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.

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Recent Articles
  • Oklahoma Special Olympic Athletes Compete For State Summer Games

    POTEAU (KFSM) — Athletes of all ages are hitting the track and field Wednesday (March 22) to compete for a chance to qualify for state as the Oklahoma Special Olympics competition kicks off in Poteau. 85 athletes ranging from 8-years-old to 60-years-old will be running, sprinting and so much more in the competition. They’re hoping to win a ribbon and a chance to go to state coming up in May. In order to qualify for the statewide Special Olympics, these athletes must […]

  • Mountainburg Police Department Receives First K9 Officer

    MOUNTAINBURG (KFSM) — The City of Mountainburg is working hard to sniff out narcotics in the area by hiring their newest partner in crime, and his name is Duke. The pit bull/dalmatian mix spent most of his life chained to a tree in San Antonio, Texas until he was rescued by authorities there. “They actually rescued him and they trained him up to find narcotics and allowed him to find a new home,” said K9 Handler Andrew McIntosh. McIntosh decided […]

  • One Severely Injured, One Arrested Following Shooting In Spiro

    SPIRO (KFSM) — One man is severely injured and another is behind bars following a shooting in Spiro Sunday night (March 19). According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, the suspect has been identified as Larry Douglas Lewis. Deputies said the shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m. at a mobile home on New Hope Road. Officers said the victim and Lewis were attending a party in the backyard of the mobile home when an argument ensued. Lewis reportedly shot the victim in […]

  • 24th Annual Lawn & Garden Show Kicks Off In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — If you’re a gardener with a green thumb, or even if you’re a beginner learning the basics, there’s a great event happening this weekend (March 17 to 19) for all garden enthusiasts. The Arkansas River Valley Master Gardeners, along with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, presents the 24th Annual Arkansas River Valley Lawn and Garden Show at the Fort Smith Convention Center. During the month of February, the area saw record high temperatures, which made some […]

  • Construction On Riverview Hope Campus In Fort Smith On Schedule

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Construction is moving along on a nearly $3 million project, that will help those in the greater Fort Smith area. The Riverview Hope Campus in downtown Fort Smith has made significant strides since October 2016 when construction began. Organizers said the work is being completed as scheduled. The campus on South E Street will provide food, temporary housing, and assistance for low income and homeless citizens in the area. “It doesn’t have to be someone who has lost everything, but […]

  • Proposed Smoking Ban To Be Considered For Van Buren City Parks

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — City leaders in Fort Smith banned smoking in city parks a few weeks ago, and now another city in the River Valley is trying to follow suit. Right now, the City of Van Buren doesn’t have a law that prohibits people from smoking in their six city parks. The Van Buren Parks and Recreation Commission will be gathering on Monday evening (March 13) to discuss whether or not smoking should be banned from parks throughout the […]

  • Health Fair Being Offered In Greenwood

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — If you’re looking to get on the right track with your health, you’re in luck! A health fair is happening on Friday (March 10) in Greenwood. The fair is taking place at the Recreation Outreach Center, right across from First Baptist Church at the corner of Adair Street and Atlanta. More than 15 health care professionals from throughout the area will provide folks of all ages quick check-ups, screenings and information on how to live a healthy lifestyle […]

  • 14th Annual Growing Kids Sale Underway In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The 14th annual Growing Kids Sale kicks off on Thursday (March 9) in Fort Smith. This event helps families across the area find a variety of children’s items at a low cost. Spring and summer breaks are right around the corner and at the fast rate kids grow, parents will need to stock up on clothes, shoes and much more! All the items at the Growing Kids Sale is gently used and at a really low price. […]

  • Signups Underway For U.S. Marshals Museum Spring Break Camp For Students

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — If you’re staying in town for spring break this year but still looking for a fun activity for the kids, you could sign them up to learn about the history of the U.S. Marshals and the wild west! The camp is happening from March 20-23, but signups are underway now and must be turned in by Friday (March 10). These are one-day camps and there are two separate types. For campers ages 6 through 9, there’s […]

  • Signups Underway For Active Shooter Class For Educators

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Hearing about a school shooting is unfortunately becoming more common these days. Because of that, a local police department is wanting to help teachers be prepared. The Greenwood Police Department is hosting a free active shooter class for educators throughout the area to ensure area schools are prepared if anything were to happen on campus. Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson recommends that all teachers, administrators, and school resource officers throughout the state sign up for this training. The […]

  • Shooting Leaves One Dead; Fort Smith Police Arrest Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A man is dead and police have arrested a suspect following a shooting early Tuesday morning (Feb. 28) at a Fort Smith apartment complex. The shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. in the parking lot of West Apartments on North 50th, across from Kay Rodgers Park. Police identified the victim as Jason Thomas, 35. Investigators said Thomas was shot in the face while sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. Investigators said the suspect, whom officers […]

  • House Parents Needed For Young Children’s Home In Chaffee Crossing

    CHAFFEE CROSSING (KFSM) — The Maggie House will be adding a new home this summer at Chaffee Crossing. As construction is still underway at the Young Children’s Home, workers are already looking for folks who would be interested in being a house parent to these children in need of guidance. The nonprofit helps abused and neglected children from around the area. The house parents would be responsible for up to eight children, with either all boys, or all girls in […]