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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.

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    New Visual Arts Building Open at UAFS

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The new visual arts building opened at the University of Arkansas campus in Fort Smith Thursday (Sept. 3). Hundreds of students are studying at the multi-million dollar Windgate Art and Design Building that includes artwork from national and international artists and of course work done by art students at UAFS. There are also sculptures and artwork outside the building. The first floor of the Windgate building includes a gallery and theater. The classrooms are located on […]

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    U.S. Representative Steve Womack Visits With Greenwood Students

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — U.S. Representative Steve Womack, R-Arkansas, made several stops across the River Valley Wednesday (Sept.2). His first stop was at two area schools in Greenwood to kick off “Take Your Legislature To School Month.” Womack spent the morning at East Pointe Elementary School and at East Hills Middle School, speaking with students about the importance of making good decisions and how to take advantage of a quality education. “Anytime you have a chance at a school to have […]

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    Washington County Fair Kicks Off In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A tradition 158 years in the making is kicking off in Fayetteville Tuesday (Sept. 1). Hundreds are expected to head out to the fairgrounds to enjoy carnival rides, delicious food, and livestock auctions. The fairgrounds are located off Interstate 49 exit 66. People will be able to see all kinds of farm animals, everything from cattle, chickens to even goats. Livestock shows will be taking place throughout the week, including a dairy cattle judging. Many families have been preparing their cattle […]

  • Milk Drive Underway For River Valley Families In Need

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — September is Hunger Action Month and local stores are helping feed families across the area. The Great American Milk Drive is being held at CV’s and Marvin Saver’s Club. When customers check out at the register, they will be asked if they want to donate $1, $3, or $5. The money will go directly to food banks in the form of vouchers. The milk drive will run from Monday (Aug. 31) through Sept. 26 and the River Valley […]

  • Annual Frisco Festival Kicks Off In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A big party is going to be happening in downtown Rogers starting on Friday (Aug.28). The Frisco Festival has been a tradition 31 years in the making. Organizers have been busy setting up and getting everything ready for the festival. If you come out to the festival, you will find live music, delicious food and drinks, and arts and crafts. Organizers said it’s a fun time for the whole family this weekend. “They’re going to be so […]

  • Kids Prepare For Livestock Auction At Sebastian County Fair

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Fair has been in full swing all week and in addition to carnival rides, muttin’ bustin’ and face painting, children are also preparing for the Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday (Aug.29). The kids have been preparing their animals all summer long for this auction by feeding, grooming and taking them on walks every day. Everything from cattle, goats to hogs will be sold at the auction. The participants said it is all about how good the animal looks […]

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    City Of Barling Hosts First Job Fair

    BARLING (KFSM) – Many employers from across the River Valley are coming together Tuesday (Aug.25) to host a job fair in Barling. The fair is taking place at the Armed Forces Reserve Center. The job fair starts at noon and will end at 7 tonight. Representatives from 25 different companies such as Arcbest, the Fort Smith National Bank, and OK Foods will be there. Several hundred jobs are on the table and employers said the skill level for the jobs being offered […]

  • Increased Security At Springdale High School Following Shooting

    SPRINGDALE(KFSM) — According to police, the juvenile arrested in connection to Wednesday’s shooting near Springdale High School attended the school. Police were at Springdale High School on Thursday morning (August 20) to patrol the hallways and the outside of the school after the shooting happened down the road. Before students arrived for classes, officers were already patrolling the area on the lookout for anything suspicious. Police said multiple shots were fired just after 4:00 p.m. at a business located at 402 Thompson […]

  • Fort Smith Public Schools Begin New Academic Year

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The classrooms are full as kids headed back to school Monday (Aug.17). Schools in several major districts in the area kicked off the new academic year, including Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Van Buren, and Fort Smith all went back today. “The most exciting thing is when those kiddos start coming in to the classrooms and they’re excited,” said Assistant Principal of Cook Elementary Tammy Chase. Teachers across the district said they were eager to greet the students when […]

  • Students Return To School In Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Kids in Northwest Arkansas are back in class on Tuesday (Aug.18) which means drivers are out on the roads both in the mornings and later in the afternoon.  With school back in session, traffic is expected to be up throughout the area. The Bentonville School District’s superintendent Mike Poore said they face many of the same challenges every year when starting school back up. But there’s a different challenge this upcoming school year, which is the dramatic increase […]

  • UAFS Students Start Moving Into Dorms

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Students going to the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith started moving into their dorms Friday (August 14). Hundreds of students will be unpacking their bedding, clothes, and supplies all weekend long. Students living in the Lion’s Den Housing at the corner of Waldron Road and Kinkead Avenue need to first check-in using their student IDs at the South Lion’s Den building to get an orange parking pass. There are also volunteers available in parking lot H to […]

  • Students Head Back To School In Sequoyah County

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – It’s a big day for students in the Sallisaw School District as they started classes on Thursday (Aug.13). Teachers started arriving at the school around 7:00 a.m. They were putting the final touches on their classrooms while they waited patiently for their students to arrive. Shortly after, students were dropped off at the door and making their way into the classroom. This is going to be the first full school year at the new middle school. Teachers […]


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