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 Tuesday, February 21, 2017:

SIU's President says candidates for Carbondale campus Chancellor could be on campus soon.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, February 17:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, February 16, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Analyst John Jackson about Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 Budget Address.

SIU President Randy Dunn says Governor Rauner's Budget Address gives him hope that a compromise may be on the horizon when it comes to a state spending plan.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller interviews Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director and Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 Budget Address.

Did you know that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline ends in rural Southern Illinois - about 75 miles east of St. Louis? When completed, the pipeline will flow into the Patoka Tank Farm where crude oil is stored before being sent on to Midwestern refineries. St. Louis Public Radio's Mary Leonard tells us about those who live at the end of the pipeline.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

Retired Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard is taking on another leadership role in higher education.

The organization that represents graduate and professional students on the SIU Carbondale campus wants more from the administration when it comes to protections for international students.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, February 13:

SIU Trustees have approved tuition and fee rates for next year, as well as a plan to develop a new housing area on the Carbondale campus.


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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with John Magney of the Sierra Club Shawnee Group, about their plans to help clean up SIU's Campus Lake.

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:

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