Shellie Nelson

Interactive Content Editor

Shellie joined the News 8 team producing web content in December 2010, when she and her husband moved to the Quad Cities to be closer to his family.

Shellie hails from Kansas City, where she worked as Executive Web Producer and previously as a senior assignment editor during her ten years at KSHB-TV. Her news background also includes work at WDAF-TV and KMBZ radio in Kansas City. Shellie also worked as a rush-hour traffic reporter and producer and spent a couple of years overseeing operations at a stock photography agency.

Shellie graduated Cum Laude from Park University where she majored in Communication Arts and minored in Marketing.

Working on web content lets her pursue her love of writing.

"I type and write fast and love discovering great stories in the most unusual places. I think above all else, it's important to maintain a healthy sense of humor about everything because the stuff worth doing should be fun!" says Shellie.

If you have a story idea to share, send it to her at

Recent Articles

  • Volunteer firefighter accused of setting fires in Knox County

    Posted on: 1:17 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 01:19pm, April 17, 2014

    A Williamsfield volunteer firefighter is accused of setting hay bales and grass fields on fire in Knox County, Illinois.
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    Blake Walsh photo from Knox County Sheriff
  • Pier 1 hanging star lanterns recalled

    Posted on: 12:50 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    Pier 1 has recalled about 11,000 glass star-shaped lanterns because parts can melt and start a fire. The glass and...
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    Recalled Pier 1 hanging star lanterns (photo from CPSC)
  • Wife files wrongful death suit over Illinois man killed in swan attack

    Posted on: 12:33 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 12:34pm, April 17, 2014

    Two years after her husband drowned while he was attacked by a swan, an Illinois woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man's employer.
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  • New casino license for Cedar Rapids denied

    Posted on: 12:13 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted to deny a license for a proposed new casino project in downtown Cedar Rapids.
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  • Possible electrical malfunction pushes smoke into part of N. Scott High School

    Posted on: 11:46 am, April 17, 2014, by

    Those fire drills, that students and teachers practice over and over, helped keep things under control when smoke pumped into...
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    Firefighters at North Scott High School 4-17-14 (WQAD Photo)
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery, and more shows likely to be cancelled

    Posted on: 11:31 am, April 17, 2014, by

    Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic according to her reps.
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    Miley Cyrus FILE
  • ‘Real Housewives’ star charged with battery

    Posted on: 11:27 am, April 17, 2014, by

    Porsha Williams turned herself in after she was charged in connection with an attack on another star during a taping of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
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    Porsha Williams photo from Fulton County Sheriff's Office
  • Watch: Live stream from MidAmerican Energy Falcon Cam

    Posted on: 11:05 am, April 17, 2014, by

    We're streaming live from the falcon nest at MidAmerican Energy in Davenport, Iowa.
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    First falcon chick of 2013 hatched the weekend of May 4-5.  Photo from MidAmerican Energy
  • Rock Island’s first female firefighter retires

    Posted on: 10:42 am, April 17, 2014, by

    The first woman ever hired by the Rock Island, Illinois Fire Department has retired.
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    Lt Suzanne Vallejo photo from Rock Island Fire Department
  • Davenport expects flooding the week after Easter

    Posted on: 10:31 am, April 17, 2014, by

    Residents along some Davenport streets were warned to expect minor to moderate flooding starting the week after Easter.
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    flooded sign generic
  • Teen arrested for urinating into town’s water reservoir

    Posted on: 10:09 am, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 10:10am, April 17, 2014

    The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water after a teen urinated into the water reservoir.
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    teens at portland reservoir
  • Woman accidentally steals car

    Posted on: 9:12 am, April 17, 2014, by

    What started out as a simple mother-daughter favor in New York City ended up as grand theft auto. Well, kind of.
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