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 Wednesday, May 2:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, May 1:

Carbondale Police say they don't suspect two shootings over the weekend are related.

The incidents sent two victims to St. Louis Hospitals, and happened hours apart... but investigators say there is no evidence the two are connected.

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Carbondale Police have identified the person who died after being hit by a train early Sunday morning.

Officers say 20-year-old Aaron Banez of Chicago- a student at SIU-Carbondale - was hit along the overpass at East Pleasant Hill Road. That area is not a railroad crossing.

WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Debate Coach Todd Graham about recent developments concerning the Trump administration’s pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, April 30:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, April 27:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist Roger Wiens about his ChemCam, the Mars Rover Mission, and more ahead of his visit to The Science Center of Southern Illinois for this month's Science Cafe.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Thursday, April 26:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about testimony before an Illinois Senate Committee, including legislation that would split the SIU Carbondale and SIU Edwardsville campuses.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, April 25:

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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 Tichenor 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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