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, December 26:

A traffic stop in Johnson County Sunday resulted in the seizure of nearly two pounds of Oxycodone pills.

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

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

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, December 20:

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

Impeachment Rally Urges Bost to Vote "Yes"

Dec 18, 2019
Jacob Gordon/WSIU

Protesters gathered outside U.S. Rep. Mike Bost's Carbondale office Tuesday, hoping to persuade him to vote 'yes' on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

U.S. Representative John Shimkus says he's embarrassed by this week's impeachment vote on Capitol Hill - but he won't be in Washington to make his displeasure known.

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

School Closings for Tuesday, December 17 (Updated 6:00am)

Effingham District #40 - CLOSED
Mount Vernon District #80 - CLOSED
New Horizon Christian School - CLOSED
Rome Grade School - CLOSED
 

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

School Closings - 12/16/2019
(Updated 7:00am)

Dieterich Unit #30 - CLOSED
Effingham Unit #40 - CLOSED
New Horizon Christian School - CLOSED
 

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, December 13:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, December 12:

A southern Illinois Congressman says articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump are a political stunt - and he won't support them.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, December 11:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, December 10:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, December 9:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with incoming SIU President Dan Mahony. 

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, December 6:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the SIU Board of Trustees' 2019 Diversity Lecturer, Charles Neblett.

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

SIU Trustees appear split on how - and when - to change the way state funding is divided between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.

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

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Carbondale / Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and Public Information Officer Roni LaForge about new developments in Amtrak's on-time record, the city's new warming center, and upcoming events.

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Southern Illinois University

SIU's Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on the appointment of a new system president.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, December 3:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the news for Monday, December 2, 2019:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Geography Professor Jonathan Remo about his upcoming Science Cafe through the Science Center of Southern Illinois:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, November 20:

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