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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Board Says No to Arming Clarksville Teachers

    Posted on: 11:39 am, August 14, 2013, by , updated on: 05:18pm, August 14, 2013

    The Clarksville School district will not have armed faculty and staff serving as security guards when school starts next week....
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  • Two Killed in Kibler Car Accident

    Posted on: 6:51 am, August 13, 2013, by , updated on: 11:37am, August 13, 2013

    A single car accident in the River Valley killed two women Monday night (Aug. 13), authorities said. The accident happened...
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  • Hearing Set for Accused Killer in LeFlore County

    Posted on: 4:02 pm, August 12, 2013, by , updated on: 06:35pm, August 12, 2013

    Legal proceedings are underway for a LeFlore County man accused of killing a Poteau bar owner in 2009 after an...
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  • LeFlore County Commissioners to Reduce Speed Limit on Some Roads

    Posted on: 1:04 pm, August 12, 2013, by

    LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said Monday (Aug. 12) county commissioners will lower the speed limits on roads in the...
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  • Arrest Made in LeFlore County Cold Case

    Posted on: 1:23 pm, August 8, 2013, by , updated on: 06:21pm, August 9, 2013

    An arrest has been made in a 2009 murder case in LeFlore County, in which a local bar owner went...
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    Larry Nichols
  • Missing Panama Man Found

    Posted on: 10:47 am, August 8, 2013, by , updated on: 02:20pm, August 8, 2013

    A missing Panama, Okla., man was found Thursday afternoon (Aug. 8), according to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan. James McCage,...
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  • Clarksville Schools to Arm Staff Once Licenses Approved

    Posted on: 4:54 pm, August 6, 2013, by , updated on: 05:20pm, August 6, 2013

    The Clarksville School District says they’re still planning to arm teachers and faculty this upcoming school year. Their security plan...
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  • Chief Edwards: “I’m Back in Charge”

    Posted on: 4:50 pm, August 6, 2013, by , updated on: 05:31pm, August 7, 2013

    A Sequoyah County judge issued an order Tuesday (Aug. 6) in favor of embattled Sallisaw Police Chief Shaloa Edwards who...
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