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

  • Colorado woman shot dead while on phone with 911 for 13 minutes

    Posted on: 11:46 am, April 16, 2014, by

    A Denver woman's frantic phone call with a 911 dispatcher was fatally cut short when her husband allegedly shot her.
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    (MGN)
  • New reward fund offered in Carrie Olson case

    Posted on: 11:33 am, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 01:23pm, April 16, 2014

    Several contributors have donated thousands of dollars to a reward offered for information that leads to the apprehension of anyone responsible for the death of Carrie Olson.
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    Carrie Olson photo from Find Carrie Olson Facebook page
  • Iowa man found two days after his motorcycle wreck

    Posted on: 11:05 am, April 16, 2014, by

    A 55-year-old Iowa spent two days hurt and trapped in a ditch after his motorcycle was run off the road in Pottawatomie County.
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    police lights generic
  • How Boston plans to keep the marathon safe

    Posted on: 10:26 am, April 16, 2014, by

    Suspicious bags near the finish line marred the Boston Marathon bombings anniversary remembrance, but police are determined to make Boston safe on marathon day.
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    (CNN)
  • Viral Video: Kids try to figure out a Walkman

    Posted on: 10:19 am, April 16, 2014, by

    Remember the Sony Walkman? These kids don't, and their reactions to the device are hysterical.
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    walkman reax
  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels KC and St. Louis concerts

    Posted on: 9:14 am, April 16, 2014, by

    Miley Cyrus suffered "a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics" and has been hospitalized, cancelling her Kansas City at St. Louis concerts.
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    Miley at 2013 VMAs
  • Students may not be the only victims of restroom cameras in Davenport school

    Posted on: 5:18 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    New details help explain why investigators think a school employee is the person who placed cameras in restrooms at a Davenport elementary school.
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  • Ad seen as smart by some, sacreligious by others

    Posted on: 4:16 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    Emailed ads for a Seattle-based burger restaurant are, at the very least, generating some buzz about the place.
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    lunchboxlaboratoryad
  • DNR controlled burn spreads to buildings and property

    Posted on: 3:47 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    After a controlled burn spread out of control to several buildings, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources determined their staff did not follow protocol for controlled burning.
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    Fire north of Vinton, Iowa photo from Vinton Today Facebook page (facebook.com/vintontoday)
  • Watch: Iowa Nice Guy reads love letters to Hoiberg

    Posted on: 2:44 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    Watch “love letters” being read to Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg, who is such a good sport he makes a...
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    Love letters to Hoiberg
  • Viral Video: Discovering what is the world’s toughest job

    Posted on: 2:29 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    No breaks. You work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. And yes, it's legal.
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    mom campaign
  • Davenport woman admits lying to protect man who beat up another woman

    Posted on: 2:07 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    A Davenport woman admitted to lying under oath about seeing a man beat up another woman.
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    Phillip Ahrens photo from Muscatine County Jail