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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
  • 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. 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 ship exactly like […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tulsa Couple Sells Special Crafts At War Eagle

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Thousands of people were in Benton County Saturday (Oct.18) for the 6lst annual War Eagle Fair.  Many vendors come from all over the Midwest to showcase their unique arts and crafts. “We make a lot of home decor out of refurbished barn tin,” said vendor Amanda Fitzgerald. “We like to to use old things and make something new and beautiful out of it.” Ryan and Amanda Fitzgerald live in Tulsa. Amanda is a teacher and Ryan is […]

  • War Eagle Craft Fair In Full Swing

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Thousands of people were in Benton County Saturday (Oct.18) for the 61st annual War Eagle Fair. It’s the oldest and largest of the three fairs held in War Eagle each October. Many people come to shop for unique arts and crafts. “We have everything from jewelry,clothing, and pottery, “said Social Media Coordinator Cole Seal. About 250 vendors from all over the Midwest come to the area to showcase their products. For 61 years, this is one of the largest crowds […]

  • Poteau Balloon Fest Goes Up In The Air

    POTEAU, OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – Dozens  of pilots are prepping their hot air balloons for the 10th annual Poteau Balloon Fest. Over 30,000 people will be coming to the Leflore County fairgrounds Oct. 17th-18th to enjoy the carinval rides, food, and the famous balloon rides. The Poteau Chamber of Commerce took this event over in 2011. With it being at the fairgrounds for the past four years, it has caused this festival to balloon with the amount of people. Around fifteen balloon pilots from […]

  • Volunteers Lend A Hand At Regional Food Bank

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Crews joined together Thursday (Oct.16) to demolish a building that will soon be home to the River Valley Regional Food Bank. About thirty volunteers were on hand to help with the demo. “I’m excited, I was ready for it a long time ago,” said Director Charolette Tidwell.  Volunteers with the Mars Petcare Associates came to help tear down walls and to reconstruct the building. It’s been a project years in the making. But with a $2 […]

  • Operation Safe Scare In Sebastian County

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – We are just days away from ghosts and goblins, and alls things scary roaming the streets and looking for treats.  But to make sure your kids stay safe, deputies with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office are hitting the pavement Wednesday (Oct.15) looking for real monsters. Sixteen teams of deputies will be out on the streets checking where sex offenders live for the rest of the week. Their goal is to make sure kids stay safe when they’re […]

  • Storms Rumbled Through The River Valley

    FORT SMITH  (KFSM) – Storms rumbled through the River Valley early this morning on Monday (Oct.13). It brought heavy rain and left behind some damage. Early this morning, storms came through and brought heavy rain that caused drivers to slow down. This came around 3:00 in the morning. Thunderstorms brought rain, wind, and lightening. There were about one hundred power outages in the River Valley leaving people without electricity for a couple of hours. The storm knocked down trees and snapped branches. This […]


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