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.

Ways to Connect

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, May 23:

WSIU's live stream is experiencing technical trouble, and is not working at this time (Tuesday, May 23). We are working on the problem, and hope to have service restored as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Park District Director Kathy Renfro and SIU Nutrition Grad Student/Fitness Instructor Tori Gusewelle about the upcoming "Fresh Fitness" program.

Illinois lawmakers are nearing the end of their spring 2017 session, as the state nears two years without a full budget in place. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller sat down with SIU President Randy Dunn to talk about what's next for the university:

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A Kansas newspaper reports charges were dismissed this week against two men that authorities had alleged were conspiring to kill people in Carbondale.

The Salina Journal reports the prosecutor dismissed charges against 25-year-old Xavier Lewis and 22-year-old Xavier McCray. But, the charges were dismissed in a way that would allow them to be refiled.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses the week in Illinois politics with Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor, the Interim Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, May 19:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, May 18:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, May 17:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses potential budget cuts and more with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, May 16:

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's seeking a fifth term next year.

Madigan revealed her 2018 plans last week during an unrelated news conference in Chicago. The Democrat is already the longest-serving attorney general in the state's history.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Mathematics Associate Professor Wesley Calvert about the 2017 Langenhop Lecture and Mathematics Conference.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, May 15, 2017:

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State lawmakers in Springfield say they’re still working to reach a budget compromise, with three weeks remaining in the legislative session.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director Jak Tichenor about this week's episode of Illinois Lawmakers and what's happening in the Illinois General Assembly.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, May 12:

In a unanimous decision, Trustees have approved a plan to allow SIU Carbondale to borrow up to $35 million from SIU Edwardsville.

SIU Carbondale will get a little financial breathing room, thanks to a short-term loan from its sister campus in Edwardsville.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with local musician Jenny Johnson about her new album, "Ballads of Makanda: A Modern Folklore."

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, May 9:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, May 8:

SIU Trustees will decide this week whether to approve borrowing between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses, and appoint a new chancellor for SIUC.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller previews the 2017 Carbondale BrewFest with SIU Fermentation Science Institute Director Matt McCarroll and Carbondale Main Street Assistant Director Rebecca Dull.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller updates the morning's news and weather for Thursday, May 4:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, May 3:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU's Bob Baer, NASA Astronomer Lou Mayo, and NASA Edge Producer Blair Allen about preparations for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, May 1:

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Heavy rains forced evacuations and closed roads across the region over the weekend, and experts say we're not out of the woods yet.

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