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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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent Carl Hulse, during his visit to SIUC and the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, April 24:

The CEO of SIU Carbondale says despite challenges on his campus, he believes calls to disband the SIU System are premature.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno about legislative proposals to split the SIU System, as well as enrollment hurdles his campus faces.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, April 23:

Local artists will take their wares to the streets this weekend, as a part of the annual Oak Street Art Fair in Murphysboro. WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller reports.

Legislation that would separate SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville has passed out of a House Committee.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, April 20:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, April 18:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, April 17:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Chef Rob Connoley, author of "Acorns & Cattails; A Modern Foraging Cookbook of Forest, Farm & Field," about his upcoming presentation with FoodWorks at Scratch Brewing in Ava.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, April 16:

Illinois Lawmakers host Jak Tichneor talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor John Jackson about the Trump administration's recent decision to add a question about US Citizenship to the census questionnaire.

SIU Carbondale won't have to give up five million dollars in state funding to its sister campus next year, but many say the time is coming for a funding reallocation.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, April 13:

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A proposal to shift $5.1 million dollars in state funding from the SIU Carbondale campus to SIU Edwardsville failed Thursday, after a bitter debate over its merits.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, April 12:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, April 11:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Touch of Nature Director JD Tanner and Shane Bennett of The Special Olympics, which got its start in Carbondale 50 years ago.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Eileen Norcross, the Director of the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, April 4:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Amy Dion of the Neighborhood Coop and Patty Mullen of Good Samaritan House about the 2018 "Feed Your Neighbor" 5k.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about city action that cancelled a potential concert over the weekend due to safety concerns.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the news for Tuesday, April 3:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller and Illinois Lawmakers host, Jak Tichenor, discuss how the Illinois Primary races could impact the general election in November.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news and weather for Monday, April 2:

SIUC's Faculty Union says a majority of tenured and tenure-track faculty oppose the proposed reorganization from Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about budget and enrollment concerns:


Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Tuesday, March 27:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with professor and SIUC Political Science Department Chair Tobin Grant about Illinois primary election results.

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