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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.

Recent Articles
  • Alma Lion’s Club Stuff The Trailer

    ALMA (KFSM) – People in Alma are preparing for the worst. They packed an emergency response trailer full of everything they’ll need, the next time a disaster strikes. Volunteers came out to the Alma Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday (Sept.17) to get the trailer ready to be a mobile command center for the next time a natural disaster hits. Both Alma and Van Buren Lion’s Club helped out to stuff the trailer full of supplies that would be needed, following an […]

  • Voters In Greenwood To Decide On New Freshman Center

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Voters in Greenwood are headed to the polls on Tuesday (Sept.16) to decide if they want to fund an expansion at the school district. Greenwood school officials are hoping voters will approve a 1.9 mill increase. It will bring a new freshman center to the campus. Greenwood Superintendent John Ciesla said they’re just overcrowded with students. “The state determined we need additional classrooms space for about 360 students to meet our current needs and our future needs,”said […]

  • Man Carrying Drugs Arrested After Fleeing Police Into UAFS Campus

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man was arrested after leading police on a foot chase through the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (UAFS) campus while carrying drugs on Tuesday (Sept. 16), authorities say. Authorities said after a car accident they chased the man identified as Briceon Buker, 29, carrying a suitcase and backpack onto the UAFS campus, under the bell tower and around Sebastian Commons. The man fought with officers before being arrested. The suspect is facing multiple charges, including assaulting an officer […]

  • Crawford County Meets To Approve New Jail Site

      CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – The Quorum Court gathered Monday (Sept.15) to approve a site of land for a new $20 million jail in Crawford County. Crawford County officials met at the Division Two Courtroom in Van Buren, to discuss the purchase of the property and to get the land approved. Leaders decided a new jail was needed after failing several state inspections and being place on probation recently. If approved, the 16-acre land will become the new jail site, […]

  • Emergency Responders Tee Off In 911 Cup

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Emergency responders gathered on Friday (Sept.12) at Ben Geren golf course for the inagural 911 Cup, in memory of the September 11th attacks. This tournament had a double meaning, its in memory of September 11th and it also has an appreciation for first responders in the area. The parks staff teamed up with the County Judges Office and Emergency Managment to come up with the idea. According to Parks Administrator Shannon Toland,”We got a little help with […]

  • Fort Smith Fire Department Gather To Remember 9/11

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) – People in the River Valley paid their respects on Thursday (Sept.11). The Fort Smith fire department held a ceremony and a moment of silence at the time the south tower fell in New York City, thirteen years ago. A special bell ceremony happened that meant something special for the firefighters. Also,readings concerning September 11, 2001 were presented and a bag piper played “Amazing Grace”. According to Fire Chief Mike Richards, we set up this ceremony up so we don’t foreget. “We watched […]

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    Trinity’s Girl Volleyball Team Brings Awareness

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith Junior High School team is working to raise money for childhood cancer. On Wednesday (Sept.10), the Trinity girl’s volleyball team will be playing to bring awareness to childhood cancer. They’re also trying to reach their goal of raising $500. “Alex’s lemonade stand just stood out, it started with a little girl that wanted to collect some money for childhood cancer research,” said Coach Antonela Suzuki. Alex Scott, was diagnosed with cancer shortly […]

  • New $1 Million Road Opens In Barling

    BARLING (KFSM) – City Leaders in Barling came together Tuesday (Sept.9) to celebrate the expansion of their own. They opened up a new road coming in at a price tag of $1 million. After months of construction, the road is now open and is bringing growth for the community. The extension of H Road is on the east side of Highway 59 just north of Highway 22. It will give drivers access to areas east of Interstate 49, that they couldn’t […]

  • Sallisaw Considers New Animal Shelter

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – Leaders in Sequoyah County will decide if they want to build a new $1 million animal shelter. Even though many agree the shelter is needed, some aren’t happy with the location. City leaders will meet Monday (Sept.8) to discuss much needed repairs for the animal shelter. “We try to treat the animals we pick up humanely,” said City Manager Bill Baker. ” And as a citizen of Sallisaw, I’m embarrassed by our animal shelter.” The animal […]


    Utility Truck Catches Fire in Sequoyah County

      SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) – Authorities are investigating after a utility truck crashed into a ditch and went up in flames Friday (Sept. 5) morning. The Nicut Rural Fire Department responded to the call around 2:30 a.m., after a driver passed the truck on the side of Scratchout Road near Sallisaw. When deputies and firefighters arrived to the wreck, they found a truck which was full of tools in a ditch alongside the road. It had been engulfed in flames. […]

  • Growing Kids Sale Kicks Off In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A consignment sale aimed at saving parents money for children’s clothing and other needs began Thursday (Sept.4) at Kay Rodgers Expo Center in Fort Smith. Parents can find anything to clothes, books, movies, and toys for children. Thousands of people are expected to attend the Growing Kids Sale according to director Faith Beeman. For the past couple of weeks, local families have brought gently used items from everything to clothes, toys, and even high chairs to be sold […]

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    Two Bridges Under Repair in LeFlore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) –  Construction crews will begin repairing two bridges near the Wister area today (Sept. 2), according to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office. For the next six months,  crews will be rebuilding the bridge on Pocahontas Rd. over Caston Creek. Officials say the new bridge will be built using concrete beams and will feature two lanes. Some in the area who live close to the bridge say they are glad repairs are being made, despite the inconvenience. […]


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