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

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Centerstone's Niki Grajewski about increased awareness of suicide, and how people can help those in trouble.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale NAACP Vice President Pepper Holder and Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation's Charah Mckinzie about the upcoming Records Expungement Clinic in Carbondale.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, June 19:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news and weather for Monday, June 18:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, June 15:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dayempur Herbals General Manager Terry Hickey about their upcoming Herbal Medicine Workshop.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw about his new book, "Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition that Changed America."

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, June 12:

SIUC

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Associate Director for Housing Operations Jim Hunsaker about the closing of "The Towers" residence halls, and what can be expected for the Fall of 2019.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, June 11 :

Friday's special meeting of the SIU Board of Trustees Executive Committee was cancelled, and at least one Trustee is now calling for an outside investigation of President Randy Dunn and an emergency meeting of the full board.

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The trial of a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student continues in Jackson County.

In opening statements Wednesday, Special Prosecutor David Robinson told the jury Gaege Bethune committed two crimes in February 2014 - aggravated battery and robbery. Those crimes led to the death of Pravin Varughese.

A Carbondale police officer is on paid leave, as the department investigates a social media post that's stirring controversy.

The post shows a coffee mug with a photo of a man lying on the ground. Local social media groups say the man has mental health and substance abuse issues.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, June 7, 2018:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Wednesday, June 6, 2018:

A juror picked to hear the trial of a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student asked to be excused, delaying the start of testimony.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about the 2019 Illinois Budget, along with preparations for the 2020 U.S. Census, and more.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, June 5:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, June 4:

Higher Education and money
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SIU President Randy Dunn says an increase in funding for higher education included in the proposed state budget is a welcome addition for colleges and universities.

SIU Trustees have come out in opposition to a series of bills that would change how the school is structured and governed, but the conflict between campuses isn't over.

When SIU Trustees meet in Special Session Wednesday, their agenda doesn't include one of the biggest issues currently facing the system: What to do about funding allocations between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, May 29:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about action in the General Assembly. One week remains in the Spring Legislative Session.

Dan Kleftsad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, May 25:

A Carbondale bar will have to close its doors for two weeks, after two underage girls were found inside with alcohol.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, May 24:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, May 23, 2018:

SIU President Randy Dunn says he's "all in" for the Carbondale campus - and maintains his job is to foster the strength of the university system.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Randy Dunn. In Segment One, President Dunn explains a timeline leading up to April's Board of Trustees meeting, where a controversial budget reallocation plan was voted down.


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