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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    Steel Horse Rally Kicks Off In Fort Smith; Road Closures Expected

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The roar of engines will be heard throughout the area on Friday (April 29) as the 2nd Annual Steel Horse Rally kicks off. During the two – day event there will be some road closures throughout the area that you may want to know about. Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night, Fort Smith Police will be blocking off the portions of both Garrison Avenue and Rogers Avenue near the Fort Smith Convention Center between 5th […]

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    Autoplex Reopens After Huge Fire Last Year

    ALMA (KFSM) – One year ago today (Thursday, April 28) a family owned business in Alma went up in flames last year. The Autoplex Center in Alma was still able to keep their business running during the year of remodeling. The family’s business on Commerce Street in Alma never closed its doors, but instead worked in temporary facilities and thanks to their loyal customers they were able to stay and keep all of their hard working employees. This is after […]

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    Crews Break Ground On New Children’s Home In Chaffee Crossing

    CHAFFEE CROSSING (KFSM) – Crews will break ground on Tuesday (April 26) on a $1.6 million project at Chaffee Crossing, a new facility to house abused and neglected children in the River Valley. The Curt, Cliff & Opal Young Children’s Home will be build on Custer Boulevard, and it is being built by the same organization that built the Maggie House. Leaders said this will be another great opportunity to serve children in Crawford and Sebastian counties, after the expansion was approved in March. “The […]

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    Local Businesses Prepare For Steel Horse Rally Weekend

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The 2nd Annual Steel Horse Rally is days away and preparations are happening now on Monday (April 25). Restaurants, convenience stores and shops in downtown Fort Smith are looking forward to this busy weekend ahead. Since they’re expecting thousands to be walking up and down the streets of downtown Fort Smith that means one thing for local businesses; it’s all hands on deck. Shops and convenience stores are making sure their shelves are fully stocked and have […]

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    “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” Raises Sexual Assault Awareness In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — According to national studies, every two minutes someone in the country is raped. On Friday (April 22), the Crisis Intervention Center reminded local students about this unsettling statistic. Several boys in the Van Buren School District joined in to “walk a mile in her shoes,” meaning they sported high-heeled shoes for a one-mile walk. They participated in the walk to show support for the cause, by raising awareness about sexual assault, rape and gender violence. They also gained a different perspective, as […]

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    Bricks For General Darby Project Now Available For Purchase

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) -A project honoring a Fort Smith legacy is nearing completion, but organizers are asking for the public’s help finishing it up. Specifically, they’re asking area residents to purchase a brick which will then be laid near the base of the historical monument downtown. Those who purchase the brick can also have a name engraved on it. Organizers said some engrave the names of their family members while others choose to engrave the name of a military member […]

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    Local School Districts Receive Award

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Several schools in our area are being honored and rewarded by the State of Arkansas because of students successes in the classroom. The Greenwood School District is one of many schools in our area that received thousands of dollars because of the great staff they have on hand and the wonderful students. This reward comes from the Arkansas School Recognition Program which provides awards to public schools that experience high student performance and high student academic growth. This was […]

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    Fort Smith City Leaders Approve Bike Trails & Extension To Sports Complex

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Folks in the River Valley will soon be seeing bike trails along some of the roadways. Bike trails have been popping up across the area and Fort Smith city leaders have approved making them near the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus all the way to downtown Fort Smith. They’re calling this the Blue Lion Bikeway Project. The more than $30,000 project will connect the college to the downtown area. Workers would used shared, marked […]

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    Fort Smith Public Schools Prepare For Teacher Appreciation Week

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The school year is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you can forget about your teachers. In fact, Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up in May and Fort Smith is celebrating in a special way. If you’re a student in the Fort Smith Public School system, or you were in the past, you can write a card to your favorite teacher during this campaign. How it will work is that you purchase a card […]

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    Walmart FLW Tournament Underway At Beaver Lake

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – More than 100 anglers are on Beaver Lake on Thursday (April 14) as they are competing for a big cash prize. Anglers take off from Prairie Creek Park Marina each day of the four day tournament. They cast their reels in hopes of catching the biggest fish. Some head out to the deep waters or to the lower part of the lake. They all have their own strategy of how they will win. After catching how many fish they […]

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    Mountainburg Police To Begin Patrolling Chester

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) – A local police department will now be patrolling a nearby town that could use some extra help. City leaders in Chester came to the agreement on Tuesday (April 12) to allow Mountainburg Police to patrol the small town. This means that Mountainburg Police officers will start patrolling the area, enforce state and city laws, focus on traffic enforcement, public drinking at the city park, and investigate major crimes if it were to happen. In the past if […]

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    Volunteers Participate In The Day Of Caring

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) – On Tuesday (April 12), volunteers made a difference in our community by participating in the United Way’s Day of Caring. This is a day that many volunteers look forward to throughout the year. They spend their time making a difference in the area to several local organizations and nonprofits. Many of the organizations don’t have the money or the time to do projects that are needed to be done. However, having the extra volunteers for even one day […]


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