Scott Harvey

News Director & Content Coordinator

Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Ways to Connect

Tim Cloyd
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Drury University’s president says collective courage in action and in faith among its faculty, staff and students will play a central role in the school’s success.

The message Wednesday came at the inauguration of Dr. Tim Cloyd, who took over as the school’s top administrator 16 months ago. Speaking inside Stone Chapel amongst university officials dressed in full regalia, Cloyd described Drury’s quest to continue its traditional teaching methods while adapting to social change and demand.

Meleah Spencer
Submitted Photo / The Kitchen, Inc.

The nonprofit Kitchen, Inc. has hired Meleah Spencer to serve as its new chief executive officer.

Spencer is a southwest Missouri native who most recently served as the executive director at the Discovery Center of Springfield. According to a news release issued Monday by the Kitchen, she spent the last 10 years in fundraising and development.

Spencer’s appointment comes five months after the exit of former CEO Rorie Orgeron.

Jill Patterson
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri State University says it’s keeping in place policies and procedures for handling sexual misconduct cases under Title IX.

Glass Hall
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Missouri State University has named an interim dean for its College of Business. The announcement comes a week before the college reveals the completion of a yearlong building expansion and renovation.   

Dr. David Meinert will serve in the role for 18 months beginning Jan. 1. A national search for a permanent dean will begin in fall 2018.

A Lifetime of Learning

Oct 12, 2017
Brian Wright
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Since the sixth grade, Brian Wright has been a frequent public radio listener. Even while living in Europe and serving in the Air Force, he adjusted his schedule to catch the morning news.

“Morning Edition is obviously six o’clock in the morning – Belgium and Germany are six hours ahead of us so I’d listen to them at noon,” Wright says.

Now back in southern Missouri, Wright consistently has his dial set to KSMU to catch the latest news and music. The Reeds Spring instructor listens to the station in his living room, in the car, and at work.