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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 Citians march for justice, hold “die-in”

    People in the Quad Cities joined nationwide demonstrations by marching on both sides of the river and holding a "die-in."

  • Jason Fechner in the homestretch of his 24-hour bell ringing marathon

    News Eight’s Jason Fechner is in the homestretch of his 24-hour Salvation Army bell ringing marathon to raise money for the Red Kettle Campaign. He started at 6 a.m. Friday, December 15, 2014 and will ring the bell until 6 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2014. He is stationed on the corner of 2nd & Main Street in Davenport at the River Music Experience building. “Well I figured 24 hours seems like a good, round number and everyone should have a […]

  • Women’s Choice Center offering treatment to attempt to reverse abortion pill

    The Women's Choice Center in Bettendorf says it is the first pregnancy center in the Midwest offering progesterone treatments to attempt to reverse the abortion pill.

  • Justices celebrate Illinois’ longest serving chief judge

    When there is a change at the top, there are questions. Especially when the man at the top is the longest serving chief judge in judicial history in the State of Illinois. Illinois 14th Circuit Chief Judge Jeffrey O’Connor became judge in 1982 and chief judge in 1990. Since then he has been elected to the position 12 times by his peers. “How’d you do it? Get them to agree on you 12 times?” asked Chief Judge Walter D. Braud, […]

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    Mr. Thanksgiving serves thousands at Thanksgiving dinner

    Thousands of people received a free Thanksgiving meal at Mr. Thanksgiving’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner was held Thursday, November 27, 2014 at SouthPark Mall. 2,700 pounds of turkey along with mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, pie, and cookies were served from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “I feel this is such a special holiday. It’s a gathering of people, it’s a community project, and you’ll never find any better than the Quad Cities,” said Bob Vogelbaugh, who is known […]

  • Volunteers needed to help Sterling church finish building veteran’s home

    While many spent Friday finding the best shopping deals, a group of men in Harmon, Illinois spent their Black Friday building a house for a soldier who was hurt in Afghanistan. “It’s amazing.¬† I mean it’s the day after Thanksgiving and the people with their time off are coming out to help,” said Michael Shoemaker. Army Veteran Michael Shoemaker was injured in an ammunition explosion in Afghanistan in 2012. “Shrapnel to my eye, my brain, they removed half my skull […]

  • Ski Snowstar opening Friday, earliest opening day in history

    Ski Snowstar Winter Sports Park in Andalusia, Illinois, officially opens Friday, November 28, 2014 at noon. The park has never opened this early in its 33 year history. “We’ve always dreamed of doing it and this is the first chance¬† we’ve really ever had a chance, so it would be foolish to take advantage of the cold weather and the fact that people got time and are looking for something to do this weekend,” said Ed Meyer, General Manager of […]

  • Two fatal crashes on Quad City Area roads

    Monday’s snow and wind made for a dangerous day on the roads, causing spin outs, rollovers, and at least two deadly car accidents in our area. A small patch of ice causing a semi to roll on its side on Highway 61 southbound near Welton, Iowa just before 2 p.m. “Next thing you know, we were jackknifed. Cab was crunching against the trailer and we ended up rolling and you could see everything in the cab but you don’t believe […]

  • President Obama orders immigration system overhaul

    In an address to the nation, President Barack Obama laid out the changes he is making to immigration laws without the consent of Congress.

  • Gun and ammo found in car of Davenport man arrested near White House

    Secret Service agents arrested a 41-year-old Davenport, Iowa man after he reportedly told police that someone told him to go to the White House.

  • Welcome home celebration held for Davenport military police unit

    After nearly 11 months of being away from their families, the Army Reserve’s 339th Military Police Company returned home November 18, 2014. The unit left in early January, staying in Texas for a month before heading to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Approximately 90 soldiers were greeted at the Quad City International Airport Tuesday afternoon by the Patriot Guard Riders who escorted them to the Isle of Capri where a welcome home ceremony was held. “I’m really excited waiting for him to […]

  • Rebuilding and remembrance mark one year anniversary of Washington tornado

        One year after a deadly tornado, tore through the town of Washington, Illinois, residents, city and state leaders gathered for a ceremony to remember that day. On November 17, 2013, an EF-4 tornado tore through the town of Washington, damaging or destroying more than 1,000 homes and killing three. “We were in the basement. We have a table down there. There was all kinds of red on that radar. The police scanner came on and we knew the […]


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