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 Kathy Pericak-Spector about SIU's Expanding Your Horizons conference for 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, September 26:

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education means colleges and universities are taking another look at their sexual assault policies.

SIU President Randy Dunn says the new directives - which reverse some of the changes from the Obama Administration - will mean leaders on each of SIU's campuses will need to update their policies.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about new federal guidelines regarding sexual assault on college campuses, as well as calls to centralize higher education in Illinois.

The federal government has cut the advertising budget for the Affordable Care Act. A health care group says that means more people have to spread the word about open enrollment. Illinois Public Radio's Mark Schultz has more.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, September 25, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the evening's news and weather for Friday, September 22:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, September 21:

Published reports say one person is in custody after a shooting at Mattoon High School Wednesday morning.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, September 20:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Russell Williams about the upcoming Live 2 Lead conference at John A Logan College.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, September 19:

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Residents in east-central Illinois may have felt a bit more than the rumble of thunder Tuesday morning.

SIU Trustees have approved pay raises for the Edwardsville campus... but the move is drawing criticism.

The plan, which provides for a two-percent increase for last fiscal year along with a two-percent bump for this fiscal year, covers non-represented employees for now, but some bargaining units will have to wait for open contract negotiations to finish.

SIU Trustees heard pleas to save the Africana Studies program during their meeting this week in Alton.

SIU's Board of Trustees has approved a budget - for the first time in nearly three years.

The university had been essentially operating on a continuing appropriation while the state weathered its budget stalemate. But with passage of a budget this summer, leaders were able to formulate a full-year spending plan.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller previews the stage production of Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" at the Varsity Center for the Arts.

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SIU Trustees are getting a look at the first full budget the system has put together in nearly three years.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, September 12:

The American Red Cross is looking for more volunteers to help in disaster zones - and offering expedited training to help get people to where help is needed most.

SIU Carbondale lands in the top 100 safest campuses, according to a new survey from the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

The search for a new Director at SIU’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has narrowed to six finalists.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Allison Hasler of the Illinois Department of Public Health, along with Gateway's Michelle Bertinetti, about the upcoming screening of The Anonymous People.

September is National Recovery Month. You can get more information at recoverymonth.gov.

SIU Edwardsville is reporting a small decrease in its Fall 2017 enrollment, when compared to a year ago.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, September 7:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, September 6:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, September 5:

With Labor Day parades across Illinois Monday, Democratic politicians are thinking about how to win back the once-solid support of union members.

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A controversial drilling operation in White County has gotten the go-ahead from the state, but opponents say they're not done with their fight.

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