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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Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, August 31:

Last year, NPR Illinois toured the state in partnership with NPR member stations to hear how the two-year state budget impasse impacted communities in Illinois. The adoption of a budget provided some clarity for those affected but many challenges remain.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, August 30:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, August 29:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, August 28:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, August 27:

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, August 24:

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With a guilty verdict for former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort and a guilty plea from President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen, analysts are talking about what the two cases mean, and what comes next. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Debate Director Todd Graham about his observations.

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, August 24:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Jak Tichenor about "DuQuoin State Fair Memories," an event on August 26 that will highlight Illinois' Bicentennial as well as the Perry County institution.

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, August 22:

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Faculty and staff at SIU Edwardsville say they no longer have confidence in the university's board of trustees - and are asking the Illinois General Assembly to put pressure on the board when it comes to distributing state funds.

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State lawmakers say hours of testimony Monday on the SIU Carbondale campus will help as the group shapes the future of higher education funding in Illinois.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller speaks with Illinois House Higher Education Committee Chair Chris Welch about upcoming meetings on the SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville campuses.

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, August 20 :

A potential referendum on gun control in Williamson County won’t end up on the ballot this fall, after Commissioners there failed to bring it to a vote.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, August 17: 

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, August 16:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, August 15:

It'll be several months before SIU Trustees settle on a new President for the system.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, with updates on reorganization, enrollment, recruitment and retention, and more.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, SIU's new Interim President.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, August 13:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about how Carbondale is preparing for SIUC students' return, as well as how things are changing in the town/gown relationship.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, August 7:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, August 6:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, August 3:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for August 2:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, August 1:

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