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

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    Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club Runs Haunted Warehouse To Raise Money

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club has returned. The organization is once again scaring up screams at their Haunted Warehouse in Chaffee Crossing. This year, the Boys and Girls Club added a new 9,000-square-foot warehouse to the two existing ones. The new building houses the Manic Maze, which is made up of chain-link fences, and a haunted spinning carousel. “There are a lot of scare going through the […]

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    Future School Of Fort Smith Hosts Speed Networking

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – For teens, it’s never too early to get started on your career path. Future School of Fort Smith is giving their students an opportunity on Friday (Oct.21) to meet with workers from area businesses. Teachers are calling it “speed networking.” They’re hoping students will learn about how to write resumes and land internships. Katie Sanders is a 10th grade student at Future School of Fort Smith. Sanders said she’s excited for this opportunity to learn more […]

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    City Leaders Discuss New Trails In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Runner and bikers rejoice, new trails could be coming to Fort Smith. The Trails and Greenway Committee has a few proposals in the works including a project being called the Landfill Loop. The trail would circle around the city’s landfill along Highway 45 for about four and half miles and would be built on city-owned property. “We don’t have to acquire any land from private individuals, so we don’t have to buy property, which will make it […]

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    11th Annual Power Of The Purse Event Benefits Local Childhood Literacy

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A silent auction and luncheon to raise money that will give books to children throughout the area is being held in Fort Smith on Wednesday (Oct. 19). More than 45 purses will be auctioned off for United Way’s 11th annual Power of the Purse event.  This fundraiser draws in hundreds of people, and all of they money raised will go towards educating children throughout the River Valley. The United Way of Fort Smith partners up with Dolly […]

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    Nonprofits Donate Blankets To River Valley Police & Fire Departments

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — When first responders and law enforcement are on scene of accidents or house fires, it can be hard to keep the victims warm during the winter. That’s why two nonprofit organizations are making sure police and fire departments in the River Valley have blankets to keep in their vehicles. Students Against Drugs and Alcohol and the Voodoo Misfitz’s have given more than 1,000 blankets to several police, fire and sheriff’s departments throughout the River Valley. The non-profits are also making […]

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    “Over The Edge” Fundraiser To Benefit Cancer Support House

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — People in the River Valley are taking cancer fundraising to new heights this weekend. Folks will be going “Over the Edge” of First National Bank on Garrison Avenue. The eight-story bank was built in 1911, and over 80 people from the community will be rappelling down the face of the Fort Smith landmark. This is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Survivors’ Challenge. The adrenaline junkies will have the Fort Smith Fire Department holding ropes […]

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    Salvation Army Coats For Kids Drive Underway In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One local Salvation Army wants your help by giving coats to less fortunate families. All you have to do is donate a gently used coat and drop it off at a Mr. Rob’s Cleaners locations. Salvation Army has hosted this yearly coat drive because the number of people living on the streets who are unable to afford simple luxuries like coats continues to grow. All the coats collected will be cleaned at Mr. Rob’s and will then go straight […]

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    Community School Of The Arts Opens In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Classes in art, music and acting began earlier this week for about 100 children from preschool to high school at Saint Bartholomew’s Church in Fort Smith at The Community School of Arts. Founder of the school, Rosilee Walker Russell, taught at University of Arkansas — Fort Smith for more than 25 years. Russell’s passion for music and the arts led her to offering this after-school program which will also bring entertainment to the community. “It’s a much […]

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    40th Annual Fall Festival Kicks Off In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Fall is here and it’s always welcomed by the annual Fall Festival in Van Buren. The historic Main Street will be turned into a festival of vendors, carnival rides, and live entertainment for the next three days. All the festivities start up on Friday (Oct.7). Hundreds of vendors will line the streets selling all kind of homemade arts and crafts, antiques, and food. Live music will be a show stopper as well and will take place […]

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    Local Professor Anticipates Vice Presidential Debate Strategies

    (KFSM) – The debate stage will belong to the Republican and Democratic Vice Presidential candidates on Tuesday (Oct. 4). Republican Governor Mike Pence and Democratic Senator Tim Kaine will go head to head at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. This comes on the heels of what was the most-watched presidential debate in history. The debate will give the candidates an opportunity to reinforce the messages their presidential running mates are trying to get across to the American people. Kaine and […]

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    Road Resurfacing Project Could Impact Commute

    POCOLA (KFSM) – Construction on a busy road could impact your commute for several weeks. Crews will be starting road work on Monday (Oct. 3) to resurface the section of State Highway 112 in Pocola. Crews will be working from US Highway 271 junction in Pocola to the State Highway 120 junction in Rock Island. They’ll start near the Sonic at Highway 271 and 112 and work their way back towards Rick’s Corner Market which at State Highway 120. Construction workers […]

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    90-Year-Old Travels To Washington, D.C. To Make Juneteenth A Holiday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A 90-year-old Texas woman is passing through Fort Smith this week as she makes her way across the country to Washington, D.C. where she’ll have a historic meeting with President Obama and Congress. On Thursday (Sept. 22), Opal Lee will be in Fort Smith. She is walking 10 miles a day on her journey to the District of Columbia, with the goal of petitioning President Obama and Congress to make June 19 a national holiday to celebrate diversity. Lee is […]