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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
  • Renovations Start At Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center

    POTEAU (KFSM) – Better care is coming for patients at a hospital in Poteau after major renovations get underway after a one cent sales tax helped fund it. Crews will start swinging hammers at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in the next couple of weeks to start the new renovations. Workers are excited to be seeing all this come to the hospital. Many areas of the hospital will be remodeled including all of the surgery suites and the recovery room. All surgery […]

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    Fort Smith Residents Learn To Prevent Identity Theft

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Attorney General Dustin Mcdaniel was in Fort Smith Monday (Oct.20) to help people find ways to better protect themselves from scams and fraud. Everyone was welcome to come to a free lunch and workshop to learn first – hand about how they can prevent fraud. This has become a problem recently with people getting scammed either on the phone or online. Seminars were presented by consumer protection experts from the Attorney General’s Office. Short seminars included presentations about […]

  • Tulsa Couple Sells Special Crafts At War Eagle

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Thousands of people were in Benton County Saturday (Oct.18) for the 6lst annual War Eagle Fair.  Many vendors come from all over the Midwest to showcase their unique arts and crafts. “We make a lot of home decor out of refurbished barn tin,” said vendor Amanda Fitzgerald. “We like to to use old things and make something new and beautiful out of it.” Ryan and Amanda Fitzgerald live in Tulsa. Amanda is a teacher and Ryan is […]

  • War Eagle Craft Fair In Full Swing

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Thousands of people were in Benton County Saturday (Oct.18) for the 61st annual War Eagle Fair. It’s the oldest and largest of the three fairs held in War Eagle each October. Many people come to shop for unique arts and crafts. “We have everything from jewelry,clothing, and pottery, “said Social Media Coordinator Cole Seal. About 250 vendors from all over the Midwest come to the area to showcase their products. For 61 years, this is one of the largest crowds […]

  • Poteau Balloon Fest Goes Up In The Air

    POTEAU, OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – Dozens  of pilots are prepping their hot air balloons for the 10th annual Poteau Balloon Fest. Over 30,000 people will be coming to the Leflore County fairgrounds Oct. 17th-18th to enjoy the carinval rides, food, and the famous balloon rides. The Poteau Chamber of Commerce took this event over in 2011. With it being at the fairgrounds for the past four years, it has caused this festival to balloon with the amount of people. Around fifteen balloon pilots from […]

  • Volunteers Lend A Hand At Regional Food Bank

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Crews joined together Thursday (Oct.16) to demolish a building that will soon be home to the River Valley Regional Food Bank. About thirty volunteers were on hand to help with the demo. “I’m excited, I was ready for it a long time ago,” said Director Charolette Tidwell.  Volunteers with the Mars Petcare Associates came to help tear down walls and to reconstruct the building. It’s been a project years in the making. But with a $2 […]

  • Operation Safe Scare In Sebastian County

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – We are just days away from ghosts and goblins, and alls things scary roaming the streets and looking for treats.  But to make sure your kids stay safe, deputies with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office are hitting the pavement Wednesday (Oct.15) looking for real monsters. Sixteen teams of deputies will be out on the streets checking where sex offenders live for the rest of the week. Their goal is to make sure kids stay safe when they’re […]

  • Storms Rumbled Through The River Valley

    FORT SMITH  (KFSM) – Storms rumbled through the River Valley early this morning on Monday (Oct.13). It brought heavy rain and left behind some damage. Early this morning, storms came through and brought heavy rain that caused drivers to slow down. This came around 3:00 in the morning. Thunderstorms brought rain, wind, and lightening. There were about one hundred power outages in the River Valley leaving people without electricity for a couple of hours. The storm knocked down trees and snapped branches. This […]

  • City Officials Meet To Discuss Aquatic Park

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Sebastian County Quorum Court and the Fort Smith Board of Directors met to look at the progress of the aquatic center being built in Fort Smith. City officials met in Ben Geren Park to take a look at the new water park and to see what progress it has made. The concrete has been poured for the the lazy river and the wave pool. Also, the roof is already up on the bath house. That […]

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    Pedestrian Killed, Suspect Behind Bars After Hit-And-Run

    VIAN, Okla. (KFSM) – One person is dead and another is behind bars after a deadly hit-and-run accident in Vian, Oklahoma Tuesday night (Oct. 7). Authorities said the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and East Sanders Street. Officers said a woman, who was walking along side the road with a friend, was killed after being struck by a car. 55-year-old Linda Finney was pronounced dead on scene, according to auhorities. Darrel Vanzandt is now behind […]

  • Boys And Girls Club Host Taste of Sallisaw

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – Bring your appetite and get ready for the Taste of Sallisaw happening Tuesday (Oct.7). The event will be at 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sallisaw High School Commons area. This is the seventh annual fall fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Sequoyah County. Hundreds of people will be attending to try the best of the best Sallisaw has to offer and to bid on some big ticket items. Food restaurants from all over town will […]

  • Students Vote On Robot Name

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Students in the River Valley will get to vote on a name for the newest member of the Fort Smith Fire Department, a bomb squad robot. Monday (Oct.6) is the deadline for students to send or drop off their letters or essays. Now all schools who are participating in the contest, fourth through seventh graders, can submit a letter of a name and an essay explaining why they like that particular name. “We want to bring […]


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