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

  City of Paducah begins installation of floodgates

Harrah’s Metropolis closed due to Ohio River flooding

Registration opens for 2nd Annual Black History Month Youth Media Day

Illinois Chambers of Commerce speak out on minimum wage increases

Officials on alert for high water at the Ohio River

Officials monitoring roads after flooding in Alexander Co., IL

Gun advocate: ‘We can’t legislate our way out of evil;’ talks of gun violence in Washington

Heartland farmers prepare for growing season amid market uncertainties

Mild winter may mean miserable, early allergy season

Next steps for hemp in the state of Illinois

Heartland Firefighters prepare to handle Polar Vortex

2019 Tax changes and government shutdown impact to tax returns

Sen. Durbin apologizes to federal correctional officers in Marion, IL

IL residents hope for property tax reform under the new Democratic administration

SIU administrators get ahead of Federal student aid impacted by government shutdown

Southern IL teacher use governor swearing-in ceremony to motivate student learning

Governor-elect Pritzker and Lt. Governor-elect Stratton participate in statewide day of service

Heartland political expert: ‘It’s a new day politically in Illinois’

Historic Thebes, IL courthouse gets large anonymous donations for renovations

Two more instructional days for students added to Illinois school calendar