Jennifer Moss

WGVU Host

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.

She's interviewed everyone from U.S. Presidents to Oprah Winfrey; Bishop Desmond Tutu to amazing young students. She's skied with Special Olympians and has flown an F-16 fighter jet.

Jennifer loves the community in which she lives and thus remains very active. She has been recognized for outstanding community service and received the "Giants" award in Grand Rapids.

Jennifer has two teenage sons at home and a daughter and grandson in Indianapolis. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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Residents in Kent County are still getting letters and phone calls requesting them to take part in health survey.  It’s called the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey and looks at critical health issues. Done every 2-4 years, it helps experts evaluate public health programs and what’s missing or needed in the county.

“In public health we have a lot of good data around people, when they’re born and when they die, but we don’t have a lot of data in between there, and that’s the important things.”

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In response the a very strong turnout to GRPD Police Chief David Rahinsky’s “Open Office Initiative” more hours are being announced for community engagement.  Police officials say it’s important to keep the doors open and the dialogue moving forward. 

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United Airlines continues to make headlines following its forced removal of a passenger earlier this month on an overbooked flight.  The Chicago based airline is reviewing its policies on oversold flights and has said it will avoid calling law enforcement to remove passengers unless it’s a matter of security.  But are other airlines looking to capture momentum following what happened on United? And are there ways you can avoid being the target on an oversold flight? We have answers to those questions and others if you have to deal with an overbooked flight.

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Two students from Grand Valley State University are honored by their peers and the University for helping rescue a woman in a car accident.  Authorities say the pair helped save the woman’s life.

“I talked to one of the students yesterday and he said, it was just the right thing to do.   Pretty incredible when most people would just leave the scene, these students put it upon themselves to rescue this woman from her car.”

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Houses to Homes.  It’s the annual celebration held by the Inner City Christian Federation.  The event highlights the need for affordable housing in Grand Rapids.  It also celebrates the work of the community to support ICCF’s mission of “making places to come home to.”

“We find that it’s important to us, that if we want West Michigan to be inclusive and equitable, we need to be taking steps that that can remain the case here.”

 Energy customers in Muskegon having a hard time paying their utility bills are being offered a little help from the Salvation Army. 

“We offer energy assistance throughout the whole state of Michigan but we know there is a large need in Muskegon County.”

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Two community forums are being hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Division of Inclusion and Equity.  The events will reveal research done by two Grand Valley Alumnae.  They look at barriers facing women of color looking for leadership positions in West Michigan.  The event kicks off several to be hosted for Women’s History Month.

“This work is what we’ve always called a head and heart merger. It emerged from both of our lived experiences  navigating the people, power and politics nuances often being the first and only woman of color in leadership spaces.”

spsframeworks.com / Kent County

Residents in need of repairs or home modifications may be eligible for additional funding.  It’s through a grant available in parts of Kent County. 

“There are so many families in Kent County that are dealing with issues such as roof issues, septic systems that are failing. There might be a furnace that is breaking down.”

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A partnership, or “Co-Teaching” program, between Grand Valley State University’s College of Education and the Kenowa Hills Public School District seems to be moving in the right direction. So much so, that KHPS is hoping to expand the project following K through 3 student achievement. 

American Heart Association

February is Heart health month.   The American Heart Association of West Michigan is once again encouraging people to make a difference in their lives by learning about and embracing healthy habits.

Today, Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of both men and women.  But those with the American Heart Association of West Michigan says things are changing for the better.

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