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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
  • New schools in Illinois will be required to have storm shelters

    A little more than a year after an EF-5 tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma killing seven, the walls are up on a new $12 million school. The new school features a hallway that turns into a FEMA certified storm shelter when the doors close. It can hold every student in the school. An increase in storm shelters are also making their way to Illinois. On August 15, 2014, Governor Quinn signed HB 2513 into law, requiring […]

  • Friend raising funds for Muscatine bride whose dad was killed in May

    A Muscatine woman is planning one of the biggest days of her life without one of her biggest supporters–her dad. Timothy Lane was murdered in May, but before that, he was planning his daughter Nicole Lane’s wedding scheduled for September. “He was doing everything. He was buying the dress, booking everything, paying for everything; I actually wasn’t planning, he was the one planning,” said Lane. So now a friend is stepping up to help cover some of the costs. “I […]

  • Ian Dishon Isabel photo from Davenport Police

    Former Davenport school worker pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a child

    A former school worker pleaded guilty to putting cameras in the restroom of a school in Davenport.

  • Bill would ban sex offenders from county fairs in Illinois

    The Whiteside County fair is this week and amidst the rides and events, safety is in the spotlight. Illinois State Representative Mike Smiddy, Whiteside County State’s Attorney Trish Joyce and Whiteside County Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi held a press conference at the fairgrounds, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 to discuss HB4280, a bill that would ban child sex offenders from attending county fairs and would require them to stay at least 500 feet away from county fairs. “This should be a place […]

  • Construction starts on donated home for injured veteran

    Members of Abiding Word Church in Sterling, Illinois are doing what they can to give back to a local soldier who was injured in Afghanistan by building him and his family a home in Harmon, Illinois. Michael Shoemaker was badly injured while serving in Afghanistan two years ago. After plans fell through for Abiding Word Church to build a home in Joplin, Missouri, they reached out to a local veteran’s organization to find a veteran they could help. Shoemaker paid […]

  • Vigil held for Burlington man shot and killed while riding his bike

    Dozens of people gathered together Friday, August 8, 2014 to remember 50-year-old Eddie Martin who was shot and killed while riding his bike in Burlington Wednesday, August 6, 2014. The vigil was held on the corner of Aetna and South Gunnison in Burlington, where Martin was killed. “It’s a shame that it takes something like this, you know, to bring us together,” said Gina Wood, Eddie’s sister-in-law. “We not supposed to harden our heart but it is hard not to […]

  • Friends remember Burlington man shot and killed while riding his bike

    A Burlington man is in the Des Moines County jail facing a charge of 1st degree murder after police say he shot and killed 50-year-oldĀ  Eddie Martin as he was riding his bike around 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Burlington Police later arrested and charged 38-year-old Joshua James Royer. Thursday, August 7, 2014, a bouquet of flowers and candles sat under a tree near the corner of Aetna and South Gunnison, just feet from where Martin was shot […]

  • Firefighters

    Donations needed for Walcott family after fire

      Shortly after midnight on July 23, 2014, a fire caused smoke damage throughout a house on 47th Avenue in Walcott, Iowa. Now the community is working to help the family of nine that lived there. “The crib was in the room where the fire started, so I mean, they have no beds, they have absolutely nothing,” said Bridget Geigle a volunteer firefighter, “We were able to get out like a pair of shoes for each one of them and […]

  • Bituminous Insurance moving out of Rock Island

    A big loss for downtown Rock Island as Bituminous Insurance Companies has announced to Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley that they are moving to Davenport. Mayor Pauley says he doesn’t know why or when the company is leaving, but says downtown Rock Island businesses will be impacted when the company takes its 150 employees across the river. Daniel Ramirec is a server at El Patron in downtown Rock Island. Soon, some of his regulars, won’t be stopping in as often. […]

  • TSA offering $15,000 for your ideas to speed-up airport security

    The Transportation Security Administration is asking for help to speed up airport security lines. The agency is holding a challenge and will give $15,000 to the best idea. “The InnoCentive Challenge is about leveraging innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to find solutions to TSA’s most challenging issues — in our instance, for more effective and dynamic queue design,” said a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. The challenge they are facing has to do with the expanding TSA pre-check, a screening […]

  • Daycare prescription drug mishap has Davenport mom concerned

    A Davenport mom says she never worried about her daughter going to daycare until she was given a pill to treat ADHD, that was prescribed to another kid. It was mid-afternoon last week, when Sharon Shorter received a call from Friendly House telling her there was something wrong with her daughter. “You need to come and get Kari because she’s throwing up all over the place,” Shorter recalled being told. Once at home, 7-year-old Ukyria, known as “Kari,” was sleepy. […]

  • Davenport community center needs help to stay open

    24 hours after a man was shot in Davenport, neighbors are now worried their community center, which is a block away from where that shooting happened, might have to be shut down. Inside a brick building near 6th and Vine in Davenport, there are people watching over the neighborhood. “It’s a low income area,” said Kenny Staggs. “When we’re open on a day there might be about 20, 25, 30 people that come in,” said Lupe Serrano. “In the community, […]


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