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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Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, January 30:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, January 27:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, January 24:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, January 23:

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw about the Institute's focus on Statesmanship.

Carbondale Police are investigating a homicide.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, January 22:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, January 21:

Jennifer Fuller and Dan Klefstad report the morning's news for Friday, January 17:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, January 16:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, January 15:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, January 14:

A Carbondale woman was killed after she was hit at least twice while crossing the street over the weekend.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, January 13:

Ed Benyas
SI Music Festival

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Southern Illinois Symphony Music Director and Southern Illinois Music Festival Artistic Director Ed Benyas about Lionel Semiatin's American Symphony being honored at the national level.

You can watch the performances of American Symphony below:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, January 8:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry.

In this InFocus episode:

  • Discussion of economic impact of Macy's closure
  • Potential opportunities in University Mall and elsewhere
  • Next steps for Carbonale, as Illinois' legal marijuana law takes effect

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is co-sponsoring a War Powers Resolution in response to the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, January 7:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, January 6:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, January 3:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, January 2, 2020:

Hundreds of people stood in line at locations across southern Illinois Wednesday, as the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes is now legal in the state.

A southern Illinois social service agency is getting more than two million dollars to better support children's mental health needs in the region.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, December 31, 2019:

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Carbondale Police Dept.

A coach from Paducah's St. Mary's Catholic High School was arrested in Carbondale over the weekend, accused of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

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Murphysboro's mayor says he won't be a candidate in the GOP Primary for Illinois' 115th State House seat, after all.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, December 30, 2019:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, December 27, 2019:

Bill Recktenwald

December 26 marks 15 years since a devastating tsunami struck the Indian Ocean, killing hundreds of thousands of people.

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