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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
  • Officers Teach Senior Girls Self Defense

    OZARK (KFSM) – The Ozark Police Department teamed up with the high school to better prepare senior girls for life after graduation. They did this by showing them the basics of self defense. The senior girls learned the basics of self defense on Monday (Apr.20). The girls learned things like, how to defend yourself if someone comes up behind you or what to do if your’re attacked in a parking lot. With graduation just weeks away for many high school […]

  • Volunteers Honored With Luncheon In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Hundreds of volunteers with the Sack Lunch Program in Fort Smith took some time off from serving others. Instead, they’re celebrating National Volunteer Week. The celebration took place at First Christian on Rogers Avenue. Usually those in need line up on the sidewalk at the little window to get a free meal every day. But on Friday (Apr.17) the people who usually feed others paused to break bread together in honor of National Volunteer Week. An […]

  • Mock Accident Shows Students The Dangers Of Drinking And Driving

    ROLAND,OK (KFSM) – Statistics show 170 people died from drinking and driving in Oklahoma last year. Those deaths represent 25 percent of all total traffic deaths in the Sooner state. Roland schools now worked to change those statistics. When students arrived at school on Thursday (Apr.16) morning, they saw a crumpled car on the lawn. Administrators said it’s to help students realize just how dangerous drinking and driving can be. Administrators said they do campaigns and demonstrations like this every […]

  • Hundreds Participate In Live United Day

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – An estimated 650 volunteers came together on Wednesday (Apr.15) to help non-profits in Northwest Arkansas with Live United Way. It’s the largest volunteer event in the area. This is a one day initiaive aimed at doing some spring cleaning at non-profit organizations around town. Groups will paint fences, build shelves, and do some gardening. Volunteers worked on the projects for about four to six hours. Teams were grouped together by companies, families, or friends. About 30 […]

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    Final Two Suspects Arrested In Deadly Springdale Shooting

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- On Monday (April 13), The Springdale Police Department arrested the final two suspects involved in a deadly shooting in Springdale, according to a release from police. Detectives located Rodolfo Martinez, 18, who is believed to be the shooter, and Giovanni Vasquez-Sanchez, 17, in Hartman, Arkansas, the release states. Martinez and Sanchez were wanted in connection to a shooting that killed Jimmy Rodriguez, 20, Saturday (April 11), according to police. Police said they arrested two other suspects on Sunday […]

  • Students Wear Purple In Honor Of Teen

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Students at a Van Buren Middle School paid tribute to one of their classmates Monday (Apr.13) after she was hit and killed by a vehicle on Saturday (Apr.11). It was a somber start to the school day as students and teachers paid tribute to an eighth grader who died on Saturday. Many showed up wearing purple because that was the teen’s favorite color. When the school bell rang, the eighth graders were taken into the auditortium where […]

  • Arts And Crafts Show Kicks Off In Clarksville

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – Homemade quilts, hand – stitched clothing, rustic decorations for your home, you can find it all at the Clarksville’s second annual arts and crafts show starting Friday (Apr.10). Vendors will be selling all sorts of different fun things throughout the weekend. Most of the products you will see our homemade from the vendors themselves. About 70 vendors will be at the event and fill the 20,000 square foot gym at the Marvin Vinson building. Vendors have come from […]

  • Sylvan Uses Robots To Teach Kids Math And Science Skills

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Some students in Fort Smith are learning about science and technology in a pretty unique way. Instead of reading books and doing worksheets, they’re putting together robots, built completely out of legos. Young students are taking a hands on approach to learning certain subjects. They’re building robots from scratch and all of it is to learn some pretty important skills. From building different kinds of animals to objects out of legos, kids are keeping busy at the Sylvan […]

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    Search Crews Recover Woman’s Body From Beaver Lake, Deputies Say

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – On Tuesday (April 7), search teams found the body of a woman who has been missing at Beaver Lake since March 24, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The Benton County Dive Team located Stacey Hernandez’s body at about 9:41 p.m. and recovered it at 9:45 p.m., according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Keshia Guyll. Divers found Hernandez in 110 feet of water and her body will be sent to the Benton County Coroner’s Office, Guyll […]

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    Fort Smith Public Schools Hosting Preschool Registration

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)– Today’s the big day for some three and four-year-old kiddos in Fort Smith. It’s time for preschool registration! The pre-k registration for Fort Smith Public Schools will begin today (Mon. April 6) at the Parker Center, located at 811 N. T Street. The registration will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. To enroll in Fort Smith Public Schools, parents or guardians of students will need to bring the following information to the Parker Center: Child’s Social […]

  • High Five: Arkansas Gives Helps Charities In The Natural State

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Arkansas Gives is helping various charities throughout The Natural State raise funds for their organizations on Thursday (April 2). From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Arkansas charities will have a chance to earn extra money from the Arkansas Community Foundation based on how much money they receive from those who donate. All participating nonprofits will receive a portion of a $250,000 match pool, and the more a nonprofit raises, the more of the match pool […]

  • Farmers Preparing For Market In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Dozens of farmers across Northwest Arkansas are busy preparing for the first outdoor farmer’s market of the year in Fayetteville. It’s actually something they’ve been preparing for since last year. We spoke to a farm family that has been preparing for the market since September. Ira and Mariah White have lived on a farm for six years. “We love it, he’s my favorite person to work with on the farm,” said Mariah White. “We pretty much get along, […]


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