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

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    Greenwood Senior Center Needing Vans For Meals On Wheels Program

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – The Senior Activity Center in Greenwood needs a new vehicle so they can continue delivering lunch and dinner through their Meals on Wheels program. There are more than 80 seniors in the area who rely on the program to deliver them hot meals. However, the program is in jeopardy after one of the program’s van’s recently quit working. Volunteers drive vans to the seniors’ homes Monday through Friday to deliver meals throughout the area from Booneville all […]

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    Deadly Wreck Shuts Down Highway 59 South Near Crawford-Washington County Line

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Two people died following a wreck on Arkansas Highway 59 South near the Crawford-Washington County line on Friday morning (Feb. 17), according to Arkansas State Police. Officers on scene said two pickup trucks collided head-on around 8 a.m. Friday near the city of Evansville. Police said a 2001 Chevrolet truck was traveling southbound on Hwy 59 about one mile from the Washington County line when it crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2013 Chevrolet truck. The […]

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    58th Annual Home Show Underway In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – People who are searching for remodeling ideas can turn to the 58th annual Home Show, which kicks off on Friday (Feb. 17) at Kay Rodgers Park inside the Expo Center. The event will be open from Friday to Sunday (Feb. 19). Organizers set up 127 vendors who are ready to sell anything you could want for either inside or outside your home, including flooring, tile, home repair, and home décor. The annual event is put on by […]

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    Students Handmake Bowls For Fundraiser Benefitting Meals For Kids Program

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A local high school is holding a fundraiser on Thursday (Feb.16) to help make sure students in the district have enough to eat. The 8th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser takes place at Van Buren High school inside their cafeteria on Thursday night. Each person at the event will get to pick out a handmade bowl to fill with stew. All the bowls are handcrafted by the students, and participants can take the bowls home after they’re […]

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    New SNAP Program Doubles Up On Produce

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — One local grocery store is making it easier for people using SNAP benefits to get their hands on fresh, locally grown produce. Employees at Harps on Grand Avenue are teaming with several other organizations for a new pilot program to help make healthy eating more affordable. The new program is called “Double Up Food Bucks” which will help people in the community buy produce. The store on Grand Avenue is the only one participating in the new […]

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    United Way Of Fort Smith Hosts One Billion Rising To Fight Domestic Abuse

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One in three people around the country are affected by domestic violence and rape. However, the Fort Smith community is getting together to help prevent this violence and raise awareness about the issue. The United Way of Fort Smith is partnering with the Crisis Intervention Center for the second annual One Billion Rising rally. Organizers are asking everyone to meet at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus on Tuesday (Feb.14) at 11:45 a.m. to stand up […]

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    Inaugural Fort Smith Mardi Gras Kicks Off

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Mardi Gras is a tradition for a lot of people across the country as it symbolizes celebrations in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday and Lent. Fort Smith has celebrated Mardi Gras over the years, but this year they’re hosting a series of events which will begin Monday (Feb. 13). An art contest will kick off the Inaugural Fort Smith Mardi Gras on Monday. Local artists will be demonstrating their talents at different venues throughout the downtown […]

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    Night To Shine Prom Being Held For People With Disabilities

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A local group is making sure people with developmental disabilities will get a chance to experience prom. More than 200 churches across the country are participating in a “Night to Shine.” The Night to Shine prom is put on by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and will give hundreds of people across Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley a chance to socialize with others across the area. The event includes a limo ride, dinner and dancing. As the event […]

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    Cupid’s Curse: A Night To Dismember Haunted House

    CHAFFEE CROSSING (KFSM) — A nonprofit group is gearing up in the spirit of Valentine’s Day all while frightening others. Those of the Fort Smith Boys and Girl Club are frightening people inside of their Valentine’s-themed haunted house at Chaffee Crossing for the second year. Organizers are calling it Cupid’s Curse: A Night to Dismember. Visitors will be frightened all while seeing hearts, cupids and red roses. “You have to change up the theme a little bit, but everybody takes […]

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    “Blind Date With A Book” Hosted At Van Buren Public Library

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Those at the Van Buren Public Library are hosting a Valentines-themed event that is similar to blind dating, but rather than going on a date with a potential partner, those who participate will go home with a “blind book”. The Van Buren Public Library has a display of wrapped books. The wrapping covers the titles and summary on the back cover so they aren’t visible. The book the reader chooses is a mystery until they unwrap […]

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    Valentine’s Day Fundraiser Raises Money For Stepping Stone School In Alma

    ALMA (KFSM) — A local fundraiser will help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift all while raising money for a school in the area. Alma’s Stepping Stone school will be hosting its annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser, where all the money raised goes straight back into buying supplies for school classrooms. The school was organized back in 1972 and it provides services for nearly 300 children with developmental delays and disabilities. Organizers have set up a gift shop filled with all […]

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    Volunteer Models Needed For Sebastian County Humane Society Fundraiser Calendar

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Humane Society is getting even more creative when it comes to raising funds. They’re asking men, 21 years and older who would be interested in modeling with adoptable four legged friends, to help with the 2018 calendar. The Director of the Sebastian County Humane Society came up with the idea after he saw other non profit organizations in the area have success selling similar calendars. Organizers said it’s a unique way to raise money, […]