Arizona native, Madison Conner joined WQAD as a Multi-Media Journalist in February 2018. Madison graduated from Arizona State University (GO DEVILS) with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Recent Articles
  • Student uses passion project to battle cancer

    Madi was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer just three months ago. The tumor is inoperable, so Madi makes the trip to Iowa City everyday for treatment.

  • Fire Departments around Iowa lend a hand to the Clinton Fire Department

    CLINTON, Iowa– When tragedy hits from within, someone still needs to stand watch and keep the community safe.  First responders from around Iowa have stepped up to fill in for at Clinton Fire Department as they honored the life of Lt. Eric Hosette, who died in the line of duty on Saturday, January 5. “It’s what we do as firefighters from coast to coast the fire service is a family,” said Jonathan Wieland. “Not everyone would be able to get off […]

  • Camanche Indians honor their former student with a sea of red

    Lieutenant Eric Hosette holds a special place in the heart of everyone in Clinton and every community he touched, including his old alma mater Camanche High School. To them, he will forever be a Camanche Indian.

  • How stuffed animals are helping K-9 handlers better protect their partners

    With the use of stuffed animals, K-9 handlers around Iowa got a course in helping keep their furry partners safe.

  • Iowa State Troopers NY resolution: less than 300 driving deaths in 2019

    Iowa State Patrol has seen a decrease in fatalities since 2016 when the number hit over 400 deaths.

  • Community honors fallen Clinton firefighter, killed in the line of duty

    CLINTON, Iowa– It was an emotional night at the Clinton Fire Department and for the City of Clinton.  Community members showed signs of respect and gratitude as fallen brother, Lt. Eric Hosette, came back home. “Remember him. Remember the man, the father and the servant for this city,” said Del Tiesman. They honored him with a two hundred mile long processional for a man who dedicated his life to Clinton Fire for the last 12 years. Watch: Processional held to […]

  • A thousand push-ups for charity

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– Dozens of people came to CASI in Davenport to cheer on John Morrow as he workouts to raise money for local kids charities. “A thousand push ups, a thousand leg lifts, and a thousand sit ups in an hour.” John Morrow and four of his students are working through sweat and tears to finish the 2019 Fitness Challenge. The task isn’t an easy one, but it’s all for a good cause. All of the money raised will go […]

  • 2 QC Brothers join together to open a recording studio

    Prices depend on what you want to do but the focus is to make it more possible for a rising artist to succeed.

  • Quad City Rock Academy hosts Director Rachel Chavkin

    Dozens of local kids got the chance to meet with a famous  director to learn tips and tricks of the trade. Working to inspire the next generation of musicians and directors.

  • Local family welcomes father home for the holidays

    MOLINE, Illinois– 6,500 sailors returned home for the holidays all over the United States. For the Rotzinger family that means their home is almost complete. One anxious mom, two excited kids, all waiting on their brave daddy. “It`s one of the biggest Christmas gifts I could ask for and I am really excited to see him,” said Nathan Davison. Nathan is twelve-years-old and now goes to the same school his dad met his mother at nearly thirteen years ago. “The […]

  • TBK Bank Sports Complex draws in professional soccer team to hold tryouts

    BETTENDORF, Iowa– Over the weekend, hundreds of soccer players from all over the world came to Bettendorf to try out for a professional soccer team from Texas. Tryouts were held at the TBK Bank Sports Complex and were open to the public, including Mueng Sunday. “After I finished at Drake I went on to preseason with Orlando City B and injuries happened and it didn’t work out there so this is just another opportunity for me to get back on […]

  • Concerns rise after three Davenport Civil Rights Commissioners are not reappointed

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– On Tuesday, December 11, three members of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission met for the last time. Last week, Mayor Frank Klipsch announced three replacements. “Hopefully we can be reappointed to the commission but time will tell,” said Susan Greenbalt. Greenbalt is one of the commissioners being replaced. She has been on the Commission since 2015. “I was disappointed and I know the other two commissioners have been disappointed to that they weren’t reappointed,” said Greenbalt. Helen Roberson […]