About Us

Since launching in late 2016, InsideFortSmith.Com has become Arklahoma’s leading online news source in least than three short years. In fact, according to SimilarWeb.Com (the best in the business of measuring web traffic), we continue to lead the pack when it comes to web traffic involving Fort Smith focused news operations.

InsideFortSmith.Com is owned by the Merrill Media Group LLC. In addition to our highly successful operation in Sebastian County, we also operate community news websites in four other markets in Oklahoma. Our company is rapidly expanding and we are proud to be the region’s fastest growing media group.

You can always count on InsideFortSmith.Com for professional, credible news. Unlike some blogs or other websites, we strive to make sure that our articles and social media posts are unbiased and free of personal agenda. Our promise to you is that you’ll find accurate, credible reporting in everything we do.

Feel free to contact us at any time!

400 Rogers Avenue, Suite 6
Fort Smith, AR 72902

Office – (479) 221-9398

Our People

Grant Merrill

Kelly Ward
Vice President Of Sales/Partner

Ryan Merrill
News Reporter

Lauren Merrill
Co-Owner/Lifestyles Editor

Marla Cantrell
Feature Writer

Hunter Morton
Sports Reporter