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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    Springdale Police ID Woman Killed By Semi On Highway 264

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A woman died early Tuesday morning (Oct. 6) when she was struck by a semi-truck near Wagon Wheel Road (Highway 264) and Thompson Street, according to the Springdale Police Department. The victim was identified as Elizabeth Zimbrunes, 35. The accident happened at about 1:26 a.m. and Zimbrunes was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The semi-truck driver, Terry Tindall of Springfield, Mo., was not injured and was not intoxicated, according to police. So far no […]

  • UPDATE: U.S. 271 West Of Pocola Reopens Following Accident

    LEFLORE COUNTY  (KFSM) — U.S. 271, a mile and a half west of Pocola, was reopened after both lanes were shut down for nearly an hour following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning (Oct. 7). Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it’s unclear at this time if anyone in the accident was injured. The crash happened at 7:30 a.m. and the road was reopened by 8:30 a.m.

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    UPDATE: U.S. 270 Near Wister Back Open After Accident

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — Both lanes of U.S. 270 just west of Wister in LeFlore County are back open after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning (Oct. 7). Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Troopers said traffic was blocked for nearly an hour as crews worked to clear the scene. A number of people involved were injured, but troopers said their injuries are considered minor. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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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 […]


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