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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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

As Illinois begins its Bicentennial countdown Saturday, the co-chair of the bicentennial committee says the celebration of Illinois offers unique opportunities in this part of the state.

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U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth says further investment in higher education could mean big things for innovation and growth in the future.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno, on the first day of the Fall 2017 Semester.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, August 22:

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NASA EDGE Megacast

About 14,000 people filled Southern Illinois University's Saluki Stadium in Carbondale to watch Monday's total solar eclipse.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Planetary Radio Host Mat Kaplan, ahead of the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Carbondale.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather for Eclipse Day 2017 - August 21.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, August 18:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, August 17:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, August 16:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with singer/songwriter Mike Baltz about his new song, "The Eclipse," which he partnered with Carbondale's Shadi Frick to write.

Cairo's Mayor is Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar's choice for Lieutenant Governor in next year's election.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, August 15:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, August 14:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, August 11, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, August 10:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, August 9:

Dozens of first-year medical students will receive their white coats in an official ceremony later this week at the SIU School of Medicine.

The school’s curriculum has long been a leader in training doctors, and leaders recently took on the challenge of reinventing some aspects of that training – to make the students stronger.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, August 8:

Two weeks ahead of the 2017 Solar Eclipse, WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Amy Fox, the Public Relations Officer for the City of Carbondale. The city, along with SIU and other regional entities, are preparing for tens of thousands of visitors for the August 21st event.

Illinois Public Radio Station WBEZ has learned negotiations over school funding in the state have a potential voucher program on the table.

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IL Humanities

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Humanities' Matt Meacham, about their new southern Illinois office, upcoming events, and more.

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An Asian Carp was caught recently in a place where it shouldn’t be – beyond an electric barrier meant to keep the invasive species out of Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes.


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, July 28:

Carbondale Police are looking for two suspects after an armed robbery Thursday night.

Southern Illinoisans are asking a lot of questions about an uptick in crashes along Interstate 57 and Highway 13. What’s causing them? How can they be prevented?


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

July 26th marks Speed Awareness Day in Illinois. Traffic safety is a growing concern among southern Illinoisans, as a spike in crashes along major transportation routes continues to make headlines. But what’s causing the spike? And how will it end?


WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, July 26:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Northwestern University Professor and Astronomer Shane Larson, ahead of his Science Cafe at the Science Center of Southern Illinois.

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