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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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    Record-Breaking ‘Day of Caring’ Takes Place Across the QC

    United Way of the Quad Cities Area is breaking a record. On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, 2,600 volunteers participated in the organization’s 10th Annual Day of Caring, which is a record number of volunteers for a day dedicated to giving back to the community. In a matter of hours, organizers say up to 200 projects are completed. The projects include reading books to school children, distributing food to the hungry, and cleaning up spots around the area. On the corner […]

  • Leaders discuss Thomson Prison’s possible opening

    Thomson Prison is back in the news this week. Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D – Illinois) is meeting the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D – Illinois) at the facility on Monday afternoon, August 18th, 2014. The purpose of the meeting is to “hold a community leaders update regarding the activation of Thomson Prison,” according to a press released sent out by U.S. Sen. Durbin’s team. Officials in the region say that managers […]

  • New Smoking Ban Signed Into Law In Illinois

    Illinois’ smoking ban is expanding. On Saturday, August 16th, 2014, Governor Pat Quinn signed the Smoke-Free Campus act into law. The law bans both indoor and outdoor smoking at public colleges and universities starting July 1st, 2015. 16 other states, including Iowa, also have smoke-free policies in place at their state-supported schools. Also on Saturday, Governor Quinn signed legislation that restricts the display of e-cigarettes. Starting January 1st, 2015, the products have to be sold behind a counter in an […]

  • Air Glider Goes Down West of the Quad Cities

    An air glider crashed west of the Quad Cities in Nichols, Iowa when the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing. The crash happened Sunday, August 17, 2014 just before 3:30 p.m. at 1911 Elder Avenue. The pilot, Guy Russo, explained that he was flying into Tipton when his glider ran out of warm air to keep it up, forcing him to make an emergency landing. “I circled the area before I got too low and saw this fallow […]

  • Competitors Nationwide Race Lawn mowers in Tampico, Illinois

    Lawnmowers are getting a break from mowing grass this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th, 2014, the National Lawnmower Races were held on the TNT Speedway in Tampico, Illinois. Organizers say around 75 people competed in 11 different classes. They say some lawnmowers get up to 80 miles an hour. “The rush is outstanding,” Todd Tornow with the Illinois Lawnmower Racing Association said. “It’s awesome. It’s exciting to be out there on the track and it’s just […]

  • Fundraising Festival Honors St. Ambrose Student

    People in the Quad Cities are trying to raise money for mental health research. On Sunday, August 17th, 2014, AdamFest took place at Hilltop Fitness in East Moline. The fundraiser featured live bands, martial arts demonstrations, food, and raffles. AdamFest is named after Adam Smith. He was a student at St. Ambrose University when his family says he killed himself after experiencing paranoia and delusions. Organizers of AdamFest say all the proceeds will go toward mental health research in Rock […]

  • Fundraiser Helps Silvis Family Recover From Fire, Burglary

    A family in Silvis, Illinois is getting some help after losing their home to a fire and their belongings allegedly to thieves. On Sunday, August 17th, 2014, a fundraiser took place for the Holland Family at the Rock Island Boat Club. The event included food, vendors, and a raffle with all the proceeds going to the family. In June 2014, a fire damaged the Holland’s house. Then, one day later, thieves reportedly broke in and stole several items. “I’m grateful […]

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  • $50 Million Project Would Transform 3 Buildings In Downtown Davenport

    A school is expanding, buildings are changing, and hundreds of jobs are coming to one area in the Quad Cities. On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, representatives from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) announced their plan to create a “full-service urban campus” in downtown Davenport. The $50 million project would include a public-private development partnership with Restoration St. Louis. The developers would complete the project in two phases in 2016 and 2017. The first phase includes renovating the First Midwest Bank […]

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