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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 meredith.marney@kfsm.com.

Recent Articles
  • Workers Prep For Lights Of The Ozarks

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – After months of planning and hard work, half a million Christmas lights will be turned on Friday (Nov.21) to signal the start of the holiday season in Fayetteville. “These are lights above you, beside you, below you,” said Director Maryilyn Heifner. Many twinkling Christmas lights being strung up on trees, on businesses, even on the courthouse. “It’s just magical,” said Heifner. It’s been a project 21 years in the making. “We knew absolutely nothing at first, ” […]

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    Fort Smith Apartment Complex Damaged After Early Morning Fire

        FORT SMITH (KFSM) - One person is without a home after an apartment complex caught fire early Thursday morning (Nov. 20). The fire sparked around 2:30 a.m. at the Westark Inn Motel on Towson Avenue, after an electrical outlet shorted out in one of the apartments on the first floor, said Capt. Jim Bettis of the Fort Smith Fire Department. The fire then spread to the second floor. The motel manager saw heavy smoke coming from the building and called 911, Bettis said. […]

  • Volunteers Are Out With Red Kettles

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Starting Thursday (Nov.20), you’ll hear the familiar ringing of the bells in the River Valley as the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign kicks off. It’s the sound that means the holiday season is here. “We basically go out and ring kettles and we show our faces in the community,” said Johnathan Flowers, Red Kettle Coordinator. People said they hope this chunk of change helps and according to the Salavation Army it really does. “In the Salvation […]

  • Van Buren Hosts Community Thanksgiving Service

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – More than 20 area churches are coming together Wednesday (Nov.19) to say thanks ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday next week. Thousands of people will be coming to the seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Service to honor those of service in our country. Congregations, pastors, and leaders from all over Crawford County will come together to say thank you to those who have served our country. “It’s part of our foundations history to come together and give thanks,” said […]

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    Fort Smith Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith home was destroyed in an early morning fire Tuesday (Nov. 18). Neighbors called 911 after seeing heavy smoke at 8601 32nd Terrace around 3:30 a.m., according to authorities. When crews arrived at the house fire, they said they saw heavy smoke coming out of the top of the roof. “The first units arrived and found the house fully involved in the attic area,” said Battalion Chief Chris Scherff. Firefighters fought the flames in defensive mode […]

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    Semi And Car Collide On I-40 In Sequoyah County

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – Investigators are working to figure out what caused a two-vehicle crash involving a semi truck and a passenger car Monday morning (Nov. 17) on Interstate 40 in Sequoyah County. Oklahoma state troopers said the driver of the semi rear-ended a car near mile marker 327 just after 5 a.m. Traffic in the west bound lanes of I-40 was blocked while crews worked to the get car out of the road. The car was damaged in […]

  • Crews Start Prepping Roads For Winter Weather

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Arkansas Highway Department is gearing up for a wintery mix this season by adding two hundred more drivers to its staff. They’re also getting out on the roads Friday (Nov.14) in our area. Crews will start pre-treating the roads with sand ahead of the wintery mix expected to move in. “We ordered around 5,000 tons,” said Chad Adams with the Arkansas State Highway Department. That’s enough sand for seven counties spread out in ten different areas […]

  • Regional Food Bank Coping With The Cold

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Workers at the River Valley Regional Food Bank are having to cope with the cold weather. They said it makes it harder to deliver food to those in need since most of the people they deliver to are homeless. Workers said it’s also very difficult to find volunteers this time of year because of the temperatures outside. They’re also concerned because, a lot of times, the fresh food will get damaged in transit due to the […]

  • How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Weather

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- You’ll want to make sure your car is ready for the harsh winter conditions by making sure you have what you need packed away before even leaving the house. With cold temperatures here and chances snow already arriving in the forecast, it’s time to start preparing your car for winter weather. So here are some helpful tips on how you can prepare. The first thing first is to pack your car with an emergency kit. In the […]

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    How To Keep Your Pets Warm In The Cold

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – As temperatures drop, you’ll want to make sure your four-legged friends stay warm. Terrance Richardson, with the Sebastian County Humane Society, gave us a few tips on how you can both survive the winter, together. “Number one: bring them in as much as possible,” Richardson said. Another good idea is to dress your dog in clothes so their bodies stay warm. If your pets must stay outdoors while you’re at work, Richardson said it’s important that […]

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    Search Crews Find Hunter Missing For 2 Days In Sebastian County

      SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) -Search crews early Tuesday afternoon found the hunter who had been missing since Sunday on top of Poteau Mountain, south of Hartford, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. The hunter was found safe and is being examined by medical crews, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Search crews spent most of the day Monday (Nov. 10) looking for Wylie Peters, 22, calling their search off for the night after it got dark out. As the search […]

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    Van Buren Church Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

        VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A Van Buren church was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday (Nov. 10). Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke billowing out of the Current Church on South 4th Street around 2:15 a.m. Crews arrived on scene and battled the flames for about two hours before giving the all-clear. Firefighters said the fire started in the church’s storage shed and then spread to the main sanctuary and chapel. “It may possibly have been a small space heater […]


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