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: 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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  • Pay It Forward: Raising money for Special Olympics

    Posted on: 7:25 am, May 9, 2013, by , updated on: 11:58am, May 9, 2013

    Milan Police dispatcher Tammy Bedford is at the center of the department's continued involvement in Special Olympics.
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  • Pay It Forward: Washer/Dryer Surprise

    Posted on: 5:44 am, April 11, 2013, by

    When a local mom and educator saw how a Long Grove Principal was going beyond her duties... she knew she wanted to something special.
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  • Pay It Forward: Quad City Lady With A Wardrobe Mission

    Posted on: 8:51 am, March 14, 2013, by , updated on: 08:57am, March 14, 2013

    From boots, mittens and coats a Moline wardrobe ministry is helping to clothe people in need.

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  • Paying It Forward: Honoring Wendy Callery

    Posted on: 8:50 am, February 18, 2013, by , updated on: 09:00am, February 18, 2013

    Nervous but excited Karen Kording can't wait to honor her daughter saying "my daughter is awesome and I think she needs recognition for what she does."
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    Wendy Callery
  • Bettendorf High School Teacher Honored

    Posted on: 7:20 am, April 19, 2012, by , updated on: 08:40am, April 20, 2012

    “Herr Orange you are my favorite teacher.  Thank you so much” It’s obvious Tyler Reedy is a big fan of...
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  • Clinton Educator Picked as “My Favorite Teacher”

    Posted on: 11:41 am, April 17, 2012, by

    A middle school teacher is inspiring students to create the next masterpiece.
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