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.

Degage Ministries
Dégagé Ministries / degageministries.org

Degage’ Ministries officials say the pandemic is not going to stop their annual “Christmas Store” for Heartside residents.   

“We are thrilled that Degage Ministries will be able to offer the annual Christmas Store this year, in spite of COVID 19.”

That’s Kristen Aidif, Event Manager at Degage’ Ministries.  She says they had to make some adjustments for social distancing and the like, due to COVID, but the show will go on.  Heartside residents will be able to shop for their loved ones this Christmas.

Starla McDermott’s journey to where she is today has not been easy nor direct. After nearly two decades of years excelling in corporate sales and marketing, she was unfulfilled – and ready for a career change. She persevered through multiple job rejections, a difficult divorce and a bout of homelessness to pave a new career path in nonprofits and philanthropy. 

Her determination ultimately landed her the leadership position she holds today as development director of Guiding Light.  She’s today’s Powerful Woman.

Powerful Women: Let’s Talk is created by WGVU NPR and made possible by WGVU NPR sustaining monthly donors. Become a sustaining monthly donor now at wgvu.org/donate to support WGVU NPR’s local programs, including Powerful Women: Let’s Talk.

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City of Grand Rapids

Many businesses, especially restaurants have had to get creative to continue serving customers during the pandemic.  In numerous cases that means setting up a heated location outside of the main restaurant.  So now, the Grand Rapids Fire Department is advising local business owners about keeping their businesses safe as they create new ways to keep serving customers. 

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Kent County Board of Commissioners

A local “take-out challenge” has started in West Michigan.  The Kent County Board of Commissioners has issued a challenge aimed at encouraging residents to support locally owned restaurants.

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BBB

The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan is reminding consumers to use caution when doing their holiday shopping especially - when making purchases online.  Officials say you need watch out for shopping scams.

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Seyferth and Associates

We all know the coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things in 2020 and Thanksgiving will be no different.  However, one Grand Rapids tradition will remain.  But it too will adapt to these new times. 

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Grand Valley Metro Council

The Grand Valley Metro Council recently launched a safety education and outreach campaign. It’s to help pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.

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WGVU

The Kent County Health Department is taking to the airwaves with a serious message about COVID. With the hope and goal to stem the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Health Department is now partnering with area hospitals in a multi-media ad campaign. 

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Wikimedia Commons

With one week to go until Thanksgiving many would-be travelers may be changing their tune about traveling.  This, amidst an uptick in coronavirus cases around the nation and pleas from health officials to stay home.

Once again restaurants and bars will feel the sting of a COVID shutdown.  Dine in service has been scrapped once again, this time for three weeks.  It starts today. But, some restaurant owners are not viewing this as the “new normal”, but rather, a “new beginning”.

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