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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
  • Arizona shooting incident raises questions about kids on gun ranges

    A shooting instructor in Arizona is dead after a nine-year-old girl shot and killed him during her lesson.  A video of the incident has been released and now there have been some questions raised about kids at gun ranges. Uwe Lassen is a range officer at Morrison Sportsmen’s Club. “When I see something that is not safe, I’ll stop everything,” he said. There is a list of rules for the range, but there is not a policy at the range […]

  • Centennial Bridge closure extended to October

    Repairs, originally expected to be done by early September, will take about a month longer than expected on the Centennial Bridge.

  • Video of cow walking in Kewanee makes for lots of laughs

    A video of a cow walking through the streets of Kewanee, Illinois has gone viral, with 10,000 shares on the original Facebook post and counting. The video was posted on Cheryl Payne Pudil’s Facebook page and shows cops trying to chase down a loose cow. “First thing I thought was ‘T-bone’ but it wasn’t my cow,” said Bill Imes, whose dog chased the cow, “All of a sudden the German Shepard went crazy and a big white milk cow started […]

  • Schilling says Bustos failed to keep promise on cutting pay

    Bobby Schilling is already challenging Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for her seat in Congress and now he’s challenging her to donate $34,800 or 10% of her salary while in Congress to a veterans charity. “Well I think that one of the things that’s really important for anyone running for an office is that when you make a promise to the people is that you uphold your promise,” said Schilling. The promise he’s claiming Bustos made happened during a 2012 interview with […]

  • Rock Island Ferguson March

    Dozens march through Rock Island for justice for Michael Brown

    Dozens of people marched from the Martin Luther King Jr. Park to Schweibert Park in Rock Island for the “QC Justice for Mike Brown Rally,” Monday, August 18, 2014. Brown is an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. “I think what happened was a terrible thing,” said marcher Damon Taylor, “For one, just being gunned down without him having no type of weapon on him at […]

  • New schools in Illinois will be required to have storm shelters

    A little more than a year after an EF-5 tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma killing seven, the walls are up on a new $12 million school. The new school features a hallway that turns into a FEMA certified storm shelter when the doors close. It can hold every student in the school. An increase in storm shelters are also making their way to Illinois. On August 15, 2014, Governor Quinn signed HB 2513 into law, requiring […]

  • Friend raising funds for Muscatine bride whose dad was killed in May

    A Muscatine woman is planning one of the biggest days of her life without one of her biggest supporters–her dad. Timothy Lane was murdered in May, but before that, he was planning his daughter Nicole Lane’s wedding scheduled for September. “He was doing everything. He was buying the dress, booking everything, paying for everything; I actually wasn’t planning, he was the one planning,” said Lane. So now a friend is stepping up to help cover some of the costs. “I […]

  • Ian Dishon Isabel photo from Davenport Police

    Former Davenport school worker pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a child

    A former school worker pleaded guilty to putting cameras in the restroom of a school in Davenport.

  • Bill would ban sex offenders from county fairs in Illinois

    The Whiteside County fair is this week and amidst the rides and events, safety is in the spotlight. Illinois State Representative Mike Smiddy, Whiteside County State’s Attorney Trish Joyce and Whiteside County Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi held a press conference at the fairgrounds, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 to discuss HB4280, a bill that would ban child sex offenders from attending county fairs and would require them to stay at least 500 feet away from county fairs. “This should be a place […]

  • Construction starts on donated home for injured veteran

    Members of Abiding Word Church in Sterling, Illinois are doing what they can to give back to a local soldier who was injured in Afghanistan by building him and his family a home in Harmon, Illinois. Michael Shoemaker was badly injured while serving in Afghanistan two years ago. After plans fell through for Abiding Word Church to build a home in Joplin, Missouri, they reached out to a local veteran’s organization to find a veteran they could help. Shoemaker paid […]

  • Vigil held for Burlington man shot and killed while riding his bike

    Dozens of people gathered together Friday, August 8, 2014 to remember 50-year-old Eddie Martin who was shot and killed while riding his bike in Burlington Wednesday, August 6, 2014. The vigil was held on the corner of Aetna and South Gunnison in Burlington, where Martin was killed. “It’s a shame that it takes something like this, you know, to bring us together,” said Gina Wood, Eddie’s sister-in-law. “We not supposed to harden our heart but it is hard not to […]

  • Friends remember Burlington man shot and killed while riding his bike

    A Burlington man is in the Des Moines County jail facing a charge of 1st degree murder after police say he shot and killed 50-year-old  Eddie Martin as he was riding his bike around 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Burlington Police later arrested and charged 38-year-old Joshua James Royer. Thursday, August 7, 2014, a bouquet of flowers and candles sat under a tree near the corner of Aetna and South Gunnison, just feet from where Martin was shot […]


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