Brittany Jacob

Brittany Jacob joined the Heartland News team in November of 2016 as a Multimedia Journalist in the southern Illinois bureau. She also now anchors Heartland News at 6 and 10 on Saturdays and Heartland News at 5 and 10 on Sundays. Brittany Jacob is a Houston, Texas native by way of Washington, D.C. She graduated from Howard University’s School of Communication as a broadcast journalism major and theatre minor. Brittany has had three internships during her tenure at Howard. She was a reporter intern her sophomore year summer at KTRK ABC 13 in Houston, then WJLA ABC7 in the Spring, and NBC 4 in Washington, DC in the Fall. Brittany dove right into her professional career of media sales, marketing and advertising post-undergrad working for iHeart Radio and then CBS Radio in Washington, DC. Brittany loves to spend her free time on stage performing out one of her passions, theatre. She also loves to experience new cultures through traveling and trying new food. She enjoys yoga, running and spending time with her family. Brittany is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and a member of National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ). If you have any ideas or concerns or just want to say hi, shoot her an email and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Recent Articles by Brittany

  Illinois pharmacies bracing for shingles vaccination shortage

Southern Illinois community concerned about proposal to dump waste water in Big Muddy River

Poshard Foundation gives away 1,700 Christmas gifts to southern IL kids in need

Bethune attorney withdraws motion to remove special prosecutor

No foul play in former radio host’s death, son hires private investigator

Carbondale 4th graders celebrate Illinois’s 200th birthday outside the classroom

Proposed Property Tax Increase in Carterville passes

Southern Illinois Girl Scouts honor fallen scouts with local candlelight vigil

Special prosecutor petition in Gaege Bethune murder case denied

IL Attorney General candidates fly across the state on last day to rally

Sheriff’s Deputy: “Be aware when Trick-or-treating”

Murphysboro, IL mayor reacts to his request from President Trump

Illinois governor and locals raise money to complete Fort Kaskaskia shelter after fire

County clerk: Political climate partly reason for increase in early voter turnout

Murphysboro, IL businesses prepare for the Presidential visit

City of Carbondale hopeful for the opening of downtown hotel

Illinois' first state park to get face-lift post-budget impasse

Carterville, IL girl collects lures to fight cancer

Jackson County, IL rural schools promote students to patrol officers

Dozens of firefighters battle early morning business fire in Johnston City