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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
  • Fire crews respond to several brush fires

    The combination of dry weather and high wind speeds created a fire danger for the Quad Cities area on Monday, March 30, 2015. Just after 2 p.m. on Monday, several fire crews responded to a brush fire in the 1700 block of 290th Street in Sherrard, Illinois. The owner had a small brush fire Sunday night, but with the wind, the fire quickly spread to the field. “People are cleaning up their yard, burning brush and the wind on these […]

  • Mercer County faces financial emergency

    Mercer County's funding doesn't match or exceed expenses, and the county could be out of money in as little as one month.

  • Volunteer

    Oquawka Fire Department holding benefit for ambulance driver with cancer

    He’s been the Oquawka Citizen of the Year and a volunteer firefighter and ambulance driver for forty years. Now, Larry Shamblin is getting some help from his community. “If we’d get more people like Larry for volunteerism, this would be a perfect world,” said Oquawka Fire Chief Troy Jern. “Somebody’s gotta do it. That’s the way I look at it. Somebody’s gotta do it, and I enjoy helping people,” said Shamblin. “Back in 2009, there was 225 calls. Larry drove […]

  • Aledo gets two new police officers

    Two new officers were set to become the newest members of the Aledo, Illinois Police Department.

  • 14-year-old starts freshman year at Knox College

    Andrew Ferris, 14, plans to get degrees in physics and environmental science and minor in film making.

  • Two potential presidential candidates make stop in Davenport

    Two potential presidential candidates spent time in the Quad Cities Friday, March 20, 2015. Former Texas Governor Republican Rick Perry and former Maryland Governor Democrat Martin O’Malley made stops in Davenport. “I’m optimistic about the future of this country,” said Perry in front of a packed Scott County GOP headquarters. Perry shared stories about his first trip to the Quad Cities when he visited John Deere more than thirty years ago. “Anyway, I’m back, and you will see me often,” […]

  • Genesis encourages more to get measles vaccination

    According to Genesis Health Group, 97% of school-age kids in the Quad Cities have been vaccinated for measles and they say that is part of the reason our area was able to avoid any outbreaks over the past few months. Despite those high numbers, Genesis is still pushing for more people to be vaccinated. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, they set up a booth in the iWireless Center before the Mallards game to give free measles shots to the first 200 […]

  • Davenport attorney gives employees bonuses to carry guns

    For a little more than four years, Eric Puryear with Puryear Law in Davenport, Iowa, has given his employees an extra $50 a month if they get their permits and carry a gun.

  • Warm temperatures, strong wind create more risk for brush fires

    The National Weather Service issued an elevated fire dangerous advisory Monday, March 16, 2015, after warm temperatures, strong winds and low humidity created an increased risk for brush fires. Several fire departments responded to one on Knoxville Road in Milan around 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. “The homeowner yesterday was burning some brush thought he had it out…evidently not,” said Blackhawk Fire Department Assistant Chief Todd Fitzpatrick. “My neighbor calls me and says, ‘Do you have a controlled burn over there? […]

  • Tugboat determined to be source of oil spill on Mississippi River in Moline

    The Coast Guard was summoned to help local officials determine the source of a sheen on the surface of the water along the shore of the Mississippi River in downtown Moline.

  • Run Warren Run group campaigns in Davenport

    The Iowa caucuses are still almost a year away, but one group is already campaigning in Davenport for their candidate to get into the 2016 presidential race. The Run Warren Run campaign is made up of several groups who want Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president. She has said she is not running, but they are trying to convince her to anyway. “I just think it’s good to have as much competition as possible,” said Caroline Evans, who […]

  • Motorcyclists hitting the roads are asking to be seen

    More and more motorcyclists are hitting the road this week and weekend thanks to the warmer weather and they are hoping to be seen. “Just because you can’t see us doesn’t mean we’re not there,” said Jerry West, ABATE President. West hopped on his motorcycle for the first time this week. “It’s amazing but in the same aspect you have to be careful because there still is a lot of stuff on the road. I know a lot of my […]


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