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

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    90-Year-Old Travels To Washington, D.C. To Make Juneteenth A Holiday

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A 90-year-old Texas woman is passing through Fort Smith this week as she makes her way across the country to Washington, D.C. where she’ll have a historic meeting with President Obama and Congress. On Thursday (Sept. 22), Opal Lee will be in Fort Smith. She is walking 10 miles a day on her journey to the District of Columbia, with the goal of petitioning President Obama and Congress to make June 19 a national holiday to celebrate diversity. Lee is […]

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    City Approves New Equipment At Fort Smith Landfill

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Workers at the Fort Smith Landfill will be able to do their job better now. This is after the city approved more than $1 million worth of equipment. The equipment they use now at the landfill should have been replaced years ago. It’s been so bad they were almost getting into violations with the state of Arkansas. Workers said the equipment broke down and was constantly in need of repairs. Especially, since they use it five […]

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    Food Truck Vendors Concerned About Business At Cisterna Park

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Although food trucks are now allowed at Fort Smith’s Cisterna Park, food truck vendors are concerned about the amount of business they are getting. The parking spots at the corner of Garrison and Towson Avenues are reserved for food trucks only, but vendors said the problem is getting more food trucks to the park to attract more people. City leaders believe part of the problem is the current food truck ordinance, which only allows food truck […]

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    Voters To Approve Millage Increase For New High School

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – More students are going to high school in Clarksville each year, but the district has been using the same building since 1971. This has led to overcrowding issues throughout the entire school district. The fate of the new high school is in the hands of the voters on Tuesday (Sept. 20) as the community will vote on a millage increase. The school district hasn’t seen one in the past 14 years. However, they said the need is there. […]

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    Law Enforcement Appreciation At Greenwood Football Game

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A special ceremony will take place Friday (Sept. 16) to appreciate all our local law enforcement and first responders. Not only are the players from Greenwood and Alma taking the field, but officers from different law enforcement agencies from around our area will also be under the bright lights. Both the Greenwood High School Principal and Athletic Director wanted to think of an idea to honor our men and women in blue. “Greenwood does a great job […]

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    Dog Day At The Market Comes To Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The River Valley Artisan Market kicks off Thursday (Sept. 15), but this time they’re doing something a little different by inviting dogs! The shelter at the Sebastian County Humane Society is almost out of space, so they’re holding ‘Dog Day at the Market’ to help find homes for the pooches. The Animal Welfare Coalition will also be at the Artisan Market. You can walk shelter dogs, adopt them or donate money to the organizations. If you […]

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    Registration Begins For Greenwood Active Shooter Class

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — The Greenwood Police Department opened registration for a one-day class to train the community on what to do in an active shooter situation. Shootings in public facilities have risen over the years, but training could help community members prepare for a worst-case scenario. The Greenwood Police Department will be hosting a one-day class to help ensure the public can protect themselves in an active shooter situation. This is the second time the local police department is hosting this class. There will […]

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    Sebastian County Humane Society Hosts Adoption Event

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — If you want to bring a new pet into your home inexpensively, there’s an opportunity for you to do that on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 9 and 10). A special ‘All Lives Matter’ adoption event is being held at the Sebastian County Humane Society. You’ll be able to adopt a dog or cat for only $30. Usually, adoptions can cost up to $100, so getting them for such a low price is a bargain. This will […]

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    Teams Prepare For Fort Smith Dragon Boat Festival

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The time is almost here for teams to hit the water, as the second annual Dragon Boat Festival kicks off this weekend in Fort Smith. Teams are preparing to race 250 meters along the Arkansas River on Saturday (Sept. 10). They are paddling for a chance to win a big prize, as well as to support a good cause. The goal behind this festival is to raise money for the Hamilton House, which is a child and safety center […]

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    Blue Lion Bikeway Opens To Make Bicycle Commute Safer For UAFS Students

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Student who commute by bicycle to the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith have a safer way to get there with the opening of the Blue Lion Bikeway Wednesday (Sept. 7). Students will now be able to ride their bicycles from campus to downtown Fort Smith on designated, shared lanes on several streets, including Park Avenue, Kinkead Avenue and North E Street. The lanes are marked with Blue Lion Bikeway signs and so-called sharrows, which indicate […]

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    River Valley Organization Raises Awareness About Ovarian Cancer

    RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — It’s one of the leading causes of death for women in the United States, and during the month of September communities across the country are bringing attention to ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of death among women in our country. Since the statistics are so high, a local organization is trying to raise awareness in our area by tying teal ribbons to lamp poles in different cities in the River Valley. Teal […]

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    Annual Labor Day Fly-In Kicks Off In Barling

    BARLING (KFSM) – Model airplanes of all shapes and sizes are being flown in Barling on Monday (Sept.5). It’s all part of the annual “Kenny Roberds” Labor Day fly event which benefits the Chaffee Crossing Historic District. The Flight Masters Model Airplane Club puts this event on every Labor Day. Each pilot is charged $20 to participate in the event. During the fly-in, members of the club fly their radio controlled airplanes several times a week in the morning. The […]