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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
  • Legislators Tour UAFS Robotics Program

    State legislators met at the University of Arkansas of Fort Smith Wednesday (Aug.27) to tour the Baldor Technology Center and to take a sneak peek at a newly accredited robotics program. For the first time, state legislators toured the labs at the University and took a look at what all they have to offer students. ” We want them to see what we are doing on our campus,” said Dr. Georgia Hale who is Dean of Applied Science and Technology. […]

  • Proposal to Increase Ambulance Fees Up for Approval

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – The Sebastian County Quorum Court will meet tonight (August 25) to give final approval to a proposal to raise ambulance fees in the county. The County Judge David Hudson proposed the increase in ambulance service fees for people who live outside of Fort Smith and Barling. The EMS service area includes nine cities and the unincorporated areas, including Central City, Mansfield, Hartford, Lavaca, Greenwood, Bonanza, Hackett, Huntington, and Midland. Hudson said the proposed increase would be […]

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    Cop On The Bus Program In Greenwood

    Greenwood police officers teamed up with Greenwood schools to make sure students stay safe as they ride the bus. Bus drivers and Lieutenant Brad Hobbs with the Greenwood Police Department boarded the bus Friday (Aug,22) for the “Cop on the Bus” program. This school year marks the second time for the program. “This program is important for getting your children to and from school,” said Chief Will Dawson with the Greenwood Police Department. “It’s a nerve racking situation for parents […]

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    New Mercy Clinic Opens In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Patients in Fort Smith have a new state of the art doctor’s office they can visit. A $5 million Mercy Clinic officially opened Thursday (Aug.21) with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate. The new building is located on Cliff Drive just off Old Greenwood. After one year of construction, the new facility is complete with 24 exam rooms as well as an onsite lab and imaging services. Leaders said they decided to build the clinic because of […]

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    ‘Needed’ Storm Shelter Opens in Denning After Deadly Tornado

    DENNING (KFSM) – Three and a half years after a deadly tornado ripped through Franklin County, the Denning community is opening a new storm shelter Wednesday (Aug. 20). Several area leaders will be holding a grand opening ceremony for the new shelter at 11 a.m. With construction on the facility complete, people in town said they’re thankful the new building has been built. Tornado-survivor and alderman Randy  Harris said he remembers the storm hitting on the night of May 25, […]

  • Sebastian County Fair Kicks Off in Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – The ferris wheel is up and the rides are ready to go as the annual Sebastian County fair opens its gates up to the public Tuesday (Aug.19). Even though the Sebastian County Fair has been going on for decades, there have been a few changes in the works this year. This is including renovations to the home economics building. For some people the fair started Monday (Aug.18). They began entering several kinds of food and crafts events […]

  • Back-To-School For The River Valley

    Students in the River Valley are getting back to class Monday (Aug.18).  With the school supplies shopping now finished, students at Tilles Elementary School were back in the classroom Monday after having a couple of months off for summer break. Teachers at Tilles Elementary School teach kindergarten through sixth grade. Many of the teachers said they have prepared for this day, all summer long. “I’ve been ready since probably the second week school was out,” said Lana Neumeier who teaches at Tilles […]

  • Clarksville Schools To Begin Second Year With Armed Faculty

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM)- More than twenty teachers and faculty members will be armed this year as kids head back to school in the Clarksville School District. Teachers began carrying guns last year. Some armed guards and teachers carry guns which they said to protect students from an armed intruder. “Every campus, we have protected with armed guards,” said Superintendent David Hopkins. James Krohn teaches social studies at the Clarksville Junior High School. “It hasn’t affected the way I teach and it […]

  • Students Head Back to School in Oklahoma

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – Students at Sallisaw, Roland and Muldrow Schools headed back to school for their first day of class Thursday morning (Aug. 14). With the new school year, comes changes to national academic standards. In several states, legislators have placed new restrictions on state boards of eduction, meaning they have to update their academic standards. However, in Oklahoma, lawmakers repealed the national common core standards.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court affirmed that decision. Now, Oklahoma’s State Board of Education is […]

  • The Barr Family

    Family With 188th Fighter Wing Receives National Honor

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith family will be given top honors from the Air National Guard in a ceremony held Wednesday (August 13) Retired SMSgt. Scott Barr, his wife Cindy, and their sons Isaak and Andrew will receive the International Guard Family of the Year Award. “Its unbelievable, it really is,”said Cindy. “I’m so proud to be representing the 188th and its just a huge honor.” Barr began his career with the National Guard in 1992.  His career […]

  • Greenwood, Shadow Lake Annexation Approved By City Council

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) –  The Greenwood City Council completed the third reading of the annexation of the Shadow Lake community on Tuesday evening (Aug. 12), authorities say. Now, voters will decide whether or not to annex Shadow Lake on Nov. 4, according to authorities. The Greenwood City Council originally decided Monday night (August 4) to table the third reading on the annexation of the Shadow Lake community due to legal questions with some properties. It’s all part of an on-going discussion that […]

  • Man Shoots Stepson in LeFlore County, Authorities Say

      SHADY POINT, OKLA. – Authorities said one person has been hospitalized and is undergoing surgery after being shot in Shady Point. Shady Point Police Chief Keith James said the shooting happened at a home on Reagan Street after 11 p.m. Sunday night (Aug 10). Authorities said they were first dispatched out to the scene for a domestic disturbance call between a father and his stepson. “They went to the ground and the firearm discharged,” said James. Once they were on scene, they […]


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