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.

  Friday's special meeting of the SIU Board of Trustees Executive Committee was cancelled, and at least one Trustee is now calling for an outside investigation of President Randy Dunn and an emergency meeting of the full board.

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SIU President Randy Dunn said he won't resign - but acknowledges it will take some time to bring opposing groups back together within the university's system.

via Southern Illinois University webpage

  Illinois' budget impasse has prompted another "doomsday scenario" at Southern Illinois University – which could be voted on as early as next week.

In a letter to the SIU system, President Randy Dunn outlined what he'll be asking from the Board of Trustees when they meet in Carbondale. The request includes declaration of a financial emergency.

The three candidates for Illinois’ 12th congressional district squared off in their only televised debate last Thursday night - and all agree more needs to be done to help the economy.

Overall enrollment at SIU's Carbondale campus is now below 16,000 students.

The Carbondale Police Department has identified its officer who was shot in the line of duty on Sunday night.

He is 26-year-old Trey Harris, who has been with the department for three years.

Authorities have identified a Kentucky woman who died after a fall in Garden of the Gods Wednesday.

SIU President Randy Dunn says the school will remain viable, but may look dramatically different, if proposed cuts to higher education are enacted in Springfield.

Southern Illinois University is out with its list of potential cuts, if Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is passed - and if the budget impasse continues, it could be even worse.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a new agreement that leaders hope will lead to more students, and also opportunities for growth in the art program.

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