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Lindsey Whissel Fenton

Senior Producer/Director

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.

She is currently producing and directing Speaking Grief, a multi-platform public media initiative aimed at creating a more grief-aware society. 

In 2017, Fenton co-produced and directed A Time to Heal, a public media documentary that explores the impact of the Vietnam War on the lives of those who fought, protested, or prayed for their loved ones to come home alive. You Can’t Say That, which she 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 Fenton's other projects include  Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together and World on Trial: The French Headscarf LawShe also serves as a host for the WPSU-FM series Take Note

Fenton earned her bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Digital Arts from Point Park University and her master’s degree in Learning, Design, and Technology from Penn State. In 2012, she was one of four professionals selected by Rotary International District 7350 to serve as an ambassador for its Group Study Exchange to Ukraine. 

Fenton practices Shotokan karate and holds the rank of Nidan (second degree black belt). She also recently discovered a passion for rock climbing. A native of Buffalo, NY, Fenton currently resides in Central Pennsylvania with her husband. She is the proud dog-mom to Birch, an 8(ish)-year-old Maltese who was rescued from a puppy mill by Pets Come First.


Contact her at lindseywf@psu.edu.