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WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller Wins Associated Press Award


For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer Fuller, WSIU Public Radio news reporter and morning news anchor, (618) 453-6245, jennifer.fuller@wsiu.org; Jeff Williams, WSIU Public Radio general manager and news & public affairs director, (618) 453-6170, jeff.williams@wsiu.org

Carbondale, Ill. – WSIU Public Radio, a public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is pleased to announce that reporter and morning news anchor, Jennifer Fuller, host of Morning Conversations, has been named the Best Radio Reporter in downstate Illinois for 2011 by the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Fuller also won awards from the Illinois AP in 2009 and 2006.

A native of Carterville, Ill., Fuller graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2000 with a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television and earned a Master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2001.

As an undergraduate student at SIU from 1996-2000, Fuller worked part-time at WSIU Radio and WSIU-TV. After a nearly three-year stint at Saga Communications and WTAX AM 1240 in Springfield, Ill., she returned to WSIU Radio in 2003 as a reporter and morning news anchor.

WSIU Public Radio is a service of SIU Carbondale and operates WSIU 91.9 FM and 91.9 HD in Carbondale, WUSI 90.3 FM in Olney, and WVSI 88.9 FM in Mt. Vernon. To learn more about the stations, visit www.wsiu.org.

About WSIU

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at wsiu.org and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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