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

  Alexander County receives $2 million to fix Miller City Road

  Local impact as Peabody to closes mining facilities in Saline County, Ill.

  Southern Illinois domestic violence survivor breaks silence

  Carbondale city leaders approve sale of recreational marijuana

1 killed after crash in Perry Co., Ill.

  New communication tower coming to Makanda; residents voice concern about safety

  Marion VA employee speaks out about smoke-free facility to start Oct. 1

  Carbondale school leaders speak out ahead of possible teacher strike

  Marion City Council unanimously passes sales tax increase and a property tax decrease

  Illinois farmers ask drivers to watch out while tractors, heavy equipment are on the road

  $900k grant to SIUC College of Engineering for solar project

  Southern Illinois municipalities differ on decision to sell marijuana in their town

  Public meetings to be held on replacing the U.S. 51 Ohio River ‘Cairo’ Bridge

  New Illinois law states drivers can get fined for smoking in car with minors

  Bark in the Park in Marion, Ill.

  Heartland vape shop owner discusses concerns following vaping death

  Carbondale Ill. announces Citizens Academy program

  SIU to focus on student retention and involvement for the start of the Fall year

  $2.6M granted to Ill. bike path projects; Carbondale to receive $75k

  Possible looters worry East Cape Girardeau mobile home residents

Southern Ill. company gets in front of school bus driver shortage

  New law requires insurance coverage of EpiPens for children, local moms relieved

John A. Logan College creates 10-acre solar array field

  Trade labor program targets more southern Illinois high school students

  Illinois criminal sexual assault laws to change statute of limitations

  Carterville officers save man after car plunges into Crab Orchard Lake

  Devil’s Backbone Park and Campground in need of relief aid to clean, repair

  IDOT: Portions of Rte 3 and Rte 146 reopen to traffic

  Grand Tower feeling a small relief after major flood problems

  Alexander County officials: Flooding 2019 is the ‘worst’ ever