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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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    200 Years Ago: The Battle of Credit Island

    Many say it was a key moment in American History that happened in the Quad Cities. On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, a commemoration ceremony took place on Credit Island in Davenport, where the Battle of Credit Island was 200 years ago on September 4-5, 1814. The event was one of the westernmost and last battles of the War of 1812, when American troops fought the British and their Native American allies, which included Chief Blackhawk. According to a press release, […]

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    New Event Calls Attention to Drug Overdose Deaths in the QC

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  • RiverDrive

    3-Month Long Construction Project to Impact I-74, River Drive Drivers

    The signs are already up warning drivers of another construction project on another bridge in the Quad Cities. Beginning Monday, September 8th, 2014, IDOT crews are going to close the ramps on Interstate 74 that lead to and from River Drive in Moline. In addition, River Drive from 19th Street to 23rd Street will be blocked to all traffic starting on that same date. “This is the first contract to be done on the Illinois side of the river that’s […]

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    Let’s Move QC: High School Football Kicker Recovers From Hip Injury

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  • No Deal in Galesburg School District After 4-Hour Meeting

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  • Terrace Perkins

    Additional Arrest Made in July Davenport Shooting

    An additional arrest has been made in the shooting of a Davenport man that happened this summer. Davenport Police say Scott County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Davenport Police Department Officers arrested 38-year-old Terrace Tyrone Perkins from Davenport on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. On July 28th, 2014, police say 43-year-old Gabriel Almanza was shot in the 20,000 block of 210th Street in rural Scott County. To see the story, click here. According to a press release, officers took Perkins into custody […]

  • Wheelchair Tennis Tourney Takes Place in QC

    Several Quad City athletes are redefining how the game of tennis is played. On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, the QCA Adaptive Sports Association helds its 2nd Annual Wheelchair Tennis Tournament at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline. Players could compete by themselves in singles or they could play doubles with an able-bodied teammate. Participants say it’s challenging to play the sport in a wheelchair, but it’s also fun to show what they can do. “I was a really big […]

  • Youth Football Clinic Takes Place at Historic NFL Spot in the QC

    The future of football is happening where the past played in the Quad Cities. On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, “Hometown Teams” held a youth football clinic at Douglas Park in Rock Island. Douglas Park is the home of the Rock Island Independents pro football team until 1925 and is the place where the National Football League (NFL) played its first game, according to a press release. During the clinic, players from the Quad City Wolfpack – a semi-pro football team […]

  • Local Event Gets Help Fundraising With Ice Bucket Challenge

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