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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 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
  • Facebook aiding QC police in catching criminals

    Millions of people use Facebook everyday, that includes police in the Quad Cities. Police in the Quad Cities are making more arrests thanks to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Scott Williams, a detective with the Moline Police Department and coordinator for Quad Cities Crime Stoppers, says the Crime Stoppers Facebook page has led to an increase in tips regarding criminal activity. Crime stoppers average between eight and 10 cleared cases a month because of anonymous tips, Williams added. […]

  • Aluminum F-150’s cost dealerships in the short term

    By now, the 2015 aluminum-body Ford F-150 has arrived at local Ford dealerships, resulting in thousands of auto-repair technicians completing one of the biggest industry training programs. The new aluminum body has posed a new challenge for auto-repair technicians. Video: Edmunds.com editors sledgehammer aluminum F-150 to test theory that aluminum is more expensive to repair. It’s a lot of hours of training and classroom training just to sit through and to learn about the new construction of it,” said Joe […]

  • water shut-off notices at Rivercrest Estates in Princeton, Illinois (WQAD Photo)

    Princeton gives short break to residents facing water shut-off

    The shut-off date was extended for dozens of Princeton, Iowa residents facing the loss of water service because their landlord hasn’t paid the bill.

  • How McDonald’s customers react when asked to ‘pay with love’ rather than cash

    The next time you visit a McDonald’s in the Quad City Area, money may not qualify as a form of payment. Instead, hungry customers could be asked to pay with some lovin’. During Superbowl XLIX, the fast-food giant aired a commercial that displayed customers being asked if they would like to pay for their order with love. The campaign applies to McDonald’s location around the U.S., including the Quad Cities. “You know, we just started it on February 2 and […]

  • LeClaire councilman donates salary to city’s parks

    Jeff Graff ran his campaign on one promise: to donate his first year's salary to the development of the city parks.

  • Pauley says medical marijuana dispensary delays not surprising

    Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley is reacting to news that former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn never acted on licenses for medical marijuana centers.

  • MMR vaccine

    Q.C. health officials urging parents to vaccinate their children

    Officials with the Rock Island County Health Department are urging parents to have their children vaccinated after a “probable” case of mumps was identified at John Deere Middle School in Moline. “A probable case means that clinically, with the symptoms and the lab work that was done, it meets the criteria that the Illinois Department of Public Health has setup for a case of mumps,” Terri Davies said, the assistant public information officer for the Rock Island County Health Department. […]

  • Gov. Rauner’s spending freeze results in ‘review’ of Quad City Amtrak project

    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s spending freeze resulted in the Illinois Department of Transportation reviewing plans to bring passenger trains to the Quad Cities. In May of 2014, Paul Rumler, executive director of the QC Passenger Rail Coalition, said he expected passenger train service to be available in the Quad Cities in 2016, and the hotel and train station in Moline would be finished by November 2015. Those plans are currently under review after Gov. Rauner signed an executive order for state […]

  • Davenport to disperse more than $63 million for projects

    Davenport aldermen are preparing to disperse $63.45 million in capital improvement projects for 2016. Aldermen will meet Saturday, January 24, at 8:30 a.m. in City Council Chambers to discuss funding upcoming projects in fiscal year 2016. Two of the most expensive projects include the extension of Elmore Avenue and updating the Central Fire Station. Fifteen of the 20 biggest projects that will be discussed revolve around streets. The Elmore Avenue extension is expected to cost $13 million, which will be […]

  • Megabus offers cheap, non-stop trips for Quad Citians

    Quad City residents have a new nonstop traveling option from Davenport. Megabus, known for their green-certified double-decker buses with free Wi-Fi, will begin non-stop trips from Davenport to Chicago, Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha on January 21, 2015. Megabus offers online rates as cheap as $1, which is great news for Carl Johnson of Rock Island. “My granddaughter goes to school in Chicago, so she has been taking the train from Galesburg and then we have to go pick […]

  • Farmers battle low corn, soybean prices

    Reports show that corn and soybean prices continue to plummet, and farmers are preparing for what could be a difficult year. A report released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, which is based in Springfield, Illinois, reported that corn prices were down 19 percent and soybeans were down nearly 23 percent in December 2014, compared to the previous year. At the Quad City Farm Show on Monday, January 19, farmers packed inside the building, discussing the upcoming year. “We’re going […]

  • Where to find discounts in the QC during ‘Be a Tourist’ event

    Quad Citians are taking advantage of special coupons and discounts this weekend. For the 14th year, the Quad Cities Visitors Bureau is promoting the “Be a tourist in your own backyard” event. The event, which dozens of Quad-City area businesses participate, offers special discounts. Officials hope the event encourages Quad Citians to realize the fun and unique opportunities that are located in the Quad Cities. Click here for a list of businesses offering special discounts from January 16-19 and how […]


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