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

  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

  Need for donations increased in Alexander County; Spark volunteers go door-to-door with ‘Blessing Boxes’

  Union and Jackson County, Ill. feel impact of flooding despite not being under water

  Rt. 13 in Marion closed Wednesday and Thursday; detour Main Street

  Southern Illinois orchard works to move forward after flooding

City of Carbondale seeking applicants for home rehabilitation grants

  Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker visits Walker’s Bluff to celebrate new casino license

  Carbondale Tobacco Company speaks out about the Illinois $1 Cigarette Tax

  Cape Community Arts Day held at Ranney Park

IL IDNR and Rep. Dave Severin efforts to reopen Rend Lake Resort

  How Illinois legalizing recreational marijuana could affect you

  WATCH: Boaters scramble as EF1 tornado hits Ky. Marina Boat Dock

  Wet weather puts a pause on I-57 construction

  Demolition starting on Cairo, Ill. housing complexes

  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