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.

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Recent Articles
  • Help Those In Need During The 3rd Annual Homeless Scarf Event

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Cold weather is slowly settling into our area and warmer clothes are now needed to keep people warm. However, some people can’t afford those garments so that’s why a local couple is lending a hand. Chase and Jessica Myska started the homeless scarf event three years ago, and each year the volunteer turnout continues to grow. This Sunday (Nov. 19), folks around the community can come together to tie scarves, coats, gloves or hats around light posts in […]

  • ‘Be A Santa To A Senior’ Program Begins In The River Valley

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — It’s the season of giving, and two businesses are partnering together to help make seniors lives a little brighter this time of year. Research shows that loneliness can have a real effect on both mental and physical health. The holiday season is the prime time for several people to feel this way, especially seniors. That’s why our local Home Instead Senior Care is spreading some holiday cheer with “Be a Santa to a Senior.” You can […]

  • Driver Arrested After High Speed Chase With Goshen Police

    GOSHEN ( KFSM) — One man is behind bars after a high speed chase with Goshen police. Police have identified the driver as 23-year-old William Howard. According to police, the chase happened Monday (Nov. 13) shortly after 9:00 p.m.  Police noticed Howard tailgating another vehicle. Officers tried to pull him over but Howard didn’t comply with officers and took off on Highway 45 in a white  GMC truck. Goshen Police Chief tells 5NEWS  the chase reached up to 95 miles […]

  • Local Dentist Office Offers Free Dental Care For Veterans Ahead Of Holiday

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A local dentist office is offering free dental services on Friday (Nov. 10) ahead of the Veterans Day holiday. Van Buren Family Dentistry located on Fayetteville Road is offering veterans free dental work from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day. Dental services including cleanings, fillings and extractions will be offered to veterans during the event. This opportunity for veterans has been a tradition for a few years at the office. Workers said […]

  • LeFlore County Boys & Girls Club Opens In Poteau

    POTEAU (KFSM) — For the first time, the LeFlore County Boys and Girls Club has its own stand alone facility which is giving kids in the area a new place to spend their time after school. The new facility is on Clayton Avenue and opens on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 8). With the new space, they will have more room to offer more kids ages 6 through 18 after school activities. Organizers will have a lot to help keep the kids […]

  • Fort Smith City Leaders Waive Parking Fees For December

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — We’re entering the season of giving and the City of Fort Smith is getting into the spirit by offering something to those who live and spend time downtown. The Fort Smith Board of Directors will offer free parking during December. The city did this last year, but when they did they lost $4,000 worth of revenue. Some local shop owners see this as a positive, while others said it’s troublesome. “We do have customers that will not come […]

  • 2018 “Men & Mutts” Calendars On Sale Benefiting Local Humane Society

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Sebastian County Humane Society has gotten creative with their fundraisers, and their latest effort combines cute pups and hunky men. Although the calendars aren’t printed yet, you can pre-order them and all the money will go straight back to the Sebastian County Humane Society. Back in February, the nonprofit needed models for the fundraiser, and the response was huge with several stepping up to volunteer. Inside the calendar, you’ll find men from around the area […]

  • Donate Your Leftover Candy To U.S. Troops Overseas

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Now that Halloween is behind us, some parents may wonder what they should do with their kids leftover candy. Local dentists have an idea for you, and it’s to give the sweets to those who serve our country. Kool Smiles in Fort Smith is asking families to bring their extra treats to their office so they can ship them overseas to our troops so they can enjoy a sweet treat too. “They often have excess that […]

  • Local Ballet Students To Perform “Thriller” In Downtown Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Dancers from the Western Arkansas Ballet will rise from the dead to thrill audiences with a classic Halloween performance this weekend. A total of 15 dancers will be haunting the streets of downtown Fort Smith ahead of Halloween to Michael Jackson’s classic 1982 hit “Thriller.” The dance moves performed by the King of Pop himself along with zombies, goblins, and ghouls is part of what made the song an instant classic and the perfect Halloween anthem. The […]

  • Halloween Safety Tips For Kids & Adults

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — We’re only days away from kids going to door to door and asking that very important question, “Trick-or-treat?” Even though Halloween should be a night of fun, kids also need to be safe. Soon enough, kids are going to be collecting candy in neighborhoods across our area. However, to make sure your kids don’t get tricked, there’s some safety tips law enforcement officials want parents to keep in mind. If your child is planning on going trick-or-treating: […]

  • Help A Child In Need Through The “Coats For Kids” Drive

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Colder temperatures are upon us, but not everyone is fortunate to have clothes that’ll keep them warm enough when temperatures drop. The Salvation Army of Fort Smith is hosting their annual “Coats for Kids” drive. “We do it because it’s what the Lord calls us to do,” said Major Johnny Poff, Commanding Officer for the Salvation Army of Fort Smith. “We feel it’s important for these children to understand they’re cared for. You never know, today’s recipient of […]

  • Thousands Expected To Attend Poteau Balloon Fest This Weekend

    POTEAU (KFSM) — If the weather conditions are right, expect to see the Oklahoma skies dotted with hot air balloons this weekend. The Poteau Balloon Fest is the largest event of the year for the city and attracts thousands of folks from across the area. Pilots will be prepping their hot balloons this weekend and people who aren’t afraid of heights are looking forward to catching a ride. The Poteau Balloon Fest is on Friday (Oct. 20) and Saturday (Oct. […]