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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
  • 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 […]

  • Vigil held for Muscatine man who died from stab wound

    Three days after police say a Muscatine man stabbed his step-father to death, the community gathered for a candlelight vigil for the victim, 45-year-old Timothy Lane. Organizers of the vigil said they were expecting at least 300 people to attend the vigil held Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Riverside Park in Muscatine. A group of friends who knew Mr. Lane from the time they were teenagers organized the vigil to show his kids and family what he meant to the […]

  • Friends kayak 300 miles in 15 days on Rock River

    Traveling more than 300 miles in 15 days, three friends made their way down the Rock River to have some fun and raise money for their school’s athletic program. Jacob Boucher and Garrett Feik of Aledo, Illinois and Jon Gress of Pekin, Illinois started their journey from the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin and ended their trip around 6:00 p.m. May 27, 2014 at Sunset Marina in Rock Island. “We are the first ones to do the trip consecutively from what […]

  • Pizzeria linked to cocaine ring reopens under new management

    Nine days after a father and son were busted for selling cocaine out of Adriana’s Pizzeria in Moline, the restaurant is open under new management. The open sign is a bright red. In many colors, a handwritten sign in the window says “Under New Management. Open Friday 4 p.m.” However, inside Adriana’s Pizzeria no one would comment about who the new management is or how they plan to run the pizza place. “I can’t wait to get a pizza,” said […]

  • “No SAU Stadium” signs stolen from several front yards

    The controversial plan for a St. Ambrose University Stadium has reached the neighborhood’s front yards. There is something missing from Anna Snyder’s yard. “Yeah, that red sign that you have out, you know,” she said. A “No SAU Stadium” sign is also missing from Mike Wilcox’s front yard. “I was out of town for work today and noticed my sign was missing as well as the other signs in my immediate neighborhood here,” said Wilcox. The “Yes SAU Stadium” sign […]

  • You can volunteer to help the State of Illinois, as long as you pay a fee

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources wants help fixing a local cemetery, but before anyone can volunteer, they need to take a Cemetery Preservation Training Workshop for a fee.

  • Help needed to fix neglected, overgrown cemetery

    A small cemetery known as Freeland’s Cemetery near Hampton, Illinois is on land owned by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and has seen better days. Twenty-seven people are buried in the cemetery, including a Civil War soldier. Hidden in the trees, under barbed wire, behind overgrown plants, are mossed-over details about the people buried there. “I don’t know what to tell you about this place, it definitely needs some attention,” said Orin Rockhold, an administrator at the Rock Island […]


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