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Patrick Center joined WGVU in December, 2008, after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News Director, Patrick manages our daily news operation. An award winning reporter, Patrick is an EMMY Award nominee and was named Best Individual Reporter by the Michigan Associated Press and presented with the Best Individual Reporter Merit Award by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. . He remains loyal to his boyhood professional sports teams: Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers. Although he grew up in the "buckeye" state, he has fallen in love with the people and natural resources of West Michigan.
   
Shelley Irwin hosts and produces The WGVU Morning Show from 9-11 a.m., featuring a wide variety of local and national newsmakers plus special features. Shelley also hosts the PBS Community Affairs programs Ask the Expert and Community Connection. She has been honored with five consecutive AWRT Gracie Allen Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement as Program Host. Shelley is active in the community, and keeps busy in her spare time, including training for marathons and chasing after her two dogs.
   
Jennifer Moss an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California. She's interviewed everyone from U.S. Presidents . to Oprah Winfrey; Bishop Desmond Tutu to amazing young students. She's skied with Special Olympians and has flown an F-16 fighter jet. Jennifer loves the community in which she lives and thus remains very active. She has been recognized for outstanding community service and received the "Giants" award in Grand Rapids. Jennifer has two teenage sons at home and a daughter and grandson in Indianapolis. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
   
Scott Vander Werf is WGVU Radio's Music Director and Arts and Entertainment Editor. Producing the "World Music Caravan," "Classic Jazz Sunday" and Prime Time Jazz beginning every weeknight at 7p.m., Scott also hosts "All Things Considered - West Michigan" and contributes movie reviews on "Mid-Day West Michigan." Born in Michigan, Scott attended Western Michigan University, Southern Illinois University and Aquinas College. He created "The Electric Church" on GRTV, and has published numerous articles, reviews and interviews on books, music and films. You can email Scott at vanders@gvsu.edu.
 
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