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 Wednesday, February 8:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller visits the SIU Museum, and talks with Artist Kay Zivkovich about her new exhibit, "Triple Narratives: Landscapes, Figures, Fish."

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, who is running for Illinois Governor on the Democratic ticket.

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Illinois’ two U.S. Senators voted no on Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as Secretary of Education, and both say children will be hurt by Tuesday’s decision.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, February 7:

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says his annual budget message this month will be similar to one he delivered last year, asking legislators to work with him on crafting a balanced spending plan or allow him to make cuts of his own.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, February 6:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, February 3:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville saw a slight dip in enrollment this semester, but still recorded the second-highest spring enrollment in the school's history.

A major credit rating agency has again downgraded Illinois' rating, citing the "unprecedented failure" to approve a state budget.

A group of lawmakers has agreed on a framework for making the way Illinois funds its schools more equitable. But whether it will lead to a long-elusive legislative fix remains to be seen.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, February 2:

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In the week following President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and international travel, protests and court cases have challenged the order. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Law Professor Cindy Buys about what effects the new rules may have, both at home and abroad.

An SIU Law School expert on immigration and refugee cases says President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigration and travel from certain countries may violate international treaties.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, February 1, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, January 31, 2017:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Leadership Development Program Director Bruce DeRuntz, and Interim STEM Education Research Center Director Harvey Henson about a new grant to help expand the initiative:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, January 30:

A leader in the Illinois House says while he won't talk about specifics, he supports an expansion of gaming in the state - which could include a project in southern Illinois.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, January 26:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Analyst John Jackson about the 2017 State of the State Address.

Local lawmakers say they're pleased with what they heard from Governor Bruce Rauner in his State of the State Address.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director and Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about expectations for the 2017 State of the State Address.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) as the Illinois General Assembly begins its 100th session.

In the second part of the interview, Bryant goes on to say she's optimistic a compromise can be found on the state's budget crisis. She says she's encouraged by discussions on potential workers compensation reform, among others.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, January 23:

News that the Illinois Senate may take up a package of budget bills this week in Springfield has many wondering whether this could be the end of the state's budget stalemate.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIU President Randy Dunn.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, January 23:

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Governor Bruce Rauner has named Dr. Marsha Ryan to the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Aur Beck, who is heading up "Heartland People Care," a group aimed at leveraging local funds for non-profit organizations.

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