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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
  • Crews Cleanup Damage At Chaffee Crossing

    The cleanup for Fort Smith is underway after storms ripped through the area Wednesday (July 23) afternoon. The storm left damage all across town, including Chaffee Crossing. The warehouse district is where a significant amount of damage happened. Trees fell down, roofs were ripped off, and buildings were completely demolished in Chaffee Crossing. Heavy rain and wind gusts were up to almost 70 miles per hour. The storm left behind damage and power outages. “People in the area have never seen […]

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    Arrest Warrant Issued For Fort Smith Shooting Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in a Fort Smith shooting case that took place on Wednesday morning (July 23), police said. Authorities have issued the warrant for Stacy Lisenbery on suspicion of first-degree battery. Lisenbery was last seen driving a gold SUV, according to police. The shooting left one woman hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury, police said. The woman identified as Elisa Nakedhead was shot once inside a duplex on Phoenix Avenue near […]

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    Crawford County Investigates After Camper Burns

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – Deputies with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a camper burned on Highway 220, near Cedarville Tuesday morning (July 22). Another driver saw the camper burst into flames near Lee Creek Road just after 5:30 a.m. and called authorities, according to dispatchers. According to Crawford County Chief Deputy Jimmy Damante, “The fire had been burning for quite some time probably all through the night, at the point smoldering more or less.” Authorities said no […]

  • Security Installed at City Hall In Van Buren

    Authorities in Van Buren are working to make the Municipal Complex safer. This is after a shooting just the down the road caused some big concerns. ” That final push guys this is the time and let’s move, and we have been going as quickly as we can to get it set up,” said the Mayor of Van Buren Bob Freeman. Beginning Monday (July 21), citizens will have to go through a metal detector when entering City Hall. ” They […]

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    Mayor’s 43rd Annual Prayer Breakfast Takes Place In Fort Smith

    The  Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast took place Friday (July 18) at the Holiday Inn City Center in Fort Smith. “It’s an opportunity for a lot of citizens in the community to come together and start the day with a prayer of service,” said Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders. ” Its just a good opportunity for us to get together for at least one breakfast each year.” This breakfast gives people a chance to pray for those who watch over the city, he […]

  • Construction On New Van Buren Police Department On Schedule

    Construction for the new Van Buren Police Department headquarters is on schedule. Van Buren Police Chief Kenneth Bell said the location is on a main highway, so it will be visible to thousands of people. ” I go by everyday to check on things,” said Bell. ” It’s very exciting to see the progress that’s been made.” The new building on Highway 59 will house the training room, all officers, administers, and detectives. “It’s going to be great for all […]

  • Food Program To Educate Families

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance will present “Cooking Matters at the Store” at Harp’s Food Store today (July 16) located on Grand Avenue in Fort Smith. Representatives will be on hand to help educate shoppers how to make smart and healthy decisions while grocery shopping. “It teaches people how to go in the store and shop more economically and more nutritional, that’s the whole goal behind it,” according to Ted Clemons who is the Director of the […]

  • Construction Starts On New Senior Center In Van Buren

    A new senior center is in the works in Van Buren. The center will be located on Knox street just up north from the old senior center. “They have activities, they have a dining area, they play bingo during the day,” said the city’s Mayor Bob Freeman. ” They just enjoy going and eating a meal and playing bingo, they do quilting  and have other activities.” According to Freeman, the most important aspect of the senior center is the “Meals on Wheels” program. They prepare […]

  • New $1 Million Training Facility Ground Breaking

    Crews started ground breaking on a new $1 million training facility Monday (July 14) for the Fort Smith Fire Department. Plans for the new facility have been in the works for quite some time, according to Fire Chief Mike Richards. The new facility will be built out near the city landfill. It will be a four-story building, equipped with a two-story burn room and have a pavilion including outdoor classrooms, Richards said. The new facility would come at a price tag of more than $1 […]

  • Fort Smith Police Recruits Look Forward to Graduation Ceremony

    The River Valley has several new police officers trained and ready to hit the streets. A graduation ceremony was held on Friday (July 11) for the officers at the Riverfront Pavilion. They just completed a 13 week training at the Fort Smith Police Training Center on Zero Street. Graduate Jeffrey Taylor knew he wanted to be a cop since he was just a little kid. He watched his dad in uniform for 20 plus years and Taylor knew that was going […]

  • Farmers Expect A Good Harvest

    Farmers in Arkansas have been happy to see the recent rain and milder temperatures this summer. “The corn and soybean crops are looking pretty good so far,” said Dennis Motes with the University of Arkansas Vegetable Research Station. However, the rain that Arkansas saw earlier this spring did cause some problems. “Things are running a little bit late, about two to three weeks late, due to the cool spring and the numerous rains that we have had,” Motes said. Experts said the moisture delayed planting […]

  • Whirlpool Meets With Fort Smith City Directors

    Fort Smith city directors and Mayor Sandy Sanders met down with Whirlpool officials to talk about the company’s clean up efforts at the closed plant located on Jenny Lind. Whirlpool officials also said they are one step away from a finalized sale for a large portion of the property. “We have a signed purchase agreement on the warehouse property and 50 additional acres for future development,” Whirlpool official Jeff Noel said. “This is a purchase agreement that has contingencies.” The sale is expected to […]