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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
  • “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 […]

  • Goodwill employee finds $2,000 in donated jacket, quickly looks for owner

    The goodwill of a person can be measured by what they give or what they do when no one is watching. On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Deborah Weiganet was sorting through clothes at the Clinton, Iowa Goodwill. “And ran across this jacket of some sort, it was in the pocket, a couple of envelopes that were packed, so I checked them out and that’s when I found the money,” said Weiganet. “She pulled the money out of the envelope of […]

  • Couple claims they found marijuana in a fast-food burger

    A couple from Ottumwa, Iowa says they found marijuana in their McDonald’s hamburgers.

  • Muscatine one step closer to grant money for proposed development plan

    One of three cities in our area to compete for state money to help with major development projects is moving forward. Bettendorf and Davenport were beat out by their neighbors down river in Muscatine. The funds the cities were applying for is part of the Iowa Reinvestment District Program with the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The program provides up to $100 million in new state hotel and motel and sales tax revenues to be reinvested. Davenport applied for the funds […]

  • As parts of Davenport expand, others see decline in business

    Smart Toyota of Quad Cities held a ground breaking for their new facility at the ever expanding 53rd Street Corridor Monday, May 12, 2014. Many were at the celebration, but for some businesses near the current dealership at 4618 Brady Street, the news of a move is disheartening as many businesses have moved away from the Brady Street Corridor. Bob Martin’s KBD Kitchen and Bath has been located on North Brady Street since 1999. “Back in ’99 it was of […]

  • School board meeting gives few answers in Milledgeville’s explicit photos investigation

    Parents got few answers about allegations that high school students shared sexually explicit images of a classmate using Snapchat.

  • Washington, Illinois continues to rebuild

    As many across the country survey storm damage, the people of Washington, Illinois are well on their way to rebuilding after a tornado damaged or destroyed one thousand homes on November 17, 2013. As some mourn what was, there are painted promises of what will be. “For us it was never a thought not to rebuild,” said Dianna Wara who is originally from East Moline, Illinois. On November 17, 2013, Dianna Wara lost everything. Nearly six months later, nails and […]

  • Soccer balls coming to a golf course near you

    "Footgolf" is coming to the Quad Cities.

  • How you can defend yourself while you’re out for a run

    After several local women reported being groped while they were out for a morning run, local self-defense instructors say there are some moves you can learn to help protect yourself.

  • Illinois is the worst possible state to live, according to residents in survey

    A recent Gallup poll finds Illinois residents say their state is the worst state to live in. According to Gallup, one in four Illinois residents say the state is the worst place to live, followed by 17% each in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Gallup surveyed a random sample of 600 adults, aged 18 and older, living in the United States and the District of Columbia using telephone interviews from June to December 2013. The survey pointed to Illinois resident’s lack […]