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

  • Fort Smith Dancers to Perform at Thunder vs. Clippers Game

    Posted on: 4:39 pm, January 13, 2013, by , updated on: 11:37pm, January 13, 2013

    Two University of Arkansas students, who grew up in Fort Smith, have been chosen to perform at the Oklahoma City...
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    Dancers to LA
  • Bomb Resistant Doors, Windows Installed at Sequoyah County School

    Posted on: 1:18 pm, January 12, 2013, by , updated on: 10:18am, January 14, 2013

    A Sequoyah County school is having bomb resistant doors and windows installed as part of new security measures a month...
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    Liberty School Safety
  • Where You Can Get A Flu Shot

    Posted on: 6:03 pm, January 11, 2013, by , updated on: 06:36pm, January 11, 2013

    You’ve already heard just how bad the flu is this year. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot just yet,...
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    Flu Shot
  • Find Alternate Routes for I-540 Construction

    Posted on: 5:23 pm, January 10, 2013, by , updated on: 12:07pm, January 11, 2013

    On Jan. 21, one of the state’s biggest road projects will begin on Interstate 540 in the River Valley, closing...
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  • Winter Wheat Farmers Wait For Rain

    Posted on: 5:23 pm, January 9, 2013, by , updated on: 06:18pm, January 9, 2013

    Although rain has been in the forecast, area farmers say they’re still struggling with the effects of a long-term drought....
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  • Van Buren Moving Forward With City-Wide Improvements

    Posted on: 6:59 pm, January 6, 2013, by , updated on: 11:23am, January 7, 2013

    A one-percent sales tax went into effect in Van Buren on Jan. 1, and the city is already working to...
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    Van Buren Fire
  • Rare Statewide Training Exercise Held at Fort Chaffee

    Posted on: 4:47 pm, January 5, 2013, by , updated on: 07:59pm, January 5, 2013

    A statewide joint training exercise brought together troops from Fort Smith, Booneville and Little Rock on Saturday. Soldiers from the...
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  • Air Force Chief of Staff to Visit 188th Fighter Wing

    Posted on: 6:31 pm, January 4, 2013, by

    The Air Force Chief of Staff, General Mark Welsh III, will visit the 188th Fighter Wing in just two weeks....
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    188TH Fighter Wing Plane
  • 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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