Julie Sisk


Julie starts her day early as co-anchor for "Good Morning Quad Cities" and "News 8 at 11"!

She joined News 8 as a reporter in September of 2000. She's covered major events such as the record floods of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers and she has interviewed many presidential candidates swinging through the Quad City area.

In February of 2004, Julie was promoted to News 8's weekend anchor and in 2005 to "Good Morning Quad Cities". Julie anchored the Fruitland tornado coverage which earned the 2007 Spot News Award from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

One of her more challenging moments was in the summer of 2008 she anchored an extended "Good Morning Quad Cities" during the derecho while the station and the area was subject to a prolonged blackout.

Throughout her time at WQAD News 8 Julie has also worked on medical and health stories.

Julie graduated in 1998 from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois with a degree in Speech Communications. She worked at WICD-TV NewsChannel 15 in Champaign, Illinois where she was an assignment editor and reporter.

Julie - known as 'anchormom' to the morning staff - is enjoying parenthood in raising three small children with her husband.

Recent Articles

  • Pay It Forward: Getting Gilda’s Back Open

    Posted on: 8:00 am, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 09:52am, April 10, 2014

    After more than 2 months, Gilda's Club Quad Cities is back open and able to help the thousands of people who reach out for support each year.
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  • Pay It Forward: A Love of Music

    Posted on: 8:56 am, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 09:08am, March 27, 2014

    It takes several people to keep the music going in high school programs. One mom is passing along her love of music by paying It forward.
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  • Pay It Forward: Moms Helping Moms

    Posted on: 8:28 am, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:55am, March 13, 2014

    A group of area moms wanted to make sure babies didn't have to go without basic needs.
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  • Pay It Forward: Volunteering For The Kids

    Posted on: 11:57 am, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 02:55pm, January 30, 2014

    Men and women who volunteer at schools can make a huge difference for students and for teachers.
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  • Pay It Forward: Stretching Donations

    Posted on: 8:26 am, January 16, 2014, by , updated on: 10:15am, January 16, 2014

    A friend says a Carbon Cliff woman is always looking for ways to make a difference.
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  • Pay It Forward: Lighting the Riverfront

    Posted on: 7:58 am, November 21, 2013, by , updated on: 09:07am, November 21, 2013

    One group of volunteers work for weeks to light up the Moline Riverfront.
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  • Pay It Forward: Sketching Soldiers

    Posted on: 5:18 am, October 24, 2013, by , updated on: 10:05am, October 24, 2013

    Milan artist gets "Pay It Forward" money as she creates priceless drawings of fallen soldiers.
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  • Pay It Forward: More Than Security

    Posted on: 9:44 am, October 10, 2013, by

    A faculty member at Rock Island High school is helping others start off the day on the right foot... and is being recognized for all he does.

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  • Pay It Forward: World Relief

    Posted on: 8:09 am, August 29, 2013, by

    MOLINE, Illinois-Arriving in America many refugees have very few possessions and often can not speak English. The World Relief Organization...
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  • Pay It Forward: Ann’s Helping Hands

    Posted on: 10:54 am, August 1, 2013, by

    PORT BYRON, Illinois-It is back to school time for most students. For some that means news supplies, clothes and backpacks....
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  • Pay It Forward: Doing It All

    Posted on: 9:21 am, July 3, 2013, by , updated on: 11:57am, July 3, 2013

    The friendly Thrift Center in Davenport is a place in the community can get clothing and household goods a very low prices.... sometimes even for free.
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  • Pay It Forward: Advocate for Aledo

    Posted on: 9:14 am, June 6, 2013, by

    ALEDO, Illinois – As the school year winds down at Mercer County Intermediate School in Aledo, one teacher won’t be...
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