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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Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, March 8:

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller have the morning's news for Wednesday, March 7:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about recent discussions between the city and Carbondale Park District.

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus says President Trump’s plan to put a tariff on steel and aluminum imports could have widespread effects.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Vice Chancellor Jim Salmo about the 2018 Day of Giving.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw about polling, and its effects on politics.

Two men - one wanted for murder - are in custody after a drug bust in Marion Thursday.

The Marion Police Narcotics Unit raided two homes on West Boulevard Street. Investigators say heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, cash, and ammunition were all found in addition to the two suspects.

A Carbondale High School student is showing off her talents at a competition in Champaign this weekend.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for February 28:

SIU President Randy Dunn talks with InFocus Host Jennifer Fuller about the status of the SIUC reorganization proposal, as well as next month's hearings in the Illinois Legislature on budget requests.

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

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Several gun related measures will be discussed in the General Assembly this week in response to recent mass shootings across the country.

With less than a month before voters head to the polls to choose party nominees, On Topic Host Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Visiting Professor John Jackson about the Primary Election races for Governor of Illinois.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, February 26:

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

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

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Tuesday, February 20:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about Gov. Bruce Rauner's FY 2019 budget proposal.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Hassan Pitts and Kelechi Agwuncha about the 40th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival at SIU.

Carbondale Police are investigating after two people were shot on East Mill Street just before midnight Thursday.

Investigators say one of the victims - 35 year old Brandon Brooks of Carbondale - was killed, and another has been transferred to a St. Louis hospital for treatment.

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SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno says he is reimbursing the university for some moving expenses, after what he calls a misunderstanding.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Illinois Lawmakers Host Jak Tichenor about the 2018 Budget Address from Governor Bruce Rauner.

SIU's System CEO says Governor Bruce Rauner's proposal to shift pension and health insurance costs to universities still needs some clarification.
 
President Randy Dunn says the Governor's call to shift employee pension and health insurance costs from the state to universities is not insignificant. But he says the financial blow will be easier to absorb with the replacement funds Rauner included in the spending plan for next year.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Wednesday, February 14:

SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno says the hiring scandal on the campus isn’t slowing momentum for his reorganization plan.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno. In this installment, Montemagno responds to news the university hired family members and allegations of potential influence on faculty hires, as well as updates his reorganization proposal for the campus.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. Andy Anderson of SIUC's Zoology Department, one of the coordinators of the university's 2018 Darwin Week.

WSIU's Jak Tichenor talks with SIUC Political Science Department Chair Tobin Grant about increasingly heated campaigns for Governor in Illinois. 

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Monday, February 12:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller bring you the morning's news for Friday, February 9:

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