Katelynn Zoellner anchors weeknights at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. alongside Daren Bobb and Chief Meteorologist Garrett Lewis.

Katelynn joined the news team in August 2013 as a sports reporter and later that year was named weekend anchor and reporter.

Prior to joining 5NEWS, Katelynn worked for two years as a sports anchor and reporter for KLST in San Angelo, Texas. She also spent some time at KTNV in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Katelynn was born and raised in Northern California. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies.

Outside of work, you will likely find Katelynn watching sports, exploring the beautiful outdoors or in the kitchen trying to hone her cooking skills.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, Katelynn can be contacted at Katelynn.Zoellner@kfsm.com.

Recent Articles
  • Female Angler Wins The Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A female angler beat out more than 1,500 others to win the grand prize at the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza on Sunday (Aug. 2). Robinette Fox took home the big prize this year with a 7.15 pound bass. She said she caught the bass while fishing with a ten inch “old monster worm” on Friday (July 31) in the Dardanelle pool. Fox took home $50,000 for her win. She is the first female angler to win Arkansas’ largest amateur big bass tournament.

  • Central EMS Responds To Child In Hot Car In Farmington

    FARMINGTON (KFSM)- Central EMS responded to a child in a hot car Sunday (August 2) in Farmington. Central EMS responded to reports of a 9-month-old girl left in a car at a residence located along U.S. Highway 170 between Farmington and Prairie Grove, according to dispatchers. Dispatchers said the young girl was crying, but was awake and breathing No one was taken to the hospital, dispatchers said.

  • Knowing Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The recent traffic stop incidents across the country have left many wondering what exactly they have the right to do when pulled over. Lt. Scott Lewis, with the Springdale Police Department, said there are only two things you have to do during a routine traffic stop. You must give the officer your drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance and exit your vehicle if an officer asks you to do so. “If an officer asks you […]

  • Two Arrested After High-Speed Chase Ends In Crash

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Two men were arrested following a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Elm Springs on Tuesday (July 28), according to Arkansas State Police. Both men face multiple traffic violations, state police said. One of the men was wanted in connection with a felony parole violation. According to state police, the chase began when a trooper, patrolling in Sonora, tried to pull over a red Chevy truck for a seatbelt violation. The truck fled west along U.S. […]

  • Local Veteran Gets Keys To Mortgage-Free Home

    WEST FORK (KFSM) – A local veteran and his family got the keys to a mortgage-free home in West Fork on Tuesday (July 28). Jeremy Butler, who served eight years in the Army, has been to Iraq and Afghanistan. He said he’s very thankful for the home. “People thank you and stuff and that’s great, but you don’t expect to get a free house,” he said. “Everybody wants a house you know essentially in their lifetime and I just got one. I […]

  • Vian Police Department Closes

    VIAN (KFSM) – A local police department is closing while the department looks for a new police chief, according to authorities. The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office has been taking calls for the Vian Police Department since Friday (July 24), said Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Lockhart said the town council asked the sheriff’s office to take calls from people living in Vian until the police department finds a new police chief. Stay with 5NEWS for the latest on this developing story.

  • Man Dies In Fort Smith Apartment Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man died following a fire at an apartment in Fort Smith Sunday (July 26), according to the Fort Smith Fire Department. The fire department responded to a fire at Cambridge House Apartments located at 4001 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith. Battalion Chief Boyd Waters said a 62-year-old man was taken to Mercy Hospital where he later died. The man was a resident of the complex and was the only person inside the apartment at the […]

  • Poteau Skateboarding Competition Helps To Raise Awareness For Autism

    POTEAU (KFSM) – A skateboarding competition was held in Poteau on Saturday (July 25) to help raise awareness for autism. The 4th Annual Oklahoma Slam was held Saturday at the Skatepark off Broadway in Poteau. The event was hosted by Nashoba Youth Foundation. The nonprofit organization brings skateparks and skateboarding competition to Southeast Oklahoma.  

  • Escape Room Challenge Comes To Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –  One of the hottest entertainment trends in the country has made its way to Northwest Arkansas. Shannon Falter and Kim Stauss opened Ozark Escape in Fayetteville two weeks ago. The co-founders said they wanted to bring another family-friendly entertainment option to the area. “Fayetteville is a growing community,” Falter said. “We knew it would be a good fit here for a college town, but mostly because we wanted to have something like this to come and play […]

  • Local Group Donates Two Dozen Bikes To Veterans

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A local nonprofit group donated two dozen bikes to veterans in Fayetteville on Tuesday (July 21). Pedal It Forward NWA partnered with the VA Peer Support Outreach Program in Fayetteville to give free bicycles to veterans. The group takes donated used bikes, refurbishes them and then gives them to local organizations. “We accept all bikes in all kinds of different conditions,” said Justin Tubb, President of Pedal It Forward NWA. “Some are literally almost brand new and […]

  • Northwest Arkansas Council Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Northwest Arkansas Council celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual meeting on Monday (July 20) at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Leaders from all over the state were at the meeting, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Hutchinson spoke at the meeting and commended the council for its hard work and accomplishments. “Great things have been done, but more is to be done for this generation,” Hutchinson said. “Thank you Northwest Arkansas Council for your […]

  • New Whataburger Opens In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new Whataburger in Fayetteville opened on Monday (July 20). The new fast-food eatery began serving customers 11 a.m. Monday. It’s located at 1920 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fayetteville. This is the Texas restaurant chain’s first location in Northwest Arkansas. “We’re eager to join the Northwest Arkansas community and serve our customers 24 hours a day, 364 days a year,” said Rob Rodriguez, Whataburger senior vice president of restaurant operations. “We’ve had our eye […]