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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
  • Quad City Downs to shut down January 31, 2015

    The Quad City Downs track and pari-mutuel wagering facility will close at the end of January 2015.

  • Neil Anderson prepares for Illinois Senate

    Neil Anderson has been a Moline firefighter for almost a decade. Next week, he starts a new job as Illinois State Senator for the 36th District. “I’m just looking forward to kind of getting the ball rolling,” said Anderson. In November, Anderson beat Senator Mike Jacobs, a Democrat who has served as state senator since 2005. Before that his dad Denny served as a state senator from 1987 to 2005. Together the two served as state senator for the district […]

  • Tips for driving in dangerous weather conditions

    Even as most roads are clear of snow, road conditions are still considered dangerous. “We’re gonna have some refreezing in areas, bridges and what not. We’re gonna have some blowing snow, maybe some black ice in the tire tracks,” said Iowa State Trooper Dan Loussaert, “Increase your following distance, slow down a little bit, pay attention, make sure everybody has their seatbelts on.” He also recommends staying off your cell phone and cruise control. “The vehicles not sensing that you […]

  • Davenport snow emergency lights get first test

    As the snow fell in Davenport Monday evening, fifteen LED lights on various downtown stop lights went from black to bright blue, signaling the city was under a snow emergency. “I didn’t know there were snow emergency lights, I’ve never heard of them,” said Keith Harkey. The lights are new this year, to try and prevent a problem that happened last year. The city towed 44 cars from January 31, 2014 to February 1, 2014 because crews couldn’t plow around […]

  • “The Interview” premieres at Savanna Theater

    On the long list of films that have played at the Savanna Times Theater, not many have started with a speech. “This movie here, if they would’ve got this movie shut down that would’ve been the beginning of the end you know, it would’ve been a few more rights taken away or a few more dictators calling the shots,” said owner Lars Colgan. Colgan contacted Sony to let the company know he was willing to show “The Interview” after several […]

  • Davenport church offers free New Year’s Eve meal

    On a night when so many reflect on the past year and celebrate the next, Minister Angie Porche spent the last few hours of 2014, doing as much good she could by opening the doors at her church, Greater Faith Baptist in Davenport to anyone and serving them a meal. “The reward is so great and you can’t describe it unless you get through it,” said Porche. She spent all New Year’s Eve Day cooking food for people she does […]

  • Eagle photographers flock to Lock and Dam 14

    The cold weather is not keeping eagle photographers inside. Dozens taking their cameras to Lock and Dam 14 near LeClaire Tuesday, December 30, 2014. “They’re just majestic flyers. They’re incredible to watch, how they can fly and what they can do,” said photographer Stan Bousson. Bousson has been photographing eagles on a platform near Lock and Dam 14 for more than 20 years. “It’s probably the second best spot in the lower U.S. for eagles,” said Bousson. The local photographers […]

  • No snow December both helping and hurting some in the Quad Cities

    The last time there was measurable snow in the Quad Cities was more than a month ago on November 25, 2014.  The month of December has only had flurries and that has both helped and hurt some in the Quad Cities. There’s only so much hoping and praying the snowboarders and skiers of the world can do to get a white December. “I evidently am praying to the wrong snow god because it hasn’t worked out yet,” said Ed Meyer, […]

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    Moline man returns home Christmas Eve to find late wife’s wedding ring stolen

    A Moline man returned home Christmas Eve to find his late wife’s wedding ring was gone. He wants it back so he can give it to their daughter. Jack Heber didn’t want a Christmas tree in his house. “It’s been a rough year,” he said. In March, his wife Rachel died. “She got sick and just started shutting stuff down,” said Heber. Rachel was the mother of their twins. A boy and a girl who were born three months premature. […]

  • Davenport bar owner pays it forward on Christmas

    Most bartenders are known for a specialty drink they serve. “I make probably the best Bud Light bottle there is in the place,” said Eric Ludtke, owner of Gunchie’s in Davenport. Even with his camouflage hat on, Eric Ludtke can’t disguise the fact that he’s not really a bartender.  Bottle or can, every drink the bar owner serves has a purpose. “When I bought this place four years ago, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to do […]

  • Lighted semi spreads Christmas cheer through QC

    A Rock Island business is really getting into the holiday spirit. Mississippi Truck and Trailer repair shop has decked out a semi truck in Christmas lights and an employee has been driving it through area store parking lots for around two weeks now. “One of the things we talked about was wanting to give back to the community,” said driver Steve Pruett. Tuesday through Sunday for three hours a night, he drives the semi that is complete with a snow […]

  • Moline Walmart employee searching for owner of lost ring

    A Moline Walmart employee is hoping to find the owner of a ring left behind at the store. A customer found the gold ring on December 1, 2014. So far, no one has called Walmart to claim it. So manager Caiti Larson is taking things into her own hands. “It had been sitting there for a week now and I decided to take a picture of it and post it to swap sites and my personal Facebook page to try […]


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