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

    UPDATE: Investigation Continues After Four Drive-By Shootings In Fort Smith Within Six Hours

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Police are investigating multiple reports of shots fired in different Fort Smith neighborhoods in a span of six hours. The shootings happened after a robbery in Bonanza. The victim in the robbery and the people that he listed as potential suspects used to live in the homes that were shot. The first drive-by shooting happened on Cavanaugh Road around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night (Oct. 27). The caller reported four shots were fired. Officers responded, but were […]

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    Sallisaw Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

    SALLISAW (KFSM) — Sallisaw Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a convenience store Tuesday night (Oct. 27). The robbery happened around 10:30 p.m., at Cox’s Corner Store located at the intersection of Cherokee and Maple Streets, according to Sallisaw Police. The man got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to officers. Anyone with information on the robbery or the suspect is asked to call Sallisaw Police at (918) 775-4175.  

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    Springdale Planning Commissioner Announces Run For State House

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Springdale Planning Commissioner Charles Gaines announced his candidacy to run for the State House of Representatives in House District 89 Tuesday morning (Oct. 27th). Gaines is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket, which is currently represented by Micah Neal, who is running for Washington County Judge. “If elected, I will serve, listen and work diligently for all constituents of district 89,” Gaines stated in a news release. “Building collaborative relationships, sharing conservative principles and encouraging our […]

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    Turkish Fishermen Rescue Baby: ‘Brother, He Is Alive’

     — A remarkable rescue at sea was captured on video and is helping to lift spirits on a story so wanting for good news. The footage was shot recently in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Kusadasi, Turkey. A boat carrying migrants capsized, according to Turkey’s Dogan News Agency (DHA). The video shows fishermen approaching what looks to be a floating life jacket. A baby boy is inside. One of the men pulls the child out of the water and […]

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    Traffic On Highway 264 West Blocked After Chicken Truck Overturns

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Both eastbound and westbound traffic on U.S. Highway 264, also known as Monroe Avenue, is blocked after a chicken truck overturned and spilled it’s load on the roadway Monday morning (Oct. 26), according to eyewitnesses at the scene. Lowell Police confirm they are working an overturned truck in that area at this time. It’s unclear what caused the truck to overturn. The road will be closed until further notice as crews work to clear the road. Drivers will need to take […]

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    Fire Destroys Trailer Home In Leflore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) — Firefighters responded to a burning trailer where crews thought one person was trapped inside a  home Friday morning (Oct. 23), according to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan. Dispatchers said the home caught fire around 6:50 a.m. located near the community of Calhoun, which is about six miles north of Shady Point. According to the fire chief of Shady Point, the home is a total loss. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

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    Boozman Headlines Inaugural “Dishin’ Up Democracy” Dinner in Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) — U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark) will be headlining the inaugural “Dishin’ Up Democracy” Dinner Friday night (Oct. 23rd) in Van Buren. Several other state and local elected leaders will also be in attendance for the event, which is being hosted by the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce. Organizers said the mission behind it is to get a conversation going between the public and elected politicians from the area in a relaxed environment. “It’s a very casual […]


    Logan County Man Behind Bars After Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Child

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) — A Logan County man is behind bars without bond Friday morning (Oct. 16th) after being arrested on several felony charges overnight. Donald Corley, of Scranton, was taken into custody around 11 p.m. Thursday night (Oct. 15th), after authorities said he kidnapped a 9-year-old child and sexually assaulted the child earlier that day. He was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and first degree sexual assault. The child was abducted from River Mountain Road Thursday afternoon around 4 p.m., […]

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    Fort Smith Couple Escapes Overnight House Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith couple is safe after their home caught fire early Friday morning (Oct. 16). The couple was asleep inside their home at the intersection of South 28th and Dallas Streets when they say they woke up to the smell of smoke around 3:15 a.m. Both people were able to make it safely out of the house within the next few minutes. Fort Smith firefighters arrived on scene and got the fire under control a […]

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    Rogers House Destroyed After Possibly Being Struck By Lightning Overnight

      ROGERS (KFSM) — A Rogers house is destroyed after it caught fire around 2 a.m. Friday morning, according to Battalion Chief Scott Mason. Mason said storms were rolling through the area when the house caught fire, leading firefighters to believe lightning is responsible. The house that burned is located in the 2700 block of Northeast Hudson Road. Mason said the house was being used for storage, and that no one was inside when the fire started. Mason said investigators […]

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    Springdale Police ID Woman Killed By Semi On Highway 264

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A woman died early Tuesday morning (Oct. 6) when she was struck by a semi-truck near Wagon Wheel Road (Highway 264) and Thompson Street, according to the Springdale Police Department. The victim was identified as Elizabeth Zimbrunes, 35. The accident happened at about 1:26 a.m. and Zimbrunes was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. The semi-truck driver, Terry Tindall of Springfield, Mo., was not injured and was not intoxicated, according to police. So far no […]

  • UPDATE: U.S. 271 West Of Pocola Reopens Following Accident

    LEFLORE COUNTY  (KFSM) — U.S. 271, a mile and a half west of Pocola, was reopened after both lanes were shut down for nearly an hour following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning (Oct. 7). Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it’s unclear at this time if anyone in the accident was injured. The crash happened at 7:30 a.m. and the road was reopened by 8:30 a.m.


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