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

    Fayetteville Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspects

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Police are currently searching for two robbery suspects after a gas station was robbed overnight at gunpoint. Sergeant William McKinney told 5NEWS that the gas station attendant called police after the White Oak Station on Gregg Avenue was robbed around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday (August 11) reporting that two people wearing disguises came into the store and robbed him at gunpoint. The employee told police the suspects got away with cash out of the register. The attendant was not […]

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    Driver Hospitalized After Swerving to Avoid Deer in Washington County

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said a driver is hospitalized after he swerved to avoid hitting a deer with his motorcycle on Viney Grove Road in Fayetteville around 7 a.m. Monday morning (Aug. 10). The driver’s motorcycle ran off the road into a nearby ditch, deputies on scene said following the accident. The driver is being transported to Washington Regional Medical Center, deputies on scene said. His injuries are said to be minor at […]

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    City Of Paris Under Mandatory Boil Order Following Main Water Line Break

    PARIS (KFSM) — The city of Paris was put under a mandatory boil order Wednesday (August 5) following a main water line break. Dozens of residents, mainly in higher elevations, were without water and all others were experiencing very low water pressure, according to city officials. A service line broke around 4 p.m. Wednesday on South I Street. Crews were able to get the line repaired quickly, but later that afternoon a main water line broke affecting all Paris residents. […]


    One Hospitalized After Rollover Accident In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A man is in critical, but stable condition at an area hospital after a rollover accident in Springdale. Officers said the two-vehicle accident happened just before 11:30 p.m. Monday (Aug. 3) on Highway 412 West, near the Pilot Travel Plaza. When Springdale Police arrived, they found one of the drivers trapped inside his vehicle, unconscious. The driver was later identified as 22-year-old Arron Martin. Martin was pulled from the vehicle and transported to Washington Regional Medical Center. […]

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    PHOTOS: Fort Smith Home Destroyed In Early Morning Fire

      FORT SMITH – A home is destroyed after going up in flames. Two neighboring homes also have noticeable damage from the fire. Fire crews and first responders were called to the home located on 36th street around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday (July 29). When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames and spreading quickly to the homes on both sides. Battalion Chief Chris Scherff told 5NEWS that a neighbor is the one who called 911 […]

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    Five-Year-Old Confirmed Dead In Scott County House Fire

    SCOTT COUNTY (KFSM) –  A five-year-old boy is dead after a home is destroyed in an early morning fire, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. First responders and the Scott County Coroner found the body in the rubble. Dispatchers confirmed the fire happened off Highway 71 South near Waldron around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday (July 28). The house was destroyed in the flames. A friend of the family told 5NEWS that the family was asleep when the home caught fire. […]

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    PHOTOS: Fort Smith Crews Battle Flames After Attic Catches Fire

      FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Firefighters in Fort Smith were hard at work this morning after an attic caught fire on Lookout Road. Dispatchers said the call came in around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 28). The homeowner said she reported smelling smoke while getting ready for work. She then told the man of the house that she was smelling smoke and asked if he would check it out. Smoke detectors then started to sound. Fire crews on scene said that they […]

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    Fort Smith Hosts PGA Junior Tour Regional

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Some of the best golfers in the area will be in Fort Smith to compete in the PGA Junior Tour Regional for a chance to go to Nationals. The competition is being held at the Ben Geren Golf Course, off Zero Street, throughout the day Thursday (July 23). The kids, all of whom are between the ages of 10 and 17, are from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Channon Toland, the Parks Administrator for Sebastian County, said […]

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    Thousands Of Dollars In Damage Done After Vandals Hit Van Buren Cemetery

      VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Several thousands of dollars in damage has been done at Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren after vandals cracked and destroyed headstones, according to city officials. Officials with Fairview Cemetery said the damaged and broken headstones are all from the mid-1800s to late-1800s, and could cost up to $2,500 a piece to repair, according to a post on the Friends of Fairview Cemetery Facebook Page. 35 monuments are damaged and five of those are shattered, however […]

  • VIDEO: Tontitown Home Extensively Damaged In Early Morning Fire

    TONTITOWN – A Tontitown home was partially destroyed after it went up in flames early Wednesday morning (July 15th). Dispatchers said the fire at 268 Liberty Avenue began around 2 a.m. By the time the Tontitown Area Fire Department arrived on scene, flames were shooting out of the roof. Firefighters said about 25% of the home was engulfed with flames at that point. Crews then called for backup from both the Wheeler and Cave Springs Fire Departments. One person was […]


    Water Back On For 500 Barling Residents But Boil Order Remains In Place

    BARLING (KFSM) – Water was turned back on for about 500 Barling residents overnight, according to dispatchers with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Even though the water is back on Wednesday morning (July 15th), the boil order remains in place as a precautionary measure. Crews say they need to test the water to make sure it is safe to drink before that boil order will be lifted. Residents were without water for more than 12 hours Tuesday (July 14th) after […]


    Bond Set At $50,000 For Alleged Accomplice In Manhunt Investigation

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The State of Arkansas has set the bond for Nancy Cox, 23, at $50,000 for her alleged role in Christopher Hood’s attempted escape. She is facing a felony charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution, according to deputies. She was arrested after authorities said she had been communicating and assisting Hood in his attempts to flee from law enforcement after he reportedly shot at a Benton County deputy on Friday night (July 10). According to a probable […]


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