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

  • Oklahoma Judge Temporarily Blocks Sale of Execution Drug

    Posted on: 8:17 am, February 13, 2014, by , updated on: 01:32am, February 14, 2014

    A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Oklahoma compounding pharmacy from selling a drug used in executions to the Missouri...
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  • Former Fayetteville Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Rape

    Posted on: 9:51 am, February 12, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:36pm, February 12, 2014

    Former Fayetteville Police Officer Jamison Stiles, accused of rape and sexual assault, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him...
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  • HealthWatch: Doctors Using Cancer-Spotting Glasses During Surgery

    Posted on: 8:03 am, February 12, 2014, by

    Surgeons are now using a new technology that helps them spot cancerous cells while operating on certain patients. It’s a...
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  • Fort Smith Pregnant Woman Dies After Flu Hospitalization

    Posted on: 9:33 am, February 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:24pm, February 10, 2014

    A Fort Smith woman died early Monday (Feb. 10) after being hospitalized with flu-like conditions while pregnant, according to her...
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  • Stabbing in Waldron Leaves One Dead

    Posted on: 8:23 pm, February 9, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:55pm, February 10, 2014

    An unidentified 23-year-old man is behind bars after the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said he stabbed and killed another man...
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  • Man Who Led Police on Several Chases Due In Court Tuesday

    Posted on: 10:43 pm, February 8, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:23am, February 11, 2014

    A Sebastian County man is scheduled to appear before a county judge Tuesday after he was arrested for leading officers...
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  • Bentonville Buses Delayed as Students Head Back to Class

    Posted on: 8:16 am, February 6, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:39pm, February 6, 2014

    Ten Bentonville school buses had trouble starting because of cold temperatures, according to the school district. The delay forced some...
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  • UN Denounces Vatican Over Child Abuse Policies

    Posted on: 7:56 am, February 5, 2014, by

    A UN human rights committee has denounced the Vatican for adopting policies that covered up sex abuse by priests, according...
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  • Clearing Roads After Winter Weather Takes Toll on Budget

    Posted on: 7:21 am, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 07:22am, February 5, 2014

    As road crews across the area work to clear all the slush and ice off the road, it takes a...
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  • Former Rogers Fire Interim Chief in ICU After Accident

    Posted on: 8:33 am, January 30, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:13pm, January 30, 2014

    Former Rogers Fire Department Interim Chief Alan Bradrick is in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at a Joplin-area...
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  • Tougher Guidelines Set for Elementary Students in Oklahoma

    Posted on: 9:12 am, January 28, 2014, by , updated on: 09:15am, January 28, 2014

    Tougher guidelines are now in effect for students at elementary schools across Oklahoma. Under the third-grade amendment to the Reading...
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  • Hundred-Year-Old Home Burns in Hartford

    Posted on: 10:05 am, January 24, 2014, by , updated on: 10:09am, January 24, 2014

    A hundred-year-old home in Hartford burned Friday morning (Jan. 24). Firefighters on scene said there was no one living in...
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