Jennifer Fuller

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. You can hear her interviews each Tuesday morning at 8:30am.

Jennifer is heavily involved in many organizations, including the Illinois News Broadcasters Association, where she currently serves as President. She is also a local Girl Scout leader, and volunteers her time at her church and in other community groups and events.

State News
7:03 am
Mon July 28, 2014

SIU officials discussing how to handle sexual assaults on campus

Southern Illinois University’s President says a report from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill highlighting sexual assaults on college campuses is prompting additional conversations throughout the SIU system. IPR's Jennifer Fuller reports:

SIU President Randy Dunn says there are mixed messages on how to handle sexual assaults on campus. He says law enforcement agencies have set procedures and policies for investigating, while the U.S. Department of Education has issued a separate guidance letter that schools are expected to follow.

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education
5:39 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

SIU Carbondale dumps marketing firm

SIU Carbondale will go back to the drawing board when it comes to marketing, recruitment, and retention, as school trustees voted against an extension of a contract with a Chicago firm.  

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education
4:54 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

New fees at SIU to fund athletics and student newspaper

Two student fees at SIU Carbondale will be added to bills, after all.  University Trustees last month voted to table a proposed increase in the athletic fee, as well as a new fee to support the Daily Egyptian student newspaper.  

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State News
6:10 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Daily Egyptian Fee May Return for Vote

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 10:31 am

Southern Illinois University's Trustees may again take up a proposal for a $9.00 per semester fee to support SIU Carbondale's student newspaper.

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State News
7:08 am
Fri April 18, 2014

SIU holding the line on tuition

New students at Southern Illinois University won’t see a tuition increase this fall. SIU Trustees made the decision at their meeting in Carbondale Thursday, saying the rising price of higher education must be balanced with students’ ability to pay.

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NPR Story
12:23 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

U.S. Rep. Enyart Opposes Ryan Budget

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 12:15 pm

A southern Illinois Congressman says a budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan would "kill Medicare as we know it." Jennifer Fuller reports.

Southern Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart is blasting House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget plan.

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