• Follow me on:

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
  • This Is Your Last Weekend To Sign Up For Health Coverage

    This weekend is one of the last opportunities for uninsured residents to sign up for health coverage that starts January 1st, 2015. To encourage those in the Quad Cities to do so, Get Covered Illinois and The Project of the Quad Cities held an Enrollment Event and Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Rock Island. More than a dozen In-Person Counselors (IPCs) were available to answer questions and address concerns.  […]

  • SBS

    More Than 400 QC Stores, Shops Participating in Small Business Saturday

    On Black Friday, there is one set of stores that aren’t busy. That is because their day is Small Business Saturday. On Friday, November 28th, 2014, WQAD visited four local businesses in four cities – Dot’s Pots in Moline, Healthy Habits in Bettendorf, Trash Can Annie in Davenport, and Gendler’s Wine & Spirits in Rock Island – to see how local business owners are getting ready for Small Business Saturday. American Express started Small Business Saturday in 2010. It has […]

  • Hundreds Flock Together For 28th Annual Turkey Trot

    Hundreds of early risers in the Quad Cities fought the snow and cold to run in the YMCA’s 28th Annual Turkey Trot. On Thursday, November 27th, 2014, more than 2,500 runners sped through the streets of downtown Davenport. Organizers say they were very happy with the turnout despite flurries and temperatures in the teens. “Once you get moving and you start running, halfway through the race you don’t feel anything anymore so you’ll be just fine and you’ll be at […]

  • VonMaur

    A 142-Year Tradition: Von Maur Stays Closed On Thanksgiving

    As several big box stores get ready to open – or in some cases, stay open – on Thanksgiving, a locally-based chain is pledging to stay closed. As of 4pm on Wednesday, November 26th, the lights were off at Von Maur and they will not turn on again until 9am on Friday, November 28th. It’s a tradition – and pledge – the Davenport-based company has kept since it opened 142 years ago in 1872. “We really believe that – although […]

  • Quad City Students Skype With Children’s Book Authors

    There’s a school mixing literacy and technology by connecting local students with writers across the country – and in some cases – across the world. In Mrs. Krystle Padilla’s class, 4th graders at the Rock Island Academy are going beyond the book. “A lot of times we read these great books and we don’t know who the author is or we may know the name, but we don’t know the face. We don’t know why they wrote it and so […]

  • What you need to know before you consider flipping a house

    If you've ever considered "house flipping" as a way to make some extra money, there are some things you should know before you start.

  • Smaller Police Departments Facing Bigger Challenges

    The Eldridge, Iowa Police Department, and other agencies in small towns like it, is facing a growing challenge… and it has nothing to do with crime. In the last 15 months, six police officers have left the Eldridge Police Department. “That is 66% of the department that you’ve lost and had to replace,” Chief David Kopatich said. The challenge is what Chief Kopatich discussed with the Eldridge-North Scott Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, November 20th, 2014. Carolyn Scheibe, Executive Director […]

  • Andrew Gregory

    Let’s Move QC: Local Serviceman Back In Action After 2 Back Surgeries

    For Andrew Gregory, moving is a mantra – you just keep going. “My main message, as well as what the military speaks to, is – Never quit. Never stop.” That message is how the 31-year-old survived five military combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as two separate back surgeries. “You have to be ready for the unknowns and that really requires a top physical aspect of your lifestyle,” said Andrew. Andrew’s first surgery happened after his fourth deployment, […]

  • Militar yWorkforce Symposium

    Unemployment Rate Higher For Some Than Others

    The national unemployment rate is dropping, but the rate is higher for one group of job seekers – veterans. On Friday, November 7th, 2014, the Labor Department released the latest unemployment numbers. 214,000 jobs were added in October 2014, making the rate 5.8% – the lowest level since July 2008. However, for post-9/11 veterans, the unemployment rate is 7.2%. On the same day those numbers came out, WQPT held a Military Workforce Symposium at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities in Moline. […]

  • MolineAP

    Moline adds more AP classes, giving students more chances to save money on college

    “It’s the class that gets you ready for college.” That’s how Mr. Trent Lamphier describes Advanced Placement (AP) courses. He has taught for 21 years, with 15 years at Moline High School and currently teaches AP U.S. History as well as American History, Geography, and Government. “Statistics show how much AP courses prepare students,” he said. “They graduate at a higher level. They’re more prepared.” On Monday, November 10th, 2014, the Moline School District’s Board of Education is scheduled to […]

  • Loebsack

    Loebsack wins trifecta, beats Miller-Meeks for third time

    In his third win against Republican opponent, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Democrat Dave Loebsack retained his spot for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Loebsack beat Miller-Meeks by about a six percent margin, leading 55.2 percent to 44.6 percent. In Miller-Meeks’ concession speech, she thanked her constituents and congratulated her opponent. “Regardless of the outcome of the election, I had made an impact,” she said. “I had inspired people, I had made a difference and had delivered a message.” Related: Miller-Meeks urges Iowans to support […]

  • Go Red For Women

    TICKET INFORMATION: Go Red For Women Luncheon

    Members of the WQAD News Team have one thing in common today – they’re all wearing RED. The color campaign is in support of next week’s “Go Red For Women” luncheon, which is organized by the Quad Cities’ chapter of the American Heart Association. The event takes place Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 10:30am the RiverCenter in Davenport. News 8’s Angie Sharp will be the Emcee. Tickets are still available. To order and for more information, click here.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,001 other followers