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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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Animal Scientist Temple Grandin, ahead of her lecture with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, October 3:

Murphysboro District 186 teachers are on strike.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with The Women's Center Development Specialist John Pfeiffer and Prevention Educator Rachel Brenningmeyer about events and information tied to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Links to more information:

The Women's Center on Facebook

The Women's Center Website

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, October 2:

WVSI-FM Off Air

Oct 2, 2019

WVSI-FM in the Mt. Vernon area is off the air this morning (Wednesday, October 2). We are working to fix the problem.

Thank you for your patience as we address this issue!

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, October 1st:

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

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, September 26:

A four-year degree is not the only option for students when they finish high school. But many choose community college in an effort to join the workforce sooner and save on tuition costs.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, September 25:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Nathan Bonner and Mona Miller about SIU's SalukiCon 2019.

In addition to the weekend schedule, preview events are scheduled ahead of SalukiCon - a "sword experience" with Highlander's Adrian Paul, and a screening of "Army of Darkness." Schedule and full information are at salukicon.siu.edu.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, September 24:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David Kennedy ahead of his Morton-Kenney Distinguished Lecture at SIU Carbondale:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news and information for Monday, September 23:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, September 19:

Illinois State Police say they're investigating the death of a Tamms man as a homicide.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Public Library Director Diana Brawley-Sussman about the upcoming More Speech Conversation via the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the ACLU, and others.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, September 18:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Debate Director Todd Graham, along with SIU Interim Communication Studies Chair Sandy Pensoneau-Conway about the 2019 Constitution Day Debate: "Impeach Trump?"

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, September 17:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, September 16:

SIU Trustees say they're making progress on numerous initiatives, and hope to see more progress in the coming months.

Southern Illinois University opens a two-day Veterans Summit Thursday in Mount Vernon.

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Southern Illinois University

SIU Trustees pored over enrollment and budget updates from each campus during a working session Wednesday, and leaders on the Board say they're pleased to see some progress.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talked with Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn about Fall 2019 priorities, including enrollment and budget.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller visits Flora Bay Farm ahead of the 2019 Neighborhood Co-op Farm Crawl, and talks with Farmer Courtney Smith, Co-op Brand Manager Amy Dion, and FoodWorks Executive Director Jennifer Paulson.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, September 5:

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SIU Carbondale's Fall 2019 enrollment numbers show a total of 11,695 students on the campus. 

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, September 4:

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