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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
  • Make At Home Halloween Costumes For Kids

    RUDY (KFSM) – People are still looking for last minute costume ideas on Friday (Oct.31). A little creativity can go long a long way. A local mother made her son a costume for the very first time and shared about just how easy it can be. Paige Stith is a stay at home mom. For the first time this year, she made her son Lane his own costume. “He’s Popeye the sailor man,” said Stith. She started on the cosume two weeks […]

  • Brandon Barber Sentenced To 65 Months In Fraud Conviction

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The former Northwest Arkansas developer convicted in a $200 million fraud scheme was sentenced to more than five years in a federal prison on Tuesday (Oct. 28), according to officials. He was sentenced to a total of 65 months with three years of supervised release, officials said. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. Judge P. K. Holmes, III presided over the sentencing, officials said. Brandon Barber, 38, of New York, pleaded guilty […]

  • Halloween Safety When Eating Candy

    Authorities Offer Halloween Candy Safety Tips

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Starting Friday night (Oct.31), little ghosts and goblins of all ages will roam the streets collecting candy, but authorities are warning parents to keep an eye out for potential dangers. One thing parents can teach their children is to not eat their candy while trick-or-treating. According to Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenback, children should always bring it home to their parents first, so they can inspect it. “Make sure there isn’t certain objects or any type […]

  • Leaders Speak At Ethical Leadership Forum

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Leaders across Sebastian County will come together Wednesdy (Oct.29) in Fort Smith for an Ethical Leadership Forum. It’s aimed at teaching leaders in various areas how to better at their jobs. Leaders will sit down to talk about how to better lead. Three leaders wil speak at the event. Entrepreneur Steve Clark, President and CEO of ArcBest, Judy McReynolds, and the head football coach in Greenwood, Rick Jones. Each of them will discuss the importance of leadership and the role it […]

  • Roland Hosts Safe Trick-or-Treat Night

    ROLAND (KFSM) – Halloween is just days away, but Tuesday (Oct.28) your kids can get in their costumes, grab their candy bags, and head out to do a little trick or treating in Roland. It’s all part of their Safe Trick or Treat Night. “Any children that would participate we would love to have them in their costumes of course,” said second grade teacher Kasie Kemp. The student council at Roland High School decided to have the Safe Trick or […]

  • Bricktown Brewery Opens In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A new brewery and restaurant opened in downtown Fort Smith on Monday (Oct.27). Bricktown Brewery on Garrison Avenue was once Varsity Sports Bar, which had been for 25 years. The renovations to upgrade the new dining area started months ago and cost $500,000. Bricktown Brewery started in Oklahoma and has six locations around the state. The Fort Smith location is their first establishment in Arkansas. The owners have hired 75 new people to work at the restaurant. […]

  • Replica Ships On Display In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – People can check out a fleet of ships replicated to look like the ones Christopher Columbus sailed on when he discovered the new world. Starting on Friday (Oct.24), people can come to take a look inside the Nina and the Pinta on Riverfront Drive. These hand – crafted ships are the most accurate replicas of the fleet that Christopher Columbus used to disover the new world beginning in 1492. Historians believe Columbus traveled on a tiny […]

  • Passengers Back On Excursion Train After Wreck

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Passengers were back on the Arkansas and Missouri excursion train that wrecked Thursday (Oct.16). That was the first trip since the head on collision that injured dozens of people. Federal investigators said oil from leaves on the track might have cause the train to lose traction and stall. The railroad company said four of the cars involved were back out on the tracks Thursday (Oct.23). Investigators said they have each been inspected and are good to go. […]


    Athletes Take Part in Special Olympics Bowling Competition

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Some very special elementary school athletes are coming together Thursday (Oct. 23) for a Special Olympics Bowling Competition in Fort Smith. It all kicks off at 9 a.m. at Bowling World on South 36th Street. The athletes let 5NEWS Reporter Meredith Marney in on their practice rounds ahead of the big competition. In addition to bowling, kids in the special olympics program also participate in basketball, as well as track and field competitions throughout the year.  

  • UAFS Students Tour Chaffee Crossing

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas of Fort Smith teamed up with Chaffee Crossing Wednesday (Oct.22) to take an inside look at some new developments around town. Roughly forty students boarded a bus and headed over to Chaffee Crossing to learn more about what’s all in the works out there right now. It’s all part of the LifeLong group at UAFS. Students involved learn more about what’s happening in Sebastian County and the surrounding areas. However, the tour […]

  • Renovations Start At Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center

    POTEAU (KFSM) – Better care is coming for patients at a hospital in Poteau after major renovations get underway after a one cent sales tax helped fund it. Crews will start swinging hammers at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in the next couple of weeks to start the new renovations. Workers are excited to be seeing all this come to the hospital. Many areas of the hospital will be remodeled including all of the surgery suites and the recovery room. All surgery […]

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    Fort Smith Residents Learn To Prevent Identity Theft

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Attorney General Dustin Mcdaniel was in Fort Smith Monday (Oct.20) to help people find ways to better protect themselves from scams and fraud. Everyone was welcome to come to a free lunch and workshop to learn first – hand about how they can prevent fraud. This has become a problem recently with people getting scammed either on the phone or online. Seminars were presented by consumer protection experts from the Attorney General’s Office. Short seminars included presentations about […]


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