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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
  • Figure Five Fire Station Donates $300 To Local Family

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A fire station in Crawford County is giving back to a family that lost everything in a house fire earlier this week. Figure Five fire station helps a family every December, and this year it’s a couple that lost everything when their home burned down earlier this week. “We didn’t really walk out of the house with anything, said homeowner Lindsey Mueller. Their home caught on fire Tuesday morning (Dec.16) around 3 a.m. “We both got  […]

  • Students Stuff Cheer Bags For Local Hospitals

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Students at a  Fort Smith elementary school are getting hundreds of gifts ready for Christmas. They’ll then hand them out to patients stuck at area hospitals on Christmas morning. About thirty students at Fairview Elementary School put together hundreds of cheer bags on Thursday (Dec.18). This is all to brighten one person’s morning this holiday season. It’s been a tradition nine years in the making. “We started at 125 the first year and its grown,” said teacher Lisa […]

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens In Cedarville

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM) – Sixty new jobs are now in the River Valley as two Walmart Neighborhood Markets opened their doors Wednesday (Dec.17). Many gathered in Cedarville to celebrate the grand opening of the Walmart by having a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. Store managers and the mayor of Cedarville gave a speech saying how much they’re excited to have Walmart in the community. The new store is on Highway 59 right by the post office. Customers can shop for all […]


    Father, Daughter Arrested After Barling Stabbing

    BARLING  (KFSM) – One man has been hospitalized, and a father and daughter are behind bars after a stabbing in Barling on Monday night (Dec. 15), authorities said. After being stabbed six times, Jesse Pyles, 18, was hospitalized at Mercy hospital in Fort Smith, officials said. He was listed Tuesday in stable condition. Jason Becker, 41, and his daughter, Brittany Becker, 18, were booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and face several charges in connection to the stabbing, officials said.. The father […]

  • Storms Leave Damage To Greenwood Police Department

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – People in Greenwood woke up to storm damage after strong winds and rain rolled through parts of area Sunday night. It left the future Greenwood Police Department without a roof. “The whole job process has been stressful so this just adds to it,” said Chief Will Dawson. Crews were cutting up wood pile by pile Monday morning (Dec.15). Construction started on the $2.8 million Greenwood Police Department three months ago and everything was on schedule. “What’s left up there […]

  • Hundreds Volunteer To Prepare Christmas Wreaths

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Friends, families, and volunteers joined together in Fort Smith Friday (Dec.12) to remember the community’s fallen troops. Volunteers spent all morning unpacking thousands of wreaths, getting them fluffed to be taken to the Fort Smith National Cemetery. 15,000 Christmas wreaths will be laid in front of every single grave site Saturday morning. Christmas Honors is a day when the community can honor the families as well as the veterans, because they didn’t want to stop on […]

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    Leaders Talk About Fort Smith Aquatics Park Prices

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Even though it’s the middle of December, area leaders in Fort Smith came together Thursday (Dec. 11) to talk about an aquatics park in the works. They’re trying to figure out how much people should pay for admission. City leaders said they’ve talked about charging people $20 a ticket for a one-time admission to the aquatics park. “This is definitely a $20 or more value as far as the theme park goes,” Deputy City Administrator Jeff […]

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    People Evacuated After Apartment Complex Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An apartment complex in Fort Smith caught fire early Tuesday (Dec.9) morning causing residents to be evacuated.  The Shadow Brook apartment complex is located on Oakview Drive in Fort Smith. “It’s sickening,” Barbara Reichard told 5NEWS as she salvaged what she could. “I really don’t know what kind of emotions I have right now.” Her family questions whether or not their smoke alarm was working. “I just want to sit on the floor and cry,” Reichard said. Fort Smith Fire Department […]

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    Investigators Call Early Morning Fort Smith House Fire “Suspicious”

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Investigators are calling an early morning house fire suspicious after a rental home went up in flames Wednesday (Dec. 10). Crews responded around 3:30 a.m. to 4414 Kinkead Ave. in reference to a house fire at the location. Responding firefighters immediately saw smoke billowing from the roof, according to the Fort Smith Fire Department. It took crews about 20 minutes to extinguish the flames. The fire may have been caused by an electrical problem, although authorities […]

  • Local Food Pantry Competes For A $20,000 Grant

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – It’s just weeks before Christmas. Walmart is helping food pantries across the country by giving out a big donation. Any food pantry across the United States could get it, but three food pantries in Arkansas are top contenders. The Christ for the World food pantry in Fort Smith are hoping that they’ll win the big check so they can help those in need this holiday season. Christ for the World food pantry is competing against the other […]


    Special Olympics Football Team Plays in State Championship Game

    POTEAU (KFSM) – Some very special athletes from LeFlore County will have their dreams come true Friday night (Dec. 5) as they take part in a big state championship game. The Poteau Pirates Special Olympics Football team will be taking the field in Tulsa, Oklahoma during halftime of the 6A Championship Game. “For us to be invited to go and compete this time of year, it’s an honor,” coach Tanna Weaver said. “Our kids feel like it’s their Superbowl even […]

  • Mayberry Case Considered For Jury Trial

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – We should know Thursday (Dec.5) if two suspects, who are believed to be involved in an alleged cover – up of an ATV accident will have their case heard by a jury. The ATV accident happened just south of Muldrow on September 1st, 2013. That night authorities said Christian Mayberry, who was 16 – years – old at the time was thrown 12 feet after the ATV ran off the road and into a ditch. Investigators […]


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