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

  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

  Juneteenth celebrations continue in Carbondale

  Carbondale Murdales Farmers Market almost back to normal

  Southern Illinois RV dealers see increase in sales

  Crews working to fix large sinkhole in Grand Tower, Ill.

  Alexander and Pulaski Counties have “Census Completion Tent Event” in Cairo

  Multiple Southern Illinois agencies are “humbled” to receive $1,000 SIH Relief Fund in first round of funding

  Sikeston DPS seeks to bridge gap between officers and community with DOJ program

  Carbondale city council to discuss allowing sale, delivery of ‘to go’ cocktails

  Sentencing rescheduled again for doctor found guilty of estranged wife’s murder

  VIDEO: Surveillance video of suspects looting; Carbondale business owner calls for police help

  Marion assisted living facility planning for a “new normal” in reopening during Phase 3

  Family posthumously remembers WWII Veteran being awarded Purple Heart

  Wedding dress shop in the Heartland offers virtual appointments due to social distancing

  Southern Illinois restaurants keep hope alive by finding new ways to stay afloat

  Miss Illinois 2020 delayed 1 year; City of Marion impacted

  Marion girl solves COVID19’s communication challenge for the hearing impaired with adapted mask

  Southern Illinois small businesses find ways to increase sales despite pandemic

  Carbondale Community High School teachers honor seniors ahead of graduation

  City of Carbondale cuts FY21 by $3M with furloughs and layoffs looming due to COVID19

  Deceased southern Ill. man’s family receives stimulus check for him