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.

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Ken McClure
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Ken McClure says he’s looking forward to working with his fellow council members and their collective constituents after winning the race for Springfield mayor Tuesday.

With 97 percent of precincts reporting as of early Wednesday, McClure held a 35 point lead over his opponent, Kristi Fulnecky. The two general seat incumbents both came to City Council in 2015. McClure says the first thing he’ll be focusing on as mayor is filling the vacancy created by his victory.

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Local election officials are informing voters that Missouri’s new voter ID law does not apply to this Tuesday’s municipal elections.

The voter identification law approved last November goes into effect June 1.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

“So we’re gonna go ahead and go live… Hey! How we doing?” announces David Stoecker via a Facebook Live session on February 24. There are about a dozen monitoring the feed from a digital device, while a handful of us watch Stoecker in person from inside the Springfield Recovery Community Center.

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Two general seat races on Springfield City Council are part of a crowded municipal ballot in which six total positions will be decided Tuesday. 

Voters will also select candidates from three zoned districts and for Springfield mayor. Since the two mayoral candidates are current incumbents in the middle of their terms, their vacated seat will have to be filled after the election.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

The opening of Bass Pro Shops’ long-awaited Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has a date.

The Springfield-based company announced Wednesday that the grand opening of the complex, which features a 1.5 million gallon aquarium and over a mile of immersive trails and exhibits, is set for September 21. The date coincides with National Hunting & Fishing Day.