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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    City Leaders Discuss Future Downtown Plans In Alma

    ALMA (KFSM) – Alma residents could soon see changes in downtown as city leaders come up with creative ways to develop the area. The sidewalks could soon be expanded in the near future. Leaders with the Alma Planning Commission and members of the Alma Visionary Group talked about current projects that are underway right now, and also projects for the upcoming year. The big project in the works is the relocation of Arkansas Highway162. The goal for this project is […]

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    Restaurants Prepare For Large Crowds On Superbowl Sunday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Superbowl weekend is finally here and if you don’t have anywhere to watch the game don’t worry. Many restaurants around the area have you covered. People who work at local businesses have been planning far in advance to make sure guests have a great time on Superbowl Sunday. Bricktown Brewery in downtown Fort Smith is one of many restaurants and bars opening their doors on Superbowl Sunday. Employees said their expecting large and noisy crowds as […]

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    Microbreweries Now Approved By Fort Smith City Directors

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — You may start seeing more local microbreweries open their doors in the area this year. The zoning laws were approved by city leaders earlier this week on Tuesday (Feb. 2). Microbreweries are now allowed in all areas of Fort Smith. This means business owners that want to open one up can do so anywhere within the city limits. The Board of Directors approved C – 4 and C – 6 zoning areas at Tuesday night’s meeting. […]

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    Commander-In-Chief Of Veterans Of Foreign Wars Coming To Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A local chapter of a nationwide veterans organization called the Veterans of Foreign Wars is getting the chance of a lifetime on Wednesday (Feb. 3). They’ll be meeting someone within their organization that stands by well-known political leaders on a daily basis. Members of the organization haven’t had a chance to meet the Commander-in-Chief of the national organization quite yet. The leader represents the voices of the 1.4 million veterans that are in the VFW organization. […]

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    Fort Smith Fire Stations Saving Lives By Giving Away Smoke Detectors

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Local fire stations are helping families stay safe throughout the year by giving away smoke detectors. Fort Smith Fire Firefighters are giving them away to anyone in need in the area. Firefighters said that the devices could save your life. According to Fire Marshal Carey St. Cyr, a smoke detector should be placed in every bedroom inside your home and also down the hallway. Installing a smoke detector is simple – properly place one to the flat […]

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    Historic Court Trials Being Reenacted

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see an exciting murder trial from the 19th century? What if it was a trial by the infamous “Hangin” Judge, Isaac Parker inside his courtroom? Actors will either plead guilty or not guilty on Friday (Jan.29) as two trials will be acted out at the Fort Smith Historic Site right inside the courtroom of Judge Isaac Parker who was famously known as “The Hangin” judge. One […]

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    Leaders Discuss New Regional Trails Plan

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Bicyclists and runners in the River Valley could soon benefit as a regional organization is mapping out new trails for the area. Leaders want folks in the Fort Smith area to enjoy the outdoors, have a safe place to exercise, and to be able to easily travel to different cities in the River Valley without having to drive a vehicle. This is all by using a new riding and walking trail that’s in the works. Leaders […]

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    Memorial Service To Be Held For UAFS Student

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Folks will be gathering together on Wednesday (Jan.27) to remember the life of Kaleb Watson who was killed tragically in a shooting over the weekend. A small gathering will be taking place on the UA – Fort Smith campus where Kaleb Watson was a student. He was pursuing his college degree in engineering. Watson was from the small town of Lamar, Arkansas. Watson’s nickname in high school was “Gumby” it was even printed in the yearbook. Lamar High […]

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    “In God We Trust” Decals For LeFlore County Law Enforcement Vehicles

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – A special addition is coming to law enforcement vehicles at the Leflore County Sheriff’s Office. “In God We Trust” is now proudly displayed on sixteen vehicles at the sheriff’s office. The new decals display a star with the famous motto featured directly above. Sheriff Rob Seale said this new decal has been in the works for quite some time and finally was approved and came through in January. This is after an unknown donor that lives […]

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    Leaders Celebrate Pevehouse Bridge Completion

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – First responders are rejoicing after a bridge that constantly flooded in the past is now fixed and open to traffic. This means they can get where they need to be much faster. City leaders will be gathering to celebrate the opening of Pevehouse Bridge on Friday (Jan.22) with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. This is a project that’s been in the works for quite some time. Emergency workers were frustrated that the low water bridge […]

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    Plans For New Riverfront Park To Be Unveiled

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A group of leaders will be unveiling details about a new park development along the Arkansas River in Fort Smith on Tuesday (Jan.19). The meeting will start at noon and will take place at the Creekmore Park Community Center. It’s open to the public. An architect and engineering firm will be showing designs to the Parks Commission. The designs will show a vision for 51 acres located off Riverfront Drive. The land is about two miles […]

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    Fayetteville Students To Volunteer Service In Honor Of MLK Day

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up next week, local students at Washington Elementary School in Fayetteville are participating in a series of service projects Friday (Jan. 15) to benefit their community. This includes a variety of projects, such as cleaning up backyards and playgrounds, as well as helping out in their classrooms and cafeteria. A group of students are also planning to go to Wilson Park to help tidy up the area. […]


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