Matt Campanelli

News Producer

Matt Campanelli is a senior at Missouri State University who is pursuing a degree in Journalism with a minor in Communications. While serving as a news intern for KSMU, Matt is also a staff reporter for Missouri State’s student run newspaper, The Standard. One of his favorite things about journalism is it combines two of his passions; writing and telling stories.

Cox Health South
Chloe O'Neill / KSMU



  CoxHealth and Community Partnership of the Ozarks are implementing a new software system that will allow several different parties to team up in getting services to those in need. 

The software, called ServicePoint, will allow CoxHealth and CPO to refer patients and clients to other local agencies like Jordan Valley Community Health Center and the public health department. 

Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

President Donald Trump ordered new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports this month.

Nathan Arbeitman has worked at the Fimco Steel Supply Company for 20 years. Fimco distributes steel to local builders, manufacturers and metal crafters.  Arbeitman is the vice president and general manager of the company.  

“I’m not going to say it’s a good or bad thing,” he said regarding the news from the White House. 

Greene County Courthouse
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Residents in Greene County will soon have several opportunities to hear about new projects in the county—and also raise questions or concerns to county officials. 

Over the next few weeks, Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Cirtin plans to host a town hall meeting in every city in Greene County. According to a press release, Cirtin will use the town hall meetings to discuss new developments in Greene County and also listen to feedback from citizens.

Matt Campanelli / KSMU

Ben Desa was born in Puerto Rico. He spent some time as a kid in New York, but returned to the island in junior high school. 

“It was more of a laidback society,” Desa said. “More of, people to people type relations. More on the family side whereas everyone you met, they were considered family after a while and if you saw them more often they were family even if they were just friends.” 

Desa moved around the US—and the world—before retiring from his job in the food industry and settling down with his wife in Springfield. 

Commercial Street
Chloe O'Neill / KSMU

A chocolate factory, a coffee shop, a hardware store, a variety of restaurants and the historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge are just a few of the things that can be found along Commercial Street. That variety is one reason the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association included C-Street on its 2018 list of four great places in Missouri.

“We just have so much to offer in such a small space,” Mary Collette said. Collette is the president of the Commercial Club. “It’s not like a big box store or a mall or anything like that.”