Zach Wilson

WVIK Amy Helpenstell Fellow

Zach Wilson, WVIK's 2019 Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fellow
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Zach Wilson is the 2019 Amy Helpenstell Fellow. You can hear him most weekdays on WVIK during All Things Considered and occasionally filling in on Morning Edition.

Prior to joining WVIK, he graduated with a degree in Mass Media from Illinois State University. While at school, he worked as the Morning Edition Producer for WGLT, Bloomington-Normal's Public Media. He also served as News Director at ISU's college radio station, WZND, after spending time as it's Assistant Music Director. For his work at WZND, Zach is currently nominated nationally by College Broadcasters, Inc. for "Best Feature News Reporting" and by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for "Best Long-Form News Programming" and "Best Feature News Reporting." 

Zach is a native of Libertyville, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. He is a Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan, and enjoys playing guitar in his spare time.  

Therese Oldenburg

The first person to walk the entire Rock River Trail ended his hike on Tuesday in the Quad Cities. 87-year-old Lyle Lidholm walked more than 300 miles from Horicon, Wisconsin to Rock Island.

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The use and stewardship of the Mississippi River will be the focus of this week's "Upper Mississippi River Conference." River Action expects around 200 people will attend Wednesday and Thursday in Moline.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

The second presidential candidate in as many days made a stop in Davenport on Thursday. California Senator Kamala Harris spoke at a town hall at St. Ambrose University's Rogalski Center, fielding questions from the audience.

Landmarks Illinois

The Friends of Hauberg will be recognized for preserving a local landmark. The civic center foundation will receive an "award for advocacy" this Friday in Chicago. Landmarks Illinois will honor the non-profit for restoring the Denkmann-Hauberg Estate in Rock Island.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

One day after the Democratic debate in Ohio, former Vice President Joe Biden brought his presidential campaign to the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport. 

International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards

The Family Museum in Bettendorf has been recognized for its services for those on the autism spectrum. According to the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, the Museum is now a Certified Autism Center, the first in Iowa to receive the designation.