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

A series of exhibits, seminars and lectures this month on the SIUC campus focuses on Antarctica and climate change. From polar ice melt to the danger facing animals like polar bears, experts are sharing their experiences and urging people to pay more attention. 

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talked with NASA Climatologist Claire Parkinson and SIUC Geographer and Climatologist Justin Schoof about their work.

You can learn more about the upcoming exhibits and events by logging on to Antarctica-initiative.org.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather.

SIUC Police are asking people to be careful after an attack on the west side of campus last Friday.

Illinois officials are offering  Harrisburg and other southern Illinois communities hit by February's deadly tornado $13 Million in state and small business aid.

Governor Pat Quinn has named a new Leader for the Department of Public Health.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews political activist and former political prisoner Bo Kyi, who visited Carbondale to share his experiences in Burma.

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Members of Illinois' Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability heard testimony Monday in Ullin on the potential closing of the Tamms Super-max Prison.

A Murphysboro woman is dead and the investigation is continuing after a car-versus-pedestrian accident Friday evening.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather to start your day.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's local news and weather.

The Illinois Department of Insurance will offer a free counseling session to Harrisburg residents affected by last month's tornado.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Tariq Brown, Hasana Brown and Noah Guyton about their upcoming production of "Layla and Majnun."

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's local news and weather.

Cuts to state funding for higher education may mean further reductions at SIU, as leaders scramble to make ends meet.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Glenn Poshard about tuition and fee increase proposals, as well as the reorganization of the SIU Board of Trustees at last week's regular meeting.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's local news and weather.

Gov. Pat Quinn says nine southern Illinois counties struck by deadly storms are eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration aid.

Quinn's announcement came yesterday, a day after the state's appeal for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency was denied.

Hundreds of homes in southern Illinois counties were damaged or destroyed by the Feb. 29 storms that killed seven people in Harrisburg, a town of 9,000 in Saline County.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller has the latest local news and weather to start your day.

Southern Illinois University Trustees began considering tuition and fee hike proposals Thursday, and at the same time heard dire news from the system's president.

Southern Illinois University's leadership saw a changing of the guard Thursday, as trustees reorganized their structure for the coming year.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather.

Illinois' Primary election is now in the history books. WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director David Yepsen and Political Scientist John Jackson about the impact the state's election will have on the Presidential primary as well as what's in store for a variety of state races in the General Election.

In the 59th State Senate Race, Democrat Gary Forby has been declared the winner over his primary challenger Fred Kondritz.  Incumbent democrat Gary Forby with 78% of the vote easily defeated his primary challenger Fred Kondritz for the nomination. On the republican side of the ticket Mark Minor and Ken Burzynski ran a close race trading counties all evening long. Burzynski carried Williamson, Union, and Jackson Counties… while Minor held on in Franklin, Saline, and Alexander Counties to defeat Burzynski 55% to 45%. Minor advances to the November election against Gary Forby.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng about tuition and fee increases, the Saluki Men's Basketball Head Coach vacancy, research opportunities and more.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIUC Professor Matt Therrell, whose work includes the study of tree rings and drought. He'll be giving this month's Science Cafe lecture through the Science Center of Southern Illinois this Thursday evening in Carbondale.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the latest local news and weather.

Illinois' Primary election is just one week away and election organizers say they're reasonably confident things will go smoothly.  WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with IL State Board of Elections Executive Director Rupert Borgsmiller about the preparation in this edition of Morning Conversation.

The Girl Scouts of the USA turned 100 years old Monday.  WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talked with Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois CEO Villie Appoo and Board of Directors Chair Dixie Travelstead about the organization and its 100th birthday celebration.

Thursday was the International Day of the Woman… The SIUC Department of Radio Television in conjunction with the Global Media Research Center and The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality hosted a special program featuring Dr. Carolyn Byerly.  Byerly is a professor of Journalism at Howard University. WSIU Radio’s Jennifer Fuller talked with Byerly about the role of women in the media for this edition of Morning Conversation.

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