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.

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Recent Articles
  • Sebastian County Humane Society Receives 5,000-Pound Food Donation

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A local humane society is working hard to make sure there’s enough food for its animals, especially since it’s a “no kill” shelter. More than 5,000 pounds of dog and cat food are stacked up on pallets outside the Sebastian County Humane Society. The large donation came as a gift from American Humane, which is the country’s first national humane organization, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. The two are focusing on giving back to animal […]

  • New Police Chief Selected For Van Buren Police Department

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A new leader will be at the helm of the Van Buren Police Department this summer. Fort Smith Police Captain Jamie Hammond is next in line to be chief at the Van Buren Police Department. Hammond has served at the Fort Smith Police Department since 1991, when he started as a patrol officer. Over the years he worked his way up to captain. With all of his experience, he’s seen a lot, learned leadership skills, and is a […]

  • New Training Facility To Be Used For Van Buren Firefighters

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – An old building in downtown Van Buren has been transformed to help firefighters with their training so they’re ready for anything that comes their way. The Van Buren fire department has always had to rely on vacant buildings for practice. However, that is not the case anymore as training has kicked off in a new facility. The three-story building, formally known as the Darrel Thomas building, was built in 1892 and is located on Main Street. […]

  • Signs For Spotting And Treating Mental Health Disorders

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — May is mental health awareness month. Although mental illnesses are very widespread and common, many people believe it’s not something that will effect them. About 54 million Americans suffer from some type of mental disorder that causes a severe disturbance in thought or behavior. Detecting if someone is suffering from a mental illness can be difficult, but doctors said there are many ways you can spot if someone you love is suffering from a mental disorder, […]

  • Hundreds Gather For Go Red For Women In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Heart disease affects 1 in 3 women, and a nationwide effort to teach women about the issue will be in our area Tuesday (May 2). This is the first year the American Heart Association is coming to the River Valley, and organizers hope this becomes a tradition for many years to come. During Go Red For Women, ladies will have a chance to receive free heart screenings provided by Mercy and Sparks Hospitals. Two local cardiologists […]

  • Director Of Air National Guard Visits The 188th Wing In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A special visitor came to the city of Fort Smith on Friday (March 31). Lieutenant General Scott Rice, the director of the Air National Guard at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., came to tour the 188th Wing. “Impressive, unbelievable,” General Rice said. “That’s where you get the cliche of the whole, ‘greater than the sum of parts.’ That’s what synergy is that’s what’s here at the 188th.” Senator John Boozman and Congressman Steve Womack also visited […]

  • Two Rescued After Being Trapped Under Fallen Tree At Barling Park

    BARLING (KFSM) — A man and woman have been rescued after being trapped in a tent under a fallen tree at Springhill Park in Barling on Friday morning (April 21). According to Fort Smith Battalion Chief Stanley Cole, the rain from the early morning thunderstorm soaked the ground, and a strong gust of wind caused the tree to fall. The woman was pinned for two to three hours, but the man was easily freed by rescuers, Chief Cole said. Crews lifted […]

  • 21st Anniversary Of Deadly 1996 Tornado In Fort Smith & Van Buren

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — On April 21, 1996 an F3 tornado hit Fort Smith at 11:12 p.m. and later hit the Van Buren area, killing two people and injuring over 40. Several historic buildings were destroyed in downtown Fort Smith before the half-mile-wide twister moved to neighborhoods on both sides of the Arkansas River. With wind speeds of up to 200 mph, the tornado left two Fort Smith children dead in its wake. Most residents in the area remember that night […]

  • Fort Smith Bicentennial Book Goes On Sale

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The city of Fort Smith will be celebrating its 200th birthday by having a yearlong party. Starting on Monday (April 10), you can also buy a little bit of history as the city will start selling its bicentennial books. The city will come alive in Fort Smith’s bicentennial. The book is called “Bridging Borders and Time: A Bicentennial Portrait of Fort Smith.” There are 248 pages of rich, Fort Smith history with hundreds of colorful pictures capturing […]

  • Big To Do On Highway 22 Sale Offers 67 Miles Of Deals In River Valley

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Bargain Hunters have miles of deals to sort through starting Wednesday (April 5) as the Big To Do on Highway 22 sale has returned to the River Valley. The area-wide yard sale on Highway 22 stretches all the way from Barling to Dardanelle — that’s 67 miles worth of stuff to check out. You’ll find people selling antiques, treasures, clothes, and furniture until Saturday (April 8), the last day of the sale. The sale is a big hit […]

  • Crawford County Sheriff’s Department Receives New Military Vehicle

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received an armored MRAP military vehicle to help keep law enforcement and civilians safe. Even though it hasn’t been used for a mission yet, the vehicle isn’t just an armored car for the SWAT team. “We will probably use it on every highway search warrant,” said Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown. “Whether we’re assisting another agency or in a rural area of Crawford County”. The sheriff said it’s also a multi-purpose vehicle […]

  • Free Prom Dress Giveaway To Be Hosted In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Prom is right around the corner for a lot of high schools, and many girls are looking for the perfect gown, but might not be able to afford it. Normally, prom dresses can cost as much as $100 to $200 in some department stores. However, this weekend high school students are getting the chance to get a beautiful gown for free. Whether you’re looking for the perfect dress that fits just right, or looking to donate […]