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.

Local middle school students will have the opportunity to embrace the fields of science, technology, engineering and math during an upcoming event at Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College.  It’s an interactive “STEM” program hosted by The Association of Women in Science-West Michigan. 

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A Grand Valley State University group worked with a local inventor and alumnus to help develop a first of its kind device that can improve the way surgeons are trained for spinal procedures. 

“It’s been mind blowing. Let’s just put it that way.”

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The Grand Rapids Income Tax Office is extending its hours to help and encourage residents to file their City returns. 

“We do this, just because we know it can be complicated to complete your taxes.  We just want to take the pain out of it. We’re really not about punishing, we just want to help you get into compliance.”

Gilda’s Club LaughFest added yet another act for the upcoming event in March.  Tickets for Actor and LaughFest veteran, Ron Funches went on sale today.  He joins a stellar line up of comedians already on tap for the event.  Gilda’s Club helps provides free emotional health support for those on a cancer or grief journey. LaughFest’s President reminds the community of their purpose and genuine need for laughter.

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The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating an increase in a reported use of counterfeit money. Since December of 2017, there have been at least 12 cases or reported incidents.

Police have some tips for residents to avoid being scammed.

“We did have seven in December and five in January and that’s more than we generally see.  So we wanted to make the public aware that it’s on the increase and how they can avoid being a victim.”

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It looks like those charged with finding a new Kent County Administrator & Controller have made their pick.  At a meeting yesterday, the recruitment subcommittee voted unanimously to recommend to the Board of Commissioners, Interim Administrator Wayman Britt’s appointment.  With this move, Britt becomes the county’s first African American Administrator.   

“Very excited about the search committee’s recommendation to the Board of Commissioners of Wayman Britt.”

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In light of the Centers for Disease Controls recent declaration of a flu epidemic, local hospitals in Kent County have issued a joint news advisory. This, through the Kent County Health Department.  Until further notice, local hospitals are limiting visitation to their hospitals. 

“The goal is to limit the impact that flu has on our collective patients as a community.  So it really is to help protect the patients in all our hospitals as a collective healthcare community.”

It’s the New Year.  Time for resolutions and making new commitments. If joining a gym is on your list of resolutions, you are not alone. January sees a huge surge in gym activity. Before you sign on the dotted line, do your research!  The Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan has some tips to consider to make sure you get the most from your membership.

“When people look and try to get a new gym membership, it’s always good to shop around and see if there are any trial periods.”

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The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration takes place Monday, Jan. 15.  It honors the life and legacy of King with a community celebration that features Keynote Speaker April Reign, creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, and the premiere of the opera “I DREAM” at Fountain Street Church.

Monday’s celebration is open to the public and is hosted in collaboration with Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University and for the first time,  Opera Grand Rapids.

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A big reminder today from area health officials that it’s not too late to get your flu shot.  News comes from the Kent County Health Department among others as the Centers for Disease Control reports flu is now widespread throughout Michigan.

“Even though the flu shot does not always prevent the flu, it really can lessen the severity and the duration. And there’s still time to get your flu shot, if you haven’t done so.”

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