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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
  • Bituminous Insurance moving out of Rock Island

    A big loss for downtown Rock Island as Bituminous Insurance Companies has announced to Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley that they are moving to Davenport. Mayor Pauley says he doesn’t know why or when the company is leaving, but says downtown Rock Island businesses will be impacted when the company takes its 150 employees across the river. Daniel Ramirec is a server at El Patron in downtown Rock Island. Soon, some of his regulars, won’t be stopping in as often. […]

  • TSA offering $15,000 for your ideas to speed-up airport security

    The Transportation Security Administration is asking for help to speed up airport security lines. The agency is holding a challenge and will give $15,000 to the best idea. “The InnoCentive Challenge is about leveraging innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to find solutions to TSA’s most challenging issues — in our instance, for more effective and dynamic queue design,” said a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. The challenge they are facing has to do with the expanding TSA pre-check, a screening […]

  • Daycare prescription drug mishap has Davenport mom concerned

    A Davenport mom says she never worried about her daughter going to daycare until she was given a pill to treat ADHD, that was prescribed to another kid. It was mid-afternoon last week, when Sharon Shorter received a call from Friendly House telling her there was something wrong with her daughter. “You need to come and get Kari because she’s throwing up all over the place,” Shorter recalled being told. Once at home, 7-year-old Ukyria, known as “Kari,” was sleepy. […]

  • Davenport community center needs help to stay open

    24 hours after a man was shot in Davenport, neighbors are now worried their community center, which is a block away from where that shooting happened, might have to be shut down. Inside a brick building near 6th and Vine in Davenport, there are people watching over the neighborhood. “It’s a low income area,” said Kenny Staggs. “When we’re open on a day there might be about 20, 25, 30 people that come in,” said Lupe Serrano. “In the community, […]

  • City of Davenport developing news site

    In this fast paced world, the City of Davenport is turning attention to 24/7 news cycle by having a news website of its own. A presentation for the site from January lists some of the goals for the plan including: to be the go-to source for City news, create positive buzz, be the leading resource during emergency and crisis events, break news good and bad, manage message on potential controversies, create two-way conversations, and change the culture. “I don’t like […]

  • Prophetstown man honors late wife by serving thousands of free meals

    Every Monday since January 2013, a man in Prophetstown, Illinois has been providing free meals to the community, with the help of volunteers, to honor his wife who passed away.

  • ‘Healing process’ begins as arrest is made in Carrie Olson murder case

    From the first few days after Carrie Olson disappeared, there were questions from her family about Timothy McVay's possible involvement.

  • Christie headlines Branstad fundraiser in Davenport

    The Quad Cities were in the national spotlight Thursday night, as a potential presidential candidate made his first prominent trip to Iowa. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie headlined a fundraising dinner at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds for Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. “This is a guy who has set an example for governors all across the country for both parties,” said Christie about Branstad. Christie, who is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, encouraged the 250 to […]

  • Hatch proposes coalition to help immigrant children

    Iowa gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch commended Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba while offering his own plan to offer Iowa resources to help unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border.

  • Prophetstown focuses on hope, one year after fire

    One year ago, two brothers sparked a fire in a recycling bin in Prophetstown, Illinois. The fire went on to cause $3 million in damage, destroying much of the historic downtown. On the night of July 15, 2014, the focus was on hope for the future. Many people in the community gathered at a cook-out and a “Hope” Prophetstown Strong ceremony that were held Tuesday evening, July 15, 2014, at Eclipse Memorial Park. “We remember the devastation, the debris, and […]

  • How that Chicago trip can be a lot cheaper than you think

    In a city with so much to see and do in the Windy City, there are ways to do it all without breaking the bank.

  • One year later: Sterling boy buried in Indiana sand dune “doing good”

    One year ago, 7-year-old Nathan Woessner was on vacation at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore when he fell into a sinkhole on Mount Baldy.  He was buried under 11 feet of sand for more than three hours. His survival has been called a miracle, but today, he’s just as active as any other 7-year-old boy. A smile on his face as he swings, the simplest of moments with their son now have more meaning for Faith and Greg Woessner. “It’s really […]


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