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
  • St. Patrick’s Day Events Happening In Our Area This Weekend

    St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow. Don’t forget to wear green. In honor of the holiday, many cities across the area will celebrate the feast of the saint. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be rolling through Garrison Avenue tomorrow (March 17). It’s the first year Core Brewing Company is hosting the annual celebration. The parade will happen tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Fort Smith between Seventh and 12th Streets. The vicinity around that area will be blocked off during the […]

  • 15th Annual Growing Kids Sale Kicks Off In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Spring is almost here and kids will need lighter clothes for the change in season. A massive consignment event starts Thursday (March 8) in Fort Smith. The annual Growing Kids Sale kicks off and this time of the year it’s all geared toward getting ready for spring and summer. All the products on the floor such as clothing, toys, shoes, furniture, books, and much more are all 70 percent off the selling price. This makes everything […]

  • Greenwood City Officials Vote To Add Third School Resource Officer

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Greenwood City Council unanimously approves adding at third resource officer to the school district. School campuses nationwide are ramping up security measures in the wake of the Parkland Florida school shooting, and the Greenwood School District teamed with the Greenwood Police Department is hoping to do the same by adding the new resource officer. The new officer will be a reserve officer, Richard Lunsford who has spent the last several years with Greenwood police and spent 24 […]

  • Possible New Charter School Coming To Hartford Following Campus Shutting Down

    HARTFORD (KFSM) — A local school is shutting down after this semester because of a funding shortage. This has left the community of Hartford looking for answers as to where to send their kids to attend classes. One answer being a new charter school. The school would be called Sugarloaf Valley Academy. Applications are now being filed and a meeting will be held on Tuesday (Feb.27) to provide more information to the public. The idea of the charter school coming […]

  • Cold Weather Didn’t Keep Runners From 4th Annual Fort Smith Marathon

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Hundreds of runners from all across the country braved the below freezing weather Sunday (Feb. 11) morning for the 4th Annual Fort Smith Marathon. More than 900 runners ran through the goal line. “It was awesome,” said runner Beth Price.  “I think that was my best pace ever … that cold really pushed me.” Many runners were from the Natural State and many from other states. ”I actually ran with a woman from Florida and this was her […]

  • One Dead After Sallisaw Stabbing; Suspect Turns Himself In

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — A man who was stabbed Tuesday night (Feb. 6) has died. Kennith Reed, 37, succumbed to his injuries at Northeast Health Systems Sequoyah. Suspect Rodney Hodges, 40, is facing a murder charge in connection to the stabbing that happened at a home on the 700 block of North Main Street in Sallisaw. After he was stabbed, Reed ran to a white house down the street and called 911. Reed was stabbed in the chest with a pocket knife, […]

  • Free After School Dental Clinic For Children Being Held At UAFS

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Dental services are serving our community two-fold on Tuesday (Feb.6). Not only are children getting a free dental check up, but college students are also acquiring world skills at the same time. The Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is offering a free afterschool dental clinic for children. This gives a chance for college students to practice while helping kids in the community. “It’s going to be a great experience for […]

  • Driver Arrested, Accused Of Hitting Southside Student On Crosswalk

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A student from Southside High School was reportedly hit by a truck at the intersection of Gary St. and Old Greenwood Rd. in Fort Smith on Wednesday morning (Jan. 24).  The intersection is just a few blocks away from the school. Police told 5NEWS that the student was taken by medical helicopter from Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith to a hospital in Little Rock for additional treatment. Adam Shaffer, 35, will face charges of second-degree battery, […]

  • Tickets Still Available For 2018 Fort Smith Burns Night Dinner

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Firefighters don’t just fight fires and save lives. There’s a group of them that serve our community through music and you can support them through an upcoming event with rich Scottish roots. Even though the event is still days away, the Fort Smith Burns Night Dinner is going to be taking place at Bricktown Brewery on Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets are still available, so you can come and celebrate several Scottish traditions. The dinner pays tribute […]

  • Volunteers Needed To Prepare Christmas Wreaths For National Cemetery

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Since 2009, volunteers have been placing Christmas wreaths on each gravestone at the Fort Smith National Cemetery to remember fallen soldiers during the holiday season. Christmas Honors volunteers will gather at the Fort Smith Convention Center Friday (Dec. 15) to help fluff the thousands of wreaths, and decorate them with a bright red bow. More than 16,000 wreaths are being prepared for the event. Organizers said this year’s wreaths are bigger and better than previous years. “The […]

  • Dewey The Elf Raising Money For Historic Downtown

    POTEAU ( KFSM) — Many households have the famous Christmas Elf on the Shelf watching over the kids to see if they’re being naughty or nice, but now the city of Poteau is doing the same. The city has made a replica of the popular Elf on the Shelf, and his name is Dewey, which is after the Main Street downtown. The city is having him go around to different businesses throughout the downtown area and folks will also find him […]

  • Unveiling New Holiday Express Train & Opening Night For Lights At Creekmore Park

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The countdown is over! Creekmore Park is finally turning on their Christmas lights for the season and they’re also revealing their new Holiday Express Train Monday night (Dec. 4). The city is expecting thousands to come see the animated lights at Creekmore Park. There are more than 60 displays for people to check out. “Kids can visit Santa and write letters to him and they will have a mailbox you can put it in,” said Sara Deuster, Deputy […]