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Angie Sharp is WQAD's Weekend Anchor. You can watch her, alongside Storm Track 8 Meteorologist Cassie Heiter and News 8 Sports' Kory Kuffler, on Saturday at 6pm & 10pm and Sundays at 5pm & 10pm.

While she wasn't born in the Quad Cities, the Quad Cities have always been very important to Angie.

Before moving to Downers Grove, Illinois, Angie's parents and extended family grew up and went to school in East Moline. Angie can remember visiting her grandparent's house (formerly located behind TPC Deere Run) and watching her cousins compete in Marching Band competitions at United Township High School.

However, Angie's earliest memory of the Quad Cities was riding with her dad in a convertible when he was the Grand Marshal in Augustana College's 1990 Homecoming Parade.

18 years later, Angie graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication and English with an Emphasis in Writing. During her time as a Viking, Angie became an Intern at WQAD. Through shadowing reporters, helping producers, and working with photographers, Angie quickly found a passion for telling the stories of her community.

In August 2008, Angie began her career in journalism as a photojournalist with WHBF in Rock Island. In November 2009, she found her way back to WQAD as a producer and reporter for "Good Morning Quad Cities." In October 2010, Angie was taken off the graveyard shift and began reporting full-time for WQAD. In May 2013, Angie became the Weekend Anchor for WQAD.

Angie loves living in the Quad Cities. Her favorite events include the John Deere Classic, the Quad Cities' Marathon, Festival of Trees, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Boo at the Zoo, and of course, Red, White, and BOOM! A week would not be complete for Angie without a malt from Whitey's, a meal from Hungry Hobo, and a run along the Mighty Mississippi to work it all off.

Angie went from "Mitchum" to "Sharp" in August 2012, when she was married at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. She currently lives with her husband, Zach Sharp - an Engineer with John Deere - in Moline.

Angie is proud to be part of an incredible team at WQAD and looks forward to meeting you when she's out covering the stories of the day!


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    Even in a room with more than 200 people, it's hard not to recognize Vera Kelly's laugh, hug, and connection with others.

  • Seniors Perform Holiday Concert For Family, Friends

    The Center for Active Seniors, Inc. - or CASI - showed off the talents of seniors in the Quad City community.

  • From Age 2 to 92: Santa Visits Quad City Seniors

    Santa isn't just for kids, but for those who are kids at heart.

  • Quad City Kids Compete, Learn With Robots

    It’s a competition that is all about robotics and at the same time, not about robotics at all. On Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th, The Quad City Engineering and Science Council hosted The Quad Cities-Davenport FIRST LEGO League Expo at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. More than 700 area competitors, ages 9 to 14, formed 89 teams to build and program robots to complete missions on a thematic playing surface, as well as conduct research to discover more […]

  • Local Golfers Unite For Dry, Warm December Weekend

    Warm winter weather is bringing back business for a favorite summertime sport. Several golf courses in the area – including Duck Creek in Davenport and Palmer Hills in Bettendorf – are re-opening on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 and Sunday, December 14th , 2014 for avid golfers so they can take advantage of mild temperatures. “It’s rare,” said golfer, Casey Lasley. “Last year, we were shut out all winter so it’s pretty rare that we get out here in December, let […]

  • “Wreaths Across America” Comes To Rock Island National Cemetery

    At nearly 1,000 locations, including the Rock Island National Cemetery, people are making sure every veteran – even those who are no longer with us – is not forgotten this holiday season. On Saturday, December 13th, 2014, the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony took place on the Rock Island Arsenal and hundreds of other places across the country and overseas. As part of the worldwide movement, members from every branch of the military placed wreaths at the headstones of more […]

  • Local Legion Holds Holiday Dinner For Veterans

    Making sure they are not forgotten this holiday season, the Milan American Legion held an event for local veterans who are less fortunate. The group’s annual Out Reach Dinner was Saturday, December 13th, 2014. It included a free dinner as well as an appearance from Santa, who gave each veteran a gift and a “goody bag of necessities.” Veterans at the event said they were honored to be remembered and are grateful for all the work, planning, and cooking.  

  • Holiday Toy Drive Benefits Young Victims of Domestic Violence

    The youngest victims of domestic violence need your help this holiday season. On Saturday, December 13th, 2014 and Sunday, December 14th, 2014, the Davenport Police Association and Family Resources, Inc. – along with U.S. Adventure R.V. – are sponsoring their annual Domestic Violence Shelter Christmas Toy Drive. “Since 2002, this annual event has helped countless children and families throughout the Quad City area during the Christmas season by providing Christmas presents to children living in shelters, safe houses, and those […]

  • A Warm December Day Spent Working “On The Garden”

    A group in the Quad Cities took advantage of the warm winter weather to work on a unique type of garden. On Saturday, December 13th, 2014, the Rotary Club of Rock Island sponsored an Urban Garden Work Day in downtown Rock Island. Rock Island Rotary is partnering with Activate Rock Island, Rock Island Urban Gardens, and Broadway Presbyterian Church to build raised beds and wheelchair-accessible gardens for the senior residents of the Coventry Apartments and two of the ARC homes […]

  • Q.C. STEM Students Take Code Challenge

    It’s Computer Science Education Week and to celebrate, dozens of local students are taking up a challenge. On Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 70 students of all ages competed in the “Hour of Code” Challenge. The event is a nationwide grassroots movement created by Code.org, but the area event was hosted by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and called “Plant Yourself in STEM.” (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) During the challenge, the group spent one hour coding followed by a half […]

  • This Is Your Last Weekend To Sign Up For Health Coverage

    This weekend is one of the last opportunities for uninsured residents to sign up for health coverage that starts January 1st, 2015. To encourage those in the Quad Cities to do so, Get Covered Illinois and The Project of the Quad Cities held an Enrollment Event and Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Rock Island. More than a dozen In-Person Counselors (IPCs) were available to answer questions and address concerns.  […]

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