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

  • Iowa authorities rule body found in burned car a suicide

    Posted on: 1:12 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    After his body was found in a burned car, the death of former Iowa property developer Bobby Joe Knapp has been ruled a suicide.
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    Bobby Joe Knapp in 2011 (Photo from WHO-TV)
  • Kidnapped Iowa man calls 911 from inside car trunk

    Posted on: 12:54 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    Tracking his cell phone may have helped save a 60-year-old Des Moines man who called 911 after he was stuffed into the trunk of a car.
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  • Davenport Police to lead Carrie Olson investigation

    Posted on: 11:55 am, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 03:47pm, April 11, 2014

    After multiple agencies in three states shared their information about Carrie Olson, Davenport Police say they will continue to lead the investigation into her disappearance and death.
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    Carrie Olson photo from Find Carrie Olson Facebook page
  • Police shoot and kill victim they mistook as kidnapping suspect

    Posted on: 11:21 am, April 11, 2014, by

    An aspiring TV producer was shot and killed by deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in a deadly case of mistaken identity.
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  • Grass fire spreads to apartment house in Clinton

    Posted on: 11:02 am, April 11, 2014, by

    What started as a grass fire spread and caught an apartment house on fire in Clinton, Iowa.
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  • How you can report potholes in Iowa

    Posted on: 9:53 am, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 10:37pm, April 13, 2014

    State crews want you to tell them where potholes are on highways in Iowa.
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    Pothole in Moline, WQAD photo
  • Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children

    Posted on: 9:05 am, April 11, 2014, by

    Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for Catholic clergy and promised to impose penalties on "men of the church" who harm children.
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    Pope Francis talks language of love with couples on Valentine's Day
  • Family Dollar closing 370 stores

    Posted on: 8:57 am, April 11, 2014, by

    Family Dollar, which operates several stores in the Quad Cities area, announced it will close hundreds of underperforming stores.
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    Family Dollar store
  • The Pledge from Mrs. Thomas’ class at Neil Armstrong Elementary

    Posted on: 6:00 am, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 03:52pm, April 8, 2014

    First graders in Mrs. Thomas’ class recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Neil Armstrong Elementary in Bettendorf, Iowa.
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  • GM finds new ignition flaw, will replace second part

    Posted on: 3:09 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    General Motors has found another flaw in the ignitions of the 2.6 million vehicles it's already recalled, and will replace an additional part to remedy the problem.
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  • Singer Chris Brown jailed in Virginia

    Posted on: 3:04 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    Singer Chris Brown was being held in a Virginia jail while he awaits trial in Washington D.C. for misdemeanor assault.
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    Chris Brown on Larry King Live
  • 10 courses every golfer should play

    Posted on: 3:03 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 06:53pm, April 13, 2014

    If you love the game and its history, this list of courses will make you feel like a pro, even if you don't swing like one.
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