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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!


Recent Articles
  • Augustana Supports St. Ambrose Stadium Project

    As leaders from Saint Ambrose University wait to see if Davenport City Council will override Mayor Bill Gluba’s veto on their plans to build a stadium and sports complex, one of the school’s rivals is speaking out in support of the project. Augustana College in Rock Island has completed two athletic facilities in the last five years. The Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex was completed last year and includes a new $10 million 1,800-seat stadium. “The new football stadium […]

  • Neighbors, SAU Leaders Respond to Mayor’s Stadium Veto

    It’s not over… yet. That’s what neighbors as well as leaders at Saint Ambrose University are saying on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 after Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba vetoed the school’s plans to build a stadium and sports complex on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. The plan includes a 2,500-seat stadium and sports complex on the St. Vincent Center property near the corner of West Central Park Avenue and Marquette Street. However, those who live around the area say they are concerned […]

  • Federal Funding Plan Could Help Arsenal Stay Competitive

    The QCA’s largest employer may be getting a big boost. $225 million could be on its way to the Rock Island Arsenal and two other arsenals in the U.S. The money is part of a Senate spending bill for the Defense Department’s next fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2014. The bill passed the Senate appropriations subcommittee and will be discussed in full committee on Thursday, July 17, 2014. “I’m chairing that hearing,” said U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, (D) Illinois, […]

  • Inaugural Military Appreciation Ride Brings All Branches Together

    Military members across the area are riding as one as part of a new event in the Quad Cities. The U.S.O. – along with the Garrison Command on the Rock Island Arsenal – put together a military appreciation ride on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. The event started outside Bad Boyz Pizza in downtown, Moline with the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. Afterwards, both active and veteran riders from all branches of the military and several different motorcycle groups […]

  • Comic & Arts Convention Features Local Illustrator

    A local illustrator was featured at the Quad Cities Planet Comic and Arts Convention this year. The 5th annual event took place at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island on Sunday, July 13th, 2014. It included more than 40 tables full of comics, collectibles, memorabilia. The convention also featured a workshop run by Davenport Artist, Dominic Velando, who teaches kids how to make their own comic books. “You put two pictures together and then you fill in what happens in […]

  • Local Jazz Society Grants Student Scholarships

    Several area music students have more money to further their musical education. On Sunday, July 13th, 2014, the Catfish Jazz Society held its annual scholarships awards at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Davenport. The group gave two $1,000 scholarships to two area high school seniors to help further their education in jazz studies. Seven area high school underclassmen also each received $500 scholarships for band camp. Members of the Catfish Jazz Society say it’s important to support musical skills, […]

  • Construction Project Set to Begin in Bettendorf

    A two-month long construction project begins in Bettendorf this week. Starting Monday, July 14, 2014 and continuing into September, Central Avenue from west of Pius Lane to Devils Glen Road will be closed to westbound traffic. City officials say eastbound traffic will be open on one side of the center line or the other, but traffic intending to go west on Central Avenue will be detoured around the construction zone using Devils Glen Road southward, State Street westward, and 28th […]

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    Governor Quinn Urges Action After Deadly Shootings

    After two violent weekends in Chicago, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is urging legislators to pass legislation that he says will make neighborhoods safer. The Illinois Public Safety Act would ban the sale or delivery of assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines. It would also require background checks for the transfer of guns. On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Governor Quinn met Congresswoman Robin Kelly at the site of a recent fatal shooting in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. Over the July […]

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    World Cup: Netherlands defeats Brazil in third place playoff

    (CNN) — It’s often described as the game no team wants to play in. This was certainly the case for Brazil Saturday as the World Cup hosts suffered further embarrassment after the Netherlands triumphed 3-0 in the third place playoff match in Brasilia. Chaotic defending helped the Dutch race into an early lead with Robin van Persie scoring a penalty before Daley Blind added a second soon after. Brazil spent much of the second period looking for a way back […]

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    The Templeton Rye Pork Project: Does the pork taste like whiskey?

    The team at Templeton set out to make pork even more tasty with a touch of Templeton Rye.

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    Neighbors React After Buyer Backs Out of Audubon School Site Agreement

    Moline Acquisitions LLC has backed out of its plan to buy the former site of the Audubon School in Rock Island, according to Dr. Mike Oberhaus, Superintendent of the Rock Island-Milan School District. In May of 2014, the Rock Island-Milan School Board accepted a purchasing agreement from Moline Acquisitions LLC for $700,000. Thomas Morabito was the planned buyer of the site. Morabito works for Seneca Real Estate Advisors out of Chicago. Morabito did not return phone calls to News 8 […]

  • Local County Fair, Trainers Highlight Horse Racing Concerns

    Some say it’s a dying industry in Illinois. On Sunday, July 6th, 2014, the Mercer County Fair in Aledo, Illinois kicked off with the harness races. “Aledo has a long standing history in the harness racing,” says Organizer, Rita Williams. “The Mercer County Fairgrounds is on the National Register of Historic Places and we’re the second oldest county fair in the state of Illinois. They’ve been racing harness races in Mercer County ever since the late 1800s.” But the pastime’s […]