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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
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    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 […]

  • Kicker

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

    Travis Krayenhagen is “kicking off” his senior year on the Assumption High School football team, but he almost didn’t make the cut. Two years ago, Travis tore the cartilage in his right hip. “My leg had been sore all week and I just thought it was nothing but a groin pull or something and then it progressively got worse,” he said. “They told us he may never kick again and that was discouraging, but then we still had to do […]

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

    SUNDAY, August 24th, 2014 at 8:30pm: After a four-hour meeting with a Federal Mediator, the Galesburg Education Association and the Galesburg School Board have still not reached a compromise. The two sides met with a Federal Mediator on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 4pm. At 8pm, a Representative with the GEA told News 8 they are “very, very close,” but the strike is not over. “You know, it’s another day that they are looking for daycare,” said Tami Qualls, GEA […]

  • 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

    A local effort is underway to raise money for ALS – no ice bucket required. On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, the 2nd Annual Quad Cities Walk to Defeat ALS was scheduled to take place in Davenport. However, Mother Nature had different plans. Still, Representatives from the ALS Association’s Iowa Chapter say the were able to reach their financial goal thanks, in part, to the Ice Bucket Challenge that’s become a nationwide phenomenon. “As of yesterday morning, they raised $20,000,” said […]

  • Local 5K Raises Money For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development

    Dozens of runners and walkers are raising money for children and other groups in the QCA. On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, the Silvis Home Run 5K took place in Silvis, Illinois. All the proceeds from the race go to four groups – Silvis Little League,  the Silvis Fire Department Brotherhood, Silvis Main Street, and the American Heartland Softball Organization. “It’s especially great for the city of Silvis and especially great for our kids by getting them involved in running, getting […]

  • Local Education Fair Encourages Life-Long Learning

    Saturday’s wet weather did not stop kids and their families from enjoying some hands-on learning outside of the classroom. On August 23rd, 2014, the Bettendorf Public Library and the Family Museum hosted the Learning Campus Family Fun and Discovery Fair. There were activities inside both locations as well as outside in Faye’s Field, which included a petting zoo, crafts, and experiments. Organizers say they hope the fair connects kids and encourages life-long learning.

  • Weekend Festival Celebrates QC Culture Through Music

    The history of cultural heritage in the Quad Cities is being celebrating through music this weekend. The Polyrhythms Jazz & Heritage Festival took place Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at Martin Luther King Park in Rock Island. The free event is model after the “annual culturally rich New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival,” according to a press release. “Polyrhythms Jazz & Heritage Festival celebrates the indigenous music and culture of people who helped build the Quad Cities with their blood, sweat […]

  • Local Military Families Enjoy Night In Their Honor

    The wet start to the weekend did not stop military members from enjoying some outdoor fun with their families. On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, the Army Community Service (ACS) Center on the Rock Island Arsenal hosted a Military Family Night at Longview Park in Rock Island. The free event included food and games as well as swimming at Whitewater Junction. Organizers say it’s important to support our military members, because they sacrifice so much. “Whether it’s the soldier who’s overseas […]

  • Saturday Fire Destroys Dewitt, IA Barn

    Firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a barn to go up in flames on Saturday afternoon. On August 23rd, 2014, five different fire departments from around the area responded to the fire, located at 3062-215th Street in DeWitt, Iowa. Investigators say the barn is a total loss, but there wasn’t any equipment inside and no one was hurt. However, DeWitt Fire Chief Bob Sandry said the only challenge firefighters faced was the weather. “The biggest thing today is […]

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