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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Carbondale Police are looking for suspects and answers after a shooting Thursday afternoon.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, March 9:

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Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a potential suspect in a recent arson.

After the death of a University of Illinois student, school and community leaders want to know how they can curb binge drinking at the annual "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" event.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, March 8, 2017:

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

News that Northeastern Illinois University is cutting hundreds of student jobs has workers at schools across the state nervous.

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National Weather Service

The National Weather Service says last week's tornado that tore through parts of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois was an EF-4 - with top winds of 180 miles an hour - and was a half a mile wide.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, March 6, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Alumna Tequia Hicks-Delgado about her experiences post-graduation, and her return visit to SIU through the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, March 3, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, March 2, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller has the latest news and weather for Wednesday, March 1, 2017:

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Kevin Boucher, WSIU

One death has been confirmed in Missouri, and possibly two more in Illinois, after an apparent tornado swept across the Show Me state and Illinois Tuesday.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Jak Tichenor and Delio Calzolari about the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute's upcoming Education Funding Forum.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with financial expert Adam Carroll, ahead of his lecture at SIU Carbondale through the University Honors program.

SIU’s School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine are working to incorporate more information about opioid use and abuse into their curriculum.

The Illinois Senate could make another run at the so-called Grand Bargain.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, February 28:

The Illinois Senate is expected to continue its work on the so-called "Grand Bargain" this week - and many fear this is the last, best hope for a spending plan.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIU President Randy Dunn about ongoing budget issues, and the potential for the so-called "Grand Bargain" in the Illinois Senate.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, February 27:

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Brad Palmer, WSIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with The Southern Illinoisan reporters Molly Parker and Isaac Smith about their upcoming project featuring the Alexander County Housing Authority, 12 months after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development took over.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, February 24, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller previews the next Science Cafe, with SIU Microbiologist Scott Hamilton-Brehm.

A majority of state workers in Illinois' largest public employee union have voted to authorize a strike.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, February 23, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIU Cinema and Photography Professor Walter Metz about the significance of the 2017 Academy Awards:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, February 22, 2017:

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