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

  • Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Hit By SUV

    Posted on: 9:22 am, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 10:40am, February 24, 2014

    A pedestrian was hospitalized Monday (Feb. 24) after being struck by a sport utility vehicle in Rogers, police said. Tommy...
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    Rogers Accident
  • New Fire Station Opens in Fort Smith

    Posted on: 7:49 am, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 12:32pm, February 24, 2014

    A new multimillion-dollar fire station opened in Fort Smith Monday morning (Feb. 24). Four fire trucks and 18 firefighters will...
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  • Burn Bans Continue To Appear

    Posted on: 11:01 am, February 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:05am, February 21, 2014

    Dry and windy conditions continue to cause more burn bans to be declared in Arkansas and Oklahoma counties. Currently in...
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    burn ban
  • Sallisaw Schools Coping With Student’s Death

    Posted on: 10:10 am, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 01:27pm, February 20, 2014

    Sallisaw Schools’ Superintendent Scott Farmer says teachers are planning to address students Thursday (Feb. 20) after an 8th grade boy committed...
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    Sallisaw Middle
  • Detention Deputy Arrested For DWI After Car Accident

    Posted on: 7:51 am, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 10:35am, February 20, 2014

    A Sebastian County Detention Deputy is facing charges after police say they arrested him on suspicion of DWI early Thursday...
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    Tyler Steel
  • Greenwood Teacher Resigns Amid Investigation

    Posted on: 10:04 pm, February 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:01pm, February 21, 2014

    Police are investigating a teacher from the Greenwood School District, although Police Chief Will Dawson says he cannot release much information about the case.
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  • Family Says Body of Missing Girl Found

    Posted on: 5:32 am, February 19, 2014, by , and , updated on: 08:25am, February 19, 2014

    There are new developments in a Amber Alert case in Springfield, Missouri Wednesday morning (Feb. 19). Family members told a reporter...
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  • Gebhart Pleads Not Guilty to Internet Stalking of a Child

    Posted on: 8:55 am, February 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:04pm, February 18, 2014

    Barry Gebhart, a former Fayetteville athletic director, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of internet stalking of a child...
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  • Tulsa Pharmacy Says It Won’t Provide Drug for Execution

    Posted on: 5:31 am, February 18, 2014, by

    A Tulsa pharmacy has agreed not to give authorities in Missouri a specific drug for an inmate’s execution, according to...
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    lethal injection
  • 81 Acres Burned in Scott County Grass Fire

    Posted on: 8:35 pm, February 16, 2014, by , updated on: 11:54am, February 17, 2014

    Fire Crews in Scott and Logan Counties worked to put out a large grass fire Sunday afternoon (Feb. 16). Northwest...
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    flames background
  • Crews Respond to Several Grass Fires Sunday

    Posted on: 8:23 pm, February 16, 2014, by

    There were a handful of grass fires in Sequoyah County Sunday (Feb. 16). Authorities said 3 acres burned on South...
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    Brush Fire in Sequoyah County
  • Drunk Driver Sends Nine-Year-Old to Hospital

    Posted on: 8:24 am, February 14, 2014, by , updated on: 09:59am, February 14, 2014

    A nine-year-old boy from Spiro, Okla. is in critical condition at a Tulsa hospital after being involved in a single-vehicle...
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