is enrolled at the Agee-Lierly Life Preparation Services (ALLPs) center, which serves as Fayetteville High School’s Alternative Learning Program, said Alan Wilbourn,  Fayetteville schools spokesman.  Wilbourn said the district is investigating […]

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    $12 Million Fayetteville Hotel To Open Doors Monday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A $12 million hotel in Fayetteville is expected to open its doors on Monday (Oct. 26). The Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center is located just off of Interstate 49 at the southbound Wedington Road exit in Fayetteville. The new four-story hotel features 115 rooms, a full-service restaurant, room service and 10,000-SF of event space. Officials broke ground on the property July 23, 2013.

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    Commission: Electronic Ballot Glitch Fixed In Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) –  More than 800 ballots in Washington County will have to be counted by hand on Election Day. This comes after officials say electronic voting machines on Monday (Oct. 20) did not list each candidate’s party affiliation. The Washington County Election Commission held a special meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 21) to address concerns over the ballot problem, after voters and officials noticed Monday morning that electronic voting machines did not include party affiliations. The problem was noticed after the first […]


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