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

The person killed by a train Monday evening in Carbondale has been identified.

Police say 57-year-old Beverly Carvell of Carbondale died when she apparently walked in front of a northbound Canadian National freight train at the crossing on Main Street. It happened around 6:00pm.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry and City Manager Gary Williams about a potenial incentive program for the city's Arbor District.

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

Officials at the University of Illinois are investigating a report of a noose found in an elevator at Allen Hall, a student dorm in Urbana. Students reported the incident early Sunday.

Susan Stephens and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, August 30:

Susan Stephens and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, August 29:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale faces a Title IX lawsuit - alleging sexual harassment, assault, retaliation, and negligence.

Susan Stephens and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, August 28:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Assistant Psychology Professor Douglas Knutson about the upcoming symposium featuring Dr. Mechthild Kiegelmann. The seminar is Monday, September 2nd from 12:00pm-2:00pm at Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship.

You can get more information at this website.

Law Enforcement
Marion Police

Marion Police are searching for a suspect in at least two auto burglaries from last month.

Susan Stephens and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, August 27:

A southern Illinois State Representative says she'll launch a campaign for State Senate.

Susan Stephens and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, August 26:

A southern Illinois State Senator says he won't seek reelection next year.

Susan Stephens and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, August 23:

People
Facebook

Republicans in Illinois 117th State House district will have a choice to make in March: Keep their incumbent representative, or select someone new.

Susan Stephens and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, August 22:

An SIU Journalism Professor who covered the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre sees bleak similarities to the current Hong Kong uprising.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Journalism Ethics Professor Bill Babcock, who was International Editor and Asia Editor for the Christian Science Monitor during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. Babcock sees similarities between that incident, and the tensions building in Hong Kong today.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, August 21:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, August 20:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, August 19:

Dan Klefstad and jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, August 16:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, August 15:

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed SB 1952 this month, eliminating a test of basic skills for potential teachers in Illinois. WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talked with SIUC's Director of Teacher Preparation Nancy Mundschenk about what impact this new law will have:

The conversation continued, into Part 2:

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Wednesday, August 14:

People
SIU

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim SIUC Chancellor John Dunn about the upcoming 2019 Fall Semester, new Nursing Program, and more.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, August 13:

WUSI FM Off The Air

Aug 13, 2019

Technical troubles have forced WUSI FM in Olney off the air. Crews are working to identify and correct the problem, and we'll be back on the air as soon as possible. Thank you for  your patience!

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry about the impact of SIUC's students returning for the Fall 2019 semester, and previews a joint meeting between the Carbondale City Council and Carbondale Park District regarding a potential merger.

Pages