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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Springfield, IL – Southern Illinois University's President says he's excited to hear about some of the initiatives in Governor Pat Quinn's State of the State address but wonders if the money will be there to fund them.

SIU President Glenn Poshard says the Governor's focus on education is a good thing for Illinois. He says he's especially happy with Pat Quinn's call for an increase in funding for the Monetary Award Program, which has struggled with high demand and not enough funding recently:

Carbondale, IL – The Saluki Men's Basketball team suffered its worst loss in school history over the weekend, and SIU's CEO says he and others are keeping a close eye on the program as the season moves on.

University President Glenn Poshard says while there is mounting frustration in the basketball program's struggle... it's important to not rush into any decisions regarding Head Coach Chris Lowery.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller interviews SIUC Chancellor Rita Cheng about ongoing contract negotiations, as the faculty strike continues for a seventh day.

Later, Fuller also interviews SIUC FA Spokesman Dave Johnson about the outstanding issues in contract negotiations, as the faculty strike enters its seventh day.

University and union bargaining teams will head back to the table this morning, after failing to reach an agreement again yesterday.

In a joint statement from the Faculty Association and the SIUC Administration, leaders say a 12-hour round of negotiations yesterday failed to produce a tentative agreement.

Striking workers and their supporters have been on the picket lines since last Thursday, and students have held protests this week on campus.

SIUC's tenured and tenure-track faculty remain on strike. Faculty Association spokesperson Dave Johnson says there were no bargaining sessions called by the university on Thursday. He says the Faculty Association's team is ready to return to the table any time. Faculty lead negotiator Morteza Daneshdoost says it is up to the administration to make a counter proposal to the proposals the faculty association submitted on Wednesday.

Members of the SIUC Faculty Association remain on the picket lines this morning, though negotiations have resumed.

The union and administration say they've renewed their bargaining... with the addition of a federal mediator into the mix.

The two sides say they're still working to agree on several issues, including tenure, academic freedom and financial concerns.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller hosts Eye on The Market with financial expert David England. In this segment, unemployment, a look at indicators and earnings... plus housing trends and potential red flags.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller hosts Eye on The Market with financial expert David England. In this segment, a look at consumer confidence, earnings, and ways to better understand your money.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Freedom Rider Genevieve Houghton about her experiences, and previews the upcoming screening of "Freedom Riders" in Carbondale.

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