Angie Sharp is WQAD’s Weekend Anchor. You can watch her, alongside Storm Track 8 Meteorologist Kelsey Woodard and News 8 Sports’ Kory Kuffler, on Saturdays 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 (located behind what’s now 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 DOVE Golf Tournament, the Go Red for Women Luncheon, the Quad Cities’ Marathon, Festival of Trees, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Boo at the Zoo, any Quad Cities River Bandits Game, and of course… Red, White, and BOOM! A week would not be complete for Angie without a chocolate chip cookie dough malt from Whitey’s, a #7 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 Innovation Leader at John Deere – in Moline.

Angie is proud to be part of an incredible team at WQAD and looks forward to meeting you… whether it’s when she’s out covering the stories of the day, getting groceries at HyVee, or grabbing a coffee at Red Band!

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    Police say one person is dead and another is in the hospital after a head-on collision. It happened on Saturday, October 3rd around 6am. Investigators with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office say two vehicles hit head-on north of Ridge Road on Route 67. The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics took the other driver to the hospital. No names are being released at this time as the incident remains under investigation.  

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    Car Drives Into East Moline Gas Station

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    The Sharp Side on WORK IT WEDNESDAY: Half-Marathon Moments

    On Sunday, I “ran the Quad.” Apparently, that’s the hip way to say you ran the Quad Cities Marathon… or in my case, the Quad Cities (Half) Marathon. Hey, I still ran in all four cities – even if it was HALF of what those crazy (amazing, but crazy) Marathoners did. So, I got the shirt: I promise, I would have returned it if I didn’t get to the finish line… which did cross my mind at Mile 10. It […]

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    Let’s Move QC: Fall Sports That Hurt Student Athletes The Most

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    QC Student Organizes Meal-Packing Event For The Hungry

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    Thresher’s Meal Raises Money For Old Quad City Church

    A simple meal is helping keep an old church up and running. On Sunday, September 27th, 2015, the 18th Annual Thresher’s Meal took place at Our Savior Presbyterian Church in LeClaire, Iowa. “In years past, when farmers harvested their fields, thresher crews would travel from farm to farm helping to bring in the crops,” explained a press release. “The family would provide hearty dinners to keep the workers going, while the crews would enjoy the break from the hard work.” […]

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    11-Year-Old Shares The Spotlight At Quad Cities Marathon

    An 11-year-old made headlines at the Quad Cities Marathon. The 18th annual event took place on Sunday, September 27th, 2015. More than 5,000 runners participated – 600 people ran the 26.2 marathon, nearly 2,000 people ran the half-marathon, and another 1,000 ran the 5K. Among them was 11-year-old Audrey Jenkins, who won the women’s 5K. She tells News 8 she trained with her Dad for the run, but was nervous when it came to actually winning the race. “I was […]

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    Local Dairy Farm Holds Open House Event

    It’s just a quick trip from the city to the country. On Sunday, September 27th, 2015, Triple Creek Dairy held an open house at its farm in Long Grove, Iowa. The free event allowed guests to see the farm’s goats, try milking a goat, visit the petting zoo, and purchase items made by other local vendors. “It’s just an experience, a fun family experience,” said Co-Owner Brendia Kempf. “So many people are so far removed from the farm that they […]


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