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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As Illinois lawmakers begin work on a state budget for next year, SIU leaders are hopeful a spirit of greater cooperation and synergy will lead to a boost in funding.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Rosanne Szekely of SIUC's Radiologic Sciences program about her upcoming Science Cafe, focusing on X-Ray screeners and other security scans.

SIU's new trustees began their two-day meeting Wednesday by sending a strong message of solidarity within the system.

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SIU School of Law

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Shruti Rajagopalan about property rights and eminent domain. Rajagopalan is the 2019 Gene and Katy Simonds Lecturer at SIU's School of Law.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, March 26:

Governor J.B. Pritzker says he wants to work to stabilize higher education - including Southern Illinois University - as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, March 25:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, March 22:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas, ahead of her presentation for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIUC.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, March 21:

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Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the SIU School of Law's John & Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence, Alex London, about his lecture, "Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Does Accountability Require Explainability?"

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, March 18:

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Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, March 11:

NPR's series "American Anthem" is striking a chord across the country.

Murphysboro's Gary Hart says "an 'anthem' is more than a song. An anthem is the right song heard by the right person and the right time in the right circumstances."

To that end, Hart has crafted his own "American Anthem," and shared it with us.

We'd love to hear your American Anthem! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at wsiunews@wsiu.org.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, March 8:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU's John Jackson, who edited Southern Illinois University at 150 Years: Growth, Accomplishments, and Challenges.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, March 7:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, March 6:

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Southern Illinois University

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn about the school's 150th Anniversary, along with the annual Day of Giving campaign.

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Carbondale / Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams about the city's reaction to Governor J.B. Pritzker's budget proposal, along with other priorities. Williams also discusses the importance of 150 years of Southern Illinois University on the eve of the school's anniversary kickoff.

One person is in jail, and another is hospitalized, after a shooting in Marion Sunday.

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Southern Illinois University

SIU's Department of Public Safety is investigating a sexual assault on the Carbondale campus.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, March 4:

WSIU's web stream began having trouble Friday night, and is continuing to experience glitches and breaks in the audio. We are working to fix the problem. Thank you for your patience!

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, February 26:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, February 25:

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