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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    Lightning Strike & Thunder Near Elmdale Elementary In Springdale Breaks Out Windows

      SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — A lightning strike near Elmdale Elementary in Springdale led to a brief evacuation at the school Tuesday morning (Nov. 17). The lightning strike and smell of smoke was reported at around 8 a.m. Students were evacuated to a church next door while fire crews checked the building, according to Springdale police. The thunder that accompanied the lightning broke four windows in two classrooms, according to school officials. Police said there was no fire and no injuries. […]

  • Charlie Sheen Announces He’s HIV Positive

    (CNN) — Actor Charlie Sheen told NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday that he was diagnosed as HIV-positive about four years ago, and that a few people who knew it demanded money from him to keep the secret. “I’m here to admit that I am in fact HIV-positive,” Sheen told NBC’s Matt Lauer. “And I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about the [alleged] […]

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    One Man Hospitalized After Semi-Truck Rolled Over In Barling

    BARLING (KFSM) – One man is hospitalized after a rollover on Highway 59 in Barling early Monday (Nov.16) morning. Barling Police said the driver was heading north around 6:00 a.m. when he rolled his OK Foods truck over into the ditch alongside the road. The accident caused dozens of chickens to be scattered along the roadway. Police worked to get the chickens, both alive and dead, off the road as fast as possible. The driver was taken by ambulance to an area hospital […]

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    Traffic Resumes After Accident On I-540 In Fort Smith

      FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A trash truck crashed on Interstate 540 near Fort Smith Wednesday morning (Nov. 11) , blocking traffic  for about an hour. One person was sent to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to Arkansas State Police dispatchers. Southbound traffic was blocked starting near the Rogers Avenue exit in Fort Smith, when the truck driver crashed into the steel poles in the middle of the median at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning (Nov. 11), ASP said. ASP troopers had […]

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    Six Dead After Charter Bus Crashes In North Little Rock

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KFSM) — Six people are dead after a charter bus ran off Interstate 40 and crashed early Friday morning (Nov. 6) in North Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Police. The accident happened at the North Hills Boulevard overpass overnight and was reported to troopers around 1 a.m., according to a press release from Bill Sadler with ASP. The release states the bus was traveling westbound when it left the road west of the I-40 and […]


    Suspect Leads Deputies On Chase Before Crashing Into Lake Overnight

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — A suspect is in custody after leading deputies on a chase that spanned nearly 30 miles from Gentry to Lake Eucha, which is in Delaware County, Oklahoma, overnight. Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were chasing the suspect when he crashed into the lake. The suspect, and his or her car, are now in custody of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, deputies said. Additional information about the suspect and the chase are not […]

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    Man Killed After Driving Off Highway 10 And Crashing Into Fence

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — A man is dead after he drove his truck off of Highway 10 and crashed into a fence Tuesday morning (Nov. 3). Troopers with Arkansas State Police identified the victim as Carl Fowble Jr., 48, of Paris, Arkansas. Troopers said the accident happened around 6:45 a.m., near the intersection of Highway 10 and Old Chismville Road. Fowble was driving westbound on Highway 10 when his Peterbilt truck exited the roadway and hit the fence. Troopers said […]

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    Fort Smith Man Dies After Crashing Into Mailbox and Tree

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — A Fort Smith man is dead after  his vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree Tuesday morning (Nov. 3), according to Arkansas State Police. Troopers identified the victim as Daniel Sawyer, 44. Troopers said he was driving eastbound on Highway 64 between Alma and Dyer around 9:45 a.m. when he crossed the center line into the westbound lanes. Sawyer’s vehicle then left the roadway and hit both a mailbox and tree. Sawyer was transported […]

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    Waldron Man Killed, Two Others Injured After Truck Hits Building

    SCOTT COUNTY (KFSM) — A Waldron man is dead and two others are injured after the truck they were in ran off the road and hit an abandoned building Wednesday night (Oct. 28). A fatal crash summary report from Arkansas State Police states the driver of the truck, Austin Hunt, failed to negotiate a curve on U.S. Highway 71 at Y City around 9:30 p.m. The truck then crashed into the corner of a nearby building before coming to a […]

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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.  


    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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    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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