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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
  • Scott County Republicans work to extend their reach

    With less than two months until Election Day, Scott County Republicans are working to extend their reach by targeting their message to more demographics. With a plate full of food and some conversation around the table, the Scott County Republicans are sharing their message who typically vote for the other side–minorities. “Well, I think we need to get our message out better,” said Judy Davidson, Chairwoman of the Scott County Republicans. Among those at the outreach event was Mindy Carpenter, […]

  • Secretary Vilsack, Congresswoman Bustos announce millions in conservation grants

    A multi-million dollar announcement with national consequences was made in the Quad Cities Monday, September 15, 2014, as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants. Secretary Vilsack and Congresswoman Bustos made the announcement at the Erickson family farm in Milan. The family farm has already been working on soil conservation practices. The $15.7 million will go to 47 different organizations to help them come up with new conservation and technology approaches. […]

  • Local cancer patient and family sentenced to probation for marijuana charges

    A Scott County man with terminal cancer who was found guilty in July for manufacturing marijuana, conspiracy, violation of the drug tax stamp act and possession of drug paraphernalia was sentenced to three years probation on September 9, 2014. Benton and Loretta Mackenzie and their son, Cody were found guilty on drug charges in Scott County on July 9, 2014 after 71 marijuana plants were seized by police in May 2013. A jury convicted Benton and Loretta Mackenzie each of […]

  • Domestic violence shelter manager reacts to Ray Rice video

    The walls in Kris Hull Houghton’s office are covered in drawings from kids she’s helped who have witnessed domestic violence. “The kids and believe it or not, if they’ve experienced it within the home, they’re 333% more likely to actually end up in an abusive relationship themselves,” she said. Stuffed letters spell out “Hope” on her door. “It’s probably because its the biggest thing sometimes that they’re lacking or that they need,” said Hull Houghton. As Program and Services Manager […]

  • Fact Check: What you need to know about the ad criticizing Braley’s attendance record

    by Ed Tibbetts, Quad-City Times “AWOL” is a 30-second television commercial by Concerned Veterans for America, a conservative advocacy group. It targets Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley, and it’s one of several ads on the same issue. Not all, however, make exactly the same claims. Watch the ad – click here. When and where it is running: The ad has been running in the Quad-Cities, as well as other parts of Iowa. The claim: The ad seizes on the controversy […]

  • Daughter of Vietnam vet surprises him with ride in Navy plane

    A Galesburg woman has helped to send 26 veterans on the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, and the daughter of a Vietnam vet had a chance to be recognized with a special gift for her hard work, but she thought that gift should go to someone else. There’s a little bit of uncertainty, in every surprise. Especially when that surprise involves putting a U.S. Navy vet into a plane for the first time since 1968. “He thinks he’s here […]

  • Clinton man training to be the first person with spastic cerebral palsy to run the Chicago Marathon

    This fall, up to 45,000 runners from 100 countries will take off in the Chicago marathon. Among them is a man from Clinton, Iowa who is trying to achieve something no one has done before. Jeff Hobbs has spastic cerebral palsy. “The diagnosis of spastic cerebral palsy causes the muscles to be in spasm and so they’re not as flexible, they don’t have the same stretching ability,” said Kathryn Ellsworth, clinic supervisor at Genesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. But […]

  • Police: Three children in protective custody after Eldridge meth lab bust

    Police say they took three children into protective custody during the bust at an active methamphetamine lab in Eldridge, Iowa.

  • Arizona shooting incident raises questions about kids on gun ranges

    A shooting instructor in Arizona is dead after a nine-year-old girl shot and killed him during her lesson.  A video of the incident has been released and now there have been some questions raised about kids at gun ranges. Uwe Lassen is a range officer at Morrison Sportsmen’s Club. “When I see something that is not safe, I’ll stop everything,” he said. There is a list of rules for the range, but there is not a policy at the range […]

  • Centennial Bridge closure extended to October

    Repairs, originally expected to be done by early September, will take about a month longer than expected on the Centennial Bridge.

  • Video of cow walking in Kewanee makes for lots of laughs

    A video of a cow walking through the streets of Kewanee, Illinois has gone viral, with 10,000 shares on the original Facebook post and counting. The video was posted on Cheryl Payne Pudil’s Facebook page and shows cops trying to chase down a loose cow. “First thing I thought was ‘T-bone’ but it wasn’t my cow,” said Bill Imes, whose dog chased the cow, “All of a sudden the German Shepard went crazy and a big white milk cow started […]

  • Schilling says Bustos failed to keep promise on cutting pay

    Bobby Schilling is already challenging Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for her seat in Congress and now he’s challenging her to donate $34,800 or 10% of her salary while in Congress to a veterans charity. “Well I think that one of the things that’s really important for anyone running for an office is that when you make a promise to the people is that you uphold your promise,” said Schilling. The promise he’s claiming Bustos made happened during a 2012 interview with […]


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