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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.


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    Missing Man Found Safe Near Mulberry River By Search & Rescue Crews

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) — Search and rescue crews located a missing Van Buren man after he disappeared near the Mulberry River overnight, according to Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen. The man’s girlfriend reported him missing around 3:00 a.m. Friday morning (May 22nd), Sheriff Boen said. Dozens of search and rescue crew members searched the surrounding area both on foot and ATV’s. Lance Reese, who is in his 50’s, was camping near the Mulberry with family and friends decided to go […]

  • Owners Working To Rebuild After Massive Fire

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – It’s been over three months since a massive fire tore through downtown Clarksville destroying one building and damaging two others. Rubble still lays where the buildings once stood. Charred ashes and glass cover the ground on Main Street. The fire is still fresh in the minds of many people in town. Even though months have passed, some residents said they can’t forget what they saw on Monday (February 2). “I saw massive flames coming from the roof […]

  • New $80 Million Cherokee Casino And Hotel Helps Local Economy

    ROLAND, Oklah. (KFSM) — After years of planning and months of construction, a new $80 million Cherokee Casino and Hotel opened its doors to gamers in Roland on Tuesday (May19). The new facility is located just off Interstate 40 and Highway 64 on Cherokee Boulevard, and will be replacing the other casino, which has been in operation since 1990. The six-story casino and resort-style hotel will feature 120 rooms along with convention space to host special events and conferences. Guests can choose […]

  • Seniors Prepare For Life After Graduation

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Hundreds of seniors across the area recieved their diplomas this past weekend and hundreds more getting ready to graduate this week. Seniors at both Southside and Northside High School in Fort Smith will graduate later this week. For each student, their plans for graduation are different. Some stay at home and start working, while others go out of state to attend college. Whatever their plans might be, it’s always a stressful yet exciting time of the […]

  • 600 Students To Graduate From Fayetteville High School

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – It’s a big day for seniors at Fayetteville High School as they take the next step in their lives. Hundreds of students will be graduating on Thursday (May14). A total of 600 students will be walking across the stage at Bud Walton Arena recieving their diplomas. It’s been a week all about the senior class. On Wednesday, the class of 2015 enjoyed it’s senior breakfast at Mermaids. Earlier this week, students were honored for their achievements while […]

  • Memorial Service Held For Beloved Professor

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Family, friends, and students of a beloved University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor are coming together to say their goodbyes on Wednesday (May 13). This is after Dr. Lynn Lisk died of a heart attack earlier this month. Dr. Lisk called the campus home for 11 years. He served as an associate professor and as the director of the first paralegal studies program on campus. His students are working to keep his memory alive after his unexpected […]

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    Fort Smith Voters To Decide Fate Of Street Tax, Trail System Proposal

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Voters in Fort Smith are heading to the polls Tuesday (May 12) to decide whether they want to renew an existing street tax and put part of it toward creating a trail system in the city. The street tax has been in place for 30 years and the city is asking voters to renew it for another ten. The ballot will also ask voters whether they want to put 5% of that existing street tax to […]

  • Highway 23 North Shut Down As Crews Work Swift Water Rescue

    FRANKLIN CO. (KFSM) — Highway 23 North, just past Turner Bend, is shut down Monday (May 11th) due to heavy flood waters. Crews were working this morning to pull one person and a dog from a submerged vehicle, according to Franklin County Emergency Coordinator Fred Mullen. The woman and her dog were inside a Subaru Outback heading south when it got swept away in rushing water, says Mullen. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen tells 5NEWS both the woman and the […]

  • High Five: “Journey Home” Tour Focuses On Foster Care

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A faith – based organization in the River Valley is hoping to help the community better understand what life’s like in foster care. This as the month of May marks Foster Care Awareness Month. Families gathered to board a bus at Central Christian Church on Thursday (May 7) to take a tour so they can see through their eyes of a foster child and learn more about what their lives are like. The faith – based […]

  • CV’s Grill Segment: Mother’s Day

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Nothing says “I love you” more than a homemade meal. We stopped by CV’s so they could show us how to whip up something quick, easy, and of course delicious . Here is the list of recipes: Rise and Shine Omelet Cups 5 eggs 1/2 cup Chopped Cooked ham 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/4 cup Sliced Scallions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 6 muffin cups with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all […]

  • CEDARVILLE

    Cedarville Mayor, Police Chief Announce Resignation

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM)- The mayor of Cedarville announced Monday (May 4) night during a special city council meeting that she will be resigning May 19 due to worsening health, according to a post on her Facebook. Mayor Glenanna O’Mara wrote that she requested the city council hold a special election to allow Cedarville residents to choose a new mayor, the post states. She also thanked residents for allowing her to serve them for more than three years. According to the Facebook […]

  • High Five: Faces Of Freedom Art Exhibit Opens In Bella Vista

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – An art exhibit about human trafficking and modern day slavery opens Tuesday (Apr.28) at Mercy in Bella Vista. All of the artwork is part of the Faces of Freedom art exhibit. The exhibit takes you on a journey with survivors through their stories of oppression, injustice, and freedom. Each portrait has a story about the victims and how they were rescued. Human trafficking is of critical concern for the Sisters of Mercy. That’s why they’re partnering with […]

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