Jennifer Moss


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.

A new website aimed at providing information to aging residents in Michigan was recently launched by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  WGVU’s Jennifer Moss spoke with the state’s Aging and Adult Services Agency Director, Kari Sederburg.  She says this website will serve as “one stop” shopping for services that will help older adults maintain their independence.

While some schools have already started, most go back to school on Tuesday, after Labor Day.  Grand Rapids Police are asking motorists to be mindful of students and increased activity on the roadways. 

“You never know when a youth is going to dart out in traffic or in between cars, so as drivers we all have to be aware that this could happen at any given time, that’s why we’re asking for drivers to really be cautious.”

Grand Rapids Police Sargent Terry Dixon says the department is urging drivers to be extra careful once school gets underway after Labor Day.

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United Way preps for a day of caring by reaching out  to those who need legal help. WGVU’s  takes a look at  the “Community Access to Legal Justice Workshop”.

“This is a day where the community can come together, and have one on one access to law students as well as attorneys who are going to be doing this work pro bono and help them overcome those barriers.”

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What’s the plan for future housing and community needs throughout Kent County? Local residents are being asked for their input.  The deadline is fast approaching for a joint survey to benefit Grand Rapids, Wyoming and Kent County’s community development departments. 

 “We are looking for the first time to do a survey that is regional so that we’re looking at the housing needs of our entire community and not just in a silo in Wyoming, Grand Rapids and Kent County.”

A new website aimed at providing information to aging residents in Michigan was launched this week by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  The department’s Aging and Adult Services Agency says this will serve as “one-stop” shopping for services that will help older adults maintain their independence

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Grand Valley State University is addressing the increasing need for hospice and palliative care in West Michigan.  This fall, a new certificate course is being offered that could help those who deal with “end-of-life” care. 

“There was a national release called ‘dying in America’ , which really told us that across the country there was an enormous need for improved care at end of life and symptom management of life limiting illness.”

Wait times are decreasing at local Secretary of State offices due to new technology, but many people may not know it.  At least two more offices in Grand Rapids now offer what’s called “My-Time-Line”. We  spoke with Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.

“It’s important for government to realize that the public’s time is just as important as anybody else’s and we need to continue to address that and make so it people don’t have to wait in line any longer than absolutely necessary.”

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A volunteer effort led by a group of young professionals in Grand Rapids will work to beautify a green space and help prevent flooding.  About 20 govern:GR members along with other city employees are taking “personal” time today to plant perennials on the city’s west side. 

“It just shows the commitment that the staff members are willing to go out on their own to beautify and help protect the area from flooding.”