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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
  • Commemorative Coins Go On Sale Honoring U.S. Marshals Service

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith is being printed on some commemorative coins as they come hot off the press at the United States Mint. The coins are being created in honor of the U.S. Marshals Museum going up along the Arkansas River. U.S. Marshals from across Arkansas came together Thursday (Jan.29) in Fort Smith to see the three new coins. The three coins were created to highlight the legacy of the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency and its […]

  • High Five: Van Buren Police Headquarters Nears Completion

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Construction’s just about to wrap up on a new police headquarters going up in Van Buren. Crews are just putting on the finishing touches before officers move into the new facility. Construction workers have come a long way at the police department with the inside of the building almost done. Construction first started on the $3.6 million facility back in March of last year. Since then, construction crews said they’ve worked non stop on the building […]

  • School Board Meets To Discuss 3rd High School

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith school board members will meet Monday (Jan.26) to discuss the growth with the district to bring a multi – million dollar public high school to Fort Smith. Members of the board will meet at the Service Center at 5:30 to talk about various issues, including a third high school to be built. If approved, administrators said they’re looking at building the school at Chaffe Crossing with a total cost of about $65 million. The new […]

  • U.S. Marshal’s Gather For Lunch And Learn Session

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Leaders with the U.S. Marshal’s service took people back in time Friday (Jan.23) , helping them to understand the service and the sacrifice of the men and women. Leaders gave people a sneak peek of what they will have in the U.S. Marshal’s Museum once its built. “There’s no richer history anywhere in a marshal’s office than in Fort Smith, Arkansas,” said U.S. Marshal Mike Oglesby. For the past 225 years, the U.S. Marshals have been protecting the […]

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    Man, Elderly Mother And Dog Escape Ozark House Fire

    OZARK (KFSM) –A man, his elderly mother and their dog escaped a house fire in Ozark on Friday morning, according to the Ozark Fire Department. Ozark firefighters responded around 8 a.m. to a report of a fire at a single-story home near the intersection of South 34th Street and Coley Drive. Responding crews saw smoke billowing from the roof. A man, his mother and the family dog were inside of the house at the time of the fire. They all […]

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    FBI Awards Fort Smith School for Online Safety

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Special agents with the FBI are giving a Fort Smith School a national award Thursday (Jan. 22). Students at Chaffin Junior High School are being given the award for staying safe online. This, after 40 eighth graders at the school took a test in their computer technology class last semester. Those students were asked a variety of multiple-choice questions, detailing how to handle certain situations that could quickly turn dangerous online. Turns out the students did […]

  • Fort Smith Voters To Decide Tax Renewal In Special Election

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- It was a heated evening at the Fort Smith city directors meeting Tuesday night (Jan. 20). One of the main items on the agenda: the renewal of a 1% tax, which will go before voters in a special election. The tax, which officials said generates $20 million annually, goes towards maintaining streets, bridges and drainage in the city. Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack said the special election will be held on May 12th and if voters […]

  • Crews Rebuild The Future Greenwood Police Department

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Construction crews are making some serious progress at the new $2.8 million Greenwood Police Department. This is happening after some of their work was destroyed during a December storm. Crews are back on schedule with the framing of the building going up at the police department. This happened after storms rolled through the area last month ripping the roof off the future building. But now, crews have come a long ways in a month’s time. According to Chief Will […]

  • Fort Smith Police Investigate Double Murder-Suicide

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith police are investigating a double murder-suicide that happened early Sunday morning (Jan. 18) . Two people were stabbed with a large knife at an apartment complex on the 500 block of North 12th St. in Fort Smith, according to Sgt. Adam Creek. Police said the suspect, Bradley Joe White Jr., broke through a kitchen window, then stabbed 23-year-old Bobbie Joe Whillhite, who died on scene. The other victim, Rocky Dee Prater Jr., died about […]

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    Fort Smith Crews Battle Thrift Store Fire, Block Towson Ave.

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A fire at a Fort Smith thrift store shut down traffic along Towson Avenue in both directions Friday morning, according to the Fort Smith Fire Department. Crews responded to the fire at 2410 Towson Ave. at 7:15 a.m. in reference to a fire at the Days Gone By resale shop. Responding crews called for support and laid water hoses along the street to battle the fire, according to the fire department. Authorities blocked off Towson, near […]

  • Night Of Service At UAFS

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – People from across Fort Smith are coming together Thursday (Jan.15) to say a big thank you to area non-profits. Many area non-profit organizations will be coming to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus to get recognized for what they do in the community. The event is called Unsung Heroes and it’s been a tradition at UAFS since 2010. The idea behind it being to recongize people that give back to the Fort Smith community. This […]

  • Prayer Service To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) –  Congregations from across Sebastian County are coming together for a prayer service Wednesday (Jan.14) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This comes just days before people across the nation will pay tribute to the civil rights leader. People from all across the area will come to Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church to pay tribute to the man behind the civil rights movement. It’s been a tradition for fourteen years in the making at this […]


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