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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
  • Fireworks draw a big crowd in Milan

    Several area communities held events for firework displays Friday, July 3, 2015. One of the biggest was in Milan, Illinois. Several hours before the fireworks show started at Camden Park in Milan, hundreds of people and cars lined the street around the park to get the best spot. One man even brought his pontoon to sit in. “Well, we’re the only ones smart enough to figure this out,” said Harold Karr, who was seeing the fireworks display for the first […]

  • Mike Huckabee talks religious liberty in Burlington

    One week after the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, one of it’s strongest critics was in Iowa Thursday, July 2, 2015 to talk about religious freedom. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee held a town hall style meeting at the Drake Restaurant in Burlington. “Well, they had no legal basis to make it. The Supreme Court can`t make a law, and they certainly can`t suspend the laws of nature and the laws of nature`s God, which is essentially what they […]

  • The Dock restaurant, photo from Davenport Today

    Redevelopment plans for The Dock in Davenport, Iowa have been terminated

    After financial delays,┬áconcerns from Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba, and a missed deadline on the demolition of the building, developer Todd Raufeisen is officially off The Dock redevelopment project. Davenport's economic development agreement with Todd Raufeisen's Dock project has been terminated. @wqad — Brittany Lewis (@WQADBrittany) July 1, 2015 The Dock was set to be demolished Tuesday, June 30, 2015. ┬áThat deadline was missed and then Raufeisen was pulled from the project. “I think that was in the best interest of […]

  • No budget deal in Illinois as midnight deadline approaches

    The Illinois House adjourned Tuesday without a budget deal. The deadline for a deal to be reached is midnight June 30, 2015. If a deal is not reached, the government will shut down. “We’re trying to work together and pass a budget but unfortunately right now it’s hard because for the past dozen years we’ve passed bad budget after bad budget and now it’s finally coming to a head and we have to deal with it and it’s not easy,” […]

  • Galesburg church holds vigil for potential government shutdown

    At the New Home Missionary Baptist Church in Galesburg Monday, dozens of people gathered to express their concerns with a potential government shutdown. Democrats and Governor Rauner have until July 1, 2015 to agree on a budget deal. Last week, Governor Rauner vetoed most of the budget plan Democrats had presented. The plan is $4 billion in the red. Without a deal the Governor’s office says some bills won’t get paid, like Medicaid payments to hospitals. Many at the vigil […]

  • Alleged credit card counterfeiters busted in Moline

    A half-dozen people from Florida were arrested after police said they found a skimming device and credit cards in a hotel room in Moline, Illinois.

  • Davenport AME Church holds vigil for Charleston shooting victims

    Two days after a gunman killed nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, members of the Bethel AME Church in Davenport held a prayer vigil. Quad Cities Interfaith helped organized the vigil the night of July 19, 2015. “Having the enemy come in and then you know, destroy great men and women of God, that’s hard for somebody just to for no reason, no particular reason, just because of the fact that I love the Lord […]

  • Dakota Nation Memorial Motorcycle Ride Stops in Davenport

      On Thursday, June 18, 2015, a group of ten motorcycle riders made a stop at Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport as part of the Dakota Nation Memorial Motorcycle Ride. They held a small ceremony in front of a plaque marking Camp McClellan. “To remember those people that suffered and died and to bring hope to those people who survived,” said Dan McGinley, a ride participant. Camp McClellan was a military camp during the Civil War that […]

  • West Nile Virus found in Rock Island County mosquito

    The Rock Island County Health Department has identified a mosquito that tested positively for West Nile Virus. “It’s nothing to be alarmed about now, but it does show that the virus is circulating and as time goes on, we’ll have more positive tests probably,” said Paul Guse of the Rock Island County Health Department. The recent rain will likely increase the amount of mosquitoes in the area. Most will be flood water mosquitoes that come out in bunches and don’t […]

  • Opening statements reveal potential evidence in McVay trial

    The trial for Timothy McVay, the man charged with killing Carrie Olson, officially started Monday, June 15, 2015. Rock Island County State’s Attorney John McGehee laid out their evidence against McVay. Their timeline started on December 28, 2013, the last day Carrie Olson was seen. According to McGehee, Olson was last seen at a 7-Eleven in Rock Island at approximately 4 p.m., five blocks from Tim McVay’s House. McGehee stated Olson’s cell phone received a call from McVay on December […]

  • Respect Abilities celebrates grand opening

    On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Respect Abilities held a grand opening celebration. The downtown East Moline business allows artists of all abilities to display their talents for $1 a day. “I’m going to keep going as far as I can to become a famous singer who has down syndrome. I want to make a difference more than anyone,” said Kate Holsen. “You don’t get judged or anything, so it just makes you feel like a big happy family,” said Jennifer […]

  • Benefit planned for Abingdon Police Officer paralyzed in motorcycle accident

    An Abingdon, Illinois police officer is paralyzed after a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 6, 2015. Jon Rekash has been an Abingdon police officer for one year. Part-time, he was preparing to become full-time. He moved his family into a new house Saturday. That night, he went for a motorcycle ride, stopping to chat at the police station around 10 p.m. When his wife hadn’t heard from him, she called police. An officer pinged Rekash’s phone and found him just outside […]


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