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 SIUC Faculty Senate President Kathie Chwalisz about Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's planned campus reorganization and other issues.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Debate Director Todd Graham about the change in America's tone. From cable networks to talk radio, Americans are hearing and speaking about politics differently. Graham examines how that affects both the governed and the governing.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Jazz Studies Director Dick Kelley about the influence of John Coltrane, ahead of the screening of "Chasing Trane."

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

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SIU President Randy Dunn says there are challenges ahead – but he has big plans for the system.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Beth Alongi and Sydne Rensing about the SIU Student Center's "Start Seeing Pink" campaign.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Chandra Gilliam of SIUC's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and Audiology Instructor Atheana Meadows about hearing protection, and events going on to screen and protect students' hearing.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, October 18:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Faculty Association President David Johnson about the union's reaction to Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's campus reorganization proposal:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks wtih Maestro Ed Benyas about the new season for the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra:

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Dozens of veterans and volunteers from southern Illinois visited to Washington as a part of the region's second Honor Flight.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, October 17:

The union that represents tenured and tenure-track faculty at SIU Carbondale says a new campus reorganization plan needs more work before it's put in place.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Professor Linda Baker for this week's episode of On Topic. More than two dozen state lawmakers have announced they're retiring, or are not running for reelection in 2018. Baker analyzes what that means for the legislature.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, October 12:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, October 11:

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Two weeks after unveiling his campus reorganization plan, SIUC's CEO says he's getting good feedback from the university community.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno about his recently released university reorganization plan.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, October 10:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor John Jackson about reaction to Governor Rauner's decision to sign HB40, a controversial abortion funding bill.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU's Joey Helleny, who is chairing the committee seeking nominations for the university's Honorary Degree and Distinguished Service Award.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, October 5:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, October 4:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director Jak Tichenor about Gov. Bruce Rauner's announcement he'll sign HB40, which provides public funding for abortions in Illinois.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with The Southern Illinoisan's Molly Parker and Isaac Smith about their Cairo Town Hall, coming up Saturday, September 30.

Governor Bruce Rauner's decision to sign House Bill 40 may have political implications for him in next year's election.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, September 28:

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Two southern Illinois courthouses re-opened Wednesday after a bomb threat.

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A two-semi crash on Interstate 57 in Franklin County Thursday morning sent two people to the hospital and shut down the northbound lanes for nearly seven hours.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, September 27:

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