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 reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, April 28:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville).

You can watch the entire special WSIU InFocus from WSIU TV here.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, April 27:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Cinnamon Wheeles-Smith about the upcoming Science Cafe, focusing on the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

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Hundreds of southern Illinoisans crowded into Veterans Memorial Airport Tuesday to welcome home the first-ever Honor Flight from this region.

Illinois Public Radio's Jenna Dooley explores just what it means to be "under review" by Moody's Investors.

SIU President Randy Dunn talks with WSIU's Jennifer Fuller about recent credit downgrades and warnings, and how the university can rebound from difficult financial issues.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, April 24:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Eclipse Committee Co-Chair Bob Baer, Planetary Radio Host Mat Kaplan, and Adler Planetarium Master Educator Michelle Nichols about their preparation visit ahead of the August 21 solar eclipse.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, April 21:

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Just days after Moody's warned of a potential credit downgrade for Illinois' public universities, Standard & Poor's took action to lower the credit of a couple - and placed three on a negative watch list.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about downtown updates, budget issues, and more.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, April 20:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, April 19:

Moody's Investors Service says it will review most of Illinois' public universities for potential credit downgrades over the next three months.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, April 18:

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Marion Police are investigating a shooting that sent one man to a St. Louis hospital early Sunday morning.

Officers were called to an apartment on South Bentley Street at about 12:30 Sunday morning, where they found the victim - 36-year old Ray Paul Jordan of Paducah, Kentucky.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, April 14:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Autism Society of Southern Illinois President Stephanie Brown about the introduction of Julia - a character living with autism - to Sesame Street.



WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, April 13:

A Marion man has been identified as the victim of a deadly car crash over the weekend.

Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke says 41-year old Stewart Lasswell was killed when his vehicle ran off of Old Frankfort Road around 10:30 Sunday night.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with GWU Professor John Sides about his Morton-Kenney Lecture, "Donald Trump: How did he win, and what does it mean?" 

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, April 12:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Associate Chancellor for Diversity Elizabeth Lewin about her work, and about the upcoming "Salukis United For Diversity" conference.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, April 11:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, April 10:

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The Illinois General Assembly left the capital city last week for a two-week spring break _ without progress on an annual budget.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, April 7:

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A procedural move stymied plans to allow SIU Carbondale to borrow from SIU Edwardsville Thursday, but leaders say the idea isn’t dead.

SIU Trustees are discussing what to do about the cash crunch on the Carbondale campus as they meet this week.

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