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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
  • Expert says human trafficking is a big issue in the Quad Cities

    A local expert on human trafficking says it is a much bigger issue in the Quad Cities than you might think.

  • Rock Island approves $60,000 for Downtown Revitilization Plan

    A new investment in the future for the City of Rock Island. The Rock Island City Council approving a recommendation from the Community Economic Development Department to approve Houseal Lavigne Associates for consulting services to create a Downtown Revitalization Plan for $60,000 on Monday, June 23, 2014. “This is having professional planners in conjunction with professional engineers who do this for a living, revitalization plans especially on like a downtown,” said Fifth Ward Alderwoman Kate Hotle. Information provided by the […]

  • Rock Island County Board votes “no confidence” in chairman

    The majority of the Rock Island County Board voted no confidence in Chairman Phil Banaszek on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. 15 board members voted yes, 4 voted no and 5 abstained. The vote comes after the Chairman of the Rock Island County Democratic Central Committee called on Banaszek to resign. On June 11, 2014, Rock Island County Board member Scott Terry requested the vote of no confidence be placed on the June 17, 2014 agenda.  The executive committee on Monday, […]

  • Moline businesses help support Quad Cities Race for the Cure

    The 25th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure is Saturday, June 14, 2014. Up to 8,000 people are expected to run the streets of Moline. Downtown businesses are also helping the cause by participating in the first ever After Party for the Cure. Taped on mirrors, windows, and doors is the symbol of a cancer so many know all to well. “We all have the pink ribbons in our windows,” said Makayla Mesmer, Events […]

  • Bed bug infestation forces Rock Island family from their rental home

    A Rock Island family says they were forced to leave their home and all of their belongings, two days after they moved into a rental home, because of bed bugs.

  • Study says hunters may be responsible for deadly lead levels in bald eagles

    Researchers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say lead ammunition in discarded gut piles could be affecting the bald eagle population.

  • Rock Island Arsenal gets $110 million in federal funding

    The United States Army is providing $110 million in funding for the Rock Island Arsenal, announced the bi-state, bipartisan delegation representing the Rock Island Arsenal including Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Mark Kirk, Senator Chuck Grassley, Senator Tom Harkin, Representative Cheri Bustos, Congressman Bruce Braley and Congressman Dave Loebsack on Monday, June 9, 2014. The funding is through the Arsenal Sustainment Initiative that will help the Arsenal remain competitive when bidding on work with partnerships with the private sector. “The $110 […]

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    Remembering D-Day 70 years later

    70 years ago, more than 150,000 allied troops led the largest sea-borne invasion ever when they stormed the beaches of Normandy, France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Thousands were killed or wounded, but the invasion led to the end of World War II. “My B-26 group was the last group to bomb the beaches over there before the landing,” said James E. Padesky, a World War II pilot who was home on leave on D-Day. “At the time we didn’t […]

  • Female candidates in Iowa races could make history

    It’s a chance for Iowa women to make history. Three are now running to be the first female to be elected to a federal office from Iowa, two of them would represent the Quad Cities. Republican candidate for Senate Joni Ernst will face Congressman Bruce Braley, Republican Congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks will take on Congressman Dave Loebsack for the 2nd district seat, and Staci Appel, Democrat running for the 3rd district will have to wait for the G-O-P convention to […]

  • New plans revealed for “The Dock” redevelopment

    A big riverfront development in Davenport has support of the majority of the Davenport City Council. At the Monday, June 2, 2014 City Council Work Session, the Council discussed the Dock Redevelopment update and review. Plans to knock down the former Dock Restaurant and build a new venue originally called for a space of 85,000 square feet. The Davenport City Council was in favor of that plan. However, Hargreaves Associates, a marketing consultant hired by the City and the City’s […]

  • Governor Branstad signs cannabis oil bill into law

    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that legalizes cannabis oil for treatment of severe epilepsy. Governor Branstad signed the bill Friday, May 30, 2014 in Des Moines. The Iowa House and Senate approved the bill earlier this month. “I know in my heart of hearts, it will work. I’ve seen too many kids, heard too many testimonies,” said Tina McDermott of Davenport. Her eight-year-old son Ryan has Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. He’s tried […]

  • Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility garden helps inmates, prison budget

    For eight hours a day, up to 20 inmates at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility in Mount Pleasant, Iowa care for a garden on prison grounds. The Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility is a medium security facility that currently has 856 offenders and focuses on the treatment of male offenders with treatable character disorders and substance abuse problems, according to the Iowa Department of Corrections. There is a separate unit for women. No more than 20 inmates that meet strict criteria […]


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