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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
  • River Valley Restaurants Come Together To Feed Kids During Spring Break

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Friday (Mar.27) is the last day of spring break for kids at Fort Smith schools. It was a welcome break for many of the students, but for some it can also be a scary time. That’s because the food security they have at school goes away and they’re left to fend for themselves for both breakfast and lunch. Thankfully, several sponsors have teamed up with the River Valley Regional Food Bank to keep the kids fed. […]

  • $100,000 Splash Pad In The Works At Gore,Oklahoma

    GORE,OK(KFSM) – People in Gore, Oklahoma are preparing for summer as the city gets to work on a new $100,000 splash pad. This is after, the Cherokee Nation came forward with a $25,000 grant a few months back hoping to get something new and fun for the kids. Gore then matched that grant and decided to put in a splash pad. Town administrator Horace Lindley said that’s when they got to work on designing it. “We got into the project […]

  • Students Start Classes At New Middle School In Sallisaw

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – Students in Sallisaw returned from spring break to a brand new school. Middle school students started classes Monday (Mar.23) as construction just wrapped up not to long ago. Construction started back in the summer of 2013 on Ruth Street, right next to Sallisaw High School. About 300 students from 6th to 8th grade will be at the new school. It has over 20 total classrooms filled with high – tech gadgets including smartboards and TV’s. Instead of […]

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    Search And Rescue Crews Find Missing 3-Year-Old Boy In Winslow

    WINSLOW (KFSM)- A toddler who wandered away from his home in Winslow Thursday (March 19) night has been found, according to authorities. The 3-year-old boy’s family believes he may have gotten out through a dog door, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The child went missing in the Black Oak Road area before 7 p.m. in east Winslow and the family notified authorities around 7:25 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. The child was found more than four hours later, […]

  • New Police Department Opens In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Officers with Van Buren Police are finally moving into their new department Thursday (Mar.19). Chief Kenneth Bell said the new department will give officers the space they need to do their jobs better. They’ll have more office space, more holding cells, an evidence room, and a 21st century dispatch center. The building has been a year in the making, after construction started at the new location on Fayetteville Road. “We’re in a more central location for the citizens to come […]

  • Crews Break Ground On Regional Park In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Crews broke ground on a multi- million dollarRegional Park in Fayetteville Wednesday (Mar.18). City leaders gathered to celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of the Fayetteville Regional Park. The city has been planning for this park since 2002. The Regional Park will be made up of 350 acres right below Mount Kessler. Leaders said trials are already set, that will soon be connected to the park. Phase one of the park includes construction of the entry road, six […]

  • Van Buren Police Officers Moving Into New Building

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Everything at the Van Buren Police Department is going into boxes as officers prepare for the big move into their newly finished building across town. It’s almost time for officers at the department to make the move into their new building, as there more than ready to get out of the old station. Officers have made their second home at the building on South 11th Street for many years. But they finally found out that they need […]

  • Second Salvation Army Store Opens In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A new Salvation Army store opened its doors Monday (Mar.16). It’s the second thrift store for those in need around town. The new store is located on E. Main Street in Van Buren. The store is filled with all sorts of bargains for families in need, such as clothing and even furniture. Leaders said each purchase made, actually helps them fund local Salvation Army programs for those who need assistance after an emergency. The store will […]

  • Sequoyah County Churches Remodel Children’s Advocacy Center

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – Congregation members from churches across Sequoyah County are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work on a big remodel. They’re fixing up the old Children’s Advocacy Center of Sallisaw. “We are going to be redoing some floors, freshing up the walls with a fresh coat of paint, and doing some landscaping,” said Jason Krohn who is the pastor of Bod.tv Church “It’s always been a nice facility but it’s been run down for the past couple of […]

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    Fort Smith Police Search For Suspect After Gas Station Robbery

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) -Fort Smith Police are searching for a man who robbed the Pic N’ Tote gas station at the intersection of 66th Street and Phoenix Avenue Friday morning (Mar. 13). Cpl. Vincent Clamser with Fort Smith said the call came in just after 6:15 a.m. “I was actually already in the area, and was on scene within one minute of the robbery,” Clamser said. Clamser talked with the clerk who got robbed, Jake Patterson, who said the […]

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    PHOTOS: Crews Investigate “Suspicious Fire” After Corvette Burns Overnight

        FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Fire Marshal is investigating what’s being called a “suspicious fire” that destroyed a Corvette in the 700 block of North 18th Street early Thursday morning (Mar. 12). Battalion Chief Skip Mathews said the family found their 2000 Corvette convertible, which was parked in the front yard, on fire just before 2 a.m. and called 911. “We had a full response coming [to the scene], but once the first pumper arrived they […]

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    Lowell Family “Very Thankful” Home Was Spared in Fire

        LOWELL (KFSM) – A Lowell family said they’re “very thankful” they woke up to the sound of a train going by early Wednesday morning (Mar. 11). That’s because they then noticed their detached garage was up in flames. The family was able to make it out of their home safely, and call 911. “When I looked out the window, I thought it was a grass fire,” said homeowner Frank Mocivnik. “When I came running down then I saw it was the […]


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