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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
  • Shovel

    Sterling man becomes local sensation for free shoveling

    There are no snow days for 22-year-old Jacob Gale of Sterling. When the powdery fluff falls from the sky, Gale hops in his Dodge truck, grabs a shovel, and finds the nearest driveway that needs cleared. Unlike snow-removal companies, Gale doesn’t charge. The unemployed father of two said he’s been looking for work, but hasn’t had any luck. Instead, he’s been doing handy jobs and scrapping metal for income, but he insists he won’t charge when helping his neighbors clear […]

  • Meth making comeback in Sterling

    Meth use is on the rise in Whiteside County, Illinois, according to a Sterling Police detective.

  • Police: Burlington woman mailed poop to her neighbors

    A Burlington, Iowa woman has been charged with a misdemeanor after police say she sent a package of cow feces to her neighbor in response to an ongoing dispute about her barking dog. Burlington Police said 51-year-old Kimberly Capdevilla sent a package of cow feces to her neighbors, Mary Eipert and Steve Rowland. The couple received the package on December 13, 2014, and suspected Capdevilla was responsible. “None of our friends would send something like this,” Mary Eipert said, who […]

  • New year, new goals for the Quad City Chamber of Commerce

    2014 brought more than 400 jobs and millions of dollars worth of investments to the Quad Cities. From July 2014 to December 31, 2014, officials with the Quad City Chamber of Commerce said they conducted 65 ribbon cuttings, accounting for more than 425 Quad City jobs, and $96 million in investments. Nineteen new businesses opened in the Quad Cities and 21 existing businesses expanded. “The Quad Cities region achieved a major milestone this year, reaching the top quartile of communities […]

  • Watch: New year strikes at noon in Bettendorf

    A new year arrived 12 hours early in Bettendorf. On Wednesday, December 31, the Bettendorf Family Museum hosted its fifth annual Noon Year’s Eve party. Dozens of kids and their parents crowded inside the museum where music, crafts and other activities were in full supply. Children gathered around the stage, dancing as the Myers Brothers rocked the keyboards. Some kids hopped on stage, putting their moves on display. Parents smiled as they watched their kid’s faces glow with joy. “It’s […]

  • DeWitt mobile home fire 12-30-14 (WQAD Photo by Shane Simmons)

    Two people dead after mobile home fire in DeWitt

    Two people are dead after a mobile home caught fire at the Winding Brook Mobile Home Park on Tuesday, December 30. Around 8:30 a.m., the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the trailer, which was heavily involved with smoke, according to officials. Neighbors notified officials that two residents were possibly inside the home. Deputies tried to gain entry into the home, but were unable to due to the smoke. “Once the fire department got here, the house was fully involved […]

  • Bears season ‘beyond embarrassing’ for Quad Cities fans

    The 2014 Bears season led to a disappointing finale, as the Bears dropped their fifth straight loss and missed the playoffs for the seventh time in the past eight seasons.

  • Muscatine’s Salvation Army $100,000 short of fundraising goal

    The Salvation Army in Muscatine, Iowa is struggling to meet their fundraising goal which funds the organization for the 2015 fiscal year. The Army’s goal was to raise $150,000 this year, but it’s raised just over $50,000 with less than a week to go. In 2013 the Army raised $100,000. “It’s getting harder to raise the money,” said Lily Reinier, a volunteer with the Salvation Army for the past four years. According to volunteers, they have been receiving less donations […]

  • Why the new Ford F-150 is different from any truck you’ll drive

    The 2015 Ford F-150 is the first all-aluminum body  truck in the world, and Quad City Ford dealerships say there’s a long list of benefits to the new truck. Ford officials replaced the truck’s steel frame with aluminum, which is produced by Alcoa, one of the Quad Cities’ largest employers. The aluminum body sheds 700 pounds off the truck. Ford announced that their trucks would be 97 percent aluminum back in January, 2014. The announcement brought “job security,” according to Brad […]

  • Local teachers battling to keep classrooms and students flu-free

    School nurses have had their hands full as dozens of students have contracted a virus that seems to be spreading like wildfire.

  • Maquoketa fire

    Firefighter and council member rescue wheelchair-bound man from burning home

    A local firefighter and council member rescued a wheelchair-bound man from his burning home on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The fire happened Sunday evening at 504 W. Grove Street in Maquoketa, Iowa. Harvey Untiedt lived in the home. Matt Tranel, who’s a volunteer firefighter and lives behind the home, heard the 911 call on his scanner at home. “The page said there was a Christmas tree on fire in the house with a man trapped in the kitchen,” Tranel said. […]

  • Toy drive provides hope for children affected by domestic violence

    The Davenport Police Department wrapped up their annual Family Resources Toy Drive on December 13 and 14. For the past 12 years, Davenport police officers have collected toys and money for the local domestic violence shelters, providing victims with a holiday boost. “We deal with a lot of domestic violence in our line of work, and these kids are innocent victims,” said Tim Murphy, a detective with the Davenport Police Department. Organizers say the toy drive began in 2002, when […]


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