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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Missouri Senator Bob Dixon defeated incumbent Bob Cirtin by a 2-to-1 margin Tuesday in the Republican primary for Greene County Presiding Commissioner. 

Dixon won with about 67 percent of the vote, according to the Greene County Clerk’s election results.

Dixon thanked Cirtin and his family for their service to Greene County.

"In a few hours, we will step into the bright, morning light of the fall campaign to elect Republicans," Dixon told a Republican watch party Tuesday at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield.

File Photo - MSHP Twitter / Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released its incident report on the sinking of an amphibious boat that claimed the lives of 17 people Thursday in southwest Missouri. 

According to the report, none of the 31 people aboard were wearing a “safety device.” A spokesman for the patrol, Jason Pace, said that term refers to life jackets.

Five of those passengers who perished in the water were age 15 or younger.  The majority of people aboard were from out-of-state.

College of the Ozarks / Used with permission

Mourners gathered Sunday afternoon near Branson to pay tribute to the 17 people who lost their lives Thursday when the tourist boat they were riding encountered a severe storm and sank in Table Rock Lake.

The chapel at College of the Ozarks near Branson was full as civic and religious leaders expressed their grief and praised the community’s response.


Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader confirmed around 10:19 AM Friday that divers had located the remaining four bodies of passengers who had been on the boat that capsized and sank Thursday night in Table Rock Lake.

This means that a total of 17 people died in the incident, which authorities say was partially caused by severe weather. 

Missouri State University

In this episode of "Engaging the Community," MSU President Clif Smart talks about the landmark legislation that now opens the door for Missouri State University to begin offering a wide array of terminal degrees.  Click on the link above to hear the interview.