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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Grand Valley State University

A group of engineering students at Grand Valley State University partnered with Beaumont Hospital on the east side of the state.  They created a medical device that has the potential to improve the quality of life for people with neuromuscular diseases.

“Really empowering opportunity.  You think in school you’re going to be working on just a project that’s small, and to give you the skills, but this was a project working with a hospital and can be used to help people.”

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Memorial Day is less than two weeks away.  It of course kicks off the start of summer.  After enduring a wicked winter, Michiganders will start the season by traveling in record numbers.  That from AAA Michigan officials

“I think people have had it with rain, sleet and snow and they are ready for sunshine and the beaches in Michigan and they are ready for sunshine and the beaches and a good time in Michigan and kicking off Memorial Day in a safe and happy way.”

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The Spectrum Health Cancer Center is once again offering free community skin cancer screenings throughout West Michigan.  It’s tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m.  The free screenings are being held in partnership with local dermatology providers. 

“If you have a spot that you want to have checked out by a dermatologist hopefully with a quick in and out and we’ll get an opinion on that.”

That’s Dr. Paul Wright, Surgical Oncologist with Spectrum Cancer Center.  He says no appointments or blood work are needed for the screening.

Some people may not fully understand crypto-currencies, but they’ve likely heard about the substantial financial returns some investors have enjoyed since the price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed.  The potential for incredible returns, coupled with a lack of government and banking regulations, have made crypto-currency trading extremely appealing and lucrative for many, including scammers. 

The Better Business Bureau is investigating a scam right here in West Michigan.

“Invest in bitcoin and we’ll get you a 300% return on investment in a matter of hours.”

More news as it relates to what you share online…especially involving your children.  The Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan recently offered tips for “Keeping Kids’ Information Safe Online.”

“You should always protect your personal information but it goes another step to you have to protect your information as well as your children.”

Social media initially made connecting with family and friends easier… but reports say the platforms have grown so rapidly that many may not have had ample time to analyze the consequences.

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As the construction season moves full speed ahead across Michigan roads and highways, AAA Michigan is kicking off some special alerts.  The alerts are part of a series: “ Coping with construction.” 

It’s the first in a series of alerts that are being issued by AAA Michigan.  Entitled “Coping with Construction”, the idea behind the alerts is to provide commuters help when dealing with all the spring and summer construction projects that may cause headaches for drivers.  Here’s West Michigan Field Manager, Steven Giffel with tips to avoid any problems.

The Voices of GVSU are hosting their 30th anniversary reunion concert.  The Voices came into play at a crucial time for its founder, Cassonya Carter.  The “Voices” filled some critical voids related to faith, being homesick and for some, not being part of mainstream, college life.

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“My faith really keeps me rooted and grounded and I found ten other students. We were on the same page they believed in the vision that I had and they joined with me and we started the Voices of GVSU.”

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National Small Business week kicks off next week.  And good news just came in for one West Michigan City that may want to celebrate.  The personal-finance website WalletHub just released its report on 2018’s Best Small Cities to Start a Business.  And coming in at number one, is Holland, Michigan.

“So, we actually looked at more than 12-hundred small sized cities across the country, Holland beat out all of them, in a lot of those key metrics.”

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Community members are invited to help support research to end cancer and Parkinson’s disease.  It’s almost time for the annual Van Andel Institute’s Purple Community annual 5-K. 

“This is the fourth annual Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5 K.  So, we’re really excited to have even more energy than we’ve had before and every year the event continues to grow.”

Earlier this week Tourism professionals arrived in Grand Rapids for the 2018 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  And while they came for a conference, they also took time to leave a mark on Grand Rapids.

“Work on projects related to the flood. Some of the damage related to the floods that happened a couple of weeks ago as well as some attention to detail to make them a better experience for our residents and our visitors.”

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