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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
  • New Church Underway At Chaffee Crossing

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A $1 million church is going up at Chaffee Crossing, as the area continues to expand. The church is one of eleven being built in the area to accommodate the growing population. Volunteers have been hard at work building a new Missionary Baptist Church. “It’s about 9,500 square feet,” said Pastor Phillip Pevehouse. “We are going to be able to construct all the way to worship area down to our fellowship hall on the other end.” […]

  • Deadline For Students Immunizations On Wednesday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- The deadline for Arkansas students to get newly required shots is approaching. As school gets underway, students have a new deadline to meet by Wednesday (Oct.1). All students must get a vaccine to be able to attend school. Kids at Arkansas schools, from kindergarten through high school, are required to get this shots. Parents need to take their kids to a local health department or doctor’s office by October 1st. If students don’t get their required vaccine in […]

  • One Dead, Another Hospitalized in Fort Smith Shooting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)-  One man is dead and another man is hospitalized after a shooting Saturday night (Sept. 27), according to police. The family said it was Chris Morris who was killed during a fight at his home. Authorities on Monday (Sept. 28) said they were searching for three juvenile males considered to be suspects in the incident. Investigators said they know who the juveniles are but have not caught them yet. Fort Smith police said the shooting happened after […]

  • CVS Pharmacy Holds Grand Opening In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – The new CVS/pharmacy at 2015 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren, which opened  for business last Sunday, held a grand opening Friday (Sept.26). Officials from CVS/pharmacy and the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new store. The new CVS/pharmacy features a drive thru pharmacy window service and a digital photo booth that provides customers to print digital pictures and order fun photo gifts. The store also offers full pharmacy service, a […]

  • 10 Arrested In Prostitution Sting At Pocola Casino

    POCOLA (KFSM) – Ten people are behind bars and facing charges after an overnight prostitution sting at the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, according to Deidre Elrod with the Choctaw Nation. Elrod said four men who were looking for sex at the casino were arrested as well as two women who had been contacted online for prostitution. There were another four women arrested on the casino floor, Elrod said. According to John Hobbs, Director of Public Safety for Choctaw Nation, the sting has been in the […]

  • U.S. Marshals Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – After years of planning, crews broke ground on a $53 million U.S. Marshals Museum being built in Fort Smith. Wendesday’s (Sept.24) groundbreaking was that more special because it happens to coincide with the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service being founded. Hundreds of people gathered near the Arkansas River to watch crews finally break ground on the museum. “I have been with the museum for five years and I have never seen so much excitement,” […]

  • Funeral Held For Former Sebastian County Deputy

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Family and friends will be remembering the life of David Jackson Tuesday (Sept.23) as they prepare to say their final goodbyes. This came after Jackson was found dead outside of his Bidville home in the northeast corner of Crawford County on September 12th. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said Jackson was shot and killed in his driveway. At this time, investigators are still working to piece together the details of Jackson’s death. Jackson was a jailer and […]

  • Construction Starts For Medical School In Chaffee Crossing

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Crews are preparing to break ground on a nearly $60 million medical school at Chaffee Crossing. Crews started moving dirt for the new medical school going up Monday (Sept.22). Leaders said it’s a project several months in the making. The first building going up on campus will be the Osteopathic School followed by the Physican’s Assistant School. Crews said the Osteopathic School will be three stories tall located on the west side of Chad Colley Boulevard. […]

  • Alma Lion’s Club Stuff The Trailer

    ALMA (KFSM) – People in Alma are preparing for the worst. They packed an emergency response trailer full of everything they’ll need, the next time a disaster strikes. Volunteers came out to the Alma Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday (Sept.17) to get the trailer ready to be a mobile command center for the next time a natural disaster hits. Both Alma and Van Buren Lion’s Club helped out to stuff the trailer full of supplies that would be needed, following an […]

  • Voters In Greenwood To Decide On New Freshman Center

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Voters in Greenwood are headed to the polls on Tuesday (Sept.16) to decide if they want to fund an expansion at the school district. Greenwood school officials are hoping voters will approve a 1.9 mill increase. It will bring a new freshman center to the campus. Greenwood Superintendent John Ciesla said they’re just overcrowded with students. “The state determined we need additional classrooms space for about 360 students to meet our current needs and our future needs,”said […]

  • Man Carrying Drugs Arrested After Fleeing Police Into UAFS Campus

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man was arrested after leading police on a foot chase through the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (UAFS) campus while carrying drugs on Tuesday (Sept. 16), authorities say. Authorities said after a car accident they chased the man identified as Briceon Buker, 29, carrying a suitcase and backpack onto the UAFS campus, under the bell tower and around Sebastian Commons. The man fought with officers before being arrested. The suspect is facing multiple charges, including assaulting an officer […]

  • Crawford County Meets To Approve New Jail Site

      CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – The Quorum Court gathered Monday (Sept.15) to approve a site of land for a new $20 million jail in Crawford County. Crawford County officials met at the Division Two Courtroom in Van Buren, to discuss the purchase of the property and to get the land approved. Leaders decided a new jail was needed after failing several state inspections and being place on probation recently. If approved, the 16-acre land will become the new jail site, […]


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