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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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    From the outside, it doesn’t look any different. It’s what happened inside Truman Elementary School that Principal Mary McMeekin describes as “amazing.” On Thursday, September 25th, 2014, the Davenport Community School District held a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate a nearly $7 million interior renovation completed in just 11 weeks by crews at Bush Construction. “They had double crews that worked throughout the day and into the evening and sometimes they came in on weekends and got it […]

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  • Davenport Releases Finances To Public Through New Website

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    QC Missing Persons Network Founder Receives 2nd Jefferson Awards Nomination

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  • ATV driver flips vehicle in Calamus, Iowa

    A Davenport woman was seriously injured when she rolled her ATV north of the Quad Cities. Investigators said it was just before 4 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014 when 41-year-old Rachel McMahon lost control of her four-wheeler. The crash happened near the intersection of 178th Avenue and 298th Street in Calamus, Iowa. She was reportedly airlifted for medical treatment. Authorities say she was not wearing a helmet.

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    Two hurt in Bettendorf motorcycle crash

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