Lindsey Whissel Fenton
Lindsey Whissel Fenton is a senior producer/director at WPSU. An award-winning storyteller, she has explored a wide range of issues through her work in public media.
You Can’t Say That, which Fenton produced, was among eight U.S. programs selected to screen at the 2013 International Public Television Screening Conference (INPUT) conference in El Salvador; it was also honored with a Mid Atlantic Emmy Award. Some of her other projects include the documentaries A Time to Heal and Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together, the public affairs series Conversations from Penn State, and the broadcast program World on Trial: The French Headscarf Law. Fenton serves as a host for the radio series Take Note and the TV call-in program Conversations LIVE and has contributed stories for local segments of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She is currently producing and directing Speaking Grief, a multi-platform public media initiative aimed at creating a more grief-aware society.
In 2012, Fenton was one of four professionals selected by Rotary International District 7350 to serve as an ambassador for its Group Study Exchange to Ukraine. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Digital Arts from Point Park University and a master’s degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from Penn State.