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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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    Daylight Saving Time Could Increase Risk Of Heart Attack

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – It’s Daylight Saving time, which means many of us had to wake up an hour earlier Monday (Mar. 9). That hour might not seem like a lot, but health experts say it can have more of an impact on your health than you might think. Researchers analyzed 2010-2013 data from hospitals in Michigan and found that they admitted an average of 32 heart attack patients on any given Monday, according to a published study. There was an average of […]

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    Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Shoplifting At Walmart In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man was arrested on Sunday (Mar. 8) after allegedly stealing car headlights from a Walmart in Fayetteville, according to police. Jackson Parks, 20,  faces a shoplifting charge after police said he attempted to leave the store without paying for headlights. Police said they responded to a call for a shoplifter around 12:49 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart located at 3919 N. Mall Ave. in Fayetteville. According to a preliminary report, Parks paid for a phone and phone card inside the store before walking […]

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    Washington County Animal Shelter Offering Adoption Special

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Washington County Animal Shelter is offering $17 adoptions for dogs and cats through the end of March as part of their “Luck of the Irish” adoption special, according to a news release. All  pets come spayed or neutered, with up-to-date vaccinations and are microchipped, the release states. The shelter is located at 801 W. Clydesdale in Fayetteville. It’s open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    Don’t Forget To Spring Forward This Weekend

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) –  It’s time again to change our clocks to Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday (Mar. 8) at 2 a.m., so move your clocks ahead one hour. It’s also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarm. Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.


    Police Work Single-Vehicle Accident In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Police Department worked a single-vehicle accident on Saturday (Mar. 7), according to police. Police said the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Sang Avenue and Berry Lane in Fayetteville. The driver lost control, crashed and took down a guy line on an utility pole, according to police. No injuries were reported.

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    U Of A Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Rape On Campus

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A group of students at the University of Arkansas are working to raise awareness of rape on campus. The campaign is called “That’s So 6 Percent,” which derives from a study estimating that six percent of men commit acts of rape. “We know that one in four college women are sexually assaulted based on national samples,” said Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, director of STAR Central. Wyandt-Hiebert said the goal of the campaign is to change what’s referred to as rape […]

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    New Rogers Police Chief Sworn In Tuesday

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A swearing in ceremony was held on Tuesday (Feb. 24) for Rogers’ new police chief. Chief Hayes Minor, a 21-year veteran of the department, was sworn in Tuesday. He succeeds former police chief James Allen who died from colon cancer in January. Minor touched on some of the initiatives at work in Rogers. “You know in light of national events the current topic of conversation across the country is police and community relations,” he said. “It’s a […]

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    Winter Storm Rolls Through Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Winter weather swept through Washington County on Monday (Feb. 23) covering roads with ice and snow. Snow fell throughout the day, making for slick road conditions across the county. “I was only doing about 60 mph and everybody was passing me and I’m thinking you all are crazy, because you never know when you’re going to hit some black ice,” said Randall Wagner. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing overnight into Tuesday and some people […]

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    Winter Weather Live Updates

    As winter weather rolls through our area, keep an eye on our live blog below for the latest on weather and road conditions where you live.

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    IHOP Restaurants To Offer Free Pancakes In Celebration Of National Pancake Day

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – In celebration of National Pancake Day, participating IHOP® restaurants will offer guests a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes. The restaurant will offer each guest free pancakes all day long on March 3 in an effort to raise $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals programs nationwide. On National Pancake Day, guests are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in exchange for free pancakes. To find a local IHOP restaurant visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

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    Walmart Prepares For Grand Opening In Booneville

    BOONEVILLE (KFSM) – Associates are stocking shelves in preparation for the grand opening of the relocated Walmart store in Booneville, according to a release. The store is located at 1400 E. Main St. and will include a full line of groceries and a wide assortment of merchandise. “We’re just about ready to open our doors,” said store manager Galen Dahler in the release. “We’re going to continue to make a difference with our new store in the Booneville community.” The […]

  • UA Professor Featured On PBS Series Highlighting ‘Indiana Jones’ Site

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A University of Arkansas professor is featured in a special series by NOVA, which airs on PBS, that began Wednesday (Feb. 18). Tom Paradise, a professor of geosciences at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, appeared in NOVA’s “Building Wonders of the World” series in an episode titled “Petra: Lost City of Stone.” Petra is an acient city carved out of stone located in the desert of Jordan. The city was popularized in the movie “Indiana Jones […]


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