Caroline joined the WQAD news team in February 2014 as a reporter.

Before her career brought her to the Quad Cities, Caroline grew up in Oak Park, IL. While she loved being so close to Chicago, her desire to experience a new atmosphere (and escape the awful winters) took her to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She reported and produced for her college news program, UT Today, and interned for the local TV station. While she worked as a waitress at local restaurants by night, and went to school during the day, Caroline also worked as a production assistant at WBIR-TV for their morning news during her last year of college.

After finishing classes, Caroline decided to change her surroundings again and completed her last college credit in the form of a second internship with KSDK News Channel Five in St. Louis, MO.

Caroline is excited to be starting her career in the Quad Cities and can’t wait to get to know the wonderful community she’s heard so much about. When she’s not in the newsroom or out on a story, Caroline enjoys running with her dog, practicing yoga, baking, going to baseball games, and spending time with her family.

If you have a story idea you would like to send Caroline, you can email her at or follow her on Twitter @WQADCaroline.

Recent Articles
  • These are the possible changes coming to Davenport’s Citibus routes

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Davenport city leaders have made some changes to the new transportation plan that aims to make riding the Citibus routes easier for its passengers. Brandon Wright, the city’s finance director, said the new grid system will run more efficiently and with fewer buses. He said it will save the city $200,000 during its first year of operation, then an additional $576,000 each year after that. When the new plan was proposed back in December 2015, previous mayor […]

  • Scott County could spend $300,000 on body-cameras and in-car cameras

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is asking the Scott County Board of Supervisors to spend $300,000 on an in-car camera system and body-camera system. On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, representatives from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office made a presentation at the Scott County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, detailing the kinds of cameras they want to purchase, where the funding will come from and how the systems will serve the community. According to the presentation, the WatchGuard 4RE […]

  • You won’t believe the lengths these Quad City students will go to teach science and math

    A one-on-one connection between some Davenport students and a foreign exchange student from Ghana has created quite a bond. Three years ago, the robotics team at Davenport West High School had a foreign exchange student from Africa who wanted to bring science back to her home country. The team here in Iowa stepped up and proposed a plan that could help make that happen. Since then, more than a dozen robotics kits have been sent to students in Kenya. But […]

  • Meet the meerkats and other new additions at Niabi Zoo

    Niabi Zoo is less than two weeks away from their April 11 opening day and Good Morning Quad Cities gave viewers a sneak peek of the newest animals people will get to see at the zoo this season. Some of those new additions include the African Crested Porcupine, which is the largest porcupine in the world. They also have a new meerkat exhibit and a brand new Amur leopard. These animals are all part of Niabi Zoo’s Species Survival Program, […]

  • 80 employers to be at Black Hawk College Job Fair today until 2 p.m.

    MOLINE, Illinois – More than 75 employers will be part of a Job Fair at Black  Hawk College Quad Cities Campus on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The job fair is in the gymnasium in Building 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the campus is located at 6600 34th Avenue in Moline. Overflow parking will be available in Lot 4 on the campus, with a shuttle available to take job seekers to Building 3. Organizers recommend dressing professionally and bring […]

  • I-74 construction: What to expect through mid-August

    A major construction project on Interstate 74 was set to begin Monday, March 28, 2016.

  • Hillsdale, Illinois Village Clerk indicted

    County leaders planned to hold a press conference about an investigation in Hillsdale, Illinois.

  • Saving two cats, a dog, and serving overseas earns Moline police officer heroism award

    MOLINE, Illinois – A Moline Police Officer was honored for his heroic services by his coworkers, family and close friends. Tyler Hoogerwerf enlisted in the Army before he graduated from Geneseo High School in 2006 and served in Afghanistan. He was a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Italy, and had only been in Afghanistan for two weeks before his Humvee was hit by enemy fire. Tyler was injured in that ambush and returned home in June 2007. […]

  • Watch: Releasing a weather balloon is not as easy as you think

    It’s been one week since our viewers woke up to find their homes and property damaged across the area. On Wednesday, March 23, Good Morning Quad Cities went live behind the scenes at the National Weather Service office in Davenport. Meteorologists there track and plot severe weather patterns, which help the Storm Track 8 meteorologists put together their forecasts. One of the tools used by the National Weather Service to plot incoming storms are weather balloons. They carry weather instruments […]

  • Augustana housing, baseball fields damaged in Tuesday’s storms

    Around 30 Augustana students were rehoused after a tree fell onto their apartment building during the Tuesday night storms.

  • Davenport students will have tougher time open enrolling elsewhere due to policy changes

    In an effort to maintain diversity in the district, The Davenport Community School District is changing its Diversity Plan, which will in turn change its open enrollment process.

  • “Safety is No Accident,” the theme of Ag Safety Awareness Week

    This week, March 6-12, is Agriculture Safety Awareness Week and the Illinois Farm Bureau is working to raise awareness. In 2013, 500 Americans died from farm-related accidents, making agriculture one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Each day this week has a different focus, Thursday was road safety. Many farm accidents happen off the farm on rural roads when farmers are driving their slow moving vehicles around other motorists. Some farm vehicles don’t have flashers or left turn […]