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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The Grand Rapids Fire Department wants to let community residents know that the smoke detectors installed by the department are “not” part of a nationwide recall.

“The smoke detectors we have installed through our program, are not affected by the recall from kidde.”

That’s Grand Rapids Fire Department Lt., William Smith.  He says the fire department wants to assure residents that the one’s the department installed are safe and ok to keep. But residents should be vigilant and double check the smoke detectors they have in their home.

The Better Business Bureau is out with its top scams from last year.  Topping the list nationally is “Online Purchase Scams”.  The top one in Michigan is a bit different. Experts talk about the top scams to hit residents in our state.  They also offer tips on how to avoid them.

“Online purchase scams prove to be the riskiest nationally, according to this report.”

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The Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission is honoring the City of Grand Rapids with the Outstanding Traffic Safety Achievement Award.  This, in recognition of its nationally heralded Driving Change bicycle safety education campaign. 

“You know we’ve been making a lot of improvements over the last 5 to 7 years on bicycling in Grand Rapids and adding the education component has been very important to that change.”

March is national reading month and the Salvation Army is hoping to make a difference.  The Salvation Army Echelon will help spread the joy of reading to kids at Grand Rapids Elementary Schools during their “army of readers” event.

“So, Echelon is a group of young professionals and we exist to help other young professionals connect with the Salvation Army.”

More than one-thousand local middle and high school students will spend March 17th building bottle rockets, constructing hovercrafts, solving crimes and a lot more at the 34th annual Region 12 Science Olympiad tournament. The competition, presented by Grand Valley State University's Regional Math and Science Center is in its 34th year.

“They compete in anything from astronomy to towers, mission possible, and it’s to build their understanding of science in an extra-curricular way, in a competitive manner and they have a chance to win some awards.”

Another scam warning coming from the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan.   This time its utilities allegedly calling businesses and demanding payment or they’ll shut off your power.

“We had a report of a business in Kalamazoo that was contacted by a representative from their energy company and they were told they missed payments and that technicians were literally headed to the business to turn off the power.”

Spectrum Health

St. Patrick’s Day is just over a week away and that means so is the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5-K.  The annual race is in its 35th year. While it’s known as a fun, social event, organizers say it has an important message: it promotes colorectal cancer awareness. 

“It’s amazing. I know, one of the racers I talked to, in the running community people get really excited about the Irish Jig. It’s in a sense, the unofficial start to the running season.”

Gilda's Club

The nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, is just a few days away. To celebrate the start of LaughFest 2018, the community is encouraged to “YELLOW UP” on March 8.  Yellow Up is in support of the festival and to raise awareness for “the serious behind the funny”—the free cancer, grief and emotional health support programs offered through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.   

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Today, the Kent County Sheriff’s Marine Division had to assist Plainfield Township in rescuing a resident due to rising floodwaters.  The resident was rescued safely.  More than 100 residents have evacuated their homes in Kent County this week.  And now, the Kent County Emergency Management staff are encouraging residents to use good sense when dealing with flooding and not to wait until it’s too late to leave.

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February is Heart Month.  And during this month, there are messages everywhere about the importance of maintaining optimal heart health.  Experts say Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Doctors at Spectrum say there is still a lot of “MIS-information” about heart disease and they’d like to change that.

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