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

  • Dump Truck Crash Kills Alma Teacher

    Posted on: 4:48 pm, August 29, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:22pm, August 30, 2013

    The Alma School District is mourning the loss of one of their math teachers. “It’s been a very, very tough...
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  • Highway Officials Discuss Ways to Speed Up I-49 Corridor

    Posted on: 11:58 am, August 29, 2013, by , updated on: 05:36pm, August 29, 2013

    Interstate 49 will connect Louisiana to Minnesota one day. However, right now the issue is figuring out how to speed...
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    i-49 meeting
  • Fort Smith Razorback Club Ready for Season Opener

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, August 28, 2013, by , updated on: 06:19pm, August 28, 2013

    Hog fans from across the state are headed to Razorback Stadium for Saturday’s season opener against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns....
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  • Boozman Works to Bring Money to Scott County Flood Victims

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, August 27, 2013, by , updated on: 05:20pm, August 27, 2013

    U.S. Senator John Boozman surveyed the flood damage in Scott County Tuesday (Aug. 27), working to see whether the county...
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    Boozman Tour
  • Two Sent to Hospital After Collision on Hwy 45

    Posted on: 3:30 pm, August 27, 2013, by

    Highway 45 between Commerce Road and Burrough Road in Fort Smith was closed Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 27) as police investigated an accident...
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  • Security Ramped Up After Thieves Make Off with Cash, Golf Balls

    Posted on: 4:19 pm, August 26, 2013, by , updated on: 06:25pm, August 26, 2013

    Security is being beefed up at a River Valley Golf Club after thieves made off with thousands of dollars and...
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    Deer Trails
  • Death Penalty Sought for Accused Machete Killer

    Posted on: 10:39 am, August 23, 2013, by , updated on: 05:31pm, August 23, 2013

    Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue says he will seek the death penalty for a Fort Smith man accused of...
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    Murder Suspect: Gregory Aaron Kinsey
  • Anti-Terrorist Training Held at Fort Chaffee

    Posted on: 1:06 pm, August 21, 2013, by , updated on: 06:31pm, August 21, 2013

    More than a dozen law enforcement agencies geared up to respond to a terrorist attack Wednesday morning (Aug 21) at...
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    Chaffee Drill
  • Firefighters Take to Water for Recovery Training

    Posted on: 5:45 pm, August 20, 2013, by , updated on: 06:05pm, August 20, 2013

    Fort Smith firefighters trading in their axes and fire hoses for flippers and snorkels Tuesday (Aug. 20). 15 firemen plunging...
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    Firefighter training
  • Clarksville Teachers Unarmed on First Day of Class

    Posted on: 12:00 pm, August 19, 2013, by , updated on: 12:15pm, August 19, 2013

    School safety is still a top priority at one River Valley school district. With kids headed back to class in...
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  • Divers Search Pond for Possible Homicide Victim

    Posted on: 2:02 pm, August 16, 2013, by , updated on: 07:42pm, August 16, 2013

    A dive team began searching a pond near a rock quarry east of Ozark for a possible homicide victim Friday...
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    Regina Woodward
  • Narcotics Agents Train in Oklahoma

    Posted on: 12:32 pm, August 15, 2013, by , updated on: 03:50pm, August 15, 2013

    From rappelling out of helicopters to serving search warrants, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics conducted a tactical training exercise Thursday...
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    OBN 5