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 reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, July 24:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, July 21:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, July 20:

Illinois' two-year budget stalemate is still having an effect, even though lawmakers approved a spending plan that is getting the cash flowing again.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, July 19:

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Brian O'Keefe, IPR

What is a common illness can turn into a catastrophic brain disease that, until now, health insurance companies didn't cover.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, July 18:

A little more than a month from now, Carbondale will play host to tens of thousands of visitors during a total solar eclipse. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about their last-minute preparations.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, July 17:

SIU Trustees have OK'd a financial stability plan that cuts $26 million from the Carbondale campus, and lays out potential program eliminations for the future.

SIU Trustees are considering a financial sustainability plan for the Carbondale campus that could include changes to the number of colleges and programs on campus.

SIU President Randy Dunn is recommending Carlo Montemagno for the Carbondale campus Chancellor position, and former Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell for a system Vice President position.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, July 11:

Carbondale Police say they're looking for suspects after a shooting at the Hollywood Lounge early Sunday morning.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, July 10:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director Jak Tichenor about the override of Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget veto.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, July 7:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. Sarah Patrick, the new Administrator at the Jackson County Public Health Department, about her background and plans for the agency.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, July 5:

The Illinois Senate has approved an income tax increase to raise $5 billion a year aimed at ending the nation's longest state budget crisis since at least the Great Depression.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, July 4, 2017:

Southern Illinois University's president is serving as the Carbondale campus chancellor again.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director and Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about votes in the Illinois House on July 2 aimed at breaking the two-year budget impasse.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, July 3:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, June 30:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, June 29:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, June 28:

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Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

When you think of a water park, you likely picture children splashing and having a good time. That’s true for Carbondale’s Super Splash Park, but there’s more to it than that.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, June 27:

Higher Education and money
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The state's budget impasse may soon affect more than just overall funding for higher education.


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