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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
  • Davenport teen wins sculpture competition

    A Davenport teen will have her at work sold potentially around the world. Amy Van Fossen’s sculpture won a contest to have her work sold at Isabel Bloom. Bloom, a Davenport native, was a well known artist. She died in 2011, but her work lives on through Isabel Bloom Stores and Donna Young, who continues to have her work sold at Isabel Bloom Stores. Young worked to start the first Village in Bloom sculpture competition. Fourteen students participated in the […]

  • Hundreds in Iowa and Illinois called human trafficking hotline in 2014

    On a billboard on 5th Avenue in Moline that urges drivers to end the demand for human trafficking is a phone number. “Anyone, anywhere in the United States can call that number and get help,” said Cathy O’Keeffe, Executive Director of Braking Traffik, a group working to end sex trafficking in the Quad Cities. The number belongs to the National Human Trafficking Resource Hotline. In 2014, 140 cases of human trafficking in Illinois were reported to the hotline, 24 in […]

  • Anti-domestic violence PSA to air during Super Bowl

    More than 100 million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday. Those that do will also see the first-ever Super Bowl commercial about domestic violence.

  • Iowa lawmakers considering 10-cent gas tax hike

    At a time when gas prices are so low, Iowa lawmakers are considering a gas tax hike. “Now that it’s low, conveniently they want to pop the tax up,” said Iowa driver Robert Kasch. Currently in Iowa, gas taxes range from 19 cents to 22.5 cents depending on the type of fuel, but bills are being drafted to increase that by ten cents. “I’ve been working on you know getting bipartisan support. We’re trying to get leadership in all four […]

  • Mormon leaders call for measures protecting LGBT rights

    Mormon church leaders are pledging to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long as the laws also protect the rights of faith communities and individuals. The announcement was made in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. “Today, state legislators across the nation are being asked to strengthen laws relating to LGBT issues in the interest of ensuring fair access to housing and employment. The leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter […]

  • Rick Santorum makes stop in Davenport

    In front of a group of potential voters at the Scott County Lincoln Club luncheon on January 26, 2015, former U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Rick Santorum pitched his ideas for a 2016 Republican win. “We have to be pro -worker,” he told the crowd. “He really talked about addressing the common people and I think that’s very good. We all need to hear that,” said Betty Dexter. “Hopefully Rick Santorum, or whoever the GOP nominee is, will do […]

  • Quad City kids compete in Quidditch tournament

    Dozens of kids at Riverdale Heights Elementary in Bettendorf spent Friday, January 23, 2014 playing Quidditch. Quidditch started as a fictional sport, made popular by the Harry Potter books, but fans have created rules to the game that are now played at multiple levels. “I am a total Harry Potter geek,” said Sara Hoskins. Hoskins was the master of ceremonies, one of many students to play a role in the school’s second tournament. “The game is pretty much a mix […]

  • Moline artist with learning disability exhibiting work at Geneseo gallery

    A Moline woman with a passion for drawing is getting a chance to show off her work to the public. 42-year-old Tracy Retzl has a learning disability and does not work, but spends her days drawing everything from bugs to houses. She has thousands of drawings, but a small collection is on display for a special exhibit at the Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo. “I just like to draw. I just like to draw anything,” said Retzl. “Now people […]

  • Illinois’ Child Care Assistance Program faces funding issues

    A budget shortfall is causing some Illinois day cares to consider closing their doors. The Child Care Assistance Program helps low income, working families with child care costs, but it’s run out of funding and the state is no longer making payments to the day cares that take in the kids. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, 176,000 Illinois kids rely on the program, 1,800 in Rock Island County alone. The 32,000 day care providers that take in […]

  • What Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa said in response to the State of the Union address

    This is the Republican Address to the Nation, in response to the 2015 State of the Union, as delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA).

  • Pothole on 19th Avenue in Moline 2-21-14 (WQAD Photo)

    Moline starts “Pothole of the Month” Contest

    Moline residents that want to make a quick $50, just need to find the biggest pothole in the city. On Monday, January 19, 2015, The Moline Public Works Street Division announced the start of its annual “Pothole of the Month” contest. Every month, the City will give a $50 gift certificate to the Moline resident that finds the largest pothole. To enter, call the Pothole Hotline 309-524-2407 and leave a name, phone number, address and the location of the pothole […]

  • Local cigar shop owner reacts to travel changes to Cuba

    The ice has thawed between the United States and Cuba and new rules have been unveiled regarding travel and and what Americans can bring back. According to the U.S. Department of Treasury, Americans will be able to travel to Cuba without getting a license, as long as the trip meets certain criteria. American travelers will be able to bring back up to $400 worth of Cuban goods, with a $100 limit on liquor and cigars. Related: Cuba’s money makers expect […]

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