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 shellie.nelson@wqad.com.

Recent Articles

  • Woman accidentally steals car

    Posted on: 9:12 am, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 04:13pm, April 17, 2014

    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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    (MGN)
  • New Jersey mom accused of intentionally driving van and 3 kids into river

    Posted on: 9:07 am, April 17, 2014, by

    Police say Joann Smith, 49, of Florence Township sped off a boat ramp into the Delaware River with her three teenage children in her van.
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  • Davenport women accused of letting kids stay with known sex offenders

    Posted on: 4:35 pm, April 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:14am, April 17, 2014

    Four women now face child endangerment charges in connection with a sexual abuse and child pornography bust in a Davenport mobile home park.
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  • Kristin Holzman surrenders, begins serving prison sentence

    Posted on: 3:52 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 05:49pm, April 16, 2014

    Nearly two years after she was sentenced, a woman convicted of accepting money to fight cancer she didn’t really have has begun her time in prison.
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    Kristin Holzman
  • Photos: Sink hole opens up in West Burlington street

    Posted on: 3:19 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 05:32pm, April 17, 2014

    A massive sink hole brought traffic to a halt on Mt. Pleasant Street in West Burlington, Iowa.
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    West Burlington sinkhole photo shared by Peggy Besaw via Facebook
  • Police: Iowa man accused of wife’s murder said “It didn’t work out”

    Posted on: 2:16 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Investigators say four days passed between the time a Cambridge, Iowa man killed his wife and the time they discovered her body in the couple’s home.
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    Jeremy Michael Cory photo from Story County, Iowa Jail
  • Scott County lifts ban on open burning

    Posted on: 12:56 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    A week after it was issued, authorities lifted their ban on open burning in Scott County, Iowa.
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  • Muscatine man sentenced to prison for sex offense against a young child

    Posted on: 12:21 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    A Muscatine man was sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to a sex offense involving a preschool-age child.
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    Andrew Scott Mayfield photo from Muscatine County Jail
  • Kill switch could be standard on smartphones by 2015

    Posted on: 11:59 am, April 16, 2014, by

    Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are among those committed to make a kill switch standard on smartphones.
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    smartphone
  • What’s at stake in the 2014 mid-term elections

    Posted on: 11:53 am, April 16, 2014, by

    With the entire House of Representatives and more than a third of the Senate up for election in November, there's a lot at stake in these midterms.
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    (MGN)
  • Army veteran to become 7th living Medal of Honor recipient

    Posted on: 11:51 am, April 16, 2014, by

    Sgt. Kyle White will be honored for heroics stemming from the 2007 battle during which his only cover from enemy fire was a single tree jutting from a mountain cliff.
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    Former Army Sgt. Kyle White
  • 39 confirmed dead in Washington landslide

    Posted on: 11:47 am, April 16, 2014, by

    Thirty-nine people are now confirmed dead in last month's landslide in Washington state.
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    'These are our people': Residents unite to help Washington landslide victims