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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    Local Law Enforcement Torch Run

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS & RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) – Local law enforcement officials will be doing some running this week, but they won’t be chasing criminals. They’re taking part in a torch run in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. The Special Olympic summer games has officially kicked off with the torch run happening throughout the area. On Monday (May 23), law enforcement ran in Northwest Arkansas where they ran from Bella Vista all the way down to Fayetteville and into Greenland. […]

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    Finding A Forever Family: 12-Year-Old Hailee

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Twelve-year-old Hailee has been in foster care for half of her life and she’s hoping she will soon find a family to call her own. There’s one thing Hailee hopes her new family will have, and that’s pets. She’s in love with furry creatures! Hailee enjoys all sizes of dogs and cats and she would love to have one to call her own as long she can name them whatever she wants. “If it was a boy, […]

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    Fundraiser In Fort Smith To Benefit The Maggie House

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – More than 900 kids are in foster care in the seven counties throughout the River Valley. Some of those are staying in the Maggie House located in Charleston which is a home for abused and neglected children. However, they’re needing help with funding so organizers are throwing a fundraiser in hopes to raise money. The non-profit organization has a loan that they need to pay off and also need help with raising money for their kids […]

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    Finding A Forever Family: 12-Year-Old Christian

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A 12-year-old boy is searching for his forever family in Arkansas. His name is Christian and he’s been searching for a family to call his own for quite a while. Christian is a quiet young man until you get to know him. Especially when some of his favorite things are around him. He loves to fish and learn about nature, but not as much he as he loves playing basketball. Christian hopes to be an NBA Star […]

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    Finding A Forever Family: 12-Year-Old Christopher

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Throughout seven counties in the River Valley, more than 900 kids are in foster homes or up for adoption, and those numbers continue to rise each year. The Arkansas Department of Human Services is hoping to turn things around, but they need help. Hundreds of children of all ages are either in foster homes or up for adoption in the state of Arkansas, not knowing where their next home will be. DHS in the River Valley […]

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    Registration Underway For Future School In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Future School of Fort Smith is preparing for it’s first group of students as registration is underway. This school is the first ever of it’s kind in Arkansas. The new school will offer an opportunity for students to get ready for college. The campus on North 7th Street in downtown Fort Smith will have modular classrooms that will be installed in the next couple of months. “This is a brand new opportunity for our students […]

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    Old Timer’s Arts And Crafts Festival Kicks Off In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – The historic charm of one River Valley community will come alive on Friday (May 13) for a special event. The festival is happening on Main Street in Van Buren. The three-day Old Timer’s Arts and Crafts Festival is going to be fun for the whole family to enjoy. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food, helicopter rides, and even a carnival. The carnival will be set up at two locations including just east of the train […]

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    St. Scholastica Monastery In Fort Smith Struck By Lightning During Severe Storm

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith monastery was evacuated early Thursday morning (May 12) after it was struck by lightning. Fire crews were called to St. Scholastica Monastery off Albert Pike around 3 a.m. after smoke was reported in the building. According to the fire chief, crews searched every floor and found smoke in a corner of the hallway on the sixth floor. Firefighters used equipment to locate the heat source. Crews still had everyone inside evacuate in case […]

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    City Leaders To Discuss Local Parks In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – With Memorial Day weekend getting closer, area parks are getting ready to open for the summer months. This means park commissioners are discussing what needs to be done. The Parks and Recreation Commission in Fort Smith sent out updates on what they’re working on in several of the parks. This includes, work being done on the Creekmore tennis courts. Then down the street crews are working on the softball fields at MLK Park. By the way, […]

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    Insurance Agents/Body Shops Busy Following Hail Storm

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Local body shops and roofers have been busy ever since a round of storms came through a week and half ago leaving behind a lot of damage behind. Insurance agents have also been busier than usual, and have been seeing an increase in customers. Heavy rain and even golf ball size hail if not bigger was seen in some of the counties. This caused a lot of damage to cars and homes throughout the area. Business […]

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    Southside High Wraps Up Final Year As Rebels

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The school year is coming to an end, and for one local high school it marks the end of a tradition that spanned more than five decades. Students at Southside High School are getting ready to wrap up their school year, and it’s the very last time these students will be represented by the Johnny Reb mascot. With changes to come┬ástarting this summer, the Southside Rebel mascot will be changed to the Mavericks. This is after, […]

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    7th Annual Quilt Show Underway In Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – There’s an opportunity for you to find the perfect gift for mom on this upcoming Mother’s Day while supporting local crafters. More than 50 quilts will be display throughout the building with vendors showing their talents. On sale, is the equipment that help make the beautiful quilts such as templates, sewing machines, fabric, and rulers. Also, a special exhibit will be on display called “Sisters Sewing Together.” The exhibit features quilts created by three sisters that took […]


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