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

  • Road Project to Reduce Lanes on I-540 in River Valley

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, January 3, 2013, by , updated on: 07:34pm, January 3, 2013

    Thousands who commute on Interstate 540 could soon see some serious delays. Construction between Fort Smith and Van Buren will...
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    Interstate 540
  • LeFlore County Starts New Year with New Sheriff

    Posted on: 5:41 pm, January 2, 2013, by , updated on: 05:58pm, January 2, 2013

    It’s the very first day on the job for LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale. After what he calls a tedious...
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  • Fort Smith Teen Heading to Presidential Inauguration

    Posted on: 12:50 pm, December 30, 2012, by , updated on: 06:14pm, December 30, 2012

    Tony Jones has his bags packed and he’s already on his way to Washington DC where he’ll attend the 2013...
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  • Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty, Bond Set

    Posted on: 3:26 pm, December 29, 2012, by , updated on: 02:23pm, January 9, 2013

    The arraignment for a Fort Smith man charged with the murder of a 21-year-old woman on Dec. 29 was held...
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  • Cooper Clinic Gets New State-Of-The-Art Equipment

    Posted on: 12:56 pm, December 28, 2012, by , updated on: 02:04pm, December 29, 2012

    Cooper Clinic in Fort Smith is home to a new state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) machine. The machine arrived early...
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  • Highway Department Works Around the Clock to Keep Streets Safe

    Posted on: 8:41 pm, December 25, 2012, by , updated on: 09:22pm, December 25, 2012

    As snow finally starts letting up around the area, road crews are out in full force working to clear the...
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  • VIDEOS: Snow Slows Drivers in River Valley

    Posted on: 6:21 pm, December 25, 2012, by

    Drivers in the River Valley are slowing down as snow blankets the River Valley. Along Interstate 40, roads are wet...
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    Slick roads
  • Homeless Supplied With Socks, Tents as Snow Storm Approaches

    Posted on: 6:19 pm, December 24, 2012, by , updated on: 06:31pm, December 24, 2012

    From clothes to food, Cavanaugh Baptist Church worked to help the homeless prepare for the winter weather. Close to 200...
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  • Highway Department Prepares for Snow

    Posted on: 11:57 am, December 24, 2012, by , updated on: 05:59pm, December 24, 2012

    Several tons of salt were loaded into trucks at the state highway department’s headquarters in Fort Smith Monday, as crews...
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    The master computer at the AR Hwy Dept in Fort Smith
  • Wister Teenager Sends Precious Moments Figurines to Newtown

    Posted on: 4:38 pm, December 23, 2012, by , updated on: 10:08am, December 24, 2012

    After first hearing the news about a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., a 13-year-old girl from Wister, Okla. began thinking...
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  • Gospel Rescue Mission Serves Up Early Christmas Dinner

    Posted on: 2:49 pm, December 23, 2012, by , updated on: 11:14pm, December 23, 2012

    The Gospel Rescue Mission, a men’s shelter in Van Buren, dished up Christmas Dinner two days early this year. The...
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  • River Valley Shoppers Looking Locally For Unique Gifts

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, December 22, 2012, by , updated on: 06:44pm, December 22, 2012

    In the River valley, people are looking to wrap up the perfect gift this holiday season. Many of them were...
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    Brick city