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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
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    Moline man returns home Christmas Eve to find late wife’s wedding ring stolen

    A Moline man returned home Christmas Eve to find his late wife’s wedding ring was gone. He wants it back so he can give it to their daughter. Jack Heber didn’t want a Christmas tree in his house. “It’s been a rough year,” he said. In March, his wife Rachel died. “She got sick and just started shutting stuff down,” said Heber. Rachel was the mother of their twins. A boy and a girl who were born three months premature. […]

  • Davenport bar owner pays it forward on Christmas

    Most bartenders are known for a specialty drink they serve. “I make probably the best Bud Light bottle there is in the place,” said Eric Ludtke, owner of Gunchie’s in Davenport. Even with his camouflage hat on, Eric Ludtke can’t disguise the fact that he’s not really a bartender.  Bottle or can, every drink the bar owner serves has a purpose. “When I bought this place four years ago, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to do […]

  • Lighted semi spreads Christmas cheer through QC

    A Rock Island business is really getting into the holiday spirit. Mississippi Truck and Trailer repair shop has decked out a semi truck in Christmas lights and an employee has been driving it through area store parking lots for around two weeks now. “One of the things we talked about was wanting to give back to the community,” said driver Steve Pruett. Tuesday through Sunday for three hours a night, he drives the semi that is complete with a snow […]

  • Moline Walmart employee searching for owner of lost ring

    A Moline Walmart employee is hoping to find the owner of a ring left behind at the store. A customer found the gold ring on December 1, 2014. So far, no one has called Walmart to claim it. So manager Caiti Larson is taking things into her own hands. “It had been sitting there for a week now and I decided to take a picture of it and post it to swap sites and my personal Facebook page to try […]

  • First private therapeutic day school in the Quad Cities celebrates grand opening

    The area’s first private therapeutic day school held a grand opening celebration Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Camelot of the Quad Cities is in the old Horrace Mann School and serves students with social and emotional disorders, who are referred to Camelot by their schools. Camelot is currently working with Moline-Coal Valley, Eagle Ridge, and Durant. When the school opened on September 10, 2014 there were six students attending, now there are 15. Students from ages 3 to 22 can attend. […]

  • Sperry, Iowa woman decorates White House for Christmas

    A Sperry, Iowa woman is just back from Washington D.C. after decorating the White House for Christmas.

  • JMTC Commander discusses concerns for Arsenal workload declining

    At a press conference Monday, December 8, 2014, the commander of the Rock Island Arsenal’s Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center addressed concerns about a decline in public-private partnerships. “I know there have been some concerns over the past few days or months. There’s been a drop in the public-private partnership over the past few years at the Rock Island Arsenal JMTC. While it has declined, it has always made up only one to three percent of our total workload throughout […]

  • Christmas light display dazzles Kewanee’s Windmont Park

    Thousands of people spent Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Windmont Park in Kewanee, Illinois for the annual Christmas light display that features more than one million lights. The free event runs from Sunday, December 7, 2014 through January 1, 2015. 26 years ago, Bob Neirynck and Marvin Vandevelde, were among three families that started decorating Windmont Park for Christmas. “So the first thing we did was just decorate the bridge. And Marvin was here and we just wrapped lights around […]

  • 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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