Meredith Baldwin

From the River Valley to the Northwest corner, I am beyond happy to call Fort Smith, AR my home. After moving to the area in the spring of 2012, I am completely in love with the city. I’m ecstatic to be covering news in both Arkansas and Oklahoma, and feel extremely lucky to be doing what I love everyday.

I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. I began my broadcasting career in college at the University of Missouri both reporting and anchoring for KOMU, Columbia’s NBC affiliate. I graduated with honors and with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. I also studied Spanish in college, becoming fluent in both writing and speaking the language. Even though I don’t live in Kansas City anymore, I'll forever be rooting for the Royals, Chiefs and Tigers – no matter what their current record may be.

I also spent a little over a year working with WDAF in Kansas City. During my time there, I covered several big stories. The most memorable was when I was on the ground, talking with people in Joplin, Mo., after one of the deadliest tornadoes ever recorded ripped through the city.

When I'm not telling stories, I'm sharing them on Facebook. Share a story with me on my page. I’m also constantly updating my viewers about my stories via Twitter.

I have a true passion for storytelling and believe that everyone has a story. I would love to hear yours. If you have an idea, share it with me anytime at

Recent Articles

  • Authorities Search for Driver That Hit ASP Patrol Car

    Posted on: 9:05 am, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 09:15am, April 15, 2014

    An Arkansas State Police Trooper’s patrol car was struck by a hit and run driver Tuesday morning (April 15) in...
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    police lights
  • Strong Winds Damage Buildings in Van Buren

    Posted on: 10:08 am, April 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:19pm, April 14, 2014

    Storms ripped through the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas Sunday night (April 13), causing damage. In Van Buren, the Meadors...
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    Meadors Inn
  • iPix and Video: Storm Damage

    Posted on: 9:29 am, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 06:34pm, April 14, 2014

    Here’s a look at the photos viewers sent us of storm damage from Sunday night (April 13).
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    Van Buren
  • Barling Woman Behind Bars After Drug Bust

    Posted on: 8:40 am, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 08:45am, April 14, 2014

    A Barling woman is behind bars and facing charges after a drug bust Sunday (April 13). Investigators arrested Candice Emsey,...
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    Emsey Mug
  • Crews Clean Up Fuel Spill in Sebastian County

    Posted on: 8:07 am, April 14, 2014, by

    Crews are on scene of a fuel spill Monday morning (April 14) in Lavaca. The spill happened at the E-Z...
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  • Benton County House Destroyed By Lightning

    Posted on: 6:46 am, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 11:13am, April 14, 2014

    A house in Benton County was destroyed after being struck by lightning Sunday night (April 13) as storms rolled through the area, officials...
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    Benton Co Fire
  • Paris Road Closed To Downed Power Line

    Posted on: 6:13 am, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 06:15am, April 14, 2014

    Crews are on the way to a downed power line in Paris. Authorities say 5th street is closed and there’s...
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    Power lines
  • Police: One Arrested, One Hospitalized In Hit-And-Run Crash

    Posted on: 7:24 am, April 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:22pm, April 12, 2014

    One person is in custody and another is in the hospital after a hit-and-run wreck Saturday (April 12) in Pocola,...
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  • Crews Battle Fire Near Muldrow Overnight

    Posted on: 6:26 am, April 12, 2014, by

    Authorities in Sequoyah County are investigating what caused a shed to catch fire north of Muldrow early Saturday morning (April...
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    fire 2
  • Man Rescues Minister, Family From Burning Parsonage

    Posted on: 9:28 am, April 11, 2014, by , and , updated on: 09:02pm, April 11, 2014

    A man dropping his daughter off at a church day-care center in Johnson early Friday (April 11) noticed smoke coming...
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    johnson fire
  • Fort Smith Elementary School Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Posted on: 9:15 am, April 10, 2014, by and

    Students at Beard Elementary School in Fort Smith were evacuated Thursday morning (April 10) after a bomb threat was found...
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  • First Thursday Starts in Fayetteville

    Posted on: 8:00 am, April 10, 2014, by

    People from across Northwest Arkansas will make their way to Fayetteville Thursday night (April 10) to join in on First...
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    First Thursday