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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
  • Rick Santorum makes stop in Davenport

    In front of a group of potential voters at the Scott County Lincoln Club luncheon on January 26, 2015, former U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Rick Santorum pitched his ideas for a 2016 Republican win. “We have to be pro -worker,” he told the crowd. “He really talked about addressing the common people and I think that’s very good. We all need to hear that,” said Betty Dexter. “Hopefully Rick Santorum, or whoever the GOP nominee is, will do […]

  • Quad City kids compete in Quidditch tournament

    Dozens of kids at Riverdale Heights Elementary in Bettendorf spent Friday, January 23, 2014 playing Quidditch. Quidditch started as a fictional sport, made popular by the Harry Potter books, but fans have created rules to the game that are now played at multiple levels. “I am a total Harry Potter geek,” said Sara Hoskins. Hoskins was the master of ceremonies, one of many students to play a role in the school’s second tournament. “The game is pretty much a mix […]

  • Moline artist with learning disability exhibiting work at Geneseo gallery

    A Moline woman with a passion for drawing is getting a chance to show off her work to the public. 42-year-old Tracy Retzl has a learning disability and does not work, but spends her days drawing everything from bugs to houses. She has thousands of drawings, but a small collection is on display for a special exhibit at the Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo. “I just like to draw. I just like to draw anything,” said Retzl. “Now people […]

  • Illinois’ Child Care Assistance Program faces funding issues

    A budget shortfall is causing some Illinois day cares to consider closing their doors. The Child Care Assistance Program helps low income, working families with child care costs, but it’s run out of funding and the state is no longer making payments to the day cares that take in the kids. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, 176,000 Illinois kids rely on the program, 1,800 in Rock Island County alone. The 32,000 day care providers that take in […]

  • What Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa said in response to the State of the Union address

    This is the Republican Address to the Nation, in response to the 2015 State of the Union, as delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA).

  • Pothole on 19th Avenue in Moline 2-21-14 (WQAD Photo)

    Moline starts “Pothole of the Month” Contest

    Moline residents that want to make a quick $50, just need to find the biggest pothole in the city. On Monday, January 19, 2015, The Moline Public Works Street Division announced the start of its annual “Pothole of the Month” contest. Every month, the City will give a $50 gift certificate to the Moline resident that finds the largest pothole. To enter, call the Pothole Hotline 309-524-2407 and leave a name, phone number, address and the location of the pothole […]

  • Local cigar shop owner reacts to travel changes to Cuba

    The ice has thawed between the United States and Cuba and new rules have been unveiled regarding travel and and what Americans can bring back. According to the U.S. Department of Treasury, Americans will be able to travel to Cuba without getting a license, as long as the trip meets certain criteria. American travelers will be able to bring back up to $400 worth of Cuban goods, with a $100 limit on liquor and cigars. Related: Cuba’s money makers expect […]

  • Illinois issues more than 91,000 concealed carry permits in 2014

    More than 91,000 Illinois residents have their concealed carry permits. The Illinois State Police released the numbers from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 on January 16, 2015. In 2013, Illinois became the last state in the country to pass a concealed carry law. From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, 91,651 permits were issued in Illinois while 2,359 were denied. “I expect it to grow because these are individuals who have been waiting for it. What I’m […]

  • Chicago man sentenced for attempted murder released from Dixon prison

    A Chicago man serving a 40 year sentence for attempted murder of Chicago Police officers at the Dixon Correctional Center is now free. Former Governor Pat Quinn commuting Howard Morgan’s sentence as one of his last acts in office on Monday, January 12, 2015. Walking out of the Dixon Correctional Center, a cane in each hand, Howard Morgan is now a free man. “I’m just thankful, thankful to all that have dealt with these trials and tribulations these almost ten […]

  • Quad City Downs to shut down January 31, 2015

    The Quad City Downs track and pari-mutuel wagering facility will close at the end of January 2015.

  • Neil Anderson prepares for Illinois Senate

    Neil Anderson has been a Moline firefighter for almost a decade. Next week, he starts a new job as Illinois State Senator for the 36th District. “I’m just looking forward to kind of getting the ball rolling,” said Anderson. In November, Anderson beat Senator Mike Jacobs, a Democrat who has served as state senator since 2005. Before that his dad Denny served as a state senator from 1987 to 2005. Together the two served as state senator for the district […]

  • Tips for driving in dangerous weather conditions

    Even as most roads are clear of snow, road conditions are still considered dangerous. “We’re gonna have some refreezing in areas, bridges and what not. We’re gonna have some blowing snow, maybe some black ice in the tire tracks,” said Iowa State Trooper Dan Loussaert, “Increase your following distance, slow down a little bit, pay attention, make sure everybody has their seatbelts on.” He also recommends staying off your cell phone and cruise control. “The vehicles not sensing that you […]


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