Brittany Schaefer joined the 12 News team in September 2019 as a reporter. As a native New Englander, Brittany is thrilled to be covering a variety of stories in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is proud to call the Ocean State home.
Before joining 12 News, Brittany was an anchor and reporter for Charter TV3, a Spectrum station in Worcester, for four years. While there, she also hosted their weekly Health Watch segment with UMass Memorial Hospital.
Brittany grew up in a military family and has moved more than a dozen times! She attended the University of New Hampshire and earned a degree in journalism with a minor in communications. While in college, Brittany interned at WMUR and NHPTV and also wrote for the university’s newspaper, The New Hampshire.
Brittany’s favorite part about reporting is meeting people out in the community and being able to tell their stories.
When not at work, Brittany is often with her husband and mini golden retriever (they exist!), watching New England sports, or visiting one of the state’s beautiful beaches!