Jennifer Fuller

Associate Director for News & Public Affairs, Morning Edition Host

WSIU's award winning reporter bringing you the morning news, local political talk and market forecasts.

Jennifer Fuller joined the WSIU family at a very young age- as both a viewer and a listener! Growing up in Carterville, Jennifer enjoyed WSIU's PBS programming as a child and young adult, and then became even more involved when she attended SIUC and worked for both the radio and TV stations as a student.

Jennifer's love for news and public affairs led her to Springfield after college, where she earned her Master's Degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield, and interned with the Illinois Radio Network. After that, she was an award-winning anchor and reporter for WTAX-AM in Springfield, covering education, medicine and political issues for the capitol city.

Following her time in Springfield, Jennifer returned home to southern Illinois, where she rejoined WSIU as a News Producer and Morning Anchor. She expanded and continued the Morning Conversation program, interviewing leaders in politics, education, medicine, arts and many other areas from all over the region and all over the world.

Jennifer is heavily involved in many organizations, including the Illinois News Broadcasters Association, where she currently serves as Past President. She also volunteers her time at her church and in other community groups and events.

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Illinois' budget impasse has prompted another "doomsday scenario" at Southern Illinois University – which could be voted on as early as next week.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller gets an update from SIU President Randy Dunn on budget issues, and the search for a new SIU Carbondale campus Chancellor.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, March 29:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Diana Brawley Sussman and Sumera Makhdoom about the upcoming 11 Days for Compassion in Carbondale.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, March 28:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, March 27:

A residence hall at SIU Carbondale won't house students next year - the first step towards demolition and progress towards a new housing area on the east side of campus.

A Cook County judge says the state can't withhold payment from Illinois lawmakers in the absence of a budget.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, March 24:

SIU Audit Results

Mar 23, 2017

A new state audit shows SIU has some work to do in keeping records and maintaining some property.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, March 23:

Fermentation Science Institute
Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Fermentation Science Institute Director Matt McCarroll about his upcoming Science Cafe at the Science Center of Southern Illinois.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, March 22:

Marion leaders have approved a sales tax hike.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, March 21, 2017:

State Senator Dale Fowler says he's lending his voice to the call for more help at the troubled Alexander County Housing Authority.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, March 20, 2017:

Mug Shot
Carbondale Police Department

A Carbondale man is wanted for murder in connection to a shooting on the city's northeast side Thursday evening.

Education leaders from all over the state converged on Carbondale Friday, trying to move the issue of education funding forward in Illinois.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, March 10:

Carbondale Police are looking for suspects and answers after a shooting Thursday afternoon.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, March 9:

People
Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a potential suspect in a recent arson.

After the death of a University of Illinois student, school and community leaders want to know how they can curb binge drinking at the annual "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" event.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, March 8, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, March 7:

News that Northeastern Illinois University is cutting hundreds of student jobs has workers at schools across the state nervous.

Weather
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says last week's tornado that tore through parts of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois was an EF-4 - with top winds of 180 miles an hour - and was a half a mile wide.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, March 6, 2017:

People
SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Alumna Tequia Hicks-Delgado about her experiences post-graduation, and her return visit to SIU through the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

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