Jennifer Moore

News Director & Content Coordinator

As News Director, Jennifer oversees news gathering and production for KSMU-Ozarks Public Radio; in her role as Content Coordinator, she makes sure all programs on KSMU, including those produced locally, nationally, and internationally, flow seamlessly over the air.  She trains the student reporters and announcers and hosts the monthly program Engaging the Community.

Jennifer hails from West Plains, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Her Master's Degree from Missouri State University blended Middle Eastern politics and journalism. She lived in the Persian Gulf for five years and studied at the American University in Cairo. She has received the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award from The Missouri Bar, a national Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the Joplin tornado, and the 2013 Honorable Mention for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.

She's the author of "Covering Elections for Smaller Newsrooms: A Template," and is always eager to hear story ideas or feedback from community members and listeners.

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In this episode of our monthly program, Engaging the Community, Missouri State University President Clif Smart talks about the university's role in meeting specific needs of the local and state workforce.

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Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky is resigning from Springfield City Council, according to a news release from the city Thursday morning.   Fulnecky notified Mayor Ken McClure that she would be stepping down from the General Seat C, effective Thursday.

According to the release, Fulnecky said her family would be moving to Nixa, Missouri “in a few days.”

The City Charter requires that council members reside within Springfield city limits.

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President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign rally at JQH Arena in Springfield, Missouri on Friday, September 21, according to his campaign website.  

The event will take place at 6:30 PM.  Doors open for General Admission at 4:00 PM. Those hoping to register may do so here.

In an email sent to the MSU campus community, MSU president Clif Smart confirmed that Trump's campaign had reserved the facility.

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The Springfield 100 Club has donated $25,000 to the widow of Aaron Paul Roberts, the Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy who died in flash flooding near Fair Grove Friday night while on duty.

The not-for-profit organization provides financial support to the surviving spouses and dependent children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty in Greene County.

At least three inches of rain fell on parts of the Ozarks region Thursday morning, prompting the National Weather Serivce in Springfield to issue a Flash Flood Warning for Greene, Christian, and Lawrence Counties until 5:00 PM Thursday.  Northern Stone County is also under that Flash Flood Warning.

According to the NWS, this means creeks, streams and low water crossings will pose a potential danger in the areas of Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Willard, and other towns throughout the area.

The NWS says a few of the low water crossings to pay close attention to are:

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