Shane’s love for journalism was sparked at an early age.

When he was a teenager, Shane was always wanting to know what was happening in the world, and he decided he was going to contribute to the news.

Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, Shane kept his Hoosier roots by attending Indiana University. During his time at IU, he accomplished his goal of graduating in four years with a Bachelors Degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. He also received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.

In the summer of 2013, Shane was a reporter intern at WISH TV in Indianapolis. During his time at WISH, he covered breaking stories and gained knowledge of how the hectic news field works.

In his spare time, Shane loves to be around his wife, family, friends, and two pets (a Siberian Husky named Meeka and a cat named Dora).

An avid golfer, and passionate sports fan, Shane loves to talk about almost any sport.

Shane loves the Quad Cities and he wants to tell stories that make a difference in the community. If you have any story ideas, send Shane an email at or follow him on Twitter @WQADShane.

And of course if you see Shane around, be sure to say hi!

Recent Articles
  • Moline Horseshoe Club struggles to recruit new members

    For more than two decades, the Moline Horseshoe Club has been a summer tradition. Beginning in May, about a dozen men, most who are retired, dedicate their Tuesday mornings to the league. The clinks and clanks from the horseshoes hitting the steak mounted into putty is therapy to club president Roger Reed. However, Reed said the club has seen better days. “I’m kind of afraid it’s a dying sport,” Reed said, watching as his friends throw their horseshoes during this […]

  • Quinn’s Corner owner plans to rebuild after fire

    On a sunny September morning, Rick Quinn paces the outside of the business he and his wife started in 1996. Quinn’s Corner Restaurant, a popular place in the Abingdon, Illinois community, was boarded up. Black ash was piled in front of where the ice cream window used to be; shattered glass was spread along the main walkway. Quinn, an Army veteran, can only take it all in. “I mean we were only gone maybe 15 minutes,” Quinn said, recalling Tuesday […]

  • State of the Schools: Rock Island-Milan district battles below-average state funding

    Inside a QC Botanical Center crowded with Kiwanis and Rotary members, the Rock Island-Milan Superintendent stood at the podium in the front of the room. Dr. Mike Oberhaus, the district’s superintendent for the past six years, began the 20th annual Rock Island-Milan School District State of the Schools Address with a PowerPoint slide reading “dream builders.” “We foster the dreams of children and help them develop the skills and experiences to reach them,” Oberhaus said, addressing a room populated with […]

  • Run With Carl: The race that almost wasn’t

    As Dan White sat inside Dunn Bros. Coffee in Bettendorf on a scorching Friday morning, he reviewed plans for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. For White, this Labor Day will be unlike those of years past. Instead of running in the annual Run With Carl race, White will be co-organizing the Labor Day event. Run With Carl began in 1995, one year after 15-year-old Carl Schillig, a Pleasant Valley student, was tragically killed after being hit by a vehicle on […]

  • Crackdown: East Moline police catch school-zone speeders

    The East Moline Police Department is heavily patrolling school zones in response to a high volume of school-zone speeders. Since the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, police say they have issued dozens of citations to motorists traveling through school zones. During the East Moline Police Department’s morning roll call on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Lt. Thomas Reagan stated to his officers, “This morning, as we do every morning, we are going to concentrate on speed-zone enforcement.” Officers typically begin […]

  • Rauner ditches treatment from anti-heroin bill, Lee County to push forward

    Lee County, Illinois’ latest move to fight heroin addiction could be facing a potential setback. Earlier this year, a grassroots movement known as PRISM of Lee County, molded a program that would allow heroin addicts to turn over their drugs and paraphernalia, with no penalty, in exchange for treatment. The Safe Passage Initiative officially starts on September 1, 2015. On Monday, August 24, 2015, Gov. Bruce Rauner used his amendatory veto which would eliminate pieces of a bill intended to […]

  • Man dies after getting out of a moving car in LeClaire

    Police were trying to determine what motivated a man to leave a vehicle while it was still moving on a street in LeClaire, Iowa.

  • East Moline school officials deny claims of mold at Hillcrest Elementary

    Educators with the East Moline School District are rebutting new accusations against the district by state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale. During Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Kristin Humphries informed board members that Rep. Smiddy filed complaints with the Illinois State Board of Education alleging mold growth in the classrooms at Hillcrest Elementary, the same school Smiddy’s wife, Debra, teaches.  Debra Smiddy is also the president of the East Moline Education Association, a union representing the district’s teachers. According to emails […]

  • Petition demands resignation of Rock Island-Milan school board member

    A group of Rock Island residents have started a petition asking for the resignation of Rock Island School Board member Jim Bishop after he enrolled his daughter in the Pleasant Valley School District. The petition, which as of Monday, August 24 had more than 250 signatures, was posted by a group calling itself Citizens for Stronger Rock Island-Milan Schools. The group posted a goal of 500 signatures with the intention of presenting the results to the school board. Former […]

  • Free iTunes app to provide ‘equity’ for Illinois schools

    A group of Illinois educators advocating for changes in the Illinois’ public school system have launched a free iTunes app they say will level the playing field for Illinois public schools. On Tuesday, August 21, 2015, Vision 20/20, a policy platform represented by educators from across Illinois, released the 21st Century Learning Center, a free online database of digital lesson plans and resources that meet the state’s learning standards. The app can be downloaded on the iTunes U app, the […]

  • Man accused of stomping dog to death missed court date

    The man accused of stomping a dog to death in May missed his scheduled court date on August 20, 2015. King Sami, a Chicago resident and recent Monmouth College graduate, was scheduled to enter a plea on Thursday. Sami’s attorney took the fall for his absence. He apparently told Sami he wouldn’t have to appear because he planned on rescheduling the court date so Sami wouldn’t have to miss work; however, Sami’s attorney told a Warren County judge during Thursday’s […]

  • Construction begins on Moline train station

    Crews have started the first phase of construction on the much-anticipated train station in Moline, Illinois.