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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    Fort Smith Public Schools Offering Free Summer Meals

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – It’s a concern every summer to make sure kids are able to eat a nutritious meal even when they’re not in school. Most kids rely on those school lunches and breakfasts, five days a week. Thankfully, there are summer food programs they can also rely on. A total of 11 schools in the Fort Smith Public School District are offering free summer meals to more than one thousand kids that are in need of something of […]

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    Annual Big Bass Bonanza Tournament Kicks Off

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – Hundreds of anglers from across the country are in town on Friday (June24) hoping to win a big cash prize as the Big Bass Bonanza is underway. During the three – day event, fishermen will take their boats into the Arkansas River with their goal being to catch the largest bass. They’re five pools that expand along the river. Each fishermen can choose which pool they want to fish in each day, but all the fish that […]

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    Heat Related Illnesses: Local Businesses Working To Keep Cool This Summer

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Everyone is starting to feel the heat now that summer is here, and local doctors are wanting to remind folks to stay cool this summer to prevent any heat related illnesses. Whether you’re hard at work in the outdoors, or relaxing poolside; everyone can agree that it’s hot outside. “If it seems really hot once you walk outside and all of a sudden you start sweating, it’s a sign that you shouldn’t stay outside very long,” […]

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    United Way Of Fort Smith Hosts “Touch A Truck”

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – If your child is interested in construction, or becoming a police officer or fireman, a fun event is taking place on Tuesday (June 21) that’s providing kids of all ages the opportunity to see and explore these unique vehicles. The United Way of Fort Smith is putting this on for the first time in the community bringing an educational element to the event along with entertainment value for kids and adults of all ages to enjoy. […]

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    Salvation Army’s Annual Fan Drive Kicks Off

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The summer heat is not going away anytime soon, but not everyone can afford to stay cool. The Salvation Army is wanting to make sure everyone can stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months, so they’re asking for the community’s help by donating household fans to families in need. The annual fan drive kicks off on Monday (June 20). Hundreds of box fans are stocked on the shelves of many department stores throughout the […]


    NWA Pride Week Festivities Begin

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The Northwest Arkansas Center for equality is hosting its 10th annual Pride Week with the festivities beginning on Thursday (June 16). Thousands are expected to attend the events, even after the Orlando tragedy. As a result – more police officers will be in attendance and making sure everything runs smoothly. Dickson Street in Fayetteville will be packed this weekend with folks from all over the area remembering the lives lost in Orlando and showing support for […]

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    Heavener’s Freedom Fest In Need Of Donations

    HEAVENER,OK (KFSM) – In a few weeks, many Independence Day celebrations will take place across the country. Fireworks being a main attraction of those events. However, fireworks are firing up those who live in Heavener, Oklahoma. Right now, the small town is looking for donations so they can get a chance to celebrate the Fourth of July with a knockout fireworks display. The Chamber of Commerce always start looking for donations around spring time. They go door to door to […]


    33rd Annual “Mash Bash” Blood Drive Kicks Off In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Summer is a time when the Arkansas Blood Institute suffers in donations, but the annual “Mash Bash” blood drive on Friday (June 10) is aimed to help offset the shortage. During the fall and spring, the ABI relies on area schools for donations. However, during the summer, they have to rely on community members to step up. This is the organization’s largest, and most successful, blood drive of the year. Hundreds gathered to donate their time and blood for the good cause each year. Workers […]

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    “Paws In the Pool” Fundraiser To Benefit Humane Society

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Temperatures continue to rise as we get further into the month of June. However, on Thursday (June 9) there’s an opportunity to cool off and help a local non-profit at the same time. Dogs at the Sebastian County Humane Society are always in need of help. The “Paws in the Pool” fundraiser is coming at a good time for the Sebastian County Humane Society as they’re temporarily freezing adoptions due to a couple of cases of […]

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    Homeless Shelter In Fort Smith Collects Bottled Water, Receives Grant

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A bottled water drive to help those in need during the hot summer months has wrapped up in the River Valley. The Next Step Homeless Services is currently sorting through the thousands of bottles collected. During the month of May, the Next Step Homeless Services was able to collect 6,000 water bottles in Fort Smith and in Poteau. The water bottles will go to people in need around the community. Kim Wohlford, Executive Director said, “Our […]

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    Construction On New Freshman Center In Greenwood On Schedule

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Construction on the $11.3 million Freshman Center in Greenwood is right on schedule according to crews. The new building on the inside and the outside is almost done and will soon be ready for students to step inside. All crews have left to do are the final touches. On the inside, a final coat of paint and waxing the floors are on the agenda. On the outside, crews have to pour the concrete for the parking lot, […]

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    Becoming A Forever Family: The Millers

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — More than 900 children in the River Valley area are in need of families and homes. Khris and Kati Miller have been a family of two for a long time, but this year they will be adding another chair to their kitchen table as the couple opens up their home to 16-year-old Zahn. “We have been struggling for about five years to have a child,” said Kati. “About two years ago we decided foster care was the […]


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