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Brittany joined WQAD in July, 2013.

Born and raised in Red Wing, Minnesota, Brittany attended DePaul University in Chicago where she majored in Journalism and Public Relations. Brittany was a reporter and anchor for DePaul's television news program, Good Day DePaul. While in school, she worked as a News Desk Associate at WBBM-TV.

After graduating, Brittany headed back to her home state and worked as a reporter for KAAL-TV in Rochester, Minnesota.

Brittany loves telling people's stories and appreciates that her job allows her to meet new people and learn something new every day.

Brittany is happy to be in the Quad Cities and is already in love with Whitey's. Outside of work, you can find her reading, working out, and exploring her new home.

Recent Articles
  • Iowa DNR patrolling water ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

    As they get in the water, Iowa DNR Officers Jeff Harrison and Adam Dacke are looking for a few things. “Some of the basic things we’re looking for is compliance. If we’ve got someone that’s driving erratic, operating a boat,” said Harrison, “We want to make sure that the kids that are under 13 have life jackets, if we see a boat with a bunch of  people we’re gonna pull it over, we’re also looking for the alcohol aspect of […]

  • Fact check: What former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said at the GOP Lincoln Dinner

    Claim: “In Florida, we cut taxes every year, totaling 18 billion dollars.” What you should know: That’s one of several numbers out there. The website Right to Rise, Jeb Bush’s PAC, claims he cut nearly $20 billion in taxes as Florida Governor. According to The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Governor Bush is credited with cutting taxes every year he was in office, totaling $19 billion. Martin Sullivan, Chief Economist for Tax Analysts, estimates the cuts totaled $13 billion. Sullivan’s estimate […]

  • Fact check: What Rick Santorum said at the Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner

    Claim: “I was the author of the Welfare Reform bill.” What you should know: Santorum helped write what would eventually become the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. A 1993 Washington Post article described Santorum, then a member of the House, as co-chairman of the House Republican task force that drafted the GOP welfare reform bill. According to Politifact, that bill sputtered, but when Santorum was elected to the Senate in 1994, he was once again involved […]

  • Fact check: What Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said at Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner

    At the Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner on Saturday, May 16, 2015, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was the last to speak.

  • Raw video of WQAD’s one-on-one interview with Senator Rand Paul

    Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion of Iraq? “I think it was a mistake to invade Iraq and I think it’s an important question because it still reflects on the Middle East and what we should do in the Middle East today. By toppling Hussein, I think we destabilized the area; we made Iran stronger, we led to a chaotic region which is now still involved in civil war 15 years later and in which […]

  • WQAD crew delivers hundreds of books to area elementary schools

    On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, a News Eight crew delivered nearly 1,000 books to ten Quad City Area elementary schools. The trip was more than 300 miles. The crew stopped in five counties in Iowa and five in Illinois, crossing the Mississippi River four times. At every school, they were greeted with excitement for the new books. All the schools expressed the need for more books. Click the video above to watch the adventure.  

  • QC Nepalese Society continues to accept donations after second earthquake

    On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 4:00-8:30 p.m. Scott County Community College is hosting a Nepal fundraiser to help provide aide to Nepal.

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    Blue Grass, Iowa mom says medical marijuana may have saved her baby’s life

    A local mom says she moved to Denver so her three-year-old daughter could have her lymphoma treated with medical marijuana.

  • Iowa Board of Medicine looking at Davenport doctor’s handling of online prescriptions

    A Davenport doctor is defending his record after a CBS News investigation found his name on a prescription they ordered online without meeting or talking to him. The Iowa Board of Medicine is now looking into it. The CBS News investigation looked into pain and scar creams marketed to military personnel. The reporter ordered some of the cream over the internet and received some prescribed by Dr. Paul Bolger. In a statement to News Eight, Dr. Bolger said,”I did not […]

  • Davenport Little League team helping kids with the game of life

    A brand new little league team in Davenport could use some financial help. The West End Eagles team was started this year with the help of the 180 Zone, an organization that works to prevent crisis, poverty, addiction, and criminal behavior. “Our organization, 180 Zone, does a lot here on the West end of Davenport, which is notorious for poverty. So we heard that they didn’t have a little league down here and that there was a big need for […]

  • Bettendorf School Board considers change to special needs nurses

    Several parents spoke about the need to keep one-on-one nurses for their special needs children at the Bettendorf School Board meeting, Monday, May 4, 2015. “Camden is not verbal, so she is his voice throughout the day,” said Lindsey Henningsen of her son who has Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy. “In 2008, while at school she had an incident in which she was found unconscious on the floor with vomit beside her and her heart had […]

  • Justice Department launching body camera pilot program

    The Department of Justice is launching a $20 million body camera pilot program. The program includes as many as 50 grants for departments to buy the cameras and train officers how to use them. One third of the money would go to small departments. The announcement was welcomed by departments that say the cost for the cameras and equipment is unbelievable. “You have some kind of evidence instead of hearsay,” said Davenport Police Chief Don Schaeffer. The Davenport Police Department […]


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