I’m an early riser and coffee lover who gets to work early enough to manage morning and dayside assignments for reporters at 5NEWS. I also put together the noon show before leaving for the afternoon. I’ve been a producer for about two years now and am excited to deliver 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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    Crews Working To Repair Fayetteville Water Main Break

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Crews with the Fayetteville Water Department are currently working to repair a water main break that occurred early Monday morning (Jan. 11). The break is in the 1200 block of Jasmine Lane, according to officers with Fayetteville Police. Officers said they were notified about the break around 3:45 a.m., when crews called to notify them of emergency line work as they began digging in the ground. Crews say these types of fixes usually take about six hours, […]

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    Family Offers $10,000 Reward In 2014 Missing Persons Case

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday (Jan. 5) that a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone involved in the disappearance of Judge Will, 39, in March 2014. Will’s father, Jim, put up the reward. Jim Will said he doesn’t believe his son is still alive and is desperately seeking answers. Judge Will was last seen in the East Hills Community east of Tenkiller Lake during the […]


    Barling Firefighter Hospitalized After Falling Through Attic At Burning Home

    BARLING (KFSM)– A Barling firefighter has been released from Mercy Hospital after falling through the attic of a burning home early Tuesday morning (Jan. 5). Firefighter Robert Barker was treated for both lower back pain and arm pain following his fall at a home on Meadow Lane around 1 a.m., according to Edwin Anderson with the Barling Fire Department. Barker was one of several firefighters working to put out a chimney fire at 2207 Meadow Lane when the accident happened. […]

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    New EMS Services Now Available In Southeast Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — New EMS services are now available for a large area near Hickory Creek in the southeast portion of Benton County. The services, which are provided through Mercy Northwest Arkansas, began on January 1st. Under their contract with the county, Mercy says it will provide at least one response ready ALS unit with a minimum of one Paramedic and one EMT 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An on call staff will also be on […]

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    Swift Water Rescue Crews Save Man Who Drove Around Barricades In LeFlore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — A swift water rescue team saved a man whose truck got stuck in floodwaters in the Poteau area Monday afternoon (Dec. 28), according to troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Troopers said the incident happened at Old State Highway 112 at James Fork Creek, which was closed because of heavy flooding overnight. Troopers said the man physically drove around barricades and into the floodwaters around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. Other people were in the area at the time […]


    POLICE: Woman Faces Charges After Crashing Stolen Vehicle Overnight

    Fort Smith (KFSM) — A woman is behind bars at the Sebastian County Jail Tuesday morning (Dec. 15), after authorities say she stole a car and crashed it into a utility pole. Officers say Stephanie Cooper was taken into custody following the accident, which happened around 3 a.m. on North 37th Street. Cooper was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, theft of property as well as driving with a suspended license. Her bond is set at $2,850.  


    Man Arrested After Driving Truck Into Fort Smith Home

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A 26-year-old man is behind bars after Fort Smith Police said he crashed into a home on 96th Street late last night. Officers said they arrested Derek Burks, of Fort Smith, on suspicion of both driving while intoxicated and reckless driving after the accident happened. 5NEWS spoke with the family who was inside the home at the time. They said they were shaken up by the whole ordeal, but were glad no one was hurt. Burks […]

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    Sallisaw Woman Hospitalized After Head-On Crash

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — A Sallisaw woman remains in guarded condition after a head-on crash Thursday evening (Nov. 24), according to troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Leona Johnson, 67, was driving her 2011 Chevrolet car on Wildhorse Mountain Road, just off of U.S. 59,  around 7:45 p.m. when she crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on, troopers said. Johnson was pinned in the wreckage for about 45 minutes while firefighters from Sallisaw worked to free her, […]

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    PHOTOS: Arson Investigation Underway After Truck Burns in Howe, Five Children Unharmed

      HOWE (KFSM) — LeFlore County deputies are investigating if arson is to blame after a truck went up in flames early Monday morning (Nov. 23), according to Undersheriff Kendall Morgan. The truck was parked on a dirt driveway in front of the Dominguez family’s home on Highway 83 when it caught fire around 4 a.m. The family said they thought the house was on fire at first. “My daughter comes running up stairs and yelling, ‘Mom the house is […]


    Bond Set At $100,000 For Woman Who Shot LeFlore County Man, Deputies Say

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — A woman who deputies said shot a man near Shady Point early Sunday morning is being held on a $100,000 bond, as the man undergoes treatment for his injuries at a Tulsa-area hospital. Undersheriff Kendall Morgan said Jessica Hardesty, 33, of Bixby, Oklahoma, was taken into custody Sunday morning (Nov. 22) on suspicion of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon with the intent to cause bodily injury following a shooting near Shady Point earlier […]

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    Brother In Custody After Man Killed In Van Buren Shooting

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Police are questioning the brother of a man who was found dead after an overnight shooting in Van Buren. Police found the body of Michael Roberts, 55, early Thursday morning (Nov. 19) in a home in the 400 block of N. 24th St. Police said they got a call that there had been a shooting last night around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night (Nov. 18), but they had to wait outside the home while they obtained a search warrant. […]

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    PHOTOS: One Injured After Trucks Collide In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — One man is injured after two trucks collided in Fort Smith early Thursday morning (Nov. 19). The accident happened at the intersection of North 6th Street and Brockman Avenue around 5:45 a.m. Officers on scene said one driver pulled out on to North 6th Street in front of the other and was then t-boned by the other driver. Police said the driver who pulled out in front of the truck has been issued a ticket for […]


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