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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Eight candidates are vying for their party's nomination in Illinois' 15th Congressional District. Republican John Shimkus of Collinsville announced he won't run for re-election in 2020, leaving the 15th wide open.

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SIU President Dan Mahony says he has a list of top priorities to tackle now that he's officially on the job.

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

WSIU partnered with The Southern Illinoisan newspaper to interview candidates ahead of the March 17 primary in Illinois.

All candidates were asked the same questions, and given up to 30 minutes for their interview. In the 117th State House race, there are two men running for the Republican nomination. State Representative Dave Severin is seeking another term , and is challenged by Tim Arview.

WSIU partnered with The Southern Illinoisan newspaper to interview candidates ahead of the March 17 primary in Illinois. In this segment, we introduce the candidates in the 116th State House race.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller update the morning's news for Tuesday, March 3:

WSIU partnered with The Southern Illinoisan newspaper to interview candidates ahead of the March 17 primary in Illinois.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Rae Goldsmith about SIU Day of Giving 2020.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Monday, March 2:

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, February 28:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale NAACP's Pepper Holder and Andrew Weaver of Land of Lincoln Legal Aid about the upcoming Criminal Record Expungement Sealing Clinic (February 29).

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, February 27:

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, February 25:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Professor Gretchen Dabbs of SIU's Anthropology Department about her research into cemeteries in Egypt - the same area where King Tut was from.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Cinema & Photography Department Chair HD Motyl about the 2020 Big Muddy Film Festival.

Jenna Dooley and Jennifer Fuller report the moring's news for Monday, February 24:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Brittany Jacob of KFVS-12 and Carolin Harvey of the African American Museum of Southern Illinois about the upcoming Youth Media Day.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, February 21:

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Terry Hickey of Dayempur Herbals about the upcoming Women's Health Naturally conference.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Thursday, February 20:

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw about the Institute's Decision 2020 panel.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Kevin Purcell, former Senior Director of Organization Development at Microsoft, about the screening of "Inside Bill's Brain," along with SIU Leadership Development Program Director Bruce DeRuntz. The LDP is sponsoring the special event series. 

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Friday, February 14:

SIU Trustees say they're doing the best they can when it comes to divvying up state monies, amid criticism from some on the SIU Edwardsville campus.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw about the Institute's upcoming lecture, "Lincoln and Kennedy: Two Iconic Presidents."

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Some faculty at SIU Edwardsville say they want the system's leadership to rethink its funding formula - and give more money to the Metro East campus.

SIU Trustees got a look at plans to hold the line on tuition and fees system-wide Wednesday.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Deekshitha Masani and Bisola Atinsola about SIU's International Festival.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Interim Chancellor John Dunn about enrollment projections, along with the university's plan to freeze tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Dan Klefstad and Jennifer Fuller report the morning's news for Tuesday, February 11:

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