Michelle O'Neill

WVIK News Editor

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor which really just means she wears many hats, doing everything there is to do in the newsroom and around the radio station. She's a multimedia journalist and serves as Assignment Editor, reporter, radio news producer, copy editor, announcer, news anchor/host, and photographer. She also writes and produces content for WVIK.org and social media.

Just for fun, here's a new widget that shows how likely people are to respond to the 2020 Census based on their location. 


In last year's broadcast journalism contests, Michelle's work contributed to WVIK winning Outstanding News Operation in Illinois and first place in Overall Excellence in Iowa. 

In the 2017 Iowa Broadcast News Association contest, Michelle placed first in "Overall Excellence in Reporting" and in "Sports Coverage" for her story, "World Series of Drag Racing."  

When not working, Michelle reads, spends time with family and friends,  crochets, plays drums, and runs audio at church. 


When Michelle adopted Kensy, she had to learn all about how to deal with a hound who was an avid counter-surfer and devoured whatever happened to be there. Her beagle is gone now after 17 years of a full and happy life. 

City of Rock Island

A couple of communities have already declared snow emergencies.

Dr. Stephen Hager

This winter, fewer bald eagles are spending time along the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities. Michelle O'Neill reports the reason may be mild weather plus other factors.

https://www.weather.gov/media/dvn/sitreport/SitReport1.pdf / National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

For more information click HEREWinter Snow WATCH SitReport by Michelle O'Neill on Scribd (Source)

submitted / Illinois Republican Party

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider released the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address.

“Illinois’ fiscal crisis demands urgent action and serious solutions.

Brady Johnson / WVIK News

Elementary school children are helping Davenport get the word out about this year's census. This afternoon, kindergartners through 2nd graders at All Saints Catholic School sang the Census Song (lyrics below).

Michelle O'Neill reports it's all in preparation for Census Day, on April 1st.

https://www.i74riverbridge.com/newsroom/gallery.aspx / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project website

A contractor has completed a big part of the I-74 bridge project.

Here's a rundown of the subjects:

Benjamin Payne / WVIK News

Here's a rundown of the audio: 

Quad Cities National Weather Service

For the second year in a row, the risk of major flooding on the Mississippi River is high. Today, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities released its first Spring Flood Outlook.

Michelle O'Neill reports the agency held a press conference at its office in Davenport following last year's record flood. 

submitted / Golden Apple

Nearly a year after a United Township High School Teacher won an award for excellence, two more local teachers are finalists.

This week, the President of the Golden Apple Foundation, Alan Mather, joined UT's Heather Monson, to visit their classes and learn more about them.