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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
  • 29th Student Hunger Drive kicks off

    It’s been one of the biggest events in the Quad Cities for nearly three decades and Monday, September 29, 2014 hundreds of high school students from 17 different schools kicked off the 2014 Student Hunger Drive. “I like to think that if I was in the position that some of these students that I go to school with and these families around the Quad City Area, I would love students to help me out and help feed my family,” said […]

  • Ad criticing Gov Quinn

    Fact check: What you need to know about the ‘100 years of failure’ ad targeting Gov. Quinn

    “100 years” is a political ad aimed at trying to tie Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and ex-Gov. (and now imprisoned) Rod Blagojevich.

  • Absentee ballot requests skyrocket as midterm election approaches

    Election day is less than two months away, but an increasing number of people are requesting a ballot before that day, by voting absentee. According to figures from the Iowa Secretary of State, 112,178 requests for absentee ballots have already been filed for the 2014 midterm election. In 2010, there were 56,725 total requests. Of the 112,178 requests this year, 57,869 are Democrat requests and 31,099 are Republican. “So, obviously, all the campaigns are out doing due diligence to make […]

  • Fact check: What you need to know about the ad critical of Rauner’s position on minimum wage

    "Eliminate Minimum Wage" is a 30-second commercial aired by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. It targets Republican opponent Bruce Rauner on his position on the minimum wage.

  • Retired Moline couple shares their music with coffee shop listeners

    In the ever-changing tune of time, sometimes the time for things we’d like to do gets pushed aside. “He bought a piano for us when we were first married and so I played a little bit,  but I worked a lot and I had children so it was a busy time,” said Suzanne Maccall. “I stopped for a long time,” added Tom Maccall. Mr. Maccall was a teacher for 33 years. His wife, Suzanne, was a John Deere employee for […]

  • Scott County Republicans work to extend their reach

    With less than two months until Election Day, Scott County Republicans are working to extend their reach by targeting their message to more demographics. With a plate full of food and some conversation around the table, the Scott County Republicans are sharing their message who typically vote for the other side–minorities. “Well, I think we need to get our message out better,” said Judy Davidson, Chairwoman of the Scott County Republicans. Among those at the outreach event was Mindy Carpenter, […]

  • Secretary Vilsack, Congresswoman Bustos announce millions in conservation grants

    A multi-million dollar announcement with national consequences was made in the Quad Cities Monday, September 15, 2014, as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants. Secretary Vilsack and Congresswoman Bustos made the announcement at the Erickson family farm in Milan. The family farm has already been working on soil conservation practices. The $15.7 million will go to 47 different organizations to help them come up with new conservation and technology approaches. […]

  • Local cancer patient and family sentenced to probation for marijuana charges

    A Scott County man with terminal cancer who was found guilty in July for manufacturing marijuana, conspiracy, violation of the drug tax stamp act and possession of drug paraphernalia was sentenced to three years probation on September 9, 2014. Benton and Loretta Mackenzie and their son, Cody were found guilty on drug charges in Scott County on July 9, 2014 after 71 marijuana plants were seized by police in May 2013. A jury convicted Benton and Loretta Mackenzie each of […]

  • Domestic violence shelter manager reacts to Ray Rice video

    The walls in Kris Hull Houghton’s office are covered in drawings from kids she’s helped who have witnessed domestic violence. “The kids and believe it or not, if they’ve experienced it within the home, they’re 333% more likely to actually end up in an abusive relationship themselves,” she said. Stuffed letters spell out “Hope” on her door. “It’s probably because its the biggest thing sometimes that they’re lacking or that they need,” said Hull Houghton. As Program and Services Manager […]

  • Fact Check: What you need to know about the ad criticizing Braley’s attendance record

    by Ed Tibbetts, Quad-City Times “AWOL” is a 30-second television commercial by Concerned Veterans for America, a conservative advocacy group. It targets Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley, and it’s one of several ads on the same issue. Not all, however, make exactly the same claims. Watch the ad – click here. When and where it is running: The ad has been running in the Quad-Cities, as well as other parts of Iowa. The claim: The ad seizes on the controversy […]

  • Daughter of Vietnam vet surprises him with ride in Navy plane

    A Galesburg woman has helped to send 26 veterans on the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, and the daughter of a Vietnam vet had a chance to be recognized with a special gift for her hard work, but she thought that gift should go to someone else. There’s a little bit of uncertainty, in every surprise. Especially when that surprise involves putting a U.S. Navy vet into a plane for the first time since 1968. “He thinks he’s here […]

  • Clinton man training to be the first person with spastic cerebral palsy to run the Chicago Marathon

    This fall, up to 45,000 runners from 100 countries will take off in the Chicago marathon. Among them is a man from Clinton, Iowa who is trying to achieve something no one has done before. Jeff Hobbs has spastic cerebral palsy. “The diagnosis of spastic cerebral palsy causes the muscles to be in spasm and so they’re not as flexible, they don’t have the same stretching ability,” said Kathryn Ellsworth, clinic supervisor at Genesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. But […]


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