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
  • Local Baptist Churches Helping With Foster Care Crisis In The River Valley

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — A foster care crisis is happening now in Arkansas. Around 8,200 children are in foster care every year in Arkansas, and right now there are more than 1,200 children in foster care in Area 2 in the state. This includes: Sebastian, Crawford, Scott, Franklin, Logan, Johnson and Yell Counties. These kids are in need of a loving home and that statistic is showing no sign of slowing down. Baptist Churches in the River Valley have teamed up […]

  • Millions Impacted With Equifax Data Breach; Arkansas Attorney General Now Giving Tips

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The Equifax data breach has left nearly half the U.S. population’s personal information at risk. This includes addresses, social security numbers, and even driver’s license numbers. If you’ve ever applied for credit, Equifax might have your information. It’s one of three major credit bureaus used by banks, lenders, and businesses to approve loans and credit cards. While many Americans don’t even know if they’re affected, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is giving tips to help people recognize […]

  • Fort Smith Fire Department Lends Helping Hand In Texas

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – People affected by Hurricane Harvey are trying to recover, and agencies across the country and at home have been doing what they can to help them out. The Fort Smith Fire Department is just one of the agencies in our area that took the trip down to Texas to help Harvey victims. They’re now back home and telling their story. Firefighters said there are no words to describe what Houston and the small surrounding towns are experiencing. […]

  • Vets Warn Of Higher Risk Of Dog Flu During The Summer Months

    ARKANSAS/OKLAHOMA (KFSM) — We usually don’t think about getting sick during the summer, but this time of year is when our furry friends are most prone to diseases like dog flu. “I had no idea they could get the flu,” said Lori Coll of Fort Smith. Coll and her 4-year-old dog, Roxie, just moved to the Natural State from Texas. Before she made the big move, she took Roxie to a vet where she first learned about canine influenza. “I’ve had […]

  • Sen. Tom Cotton Speaking At Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Do you ever wonder where republican candidates in Arkansas get the money for their campaigns? On Thursday, (Aug.24) there’s an event in our area that raises money just for that. Political leaders will be gathering at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Fort Smith for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner with Senator Tom Cotton featured as the  guest speaker. He’ll be joined by other state political leaders including Congressman Steve Womack and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. The […]

  • Voting Underway To Help Community Services Clearinghouse Receive Grant

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) –  A local nonprofit is asking the community for help to feed hungry kids on weekends when they aren’t in school. Folks can help the Community Services Clearinghouse backpack program by going online and voting. This will give them a chance to win a $25,000 grant. The money received will go straight back to kids in need throughout the area. The Community Services Clearinghouse has been chosen to be in the top 200 out of 2,000 nonprofits […]

  • Two City Parks Added To Alcohol Ordinance In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Two Fort Smith city parks were added to the list of venues where people can drink alcohol during special events. The Board of Directors voted Tuesday (Aug.15) to change a city law governing alcohol consumption. Cisterna Park is one of the two downtown parks that now allows people to possess and drink alcohol. However, there is a catch — the proper permitting must be in place before people can drink alcohol. This means alcohol can only […]

  • Voters Approve New Jail Taxes In Franklin County

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — People in Franklin County went to the polls Tuesday (Aug. 8) for a special election being held on two new taxes to build a new county jail. Nearly 21 percent of registered voters in the county cast a ballot. Almost 66 percent said yes to the first tax, and more than 67 percent agreed to the second tax. Franklin County proposed to build and equip a new jail, emergency dispatch center and sheriff’s administration offices on […]

  • Literacy Council Of Western Arkansas Nonprofit Organization In Need Of Funding

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A local nonprofit group that teaches adults basic reading skills is in need of help after falling victim to budget cuts. The Literacy Council of Western Arkansas typically receives state and federal grants, but around $45,000 has been cut from its budget this year. That’s not the only one. Nonprofits across the Natural State offering similar services have had their funding cut. “For state funding, we went from $32,000 to $20,000 so that’s the kind of […]

  • Local Athlete To Compete In USA Special Olympic Games

    POTEAU (KFSM) — A local athlete has been selected to represent Oklahoma at the USA Special Olympic Games in 2018. Poteau’s Special Olympian and number one power lifter, Caleb Cain, will be traveling to Seattle, Washington next summer to compete in the USA Special Olympic Games. Even though Cain is a student by day, he’s one of four power lifters from Oklahoma to be selected to do this. “I like to work out and get big,” said Cain. He practices two to […]

  • Fort Smith School District Hosts Community Summit To Discuss Future Of Schools

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The community is invited to learn about the future of the Fort Smith School District. The Fort Smith Public School District will be introducing their next step going forward for years to come. On Thursday (Aug. 3), the community is invited to come and learn about the superintendent’s new vision for the district. The Community Summit will allow people to learn about the “Vision 2023” Strategic Planning Initiative. The meeting will be facilitated by Dr. Kevin […]

  • United Way Of Fort Smith Hosts Fill The Bus To Help Area Students

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — School is just around the corner for most students and some look forward to shopping for new school supplies. However, all the supplies can be hard for some families to afford so that’s why United Way of Fort Smith steps in to help. The fundraiser is happening Friday and Saturday (July 28-29). If you want to help, all you have to do is buy a few school supplies when you come shopping at your local Walmart […]