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Meredith joined the 5NEWS team in May, 2014 as a morning news reporter after graduating from University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, Oklahoma. She looks forward to being part of the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas community.

Meredith is originally from Wichita, Kansas and was always very active in family businesses and sports, especially tennis. Her favorite teams are the University of Kansas basketball and Kansas City Royals baseball teams, but she is prepared to add the UA Razorbacks as another favorite.

Meredith attended UCO on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a degree in Mass Communications and Broadcasting. During college Meredith interned at KWCH12, the CBS affiliate in Wichita, and also was a reporter and news anchor for U Central, the television station for UCO.

When not at work, Meredith enjoys watching sports and chick flicks, travelling with her family, working out, playing tennis, cooking and shopping.

Meredith can be contacted by email at meredith.marney@kfsm.com.

Recent Articles
  • Heath Shots

    Back-To-School Immunization Reminders For Students

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) – Kids will head back-to-school as early as this week which means it’s time to make sure your kids are vaccinated with the right medications. Doctors are making sure kids go back to the classroom healthy ahead of the upcoming school year. Kids going into kindergarten through 12th grade and even college will need to get a check-up. During the routine exam, the doctor will check your heartbeat, blood pressure, and how you’re breathing. Everything that is common […]

  • Big Bass Bonanza Pays Thousands To Fishermen

    Big Bass Bonanza Is Underway

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – Hundreds of fishermen from across the state and country are in the River Valley Friday (July 31) for the Big Bass Bonanza. It’s fishing tournament that was scheduled for earlier this yea, but had to be rescheduled because the water levels of the Arkansas River were too high. Fishermen started gathering at the Clear Creek Park early in the morning getting their boats in the water. After the fishermen found the perfect spot on the river, […]

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    Academy Sports And Outdoors Helps Kids Prepare For School

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Academy Sports is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club in Fort Smith on Thursday (July 30) to help out some families in need of a little help ahead of the upcoming school year. Thirty kids from the Boys and Girls Club will get to go to the store and shop for school supplies and all on Academy’s tab. The sports store is giving each child a $100 gift card to go towards things like […]

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    PHOTOS: Fort Smith Home Destroyed In Early Morning Fire

      FORT SMITH – A home is destroyed after going up in flames. Two neighboring homes also have noticeable damage from the fire. Fire crews and first responders were called to the home located on 36th street around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 29). When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames and spreading quickly to the homes on both sides. Battalion Chief Chris Scherff told 5NEWS that a neighbor is the one who called 911 […]

  • Volunteers Fill Backpacks For Kids In Need

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Hundreds of volunteers came together Monday (July 27) in Fort Smith to stuff an estimated 3,500 backpacks with school supplies then give them to kids in the River Valley. In less than three hours, the backpacks were stuffed by volunteers. Volunteers met at Harvest Time on Briar Cliff Avenue at 9:00 a.m. to fill thousands of backpacks with things like crayons, colored pencils, and notebooks. This fundraiser is to help kids in need this school year. […]

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    Rally For The Rebels At Southside High School

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The school board told 5NEWS they don’t believe there was anything illegal about the way the meeting was conducted earlier this month. However, the board has been unavailable to issue a new statement since the lawsuit was filed. Meanwhile, a rally is being held Friday (July 24) at Southside High School in support of both the rebel mascot and the Dixie fight song. Hundreds are expected to come and show their support of Southside’s long-standing traditions […]

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    Suspect Identified, In Custody Without Bond Following Fort Smith Shooting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A 20-year-old man is dead and another man is in custody following a shooting Wednesday night (July 23) around 7:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with Fort Smith Police. Dwight Neal Hawley, 53, is in custody at the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond after he was arrested on suspicion of shooting Carlos Araujo-Mejia, according to authorities. Hawley faces charges of first degree murder degree, felon in possession of a firearm, and terroristic threatening in the […]

  • City Of Fort Smith Smoke Tests Sewer Systems

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Crews with the city’s utility department will be on on the north side of town Tuesday (July 21) testing the underground sewer systems. While it’s just routine maintenance, the work could cause some homeowners to worry. The way the test works is that crews blast smoke through the underground sewer system specifically looking for any holes or erosion that may have happened over the the past year. What crews are looking for is any kind of […]

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    Arkansas Tech Football Player Drowns In Pope County

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – A student-athlete at Arkansas Tech University drowned in Pope County on Sunday (July 19), according to a release. Zemaric Holt, 21, died as a result of injuries suffered in an accident at Long Pool Recreation Area in Pope County, the release states. “Arkansas Tech extends its deepest condolences to the family of Zemaric Holt, his teammates and his friends,” said Dr. Robin E. Bowen, Arkansas Tech president. “Please know that counselors are available in the Arkansas Tech […]

  • 32nd Annual Senior Olympics Kicks Off

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An estimated 200 seniors from across the River Valley will be competing in Fort Smith on Friday  (July 17) as the 32nd annual senior olympics gets underway. It’s all about a little friendly competition between the athletes. A total of thirteen different nursing homes participate in this every year. Anywhere from five to twenty residents per nursing home come out and compete. The senior athletes won’t be caught wearing any old jersey, each nursing home dresses up […]

  • New $1.2 Million Mercy Sleep Center Opens

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A new $1.2 million sleep center will open its doors for a community open house Thursday (July 16) in Fort Smith. The state of the art facility built to meet the growing demand for sleep services in the River Valley. The community open house is from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. They will have vendors set up to answer any questions people may have. The new Mercy Sleep Center is at the intersection of Waldron and Ellsworth […]

  • Suleski

    Bond Set At $500,000 For Barling Man Accused Of Shooting Runner

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The bond has been set at $500,000 cash for the man who shot and killed a runner Saturday (July 11). John Suleski, 24, was charged with first degree murder and unlawful discharge of a firearm inside a vehicle after the shooting of Brent Morrison, 44. Suleski pleaded not guilty. Authorities found Morrison’s body near Wells Lake Road and ruled that he died of multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives spoke with witnesses in the area and Suleski who was […]


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