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 Friday, April 19:

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost says he hopes the release of the Mueller Report will bring the controversy surrounding it to a close.

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, April 18:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Amy Dion of the Neighborhood Coop and Patty Mullen of Good Samaritan Ministries about the 2019 "Feed Your Neighbor" 5K.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, April 17:

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Mt. Vernon Police Dept.

Mt. Vernon Police have identified a suspect in a shooting this past weekend.

Officers say 45-year-old Smith Moore III of Mt. Vernon is wanted in connection with a shooting in the 400 block of South 17th Street around 3 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

SI Music Festival

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Maestro Ed Benyas of the Southern Illinois Symphony about the upcoming performance of Verdi's "Requiem."

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, April 16:

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, April 15:

Carbondale Police say one person is wanted after a shooting on the city's town square Friday night.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police say they have obtained an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old related to an incident on a school bus this morning that prompted a school lockdown for a brief time.

Officers say 19-year-old Jekiary Anderson is wanted on charges for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, April 12:

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Touch of Nature

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller visits Touch of Nature to talk with Pat Jones and Cassie Roy about 2019 Summer Camps.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, April 11:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, April 10:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Interim Chancellor John Dunn, as the school forwards more program changes as a part of a proposed reorganization plan. In addition, Dunn describes enrollment projections for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, April 9:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Faculty Association President Dave Johnson about the union's upcoming meeting about proposed reorganization plans at the university.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, April 8, 2019:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, April 8, 2019:

Healthcare
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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Jackson County Health Department Administrator Sarah Patrick about Public Health Week 2019.

In addition, the JCHD and SIH will present a special lecture on Saturday, April 6 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Carbondale focusing on Health Equity. You can see the information in the flyer below.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, April 5:

The mayor-elect of Cairo says he wants to make the city a clean, safe place for people to live.

The city has long been plagued with economic downturn, racial tension and neglected public housing.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, April 4:

**This is a developing story, check back for updates***

Voters across the region headed to the polls to elect new leaders for cities, villages, schools, and other organizations in the April 2 election.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Nancy garwood and Jean Sellar about the upcoming Indigenous Plant Symposium at John A. Logan College.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, April 2:

Carbondale's Mayor says a weekend incident at his home can be explained by "hurt feelings in a difficult family situation."

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, April 1:

New hiring rules, guidelines for a Presidential search, and a spirit of collaboration highlighted Southern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees meeting in Springfield this week.

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