Shane Simmons


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 or follow him on Twitter @WQADShane.

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

Recent Articles

  • 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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  • Davenport schools’ start-times may be changing

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, March 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:31am, March 24, 2014

    Some students in Davenport may get a little extra sleep during the 2014-2015 school year.
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  • Updated: Man found stabbed in gentlemen’s club parking lot dies, police say

    Posted on: 1:59 pm, March 22, 2014, by and , updated on: 02:46pm, March 23, 2014

    Police say a man suffering from stab wounds died after he had been found in the parking lot of a...
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  • Galesburg Chamber of Commerce opposes raising minimum wage

    Posted on: 6:12 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 08:43am, March 20, 2014

    The Galesburg Chamber of Commerce voted against raising the Illinois minimum wage.
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  • Threat of ice jams still high along Rock River

    Posted on: 4:10 pm, March 17, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:44pm, March 18, 2014

    Flood watches and warnings were issued for many area communities along the Rock River where the threat of flooding caused by ice jams remained high.
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  • Memorial funds established for Rock Island student

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, March 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:20pm, March 16, 2014

    A fund has been set up in memory of a Rock Island High School student who passed away.
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    Donavin Keim, photo from Donavin Keim Tribute Facebook page
  • St. Patrick’s Day stabber released after 5 hours in jail

    Posted on: 2:17 pm, March 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:00pm, March 17, 2014

    Three people were stabbed in the men’s restroom of a Davenport bar over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
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  • Mammoth iceberg draws onlookers in Quad Cities

    Posted on: 11:25 pm, March 15, 2014, by , updated on: 05:09pm, March 16, 2014

    An iceberg that was more than ten feet tall stood in the Rock River at Moline for several hours before melting away.
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    Ice jam on Rock River at Moline 3-15-14 (WQAD Photo)
  • Breathtaking ice canyons are closer than you might think

    Posted on: 5:28 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 10:48am, March 12, 2014

    Ice canyons towering more than 100 feet tall challenge even the most seasoned climbers, and they're not far from the Quad Cities.
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