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

  • Police Twitter campaign backfires in a big way

    Posted on: 12:41 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    A Twitter campaign asking for photos of people with police officers backfired and turned into a festival of photos that appeared to show police brutality or misconduct.
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    Twitter Logos
  • Wrigley Field turns 100

    Posted on: 12:27 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    The second oldest major league ballpark, Wrigley Field has become a cultural and historical institution in the Windy City since its opening in 1914.
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    Wrigley Field sign - photo from MGN
  • Tarantino lawsuit dismissed

    Posted on: 11:18 am, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:20am, April 23, 2014

    A lawsuit filed against Gawker by award-winning screenwriter and director Quentin Tarantino was dismissed by a federal judge.
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    Quentin Tarantino (CNN)
  • Students cry foul over athlete unions

    Posted on: 10:49 am, April 23, 2014, by

    As Northwestern University football players prepare to vote on a possible union, a recent survey showed nearly half of all college students were opposed to student athletes forming unions.
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    Northwestern Football Unionization Attempt
  • Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency

    Posted on: 10:37 am, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 11:11am, April 23, 2014

    An audit revealed the IRS awarded millions of dollars in bonuses and thousands of hours of paid time off to employees who had been disciplined for various misconduct.
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    IRS - Internal Revenue Service
  • Photos and Video: Fire heavily damages Galesburg house

    Posted on: 10:04 am, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 11:00am, April 23, 2014

    A Galesburg home could be declared a total loss after a fire.
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    Fire in the 700 block of West South Street in Galesburg 4-22-14 (WQAD Photo)
  • Former ‘Ice Road Truckers’ driver accused of kidnapping a prostitute

    Posted on: 9:34 am, April 23, 2014, by

    A former cast member of "Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads" allegedly kidnapped a prostitute in Las Vegas.
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    Timothy Zickuhr photo from Las Vegas Police
  • Children reportedly confess to vandalizing Iowa cemetery

    Posted on: 9:23 am, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:40am, April 23, 2014

    Three children, ages six and seven years old, have reportedly confessed to knocking over about 60 headstones in an Iowa cemetery.
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    Oak Hill Cemetery vandalism
  • Video: Officer caught tripping and pushing students after soccer match

    Posted on: 9:01 am, April 23, 2014, by

    A Texas police officer faced an internal investigation after cell phone video appeared to show him tripping and pushing students after a high school soccer match.
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    Officer trips student
  • The Pledge from Paul Norton Elementary

    Posted on: 6:00 am, April 23, 2014, by , updated on: 01:35pm, April 17, 2014

    Students recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Paul Norton Elementary School in Bettendorf, Iowa.
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  • Sterling home invasion suspect surrenders

    Posted on: 5:19 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    A man wanted in connection with a home invasion in Sterling, Illinois has turned himself in to police.
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    Myron Cureton, photo from Sterling Police Department
  • Passenger, not crew, first to make distress call from ship sinking of S. Korea coast

    Posted on: 4:18 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    The first distress call from the ferry Sewol came not from the crew, but from a boy who used a cell phone to contact emergency services from aboard the sinking ship.
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    South Korea ferry search efforts