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!

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    Dozens Pray Over Law Enforcement Officers In The River Valley

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — About 100 people from across the River Valley met Friday morning (Sept. 4) at the Fort Smith Police Department, to pray over all law enforcement officers in light of recent shootings across the country. “We need this to show that there are more supporters of our law enforcement than those against them,” explained Mike Nichols, who organized the prayer service with several church leaders across the area. “We need unity and not division, and we want […]

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    I-40 Morning Traffic Blocked After Semi Catches Fire

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — Traffic was down to one lane on Interstate 40 West Bound in Sequoyah County Friday morning (Sept. 4), after a tractor-trailer catches fire. Troopers with Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer, which was hauling frozen chicken, went up in flames near mile marker 316 just before 3 a.m. The driver was able to escape the burning truck without injuries, according to troopers on scene. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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    Army Combat Engineer Teams Compete At Fort Chaffee

    FORT CHAFFEE (KFSM) — Some of the best Army Combat Engineer Teams from across the country are at Fort Chaffee competing in the second annual Sapper Stakes Competition Tuesday morning (Sept. 1) . 18 teams, from both the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard, are putting their teamwork and knowledge of explosives, weapons, route clearance and urban welfare to the test, according to Lt. Col. Dwight Ikenberry. “Throughout the competition, the soldiers will compete in a variety of individual […]

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    Officer Discovers Dead Body At Fayetteville Park Overnight

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Police in Fayetteville are investigating after a dead body was found at Walker Park overnight. An officer out on patrol discovered the body around 11 p.m. Monday night (Aug. 31), according to the police report. Investigators are now working to figure out the identity of the victim, and how he or she died, at this time. They’re also looking into whether foul play was involved in the victim’s death. More information is expected to be released later […]

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    Police ID Suspect Accused Of Shooting Man In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Police Department was searching for a man wanted in connection to a shooting behind El Super Taco located at 2100 Grand  Avenue Thursday (Aug. 27). Police said they are looking for Brandon Mathis, 18, in the shooting of Gustavo Delgado, 28. Delgado was shot at least twice, once in the leg and once in the arm or torso area, in the 2100 block of North I Street around 11:30 a.m., according to police. […]

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    PHOTOS: Fort Smith Driver Hospitalized After Crashing Through Fence

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Police in Fort Smith were hard at work Thursday morning (August 27), freeing a driver who was trapped inside his smoking vehicle after driving it off Spradling Avenue and through a metal fence in front of a home . Patrolman Andrew Adams with Fort Smith Police was driving through the area around 6 a.m. when he noticed smoke filling the front yard of the home located at 4000 Spradling. The officer then notified the fire department, and […]

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    One Dead, One Injured In Muldrow Motorcycle Accident

    MULDROW (KFSM) — One person is dead and another is injured after a motorcycle accident on Interstate 40 in Muldrow Wednesday morning (Aug. 26). Officer George Lawson with Muldrow Police told 5NEWS that the first call came just after 4 a.m. from a woman in Broken Arrow, whose husband was late coming home. The woman pinged her husband’s phone for a location, which led Muldrow Police to a ditch near Exit 321 off I-40. Lawson said the officer on scene […]

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    Russellville Police Arrest Man On Suspicion Of Sexual Indecency With A Minor

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) — Russellville Police have arrested a man who they say exposed himself to a bus full of students earlier this week. Joshawa White, 31, was arrested on suspicion of several counts of sexual indecency with a minor. White is a registered sex offender and was transported to the Pope County Detention Center. The incident happened around 3:20 p.m. Monday (Aug. 24) , near the intersection of Knoxville and East Main Street, according to police. Students reported the incident to […]

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    Multiple Vehicle Accident Slows Traffic On I-49 In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) — An accident involving four or five vehicles has backed up traffic on Interstate 49 Thursday morning (August 20). The accident happened between Exit 83 and Exit 85 just before 8 a.m., according to the Rogers Fire Department. Police said it is unclear at this time if anyone is hurt. The cause of the accident  remains under investigation. Multiple agencies are on scene working to clear the accident; Firefighters ask drivers to find an alternate route on their […]

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    Death Investigation Underway After Man’s Body Found In Leflore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) –  The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are continuing a death investigation after the body of a teenager was found, according to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office. Police said the body of a Colton Kardokes, 18, was found in the Cameron area Sunday evening (August 16). According to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office, the body has been sent to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner. The sheriff’s office Facebook page stated the […]


    UPDATE: One Man Killed, Another Injured in Sequoyah County Accident

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) — One man is dead and another is injured after a rollover accident in Sequoyah County Monday afternoon (Aug. 17). Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the victim as Bryan Lewis, 53, of Marietta, Georgia. The other man injured in the accident was Steven Jones, 33, of Muldrow. Both Lewis and Jones were passengers in the single-vehicle accident. Troopers said it happened on Oklahoma State  Highway 141, just three miles west of Gans, around 3:30 p.m. […]

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    Man in Stable Condition After Rollover Accident in LeFlore County

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – A 48-year-old Talihina man is recovering at the hospital after he crashed into both a utility pole and a fence, causing him to roll his truck early Monday morning (Aug. 17) in LeFlore County. Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the driver as Leo Ventris. They said he was headed west bound on Oklahoma State Highway 63 around 1:50 a.m., when he veered off the road and hit a utility pole and fence. Ventris’ vehicle […]


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