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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A proposal to shift $5.1 million dollars in state funding from the SIU Carbondale campus to SIU Edwardsville failed Thursday, after a bitter debate over its merits.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, April 12:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, April 11:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Touch of Nature Director JD Tanner and Shane Bennett of The Special Olympics, which got its start in Carbondale 50 years ago.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Eileen Norcross, the Director of the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, April 4:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Amy Dion of the Neighborhood Coop and Patty Mullen of Good Samaritan House about the 2018 "Feed Your Neighbor" 5k.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about city action that cancelled a potential concert over the weekend due to safety concerns.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the news for Tuesday, April 3:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller and Illinois Lawmakers host, Jak Tichenor, discuss how the Illinois Primary races could impact the general election in November.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news and weather for Monday, April 2:

SIUC's Faculty Union says a majority of tenured and tenure-track faculty oppose the proposed reorganization from Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn about budget and enrollment concerns:


Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Tuesday, March 27:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with professor and SIUC Political Science Department Chair Tobin Grant about Illinois primary election results.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news and weather for Friday, March 23:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the creators of "In The Shadow," a documentary about the August 2017 solar eclipse that crossed over Carbondale.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Bethany Rader of SIUC's Microbiology Department about her upcoming Science Cafe:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Thursday, March 22:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Alice Dreger about her upcoming lecture, "Who Should Count As A Woman On The Playing Field?"

Dreger is the SIU Law School's John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist-in-Residence for 2018.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor John Jackson about his expectations for the Illinois Primary.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, March 20:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Debate Coach Todd Graham about the upcoming March Primary in Illinois and the messaging strategies campaigns are using to target voters.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the American Cancer Society's Caleb Nehring, Shawnee Health Service's Nancy Caskey, and Dr. Claire Williams about ongoing awareness efforts focused on Colorectal Cancer.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Monday, March 19:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports on Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's plans to revitalize the campus climate at SIUC.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. Linda Baker of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute about recent polling, which shows voters are dissatisfied with state and national leadership, but support their local representatives and senators.

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