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

  City of Carbondale revokes business’ liquor license

  More first-time gun owners and ammo shortage in Illinois impacting local gun shops amid pandemic

  Saluki Bar’s liquor license could be suspended

  Carbondale community leaders call for an end to violence after Monday’s shooting

  Du Quoin businesses impacted by Street Machine Nationals postponed to 2021

  SIUC students share their mixed feelings about first day of classes

  Carbondale District 95 schools to reopen in full remote learning mode

  Students return to SIU campus with move-in modifications

  Murphysboro starts new school year with blended schedule, new superintendent

  Cutler community cleans up after severe storm damage Monday night

  JALC announces reopening plan for fall semester, including mandatory drive thru screenings

  Carbondale woman celebrates 103rd birthday

  SIUC graduate assistants call for remote learning this fall amid growing COVID cases in Jackson County

  Kentucky bar owner braces for continued changes amid mandated bar closures

  Multiple Carbondale restaurants closed due to employees testing positive for COVID-19

  Southern Illinois staffing agencies encourage people to get back to work ahead of $600 benefit ending

  Jackson County, Ill. sees its highest single-day of coronavirus cases; many from young people

Judge orders Cairo, Ill. nursing home to stop moving residents out

  Family thanks Marion, Ill. man and first responders after saving 15-year-old girl from nearly drowning in pool

  Cairo’s only nursing home slated to close; workers in shock

  SIH creates new position to help hospitalized patients connect with loved ones

  Carbondale parks now reopen; one parent is taking the guidelines seriously

  Carbondale in dire need of school bus drivers for the Fall

  Carbondale family plans to homeschool their son in the Fall due to lingering COVID-19

  Illinois minimum wage workers get a pay raise on July 1; local business impacted

  SIU leaders tackle systemic racism and hate speech in a virtual discussion

  SIU President to discuss systemic racism in virtual town hall

  Southern Illinois school officials prepare for in-person instruction in the fall

  Carbondale restaurants preparing to open for Illinois’ Phase 4 with indoor seating

  Southern Illinois military family’s valuables stolen from Paducah storage unit