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 Official Manual 1968 / State of Missouri

On the winter morning of Wednesday, January 8, 1969, a 49-year-old attorney walked into the Capitol building in Jefferson City with the intention of starting a new job.  William Morris, a WWII veteran from the Kansas City area, had been appointed lieutenant governor by then-Governor Warren Hearnes one week earlier.  Morris prepared to take his place presiding over the Missouri Senate on the opening day of the legislative session. 

Jennifer Moore / KSMU Radio

Religious Muslims in the United States just finished a month of fasting from all food and drink during daylight hours. 

On Friday, scores of families gathered at the mosque in Springfield to celebrate the the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, which ended the month of Ramadan.

I walked to the back door, which is the women’s entrance to the mosque.

The Islamic Center of Springfield is located on Division Street.

Tent Theatre Facebook Page

The tent is up on the Missouri State University campus, which means one thing:  it's time for Tent Theatre.

In this month's episode of "Engaging the Community," MSU president Clif Smart talks with KSMU's Jennifer Moore about the significance of the Tent Theatre productions—on  both the local arts scene, and in terms of the local economy.

An introduction to 'Tent'

"It is really one of the signature programs where we’re engaged in the community here in the arts field," said Smart.

KSMU file photo / KSMU

Missouri’s new governor, Mike Parson, has gone out of his way to signal that he intends to make government transparency a top priority—that stands in stark contrast to his predecessor, Eric Greitens, who resigned June 1.  

Jennifer Moore / KSMU Radio

Governor Mike Parson kicked off his statewide listening tour by visiting the Ozarks Tuesday, hitting several familiar places in the region he calls “home.”

Parson told community leaders at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce that his two main statewide priorities were improving infrastructure and workforce development.

But he stressed that rural Missouri will take an equal seat at the table going forward under his administration.

One issue Parson said he’s committed to is making sure Missourians in more remote parts of the state have broadband internet access.

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