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
  • WQAD crew delivers hundreds of books to area elementary schools

    On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, a News Eight crew delivered nearly 1,000 books to ten Quad City Area elementary schools. The trip was more than 300 miles. The crew stopped in five counties in Iowa and five in Illinois, crossing the Mississippi River four times. At every school, they were greeted with excitement for the new books. All the schools expressed the need for more books. Click the video above to watch the adventure.  

  • QC Nepalese Society continues to accept donations after second earthquake

    On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 4:00-8:30 p.m. Scott County Community College is hosting a Nepal fundraiser to help provide aide to Nepal.

  • Blue Grass, Iowa mom says medical marijuana may have saved her baby’s life

    A local mom says she moved to Denver so her three-year-old daughter could have her lymphoma treated with medical marijuana.

  • Iowa Board of Medicine looking at Davenport doctor’s handling of online prescriptions

    A Davenport doctor is defending his record after a CBS News investigation found his name on a prescription they ordered online without meeting or talking to him. The Iowa Board of Medicine is now looking into it. The CBS News investigation looked into pain and scar creams marketed to military personnel. The reporter ordered some of the cream over the internet and received some prescribed by Dr. Paul Bolger. In a statement to News Eight, Dr. Bolger said,”I did not […]

  • Davenport Little League team helping kids with the game of life

    A brand new little league team in Davenport could use some financial help. The West End Eagles team was started this year with the help of the 180 Zone, an organization that works to prevent crisis, poverty, addiction, and criminal behavior. “Our organization, 180 Zone, does a lot here on the West end of Davenport, which is notorious for poverty. So we heard that they didn’t have a little league down here and that there was a big need for […]

  • Bettendorf School Board considers change to special needs nurses

    Several parents spoke about the need to keep one-on-one nurses for their special needs children at the Bettendorf School Board meeting, Monday, May 4, 2015. “Camden is not verbal, so she is his voice throughout the day,” said Lindsey Henningsen of her son who has Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy. “In 2008, while at school she had an incident in which she was found unconscious on the floor with vomit beside her and her heart had […]

  • Justice Department launching body camera pilot program

    The Department of Justice is launching a $20 million body camera pilot program. The program includes as many as 50 grants for departments to buy the cameras and train officers how to use them. One third of the money would go to small departments. The announcement was welcomed by departments that say the cost for the cameras and equipment is unbelievable. “You have some kind of evidence instead of hearsay,” said Davenport Police Chief Don Schaeffer. The Davenport Police Department […]

  • Davenport Boxing Club looking for new home

    For almost 50 years, the Davenport Boxing Club has produced championship boxers. They have been in the same downtown Davenport location since 1985, but are looking for a new location because they say the building where they rent space has been sold. “We gotta keep it going,” said Patrick Pena. The gym was started in 1968 by his father, Alvino Pena. “We didn’t have nothing growing up, you know. Cause he was using money, going to hotels, paying for fights, […]

  • Carly Fiorina makes stop in Clinton County

    Ahead of her expected presidential campaign, Carly Fiorina, made a stop in Dewitt, Iowa, speaking at a dinner for Clinton County Republicans. Fiorina told the crowd that she will make an announcement about a possible presidential candidacy in the next few weeks. “Our government has become so big, so powerful, so costly, so complex, so corrupt,” she said. She started her speech by sharing her story; how she started as a secretary, eventually becoming CEO of Hewlett Packard. “And that […]

  • Davenport couple leads March for Babies

    A Davenport couple is paying it forward as co-chairs of the March for Babies Walk.

  • Governor Branstad says Clinton’s gas tax spending proposal ‘would be a mistake’

    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says it’s a mistake for the City of Clinton to use gas tax money to hire three new employees. The Governor made the statement in his weekly news press conference Monday, April 20, 2015. “I agree with David Rose, who is on the DOT Commission from Clinton, and with the legislators in both the House and the Senate that managed the bill, that this violates the spirit of the legislation that was approved. I think it […]

  • Augustana students shave heads to raise money for childhood cancer

    Dozens of Augustana students shaved their heads Friday, April 17, 2015 to raise money for childhood cancer research. The 4th annual St. Baldrick’s event was held at Augustana College’s PepsiCo Recreation Center. “My aunt had cancer, my aunt Chris, and she had to shave her head and I can’t imagine being a woman and having to go through that and on top of that having to look like you’re very sick. And it’s a children’s issue, too. I can’t imagine […]