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

  Southern Illinois flood condition warrants special attention from Rep. Bost

  Ways to save money with those high Summer electric bills

  Household chemical collection held in Jackson, Perry Counties

  Carbondale health center awarded $3.8M in federal funds

  Carbondale’s SIH Memorial Hospital prepares for influx of baby deliveries

  Autistic Ill. teen allegedly verbally attacked for wearing military gear gets worldwide support from veterans

  Perry County, IL Sheriff’s Department to lay off nearly half its department due to county budget cuts

  Two Murpyhsboro businessmen team up as local hemp farmers

Local domestic violence center uses satellite office open house to increase awareness of free services

  Gov. Pritzker visits southern Illinois for celebration of 350-plus jobs

  Heartland Bus Driver deemed “a hero” for stopping malfunctioned-bus

Illinois taking steps to legalize recreational marijuana

  Marion Vietnam veteran opens up about war memories, impact of moving wall

  Public funeral held for longtime, former Marion Mayor Bob Butler

  Juvenile drives car into city hall, hits pedestrian in Du Quoin, Illinois

  Next steps for hemp in the state of Illinois

  Thousands of motorcycles head to Bald Knob Cross for the ‘Blessing of Bikes’

  CBD oil gains popularity in southern Illinois; expert questions its safety

  IL metropolitan cities population on the decline; Carbondale/Marion included

  Lawmakers announce $2M grant to repurpose West Frankfort Mall

  Manufacturing facility in Benton, Illinois has new owners

  One Carbondale shooting victim speaks out while in the hospital

  Heartland health officials warn of deadly fungal disease in Illinois

  Early morning fire damages Cambria, IL home

  Local vape business endorses new “Tobacco 21” law despite financial losses

  Businessman Mike Absher shares his plan for Marion, IL as mayor

  Political expert: Amending the constitution for the Electoral College is politically impossible

  IDOT closes Cora Floodgate on Rt. 3, farmers frustrated

  Federal officials meet and discuss Len Small Levee; 1 family impacted in multiple ways

  SIU Administrator: What you need to know about FAFSA