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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.

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    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will be sitting down with leaders in Van Buren Tuesday (July7) to hear about the growth of the city. This is happening as Mayor Bob Freeman hosts his annual prayer luncheon. Gov. Hutchinson is expected to talk about how faith has played a large role in his life at Tuesday’s luncheon. Mayor Freeman also expected to give his testimony at the luncheon. This is the 11th year for the event. This year […]

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    Mayor Of Fort Smith Hosts Annual Firework Show

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One area where thousands are expected is the Riverfront Park in Fort Smith where Mayor Sandy Sanders will host his annual firework show on Saturday (July 4). The pyrotechnician who gets the Mayor’s Fourth of July celebration all set up along the Riverfront is headed into town on Friday (July3). He’s one of the many people who work together to put this entire show on every year. But something you might not know about the mayor’s […]

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    Fort Smith Fire Marshal Explains Firework Safety Tips

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – While the 4th of July can be fun for many, national statistics show it’s also one of the most dangerous days of the year. You don’t have to put yourself in danger to have fun for the holiday. You can still get your hands on all sorts of fireworks like bottle rockets, sparklers, and cherry bombs. But there are some safety tips you definitely need to keep in mind when you shoot them off. Fort Smith […]

  • High Five: Memorial Statue For Veterans Arrives In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Almost after a decade in the making, a statue honoring veterans across the River Valley is almost complete. The statue will be placed at the Fort Smith National Cemetery as a tribute to all of the veterans who died in combat and to all those still fighting for America’s freedom. “It will be like a guardian angel watching over the cemetery,” describes the President of the River Valley Veterans National Cemetery Association Robert Cravens. For the past […]

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    Parrot Island Water Park Closes Slides For Updates

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two slides at the new Parrot Island Water Park will be closed for updates starting Monday. The  “Tangerine Twist” will be closed as crews work to make the slide less aggressive for children. The “Blue Macaw” and the “Tangerine Twist  will be closed Monday (June 29) through Thursday (July 2) as crews work to make the modifications. The blue slide is not being updated however, they are having to move the slide to they can better access the […]

  • Two Van Buren Families Safe After Early Morning Fires

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Two Van Buren families are safe after both of their homes went up in flames early Monday morning. Dispatch received the call for both house fires around 3:30 a.m. (June 29). Crews on scene said the first house fire off of Rena Road was caused by a charcoal grill on the deck. After the deck ignited, the flames climbed up the back of the house and into the attic. The homeowner said he woke up to […]

  • Franklin County Sheriff Creates Garden For Inmates

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is faced with an extremely tight budget. One local county sheriff is taking steps to save money where he can. Instead of paying thousands every month for food for the inmates, he’s built a garden full of fruits and vegetables. Not only is the garden saving the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office thousands of dollars every year, it’s also taught the trustees and the jail staff some invaluable lessons. Many of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Southside School District Responds To Motion For Change

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A controversial decision is looming at Fort Smith Schools. The district issued a statement overnight after a school board committe voted unanimously to ban Southside High School song “Dixie” and the rebel mascot. The district posted a statement on it’s facebook page following the school board meeting on Tuesday (June 24). Administrators discussed certain traditions at Southside. Administrators said the committee decided to discontinue the use of “Dixie” as the school’s fight song in the 2015-2016 school […]

  • In-Sync Pediatric Therapy Center Being Built In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Construction crews are hard at work in Van Buren where a new pediatric center is in the works. Once construction is complete, the facility will provide therapy services to children with all sorts of special needs. In-Sync Pediatric Therapy Center will be built along Fayetteville Road. They’re making the big move from their old facility over on Main Street. With this move, comes a lot more space. The new building will be 6,000 square feet and […]

  • New Health Center Being Built In Charleston School District

    CHARLESTON (KFSM) – Administrators at Charleston School District are getting to work on designing a new student health center Monday (June22). This is after the district was awarded some serious grant money by the state. Administrators at the school district have $500,000 to spend on the new health center. The facility will be in the center of campus. Crews are working on tearing down the building that’s there now, and building a new one. Superintendent Jeff Stubblefield said once construction […]

  • Organizers Prepare For Antioch In The Park

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Organizers are busy preparing 30,000 pounds of food to give away to families in need at “Antioch In The Park” this weekend. Families in need will get to take home some groceries on Saturday (June 20). All of this is free of charge. More than 30,000 pounds of food will be distributed to hundreds of families. Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, the “Child Summer Hunger” organization is teaming up with […]


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