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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
  • Tipton teen helps push anti-bullying act

    As Iowa Governor Terry Branstad pushes to get lawmakers to pass an anti-bullying bill this year, he’s enlisting the help from an area teen. Jake Stallman is a senior at Tipton High School. He’s gay and has been bullied for it, even receiving death threats. But he’s sharing his story, to make sure other kids who are bullied know they are not alone. “It went from being bullied for something that could change, like my weight from now being bullied […]

  • Timothy McVay trial delayed

    The trial for the man accused of murder in the death of Carrie Olson will be delayed. The bench trial was scheduled to start February 24, 2015. Timothy McVay was in court Friday on motions to dismiss and suppress evidence. His attorneys presented their case to dismiss first. They say they have not received field notes regarding the case from investigators from the Davenport Police Department, who was the lead agency on the case until McVay was arrested, and Minnesota, […]

  • Seton Catholic students make Valentine’s Day gifts for homeless

    Valentine’s Day is still a few days away, but Thursday, February 12, 2015, those at King’s Harvest in Davenport will get Valentine’s Day gifts from kids at Seton Catholic School in Moline. The kids made homemade valentines and packed boxes with hand warmers, sandwiches, socks, and homemade cookies. “We just wanted to help the homeless cause they’re in need,” said Karmen Tounou. “We realize that lots of people aren’t as fortunate as we are and we just want to help […]

  • Rehab facility helps patient celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    For some, for better or worse is just something said. Not for Janice and Larry Isaacson. “We’ve had some ups and downs, but everybody does,” said Larry. “That’s part of your vows when you get married, you’re gonna take care of each other and that’s what we’ve done for years,” said Janice. The Princeton, Illinois couple first said their vows 50 years ago. “Our first wedding was him and I and two friends and that was it,” said Janice. They […]

  • Several Illinois programs face funding shortfalls

    Several programs in Illinois are preparing for million dollar budget shortfalls, including programs that handle mental health and developmental disability. Krieder Services in Dixon serves 450 people. “We provide early intervention, autism, day program and residential services to people with disabilities,” said Executive Director Jeff Stauter. 95% of their budget comes from the State of Illinois. “We have not had a lot of increases in funding in the last decade,” he said. They’re now looking at a possible decrease. Stauter […]

  • Princeton city council

    Princeton City Council votes to keep water on for mobile park residents

    Residents got some relief from the threat of losing water service because the owner of their trailer park owed nearly $10,000 in unpaid water charges.

  • Colona business accepting donations for Warren County family in wake of fatal fire

    A Colona business is accepting donations for the family of a nine-year-old girl who was killed in a fire in rural Warren County. The Superintendent of the Monmouth-Roseville School District, Ed Fletcher, says fourth grade student K’Lynn Laws died in the fire. The fire happened at a home just outside of Cameron, Illinois at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Two other children and one adult were able to escape the home uninjured, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. The […]

  • Neighbor won’t be charged for shooting and killing dog in Louisa County

    A Wapello man will not face charges after shooting his neighbor’s two dogs, killing one of them. On Sunday, February 1, 2015, Greg Slater says he was in his driveway, working on getting a truck that was stuck. His two dogs were near him and his grandson, too. “As soon as I started to pull he jumped out screaming at the top of his lungs that my neighbor had shot my dogs,” said Slater. “He was screaming and bawling, ‘Call […]

  • 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 […]


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