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
  • Tickets Still Available For 2018 Fort Smith Burns Night Dinner

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Firefighters don’t just fight fires and save lives. There’s a group of them that serve our community through music and you can support them through an upcoming event with rich Scottish roots. Even though the event is still days away, the Fort Smith Burns Night Dinner is going to be taking place at Bricktown Brewery on Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets are still available, so you can come and celebrate several Scottish traditions. The dinner pays tribute […]

  • Volunteers Needed To Prepare Christmas Wreaths For National Cemetery

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Since 2009, volunteers have been placing Christmas wreaths on each gravestone at the Fort Smith National Cemetery to remember fallen soldiers during the holiday season. Christmas Honors volunteers will gather at the Fort Smith Convention Center Friday (Dec. 15) to help fluff the thousands of wreaths, and decorate them with a bright red bow. More than 16,000 wreaths are being prepared for the event. Organizers said this year’s wreaths are bigger and better than previous years. “The […]

  • Dewey The Elf Raising Money For Historic Downtown

    POTEAU ( KFSM) — Many households have the famous Christmas Elf on the Shelf watching over the kids to see if they’re being naughty or nice, but now the city of Poteau is doing the same. The city has made a replica of the popular Elf on the Shelf, and his name is Dewey, which is after the Main Street downtown. The city is having him go around to different businesses throughout the downtown area and folks will also find him […]

  • Unveiling New Holiday Express Train & Opening Night For Lights At Creekmore Park

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The countdown is over! Creekmore Park is finally turning on their Christmas lights for the season and they’re also revealing their new Holiday Express Train Monday night (Dec. 4). The city is expecting thousands to come see the animated lights at Creekmore Park. There are more than 60 displays for people to check out. “Kids can visit Santa and write letters to him and they will have a mailbox you can put it in,” said Sara Deuster, Deputy […]

  • Shop Local At The 2nd Annual Christmas In The City Shopping Extravaganza

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Whether you want to check people off your Christmas list or maybe buy something for yourself, you’ll want to stop by the Christmas in the City Shopping Extravaganza. The event is all about supporting local businesses. “The business owners really appreciate the business and just keeping that money in our community is important,” said organizer Tasha Cole. There’s more than 30 booths to walk through with vendors from Arkansas and Texas selling affordable gifts that are either handmade […]

  • ‘Lights Of Love’ To Benefit Sebastian County Humane Society

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Folks are getting their homes filled with holiday cheer, and since Christmas lights are a big part of that, one local nonprofit is hanging them for a special cause. The Sebastian County Humane will soon be lit with Christmas lights, both white and multi-colored. However, to make this happen they’re asking people to purchase a light bulb and the final product will stand for something special. Each Christmas light will have a meaning behind it, whether […]

  • Helping Nonprofits & Charities Where You Live With ‘Giving Tuesday’

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — After spending money on ourselves or our families on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time for ‘Giving Tuesday’ (Nov. 28). This is the sixth year for the worldwide campaign, which is gaining momentum to help nonprofits, charities and events in our communities. For those that don’t know what ‘Giving Tuesday’ is, you can go to for the next 24 hours and pick out the organization of your choice to donate to. All the proceeds will then go […]

  • Local Shops In Fort Smith Prepare For Small Business Saturday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Black Friday gets a ton publicity and can sometimes overshadow the day after which is Small Business Saturday. There are several small businesses in Fort Smith that are ready for the largest shopping weekend of the year. Many brick and mortar stores in our area are offering steals and deals all day Saturday in honor of the holiday. Businesses are busy preparing  with plenty of new products as well as extra staffing. “We’ve been promoting and […]

  • Community Rallies Together After Local School Resource Officer Diagnosed With Cancer

    PARIS (KFSM) — Five days a week, it’s the same daily routine for the school resource officer. Starting at 7 a.m., Mike Haney drops cones in front of Paris Elementary School and from there his days only get better. “You can’t get a better job than this, ” said Haney. However, back in August after a visit to the doctor he found out he has kidney cancer. “The doctor said I’m going to lay it out there straight for you. You […]

  • Salvation Army Of Fort Smith In Need Of Volunteers & Donations For Thanksgiving

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Salvation Army of Fort Smith is looking for volunteers and donations so they can serve hundreds of people on Thanksgiving Day. From Monday through Thursday (Nov. 20-24), the nonprofit is needing help with preparing food, getting the tables set and the food served on Thanksgiving Day. The group serves around 500 people from throughout the community on the holiday. With such a large crowd around the Thanksgiving table, the extra help is greatly needed. According […]

  • Help Those In Need During The 3rd Annual Homeless Scarf Event

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Cold weather is slowly settling into our area and warmer clothes are now needed to keep people warm. However, some people can’t afford those garments so that’s why a local couple is lending a hand. Chase and Jessica Myska started the homeless scarf event three years ago, and each year the volunteer turnout continues to grow. This Sunday (Nov. 19), folks around the community can come together to tie scarves, coats, gloves or hats around light posts in […]

  • ‘Be A Santa To A Senior’ Program Begins In The River Valley

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — It’s the season of giving, and two businesses are partnering together to help make seniors lives a little brighter this time of year. Research shows that loneliness can have a real effect on both mental and physical health. The holiday season is the prime time for several people to feel this way, especially seniors. That’s why our local Home Instead Senior Care is spreading some holiday cheer with “Be a Santa to a Senior.” You can […]