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
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • No Guns Allowed On New Medical College Campus In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) —  Since Governor Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1249, local colleges are trying to figure out how the rules will affect them. This includes the new Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. According to the Director of Security at the medical college, faculty and students will not be allowed to carry guns on campus even if they have a concealed carry license. HB 1249 allows anyone to conceal carry a gun with the proper training in […]

  • Name Change, Progress Made For Student Housing At New Medical College In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Progress continues on the new multi-million dollar Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine that opens in the Fall of 2017 in Fort Smith at Chaffee Crossing. Crews have already finished the main school building, but they’re now onto another phase of construction. Students attending the new medical school are now signing up for student housing on campus. The groundbreaking for the apartments happened late last year, and school officials said they will be ready for students just in […]

  • Fort Smith Fire Department Purchases “Multi-Gas” Detectors To Keep Firefighters Safe

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Fire Department is working to keep their men safe, not just while they’re out on the job, but when they’re not battling the flames too. The department was able to get their hands on more what they call “multi-gas” detectors. They help crews determine when it’s safe to enter into a building following a structure fire. The detector has four different sensors that draw in samples of air. The device measures carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, […]

  • Oklahoma Special Olympic Athletes Compete For State Summer Games

    POTEAU (KFSM) — Athletes of all ages are hitting the track and field Wednesday (March 22) to compete for a chance to qualify for state as the Oklahoma Special Olympics competition kicks off in Poteau. 85 athletes ranging from 8-years-old to 60-years-old will be running, sprinting and so much more in the competition. They’re hoping to win a ribbon and a chance to go to state coming up in May. In order to qualify for the statewide Special Olympics, these athletes must […]

  • Mountainburg Police Department Receives First K9 Officer

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — The City of Mountainburg is working hard to sniff out narcotics in the area by hiring their newest partner in crime, and his name is Duke. The pit bull/dalmatian mix spent most of his life chained to a tree in San Antonio, Texas until he was rescued by authorities there. “They actually rescued him and they trained him up to find narcotics and allowed him to find a new home,” said K9 Handler Andrew McIntosh. McIntosh decided […]