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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A southern Illinois congressman says his chamber's passage of legislation addressing floodplains is overdue - and needs to be sent to the president's desk.

Representative Mike Bost says the bill, which reforms FEMA's floodplain insurance program, is a much-needed update. He says numerous property owners in his district would benefit from it.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Jed Brian of Sumner, Illinois, about his new film, "Unlisted Owner."

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza about the state's record bill backlog, and other financial issues.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with author and journalist Carla Power, who delivers the Charles D. Tenney University Honors Lecture.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Fr. Joseph Brown of SIUC's African Studies department about the Indie Lens Popup screening of, "I Am Not Your Negro."

SIUC's Faculty Senate has approved a resolution against part of Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's reorganization proposal.

Leaders of Carterville's school district have filed suit against the village of Cambria over a controversial taxing district approved last week.

Longtime Williamson County State's Attorney Charles Garnati has died.

Utilities across the country are taking time this week to warn customers about the threat of scammers.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, November 14:

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A revision to SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's campus reorganization plan is circulating - and he says it takes into account some criticisms and suggested changes.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno about his campus reorganization proposal - which has been updated to address suggestions and criticisms from campus and community groups.

In this week's On Topic, WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor John Jackson about the just-finished Illinois Veto Session. Many of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes were overridden, though he did have some success. Lawmakers also were forced to grapple with accusations of sexual harassment and legislative inaction.

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

In a special investigation, State Journal-Register reporter Dean Olsen looks into problems with a herpes vaccine research study. The study was headed by William Halford, who has since died.

Cambria's village board has approved a controversial tax increment financing district - despite vocal opposition from numerous groups.

The district, known as a TIF, would freeze property tax rates for homes throughout the community.

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

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

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WSIU's Jordan Maddox explores the "Full Slate" decision, which may allow more candidates onto the Illinois ballot in 2018.

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

The new Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale is a familiar face.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses the 2017 Illinois Fall Veto Session with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director Jak Tichenor. While the two-week session is normally procedural, this year's meetings are producing bombshell accusations along with override votes that pit lawmakers against their party leaders.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Aviation Technology Associate Professor Karen Johnson about the upcoming College of Applied Science and Arts Research Symposium.

State lawmakers have returned to their districts after the first week of the annual Fall Veto Session. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller sat down with Murphysboro Republican Representative Terri Bryant to talk about some of last week’s votes, and look ahead to next week.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, October 31:

Veterans Courts will soon be an option for some offenses in courthouses across Illinois.

SIU's President says he's watching the progress of a campus reorganization plan for the Carbondale campus, but not taking sides on it.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller speaks with SIU President Randy Dunn about the proposed SIUC Campus Reorganization Plan, and his "Great Schools/SI" initiative.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Political Science Department Chair Tobin Grant about the effect of money in today's political campaigns. The 2018 race for Illinois Governor is expected to be one of the most expensive in history, and Grant takes a look at what that means for candidates and for voters.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, October 27:

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