Brittany Jacob

Brittany Jacob

Anchor/Reporter, KFVS

Carterville, IL

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).

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Recent Articles by Brittany

  How families juggle the increase in work load during the Coronavirus

  Record numbers for Ill. “voters by mail” in 2020: What’s the future of voting look like?

  Ill. community unites to bring small businesses local grants, emergency assistance

  Carbondale manufacturing company produces worldwide COVID-19 specimen shipping kits

  Essential employees lose vacation due to COVID-19

  Remote learning in Illinois to begin Tuesday for students and teachers; ISBE offers recommendations

  Southern Illinois liquor stores and cannabis dispenaries deemed “essential,” still having to adapt

  Paducah distillery makes hand sanitizer from their alcohol for community use

  Ill. positive cases up to 288; Gov. Pritzker held briefing in Murphysboro

  Illinois elections continued with health safety efforts in mind

  Proposed Perry Co., Ill. public safety sales tax on Tuesday’s ballot

  Significance of Illinois’ primary before March 17

Carbondale coronavirus testing lab open

  New SIU System President announces his vision that includes positive community support

  Carbondale police: 10 shootings in the first two months of 2020

  Carbondale gets a coronavirus testing lab

  Southern Seven Health Department receives opioid grant to combat epidemic

  Elkville community remembers tornado impact for the three year anniversary

  Southern Illinois schools and employers combating nursing shortage in the region

  Ill. gun advocates speak out against proposed changes to gun control legislation

  Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich holds press conference after prison release

  Southern Illinois could lose a congressional seat after the 2020 Census

  Fire damages home in Union County, Ill.

  Is Southern Illinois prepared for another historic flood?

  Ill. bill would require gas to be pumped by gas station attendant

  Community leaders in Mt. Vernon to demolish homes built in floodplain

  Voter security: Public confidence in Heartland’s elections

  Wyatt the dog adjusting to his forever home and new family

SIU prepares international students ahead of Illinois coronavirus case

  Political expert anticipates graduated income tax to be focus of Ill. State of the State on Wednesday