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

  Marijuana shortages in southern Illinois result in protection for medicinal patients

  Free parking in Carbondale comes to an end

  Dog whose mouth was sealed shut with rubberbands, is now available for adoption

  $3M Asphalt plant coming to Murphysboro Industrial Park this Summer

  $7.5M hemp processing plant coming to Du Quoin, Ill. this spring

  ‘Natural business cycle’ deemed reason for changes to Carbondale businesses

  Insight to unanswered legal questions for Illinois marijuana laws

  Veterans receive 4-legged Christmas gift from inmates at Shawnee Correctional Center

  Carterville man finds solution for Grinch who cut Christmas lights

  Carbondale Christmas Store helps hundreds of kids

  SIUC Report: An increase in freshman enrollment applications

  FEMA visits Grand Tower to assess flood damage

  Warming center upgraded to provide better, safer conditions in Carbondale

  Toys for Tots in need of more donations and volunteers

  Ill. State Police dashcam video shows truck nearly hitting troopers, woman on icy road

  Nashville, Tenn. flights out of Marion, Ill. available for purchase late Nov.

  Southern Illinois supports Vandalia community after tragic car wreck kills 4

  Auto shop business uptick this season: Is your car impacted by salt and ice?

  Southern Illinois marijuana cultivation center expands with more jobs on the way

  New community food bank to open in southern Illinois

  Herrin police receive more than 900 nationwide phone calls after lewd photos on Google Review

  SIU athletic director ‘cautiously interested’ in college athlete compensation

  Ill. lawmakers discuss remedies for pharmacy safety

  VA aims to end Veteran homelessness in Marion, Ill.

  Carbon monoxide leak at Williamson Co. Jail believed to be from malfunctioned boiler

  City of Marion places safety officers in every school in the district as additional layer of protection

  Former DOT Secretary Ray LaHood comments on Amtrak’s problems with late arrivals

  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