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.

Ways to Connect

Marion High School is closed today, after bedbugs were found in at least two classrooms.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Professors Mickey Latour and Jay Needham, chairs of the Faculty Senate Governance Committee, about their work on a campus survey and a town hall meeting to discuss future options.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, November 19:

Vandalia is mourning the loss of four people over the weekend - in a car crash following Vandalia High School's football playoff game in Williamsville.

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

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, November 15:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, November 14:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, November 13:

Impeachment Inquiry
Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. 

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SIU

After the 2019 State of the University Address, Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn talks about goals, challenges, and expectations for the future.

School Closings - Tuesday, November 12:

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

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

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

After a weekend that saw two fatal shootings, Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams talk with WSIU's Jennifer Fuller about the city's image, as well as how to address violent crime.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, November 5:

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

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, November 1:

Arts
Brian Flath, WSIU

A performance in Marion this weekend aims to both entertain the audience, and enhance the venue.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, October 31:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, October 30:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, October 29:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, October 28:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, October 24:

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SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Geology Professor Liliana Lefticariu about her upcoming Science Cafe at the Science Center of Southern Illinois, focusing on the Apollo Space Program, and the future of space exploration.

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Washington University

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Professor Denise Ward Brown of Washington University. She visited campuses across the SIU System as a part of the 2019 SIU Diversity Series, and talked about her film, "Never Been A Time."

U-S Representative John Shimkus hopes President Donald Trump will intervene in the closure of a Saline County coal mine.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, October 22:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, October 21:

Some television stations in this market will be affected by the transition to new TV frequencies this weekend.

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