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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After being inundated with calls, asking “how can we help”, a local organization is stepping up to provide an avenue for West Michigan residents to help those impacted by disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. 

“And we can’t here in W. Michigan turn a blind eye to these disasters and I don’t think people want to turn a blind eye.”

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Despite remarkable advances in treatment, childhood cancer remains the number one disease killer of children and early teens in the U.S. each year.  While Childhood Cancer Awareness month just wrapped up,  the need for ongoing attention to the advances in treatments and cures, doesn’t end.  Here’s part of a conversation with the head of Pediatric Oncology at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Dr. James Fahner.

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This month, bee keepers across the region began harvesting honey created during the summer. Grand Valley State University students and faculty members are part of this group and recently gathered honey produced on campus.  Harvesting honey is only one part of the story.  It appears the bees can have an impact on their college experience.

“This year, we extracted over 360 pounds of honey.  And we have more than 300 jars of honey total and that’s great.”

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A Grand Valley State University Professor was able to breathe a sigh of relief after former GVSU students in Houston came to the rescue. A group of Grand Valley alumni lent a helping hand after the fellow Laker’s childhood home was devastated by flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

“I don’t know how to thank them enough. I’m glad, GV produces such great students. Feel like I’m lucky to be a part of that. And former students, reaffirmed my choice of profession, that’s for sure.”

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Looking for a new, cool destination for your travels? Or perhaps a unique spring break trip unlike any other?  We talked to our local travel expert along with one of the first tour operators to start U.S. travel to Cuba.

“The island size speaks to it, you even have different climates in Cuba and of course the beaches are beautiful.”

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The Grand Rapids Residential Safety Program is being expanded thanks to a federal grant awarded to the Grand Rapids Fire Department. 

“You know it’s colorless, it’s odor less and carbon monoxide can incapacitate you very quickly and you’re not even aware it’s happening.”

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Within the past week, the Kent County Health Department has started to receive reports from people who have had contact with bats indoors.  While these types of encounters are not uncommon in August, any direct contact with a bat represents a potential exposure to rabies. The Kent County Health Department wanted to get the word out about what to do if you find a bat in your home.

“Bats seem to start roosting in people’s home this time of year… So there’s more reports that we get from people who say they’ve found a bat in their house.”

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On Monday, August 21… all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun.  If you’re within the “Path of Totality”, you’ll be able to see a rare “total” solar eclipse.  In Michigan, we’re outside the  total eclipse path, but we will see a “partial solar eclipse”, which experts say is still quite remarkable.

“There is an official eclipse party at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and some of my colleagues will be there to help with that event, bringing telescopes that are safely filtered to allow people to see the eclipse happening, up close.“

We’ve all fumbled through the process of creating passwords on websites that have a bunch of rules: two capital letters, a number, a special character etc.  And once you pick it, you then have to remember it or write it down. But, you’re belief is your account is secure after all the hassle, right?  Experts say NO.

“We are kinda moving towards, outsmarting a computer.”

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A Grand Valley State University group has developed an app for a local entrepreneur.  It allows children to “earn” screen time on their electronic devices. 

“The students get an incredible learning experience, because they’re really learning what to do for a real client.  It helps prepare our students for the real world and I think that’s a real a benefit for the students and the community.”

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