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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. Most recently, she produced and directed Speaking Grief, a multi-platform public media initiative that works to create a more grief-aware society; she continues to produce content for the project's social media presence.

You Can’t Say That, which Fenton produced, was among eight U.S. programs selected to screen at the 2013 International Public Television Screening (INPUT) conference; it was also honored with a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. Some of her other projects include A Time to HealPennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together and World on Trial: The French Headscarf LawFenton also serves as a host for the WPSU-FM series Take Note

Fenton is heavily involved with WPSU’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Her dedication to making our station’s culture and content more inclusive was recognized with the 2020 Penn State Outreach and Online Education Inclusiveness Award. She also serves on the Penn State Outreach and Online Education Foundational Focus Goal Steering Committee for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity.

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 became a Rotarian in 2020. She launched and currently heads the DEI Committee for the State College Sunrise Rotary Club.

A native of Buffalo, NY, Fenton currently resides in Central Pennsylvania with her dog, Birch. She enjoys rock climbing and also holds the rank of Nidan (second degree black belt) in Shotokan Karate.

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