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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Higher Education and money
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SIU President Randy Dunn says an increase in funding for higher education included in the proposed state budget is a welcome addition for colleges and universities.

SIU Trustees have come out in opposition to a series of bills that would change how the school is structured and governed, but the conflict between campuses isn't over.

When SIU Trustees meet in Special Session Wednesday, their agenda doesn't include one of the biggest issues currently facing the system: What to do about funding allocations between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, May 29:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about action in the General Assembly. One week remains in the Spring Legislative Session.

Dan Kleftsad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, May 25:

A Carbondale bar will have to close its doors for two weeks, after two underage girls were found inside with alcohol.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, May 24:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, May 23, 2018:

SIU President Randy Dunn says he's "all in" for the Carbondale campus - and maintains his job is to foster the strength of the university system.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn. In Segment One, President Dunn explains a timeline leading up to April's Board of Trustees meeting, where a controversial budget reallocation plan was voted down.


Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the news for Tuesday, May 22, 2018:

City of Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale's Amy Fox and General John A. Logan Museum's Mike Jones about the significance of Memorial Day in southern Illinois, 150 years after it was officially recognized.

People
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SIU President Randy Dunn says he won't resign - but acknowledges it will take some time to bring opposing groups back together within the university's system.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about the latest from Springfield.

Illinois Lawmakers airs at 7:30pm Fridays in May on WSIU TV.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, May 18, 2018:

Some schools and businesses are shutting down after a major water main break at the Rend Lake Conservancy District.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. Christine Porucznik of the University of Utah's School of Medicine about the 2018 SIU Health Policy Institute.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, May 17:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, May 16:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller deliver the morning's news for Tuesday, May 15:

This week, WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor John Jackson about the May 31st Illinois state budget deadline. 'On Topic' is a weekly three-minute news and public affairs feature airing on WSIU Public Television. The program is produced by WSIU in partnership with The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, May 14:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about the status of budget talks in Springfield.

Illinois Lawmakers airs on WSIU TV at 7:30pm CDT.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the news for Friday, May 11:

Car
Herrin Police

Herrin Police say a man is in custody, after he tried to get away from a traffic stop by speeding through a cemetery.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about the city's relationship in recruitment and retention at SIUC, along with Memorial Day observances for 2018.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, May 10:

Reaction from Illinois Congressional Delegation to President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal falls mainly along party lines.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Wednesday, May 9:

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