Shane Simmons

Reporter

Shane's love for journalism was sparked at an early age.

When he was a teenager, Shane was always wanting to know what was happening in the world, and he decided he was going to contribute to the news.

Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, Shane kept his Hoosier roots by attending Indiana University. During his time at IU, he accomplished his goal of graduating in four years with a Bachelors Degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. He also received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

In the summer of 2013, Shane was a reporter intern at WISH TV in Indianapolis. During his time at WISH, he covered breaking stories and gained knowledge of how the hectic news field works.

In his spare time, Shane loves to be around his wife, family, friends, and two pets (a Siberian Husky named Meeka and a cat named Dora).

An avid golfer, and passionate sports fan, Shane loves to talk about almost any sport.

Shane loves the Quad Cities and he wants to tell stories that make a difference in the community. If you have any story ideas, send Shane an email at shane.simmons@wqad.com or follow him on Twitter @WQADShane.

And of course if you see Shane around, be sure to say hi!

Recent Articles

  • Police say boot prints and stolen goods led them to construction site thief

    Posted on: 5:10 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34am, April 16, 2014

    Police say fresh boot prints helped them connect one man thefts from four construction sites in Davenport’s Prairie Heights housing...
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  • Video: Maquoketa dash cam catches shootout with police

    Posted on: 11:55 am, April 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:08pm, April 14, 2014

    Authorities cleared a Maquoketa police officer to return to work, and clarified events that led up to a man dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging gunfire with the officer.
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  • Local woman searching for mom after 25 years of separation

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 09:17am, April 14, 2014

    A local woman has turned to Facebook to help find the mother she hasn't seen in 25 years.
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  • More Americans don’t see themselves as middle class

    Posted on: 6:06 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    More people are beginning to realize they are no longer in the middle class, according to a recent survey conducted...
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  • Davenport has one of fastest growing gender pay gaps in U.S.

    Posted on: 5:41 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 05:47pm, April 7, 2014

    Davenport is ranked fourth in the U.S. for cities with the fastest growing gender pay gap, according to a recent...
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  • Coal Valley residents frustrated over road work

    Posted on: 8:55 pm, April 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:06pm, April 6, 2014

    Many drivers planning a visit to the Niabi Zoo will have to make a detour starting Monday, April 7, 2014....
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  • Woman stabbed in Moline neighborhood

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, April 5, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:14pm, April 5, 2014

    Police say a woman was stabbed in the throat and chest in a Moline neighborhood. Police had a man in custody in connection with the stabbing.
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  • Supervisor defends animal control visit to house where dead dog found

    Posted on: 5:11 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 06:11pm, March 31, 2014

    The supervisor of Whiteside County Animal Control says they did everything they could when they checked on a complaint about a dog left in a Rock Falls house.
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  • Thousands of dead fish popping up in Quad City Area

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, March 30, 2014, by , updated on: 11:38am, March 31, 2014

    A walk along the peaceful bike path off the Hennepin Canal in Milan, Illinois looks like something out of a...
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  • Rock Falls man arrested after dog found dead in cage

    Posted on: 2:55 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 09:02am, March 31, 2014

    Joseph R. Nelson, 38, of Rock Falls was arrested Friday, March 28, on a charge of aggravated cruelty to an animal.
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  • Inspiring small town crossing guard is a big time hero

    Posted on: 6:19 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 08:59am, March 27, 2014

    A 79-year-old military veteran has dedicated his life to students in the small town of Alpha, Illinois.
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  • Dog abandoned and left to die in cage at Rock Falls home

    Posted on: 5:11 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    A Rock Falls man faces possible charges after police said they found the man's pit bull abandoned and dead in a cage.
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