Meredith joined the 5NEWS team in May, 2014 as a morning news reporter after graduating from University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, Oklahoma. She looks forward to being part of the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas community.

Meredith is originally from Wichita, Kansas and was always very active in family businesses and sports, especially tennis. Her favorite teams are the University of Kansas basketball and Kansas City Royals baseball teams, but she is prepared to add the UA Razorbacks as another favorite.

Meredith attended UCO on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a degree in Mass Communications and Broadcasting. During college Meredith interned at KWCH12, the CBS affiliate in Wichita, and also was a reporter and news anchor for U Central, the television station for UCO.

When not at work, Meredith enjoys watching sports and chick flicks, travelling with her family, working out, playing tennis, cooking and shopping.

Meredith can be contacted by email at

Recent Articles
  • Magazine Schools Start Today With New Hybrid Calendar

    MAGAZINE (KFSM) — It’s not even August, but school is already starting today for one local district. Students are walking the halls this morning at Magazine High School and other schools in the district. Magazine schools are starting on a new hybrid school schedule. The new schedule starts today (July 30). Students get a two-week break in early October, several days off for Thanksgiving, a winter holiday from Dec. 24-Jan. 11 and a break March 18-29. School ends on June […]

  • Get To Know Fort Smith Mayoral Candidates At Forum Tonight

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A forum tonight (July 24) will give voters the opportunity to meet the three candidates for Fort Smith mayor. All three candidates will stand before voters from 7-8 tonight at the Fort Smith Public Library, and anyone is welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for the people of Fort Smith to get to know their mayoral candidates. Luis Andrade, George McGill and Wayne Haver will talk about city issues and will take questions from the […]

  • Fireworks Rules Vary By City, County

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — July 4th is tomorrow, and many will be heading outside to shoot off fireworks. But fireworks aren’t legal to use in every area of Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Law enforcement and fire officials say they want people to have a good time celebrating the holiday, but they also want them to be aware of local ordinances regarding fireworks. In Fort Smith, for example, fireworks may not be sold or discharged within city limits. That […]

  • Oklahoma Election: Four Headed For Runoffs; Edmondson Wins; Medical Marijuana OK’d

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) — Two Republican candidates are headed for a runoff, while the Democratic primary ended with a clear winner Tuesday night. On the Republican side, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and political outsider Kevin Stitt will go head-to-head in a runoff that will take place in late August. “People want more transparency, they want more accountability,” said Cornett. “I take a step back and remind people that they have to have higher standards in health and education going forward. […]

  • Voters Head To Polls In Oklahoma Primary Election Today

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) — It’s Election Day in Oklahoma. Oklahomans will cast their ballots today (June 26) on several issues, including State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state. The biggest race for the state on today’s ballot is the race for governor. Two Democrats, three Libertarians and 10 Republicans are running to replace the term-limited Gov. Mary Fallin. These attention-grabbing races have led to a surge in election registrations, and offices across the state are preparing for […]

  • Runoff Election Today To Decide Republican Candidate For State Seat

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — A runoff election today in Sebastian County will determine the Republican candidate for the State Senate District 8 seat. The election takes place today between state Rep. Mat Pitsch and former state Rep. Frank Glidewell. Polls open today (June 19) at 7:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. this evening. The winner will be the Republican nominee for the seat previously held by Jake Files, who resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud, wire fraud […]

  • Fort Smith Schools Provides Meals For Free Starting Today

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Eleven schools in the Fort Smith area will offer free meals for those 18 and younger starting today (June 4). The free meals program runs during the months of June, July and the beginning of August. With classes not in session, many kids may not get a meal while their parents are working, or because their parents simply can’t afford to feed their children three meals a day. The Fort Smith Public School District offers this […]

  • Old Fort Days Rodeo Kicks Off With Downtown Parade

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — It’s time to saddle up and head to Kay Rodgers Park for some Muttin’ Bustin’, barrel racing and bull riding. The Old Fort Days Rodeo kicks off today in Harper Arena at the park. The event started with the annual Old Fort Days Rodeo Parade, which made its way through downtown Fort Smith today (May 28) at 10 a.m. It’s the horses, cowboys and cowgirls, bands and more that folks love about the Old Fort Days […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Events Happening In Our Area This Weekend

    St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow. Don’t forget to wear green. In honor of the holiday, many cities across the area will celebrate the feast of the saint. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be rolling through Garrison Avenue tomorrow (March 17). It’s the first year Core Brewing Company is hosting the annual celebration. The parade will happen tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Fort Smith between Seventh and 12th Streets. The vicinity around that area will be blocked off during the […]

  • 15th Annual Growing Kids Sale Kicks Off In Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Spring is almost here and kids will need lighter clothes for the change in season. A massive consignment event starts Thursday (March 8) in Fort Smith. The annual Growing Kids Sale kicks off and this time of the year it’s all geared toward getting ready for spring and summer. All the products on the floor such as clothing, toys, shoes, furniture, books, and much more are all 70 percent off the selling price. This makes everything […]

  • Greenwood City Officials Vote To Add Third School Resource Officer

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) — Greenwood City Council unanimously approves adding at third resource officer to the school district. School campuses nationwide are ramping up security measures in the wake of the Parkland Florida school shooting, and the Greenwood School District teamed with the Greenwood Police Department is hoping to do the same by adding the new resource officer. The new officer will be a reserve officer, Richard Lunsford who has spent the last several years with Greenwood police and spent 24 […]

  • Possible New Charter School Coming To Hartford Following Campus Shutting Down

    HARTFORD (KFSM) — A local school is shutting down after this semester because of a funding shortage. This has left the community of Hartford looking for answers as to where to send their kids to attend classes. One answer being a new charter school. The school would be called Sugarloaf Valley Academy. Applications are now being filed and a meeting will be held on Tuesday (Feb.27) to provide more information to the public. The idea of the charter school coming […]

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