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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WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller starts your work week with the region's news and weather.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather information.


The National Weather Service says there is still a threat of severe weather both this morning and this afternoon, as southern Illinois will see a warm front move through, followed by a cold front a few hours later.
NWS Meteorologist David Humphrey says storms may develop by mid-day today... after the warm front moves out and as the cold front moves in:
"There's a moderate risk for severe attached with the cold front, which would include the risk of large hail, damaging winds, and tornados."

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the latest on Wednesday's tornado that ripped through Harrisburg, Illinois... plus other local news and weather information.

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A Field team from the National Weather Service is on the ground in southern Illinois. A preliminary investigation suggests the tornado that surged through the Harrisburg area was an EF-4.

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The recovery process is underway in Harrisburg following Wednesday morning's tornado that resulted in major damage and loss of life.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIUC Interim Mathematics Chair Greg Budzban about the upcoming Little Egypt Math Week in southern Illinois.

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Severe weather has left a path of destruction across southern Illinois... plus new possibilities for health insurance for state workers and continued protests over proposed budget cuts. WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the latest.


Emergency crews are working to assess the damage after strong storms hit southern Illinois, downing power lines and leaving thousands of electric customers without power.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks about new releases, genres and highlights from the SIU Press. Interim Director Barb Martin discusses the types of work her office looks for, and the process of getting published.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the latest local and state news, plus weather information to start your day.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather.


Governor Pat Quinn's proposed budget could mean good things for education, even as massive cuts in other areas have community leaders and lawmakers scrambling for compromise.

Centralia leaders are still working to understand just what's on the table after a pair of announcements this week regarding hundreds of potential job cuts there.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU President Glenn Poshard about his reactions to Gov. Pat Quinn's Budget Address this week in Springfield.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news and weather.

A southern Illinois lawmaker is hopeful that Governor Pat Quinn's calls for facility closures doesn't pass legislative muster.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon about Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed FY 2013 budget. 

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has reports and reactions from Governor Pat Quinn's Budget Address, plus other local stories and regional weather information.

State of Illinois

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Carbondale Archeologist Mark Wagner about his work to uncover the history surrounding the Hickory Hill Historic site in Gallatin County -- commonly known as the "Old Slave House" for this edition of Morning Conversation.   Mark Wagner will speak as part of this week's Science Cafe on Thursday at the Science Center of Southern Illinois in Carbondale.

From: USGS

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook parts of southeast Missouri Tuesday morning.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the latest news for Tuesday morning, February 21.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller continues her special Heart Month series Keep the Beat with some tips for healthy eating that mean good things for your heart.

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A fixture in southern Illinois basketball will soon be back on the court as Rich Herrin has been named Morthland College’s first-ever men’s basketball coach.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has budget previews and other local news for this Monday morning, Presidents Day 2012.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the morning's news. A Freezing Fog Advisory this morning, potential cuts coming in Gov. Pat Quinn's Budget Address, local schools getting long-promised construction funding, and early childhood care providers are touting their benefits to the economy...

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller has the latest local and state news... along with weather information to start your day.

A film festival in southern Illinois next week features a documentary about the Illinois town of Cairo.

The Big Muddy Film Festival runs Feb. 21-26 at locations in Carbondale and Murphysboro. The documentary "Between Two Rivers" will be screened Friday at 1 p.m. at the University Museum in Carbondale. The film compares Cairo's troubled past with the challenges the town faced during the record-breaking 2011 floods.