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.

Ways to Connect

eclipse
pixabay.com

Thousands of people are expected to visit southern Illinois this summer, hoping to get a glimpse of what many say is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: A total solar eclipse.

As WSIU Student Reporter David Larson reports, lots of local people are excited about the opportunity, too.

 

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, January 20:

Mount Vernon's outgoing mayor says she's proud of the work she's done, and excited for the future of her community.

At the annual "State of the City" address, Mayor Mary Jane Chesley pointed to lower unemployment rates, infrastructure improvements, and other bright points as accomplishments during her time as mayor.

People
Brian Flath, WSIU

Six area Child Advocacy Centers are getting a financial bump, thanks to the local Rotary District.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, January 18:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about their rebuilding efforts - both downtown redevelopment and relationships.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, January 17:

School, Government and Business Closings and Delays for Friday, January 13, 2017 (Updated 10:00am):

**NOTE: The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale is OPEN today from Noon-5:00pm**

BUSINESS/GOVERNMENT:

Jefferson County Courthouse - CLOSED

Winter Farmers Market (Carbondale) - CLOSED Saturday, January 14
 

SCHOOLS:

Benton District 47 - CLOSED

Benton High School - CLOSED

Carbondale Elementary School District 95 - CLOSED

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Vickie Devenport about the 2017 Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, January 12, 2017:

Three new Republicans will take the oath of office Wednesday, pledging to serve the state and, more specifically, southern Illinois.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for January 11, 2017:

Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell says the university's doors are open- and will remain that way. He says he's having to battle rumors of closure after a fake news story started circulating on social media.

People
SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor Brad Colwell.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Tuesday, January 10, 2017:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale NAACP Vice President Pepper Holder about this year's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Monday, January 9:

People
Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

Governor Bruce Rauner and other state education leaders visited Carbondale Community High School Friday, where he signed legislation aimed at helping schools hire more full-time and substitute teachers.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, January 4, 2017:

Now that the calendar has flipped to 2017, leaders across the state are wondering what might change when it comes to the budget. But not many are hopeful for a breakthrough anytime soon.

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

People
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director Jak Tichenor about what lies ahead for the state of Illinois, now that the calendar has rolled over to 2017.

People
Jennifer Fuller/WSIU

Senator-elect Tammy Duckworth made a stop in Carbondale Thursday, hoping to get more insight on her new committee assignments before heading to Washington next week.

As 2016 winds to a close, WSIU InFocus takes a look back at the people and stories that made headlines here.

SIU's two campuses are weighing requests to become so-called 'sanctuary campuses' for undocumented students.

Surveillance Camera Footage
Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are looking for your help in identifying several people who are suspected of stealing from a mobile phone store last month.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Friday, December 23, 2016:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Thursday, December 22, 2016:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather for Wednesday, December 21:

Museum
www.museum.siu.edu

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Museum Executive Director Dona Bachman, as she prepares to retire.

Pages