Since moving to Binghamton in 2016, Brittani Moncrease has grown to love Central New York for its unique and unpredictable excitement. Despite growing up in snowy Michigan, where she spent her childhood participating in the local ski club, Brittani’s first time hitting the slopes in her new home can certainly be described as similarly unpredictable. After deciding to put on some skis for old time’s sake, Brittani slid all the way down the hill, crashing uncontrollably. Even though she fractured several bones in her knee, Brittani remembers the incident with laughter, happy to share the funny footage with her viewers. After all, having the opportunity to relay what she experiences in the world is one of the many ways which Brittani finds inspiration in her work.
Prior to working at Spectrum News, Brittani served as a Digital Producer at CBS-affiliate KYW-TV in Philadelphia. During her time there, she covered several of Philadelphia’s top stories while working on the news desk and running the station’s digital channel. Throughout her impressive career, Brittani has been featured on Dr. Phil, published research and presented on the History of Black Medical Schools in the U.S., and has been honored with academic awards and fellowships. This drive to succeed is fueled by the opportunity to immerse herself in the moments that will someday be part of history. That being said, it’s no surprise that Brittani appreciates Central New York for its vibrant past, with her favorite landmark being the Harriet Tubman Home. Feeling a deep sense of pride for the Central New York and Southern Tier community, Brittani seeks out the chance not only to report on what’s happening in the area, but to become involved in a meaningful way.
When Brittani’s not out touring the area’s storied historical sites, she enjoys spending time with friends and her dog, Bella. She likes to stay active by traveling or playing sports and spends time relaxing with a good documentary or TV show. However, if you ever see Brittani out and about, feel free to stop and say hi. She loves connecting with the local community.