Brittany Glas is thrilled to be reporting in the Beehive State where her journalism career began. Although she’ll always claim her Texas roots and pride to go along with it, this BYU graduate is so excited to be part of the KSL-TV news team as an investigative reporter.
Brittany is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined KSL 5 in 2019. She comes to the station from KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas, where she spent three years as an investigative reporter, focused on criminal justice and consumer investigations.
One of those investigations centered on concerns with the state’s toll road billing system, which sent 2.2 million customers – some who say they were wrongfully billed – to a collections agency. Following that investigation, Texas cut ties with its collections agency and waived $1.3 billion in late fees. A new law also went into effect capping annual late fees. Her work on this project was recognized across the state.
Prior to working in Austin, Brittany was an investigative reporter for KSNW-TV in Kansas. Brittany launched an investigation into the Kansas Department for Children and Families that sparked a year-long audit into the department’s policies and pushed for change in its organization after a mother stabbed her son to death. That family was on the state’s radar and critics argue the state could have done something to prevent the boy’s tragic death.
As a broadcast journalism student at Brigham Young University, Brittany participated in the production of a 50-minute documentary film entitled “I Am Not My Body.” The project took her to Romania where she served as its lead reporter. It was one of many stories she believes changed her life. In 2012, the documentary was awarded at the College Television Awards.
Brittany is passionate about telling meaningful, valuable stories you need to know about. Although the stories she works on often require in-depth, critical analysis, she is committed to uncovering the truth, giving a voice to those who may not have one, and sparking necessary change. It’s a responsibility she doesn’t take lightly. She is dedicated to her profession and her audience.
During her spare time, Brittany enjoys spending quality time with her husband hiking, traveling, checking items off her bucket list and cheering on their BYU Cougars!
If there’s an issue you want investigated in your community, email Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org.