Brett Brooks joined the Eyewitness News Team in January 2019.
Her journalism career began at WEIU News Watch at Eastern Illinois University, which she credits for teaching her the foundations of being a journalist and finding the story within a story.
Her interest in television began once her dad took her behind the scenes of a live television production and she was instantly hooked.
After graduating from EIU, Brett studied political journalism while earning her Masters Degree, in under a year, from the University of Illinois’ Public Affairs Reporting program. There she reported on Governor Rauner’s first year in office.
She previously worked as a television news producer and served as a College Professor teaching journalism/communications. After taking a year off to study wine in Dallas, Texas,
Brett has over 10 years of pageant experience and is currently the reigning Miss Black America Illinois.