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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    Black Friday Kicks Off In NWA & The River Valley

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday has kicked off in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley today (Nov. 27). In Rogers, shoppers stood for hours in the rain waiting to get inside Cabela’s, hoping to get great deals on hunting and fishing gear. The store offered the first 600 customers a mystery envelope with a gift. Cabela’s is offering extended hours today, and will not close their doors until 10 p.m. In Fayetteville and Fort Smith, […]

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    Salvation Army Locations In NWA & The River Valley Serving Free Thanksgiving Meals

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A local organization based in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas is giving back to those in need this Thursday (Nov. 26) with a Thanksgiving meal. The Salvation Army in Fort Smith, Fayetteville and Bentonville is expecting hundreds of people to come and enjoy the meal. Volunteers will be serving up turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, desserts and much more. If you want to volunteer, organizers said you can show up at any location starting at 8:00 a.m. […]

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    Holiday Travelers Hitting The Roadways This Thanksgiving

    ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – Folks from across the region will be traveling this week to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. Traffic being backed up for miles is what the holidays usually bring this time of the year. But with gas prices in Arkansas the lowest they’ve been in about seven years the timing couldn’t be more perfect. James Tucker is from Iowa and said the gas prices in Arkansas are phenomenal. “The prices down here are much lower than […]

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    Community Mourns Death Of Master Sergeant Wheeler In Muldrow Memorial Service

    MULDROW (KFSM) —  A memorial service was held Tuesday (Nov. 24) for a local fallen soldier. Family and friends gathered at Trinity United Methodist Church in Muldrow at 10 a.m. to remember the life and legacy that Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler left behind. Wheeler, who lived in Roland, was killed in October during a rescue mission in Iraq to free 70 prisoners, when they were about to be executed. Wheeler was the first American soldier to be killed by the terror […]

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    Local Food Truck Cooking Up A Unique Thanksgiving Menu

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A local food truck is helping people get into the holiday spirit by serving up a Thanksgiving themed menu. The food truck is called “Truckin’ Delicious,” and they’re cooking up some festive food that will leave you wanting more even after the holiday season. The food truck’s  specialty is the ‘Thanksgiving Sandwich.’ They’ve been serving up the dish since the beginning of the month. How to make the sandwich is simple. First, you toast a bun, […]

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    Lights Of The Ozarks Kick Off In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – It’s a Christmas tradition for many of us as the switch will be flipped on Friday (Nov.20). The display will be illuminating nearly half a million lights on the Fayetteville Square. While you’re out there, you can also look out for several displays filled with Christmas trees, Santa’s, and the Razorbacks. The lights are the main attraction throughout the holiday season, but you can also enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas music, and carriage rides. Work started on the […]

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    ‘Be A Santa To A Senior’ Program Kicks Off In The River Valley

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A local organization is helping those in need this Christmas season by giving gifts to those who are lonely or financially challenged. Home Instead Senior Care in Fort Smith is doing just that through Be a Santa To a Senior Program. The program kicks off Thursday (Nov.19). “The community will come out and pick an ornament, buy the gifts, leave it unwrapped, and drop it back off at the same site,” said Jonathan Fry, owner of […]

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    World-Renowned Chef Gives Thanksgiving Tips, Recipes To 5NEWS This Morning

    POCOLA, Oklah. (KFSM) — Thanksgiving is upon us, and folks around the area will be scrambling to get their delicious Turkey Day meal prepared. World-renowned chef David Goldwhite spoke with 5NEWS Reporter Meredith Marney about some simple Thanksgiving tips and recipes that anyone at home could do. Goldwhite is the Executive Chef at Choctaw Casino Hotel in Pocola. “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because food, friends and family are the focus,” said Chef David. “There are so many […]

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    Operation Christmas Child Helps Children In Need

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) – Many citizens in the River Valley are collecting items for kids in need as Operation Christmas Child kicks off at area churches. The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind will include Central Christian Church in Fort Smith, First Assembly of God in Greenwood, First Baptist Church in Clarksville, Grace Bible Church in Mena, Caulksville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ratcliff, Lake Ouachita Baptist Church in Mount Ida, and Cove Baptist Church in Cove. The annual Samaritan’s Purse […]

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    One Man Hospitalized After Semi-Truck Rolled Over In Barling

    BARLING (KFSM) – One man is hospitalized after a rollover on Highway 59 in Barling early Monday (Nov.16) morning. Barling Police said the driver was heading north around 6:00 a.m. when he rolled his OK Foods truck over into the ditch alongside the road. The accident caused dozens of chickens to be scattered along the roadway. Police worked to get the chickens, both alive and dead, off the road as fast as possible. The driver was taken by ambulance to an area hospital […]

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    Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

    RIVER VALLEY AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS  (KFSM) – Volunteers with the Salvation Army will be out across the area this weekend ringing the bells and raising money for families in need across the area. Volunteers will be asking shoppers to donate what they can to those in need this holiday season. Several volunteers will be bundled up from head to toe now until Christmas Eve. They will be collecting change or a spare dollar to help families in our area that are […]

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    An Evening With Country Music Star LeAnn Rimes In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Grammy award winning singer will be taking the stage Thursday night (Nov. 12). Country music star LeAnn Rimes will be singing all of her biggest hits at the Fort Smith Convention Center. LeAnn Rimes has sold over 44 million albums and won two Grammys as well as 12 Billboard Music Awards. The artist has been unstoppable since rising to stardom at age 13 with the release of her popular song entitled “Blue”. The concert is […]


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