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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!


Recent Articles
  • Fathers, Kids Take Over Modern Woodmen Park’s Outfield

    The Quad Cities River Bandits are helping dads across the area celebrate Father’s Day. On Sunday, June 21st, 2015, the team hosted its 4th Annual Father’s Day Cookout during their game against the Burlington Bees. Following the game, the River Bandits also allowed families to come onto the outfield and play a game of catch. “This is one of the things that I really love – playing ball with my kids,” said Jamie Smith. “This is how I bond with […]

  • ‘Ride the River’ Cyclists Try Out Replica Of First Bridge, New Bridge

    The 31st Annual “Ride the River” has a new feature this year. On Sunday, June 21st, 2015, participants got to ride across an 1856 replica of the first bridge to cross the Mississippi River. The bridge was built by Estes Construction and painted by a group of kids last weekend. “Ride the River” benefits River Action, which is working to make the replica an actual pedestrian/bicycle bridge over River Drive. The organization was able to meet its goal on Kickstarter […]

  • Figge Offering Free Admission For Limited Time

    The Figge Art Museum is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and it’s doing so by offering free admission. “We really celebrating the history of the museum and the effort it took to create this building, which is an internationally-known building,” said Tim Schiffer, Executive Director of the Figge Art Museum. “We want to remind people of that – that we have this in the community and that it’s a resource.” The Figge Art Museum opened in August 2005. Schiffer […]

  • Father’s Day Most Fatal-Crash Holiday In Iowa

    It’s Father’s Day, but the happy holiday is actually the worst day of the year when it comes to car accidents. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Father’s Day has become the single most deadly day on Iowa roads. “During the past 10 years, 42 traffic fatalities have occurred on Father’s Day,” said a press release. That makes it the highest single day fatality holiday in Iowa. Officials with the Iowa DPS are reminding everyone to buckle up, […]

  • Want Free River Bandits Tickets? Vote For “Best Of The Ballparks”

    The Quad Cities River Bandits want a win… and it has nothing to do with their team record. Modern Woodmen Park is competing in Ballpark Digest’s “Best of the Ballparks” contest. It was voted Best Minor League Ballpark in 2013. The first round of the contest allowed fans to vote for one of 30 Class-A ballparks. Modern Woodmen Park made it through to the finals, where it’s up against Fifth Third Ballpark in West Michigan. To vote for Modern Woodmen […]

  • Golf Outing Raises Money For QC Student Scholarships

    You can play golf and help send kids to college… all at the same time. On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, QC United held its 15th Annual “Swing Into Education” Golf Outing at Palmer Hills Golf Course in Bettendorf. The event benefits the QC United College Scholarship Program, which “has been rewarding hard-working but financially challenged QC urban high school students with college scholarships for 15 y ears and is the longest running scholarship program of its kind,” said a press […]

  • Live Uncommon Kicks Off Summer Series With Run, Live Music

    Live Uncommon is combining art and wellness. On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, Live Uncommon kicked off its “LU Summer Series UNCOMMON on the FIGGE Plaza” with a 5K and 10K “Urban Citizen” Run/Walk and live music on the plaza in front of the Figge Art Museum, which is also celebrating its 10th Anniversary this weekend. Organizers say they are excited to honor the arts and celebrate individuality with events like yoga, dance, A Capella music, chalk art, and more. “We […]

  • Softball Tournament Raises Money For Local Woman With Cancer

    Hundreds of people are playing softball to help a woman with cancer. Darcy Leu was diagnosed in April 2015 with Stage 4 Liver Cancer. According to a press release, “In three months, it has quadrupled in size and spread to her lung and lymph nodes. She is currently doing chemotherapy every 3 weeks.” On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, her friends and family organized a softball tournament at Erickson Center in Clinton, Iowa to raise money for her medical bills. More […]

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    Christian Care Needs Your Help Stocking Its Cupboards

    People in the Quad Cities are helping the homeless. On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, Christian Care held a Fill the Truck Food Drive outside of Jewel in Moline. Organizers say all donations will go straight to their community meal sites, which serve men, women, and children year round. “This year around this time it seems like donations are down, so what we are trying to do is stock up,” said Organizer, Marilyn DeMay. “We have community meal sites as well […]

  • Micro Brew Mile Combines Road Racing With Beer Drinking

    They’re giving the phrase “beer run” a whole new meaning. On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, the 2nd Annual Micro Brew Mile and 6K Road Race took place in downtown Moline. Participants were able to take part in five different types of races as well as a 6K. Afterwards, runners enjoyed the Micro Brew Mile Craft Beer Festival as the post-race party, which included samples from more than 25 local breweries. “There’s a big push to bring back to the mile […]

  • Area Triathletes Participate In Sold-Out Event

    If you like to run, swm, and ride a bike… this is the event for you. Saturday, June 20th, 2015 was the 16th Annual Quad City Triathlon. It took place at West Lake Park in Davenport. The race, which included more than 700 participants, was sold out. Each racer had to swim 600 yards, bike 15 miles, then complete a 5K run. Organizers say every skill level is represented. We have a lot of beginners that do our race, which […]

  • Lifesavers Help Abused Children In The Quad Cities

    People in the Quad Cities are helping kids in our area… simply by shopping for groceries. On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, the Child Abuse Council held its 22nd Annual Lifesaver Day. The event is proudly sponsored by WQAD. Volunteers set up shop at local grocery and retail stores offering lifesaver candy in exchange for donations. According to a press release, “All proceeds will support child abuse prevention services here in the Quad Cities.” “It’s very helpful,” added Dr. Tiffany Stoner-Harris, […]

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