I’m an early riser and coffee lover who gets to produce the morning show for 5NEWS. I’ve been the lead producer of the broadcast for about a year and a half now and am excited to continue working on our product, delivering the news where you live.

Prior to producing, I was a reporter for 5NEWS based out of Fort Smith. I’ve also worked in both Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri in a variety of different roles throughout my career.

If you’d like to touch base with me, or talk about a story idea in the area send me an email at Meredith.Baldwin@kfsm.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Recent Articles
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    Crews Break Ground On Shooting Sports Complex in Johnson County Tuesday

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — Construction crews are set to break ground on a shooting sports complex Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 29) in Johnson County. The complex will benefit youth shooters in the River Valley once construction is complete, according to Range Master Michael Whitkanack, with the new complex. “The Arkansas Game and Fish Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) is the largest youth shooting sports program in the nation and this will give the shooters in the AYSSP a wonderful facility in […]

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    Local Veteran To Be Presented With Prestigious Award Tuesday Afternoon

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A local veteran will be presented with a bronze star for his heroism while fighting overseas at a ceremony Tuesday (Sept. 29) in Fort Smith. Military officials will honor Robert Lopez for his combat actions with the Marines while fighting in Afghanistan back in 2010. The ceremony is set to begin at 4 p.m., at Las Americas Mexican Restaurant on Zero Street. Anyone is welcome to attend.


    One Dead After Rollover Accident On U.S. 59 In Sequoyah County

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is dead Monday morning (Sept. 28) following a single-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. 59 Sunday night (Sept. 27), according to troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Ronald Sinclair, 47, of Stilwell, Oklahoma, was taken by medical helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa to be treated for trunk internal injuries following the accident. According to a crash summary report from OHP, Sinclair passed away in the hospital at 4 a.m. Monday due to injuries […]

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    Woman Kidnapped At Gunpoint Found In Sequoyah County Following I-40 Accident

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A woman kidnapped at gunpoint Saturday night (Sept. 26) in Little Rock was found early Sunday morning (Sept. 27) in Sequoyah County, after the car she was being held hostage in was involved in an accident with a semi, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. A semi was headed westbound on I-40 and had just crossed over the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Line when he was hit by the suspect’s car from behind around 4 a.m., Sheriff Lockhart said. “The […]


    Man Arrested After Stealing Spiro Police Vehicle, Driving Wrong Way Down Two Interstates

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is in custody and facing several charges after he stole a Spiro Police Department patrol car and took a dangerous joy ride on Interstates 40 and 540 Thursday morning (Sept. 24), according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office. “Obviously, the man is not in his right mind,” Sheriff Ron Lockhart said. “He claims he went to the Spiro Police Department looking for some help and said no one was there.” Police identified the suspect […]

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    Three Arrested In Logan County After Meth Found In Vehicles

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) — Three people were arrested Wednesday (Sept. 23) in Logan County and are now facing charges after deputies found them with a felony amount of methamphetamine, according to the sheriff’s office. William “Buddy” Wigley, April Barnes and Tabatha Faughn were in possession of approximately 12.5 grams of meth, scales and other items of drug paraphernalia when deputies received a trespassing call from a landowner, a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page states. The suspects, in two […]

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    Teenager Hospitalized After Being Shot At MLK Park In Fort Smith Overnight

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A 17-year-old is currently in surgery at an area hospital after being shot at Martin Luther King Park, located on North O Street and Greenwood Avenue, early Wednesday morning (Sept. 23). The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. in a parking lot near the basketball courts, according to Captain Levi Risley, with Fort Smith Police. Investigators were on scene minutes later and began collecting evidence. Police also spent some time tracing the distance from the shooter to the victim […]

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    PHOTOS: Fort Smith Crews Respond To T-Bone Accident

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Crews were quick to arrive after a two vehicle accident occurred on the corner of North K Street and Belle Avenue in Fort Smith Tuesday (Sept. 22). Dispatch said the call came in around 7:45 a.m. after a teenager driving a Chevy sedan heading to school ran a stop sign and t-boned a Chevy pick-up truck. According to police, both drivers were cited. The teenager was ticketed for running a stop sign. The driver of […]

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    Two Hospitalized After Fire Engulfs Van Buren Home

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Two people were hospitalized early Tuesday morning (Sept. 17)  after a Van Buren home went up in flames. Staff Officer Stanley Clark with the Van Buren Fire Department said three people were inside the home on North 16th Street when it caught fire around 1:30 a.m. Those inside reported waking up to the sound of an explosion, which Clark said he believes was probably the sound of windows breaking, before realizing the back of their house […]


    High School Student Expected To Be Okay After Accident At Clarksville School

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — A Clarksville high school senior is expected to be released from Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock Tuesday evening after he was hit by a vehicle in one of the district’s parking lots Monday night (Sept. 14), according to Clarksville police. Clarksville Schools Superintendent David Hopkins said the accident happened at the Junior High School parking lot after school let out for the day. Students who were outside and witnessed what happened alerted the district’s activity […]

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    UPDATE: Students Return to Class At Roland Junior High After Oven Explodes

    ROLAND (KFSM) — Students have returned to class Tuesday morning (Sept. 15), after firefighters said a natural gas explosion caused an oven in the school’s cafeteria to explode around 8:15 a.m. Students, who were in class at the time of the explosion, were evacuated to the gym as a precautionary measure following the explosion. District administrators are currently at the Junior High working to determine what happened.  

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    Clarksville Man Arrested After Hit and Run Severely Injures One

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is behind bars without bond Tuesday morning (Sept. 15) at the Johnson County Detention Center after a hit and run severely injured another person Monday night in Clarksville (Sept. 14). Cesar Alvarado, 21, is facing a charge of ‘Hit and Run with Grave Personal Injury’. His next court date is set for the morning of November 6th, according to his intake report. Details of the hit and run accident are not currently available from […]


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