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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    Vendors Set Up For Christmas In The City Shopping Extravaganza

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Local business owners came together to host what they’ve dubbed the Christmas in the City Shopping Extravaganza on Friday (Dec.2) and Saturday (Dec.3). Almost 30 vendors set up inside the Ben Geren Event Center along Zero Street and they will be offering a variety of holiday gifts. Organizers said they are hoping to raise money for the Community Rescue Mission in downtown Fort Smith. The non-profit organization started in 1981. The goal behind this non-profit is to provide shelter and food […]

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    Fort Smith Fire Department Gives Safety Tips For Holiday Lights

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Folks around the world are getting into the Christmas spirit by putting up lights and decorating their Christmas trees. However, with all the holiday cheer, people can sometimes forget about the dangers these traditions can cause. Before anyone flips the switch to show off their Christmas light display on their house or tree, Fort Smith Firefighters want to remind folks about some safety tips to keep in mind. Check for cracked cords, or loose connections. Check for […]

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    Fort Smith Banks Partner With Senior Care Provider To Collect Gifts For Seniors

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — United Federal Credit Union banks in the River Valley and Home Instead Senior Care have partnered up for the ninth year to collect Christmas gifts for local seniors. The banks have set up Christmas trees in their lobbies with ornaments that list the name of the person in need of a gift and the items on their wish list. Many are asking for sleepwear, movies or kitchen utensils. “It feels good knowing that they will get something […]

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    Helping Non-Profits 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. 29). The worldwide campaign is gaining momentum to help non-profits in our communities. The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith is one of the groups hoping for donations to roll in. This is the third year the Marshal’s Museum has taken part in ‘Giving Tuesday’. At this time, the museum has raised half the money needed to open its […]

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    Local Girl Scout Creates ‘Hammock Hangout’ In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Despite being just 14 years old, one Girl Scout is making a difference in the community by working with Fort Smith city leaders to create a new place to relax. Anna Tilley started the first ever “hammock hangout” at Creekmore Park. The new hangout is located near the mini golf course. OG&E donated wooden power poles and installed them up earlier this week. All you have to do  is grab your hammock and tie it up to two posts […]

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    UA-Fort Smith Hosts Holiday Lighting Ceremony

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – One local college is helping the community get into the spirit of Christmas. The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will turn on their holiday lights on Tuesday night (Nov. 22). School officials said they used to wait until after Thanksgiving to turn the lights on, but students said they wanted to do it sooner. This way the campus is a little more festive for students who don’t go home during the break. The school hopes it’s a good […]

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    Charleston Christmas Tree Farm Prepares For Holiday Season

    CHARLESTON (KFSM) — Although the weather this year has been drier and warmer than normal, it has not affected the growth of Christmas trees this season. Greg Eckart, who owns Pine Grove Christmas Tree Farm in Charleston, said they have to battle with Mother Nature every year. Eckart and his wife Betty have been growing Christmas trees in their backyard since 1978. Now they have more than 5,000 trees on about ten acres of land. According to Eckart, it takes […]

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    Free Dental Care For Local Veterans On Veterans Day

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A local dentist office is giving away free dental care for local veterans. Morton Family Dentistry in Van Buren is offering free dental care on Friday (Nov.11). They’re wanting to celebrate those brave men and women who have served our country. This is just a little something that dentists want to do to show our veterans how much we appreciate all they’ve done and the sacrifices they’ve made for our country. “We are so thankful for […]

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    Crawford County Unveils New Detention Center

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Crawford County unveiled its new $20 million detention center Friday (Nov. 4) after two years of construction. The new state-of-the-art facility on Highway 64 can hold 300 inmates. The building also has a 911 dispatching center, a circuit court room, and offices for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department. The jail is also outfitted with the latest technology, including computerized cell doors. One reason this facility was built was for overcrowding issues that the county has faced for […]

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    Hospitals Evaluate Using Laughing Gas For Women In Labor

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – A new study found that most women who choose laughing gas to control pain during birth usually end up asking for an epidural anyway. An epidural will numb women from the waist down. However, when women use laughing gas, they are still able to feel sensations and pain. The nitrous oxide is controlled by the women using a machine. Women inhale the gas, which leaves their body after two or three breaths. The practice is commonly used in many countries, but […]

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    Fort Smith Dentist Office Collects Halloween Candy To Send To U.S. Troops

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A nationwide campaign to collect sweet treats for U.S. troops located overseas kicks off Friday (Oct. 28). Kool Smiles organizes Operation Troop Treats each year. All their offices across the country, including their location at Central Mall in Fort Smith, are taking part. Children can stop by and swap 25 pieces of unopened Halloween candy for toys. The candy then heads overseas along with dental kits. “It makes [the troops] know that we are thinking of […]

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    Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Grows Veggies To Raise Money For Body Cams

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — The inmates at the Franklin County Jail are growing and selling vegetables to raise money for body cameras for eight deputies at the sheriff’s office. Right now, the inmates are harvesting purple hull peas grown in the sheriff’s office garden in Ozark, but they have been growing and harvesting different vegetables all year round. Each body camera costs $350, so Sheriff Anthony Boen said the sheriff’s office has been getting creative in finding ways to come […]