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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 caroline.reinwald@wqad.com or follow her on Twitter @WQADCaroline.

Recent Articles
  • East Moline benefit helps mother pay for daughter’s headstone

    A benefit for Ashley Wunderlich was held at Leisure Time Billiards in East Moline on Sunday. Wunderlich was one of two sixteen year old girls who died in a car accident on October 25, 2014. Ashley was driving the car on a rural road in Erie, Illinois, when she lost control and flipped over into a drainage ditch. Six months later, Tracy Wunderlich, Ashley’s mother, still hasn’t been able to afford a headstone. The benefit on Sunday, with raffle items, […]

  • City leaders, residents disagree on what Clinton will do with Iowa gas-tax revenue

    The debate continued in Clinton, Iowa at a community forum on Saturday as residents argued over how money from the Iowa Gas Tax should be spent. The option on the table that is causing so much debate, is whether or not the city should use the money to hire three equipment operators in the Street and Solid Waste Division. The City of Clinton is expected to receive $470,488.00 in gas tax revenue per year. The hiring of three equipment operators, […]

  • Iowa one step closer to expanded high-speed internet access

    Iowa governor Terry Branstad is one step closer to his goal of providing high-speed internet access throughout the state. In the House File Bill 641, which has now made its way through the Iowa House of Representatives, internet providers in rural areas would get federal tax incentives if they started offering download speeds of at least 25-megabits per second. Cities like Davenport and Bettendorf would not benefit from the bill if they already have access to high-speed broadband internet. To […]

  • North Scott community reacts to expensive high school renovations

    North Scott School District officials are still working to find out why they didn’t know about the $700 thousand renovations they’ll have to make to get the high school up to code. During a school board meeting last week, district officials learned that in addition to their 4.2 million dollar expansion project, that has been going on all year at the high school, they will have to add two firewalls and a new sprinkler system to the building to get […]

  • How to save money on your energy bills during the summer

    According to MidAmerican Energy, cool air can escape just as easily during the summer as heat can escape during the winter.

  • Boston Marathon bombings prompt extra security measures for events in Quad Cities

    On Monday, two years after the Boston City Marathon Bombings, runners from across the country will once again lace up their shoes, and run the iconic race. Security measures for large sporting events since then have increased significantly, and that’s no different here in the Quad Cities, where a bomb squad is on site at most major events. The Quad City Bomb Squad was established in 1999, four years after the Oklahoma City bombings. “Before, you may have had a […]

  • Construction workers still waiting for answers after major lay-offs in Wever, IA

    There’s not much to do this weekend for Orascom construction workers in Wever, Iowa after being temporarily laid off from the Iowa Fertilizer Plant on Friday, April 17. The enormous $2-billion project in Wever, south of Burlington, is the largest construction project in Iowa history, with nearly 3,000 workers manning round-the-clock shifts to build a plant that was expected to be operational by late 2015. Some workers were driving nearly two hours each way to commute to the site from […]

  • New tornado shelter will be big enough for the whole town

    Last Thursday’s EF-1 tornado came very close to Donahue, Iowa. Now leaders in that community have pledged to build a new safe room, one big enough for nearly every resident in the town. The tornado shelter will be a concrete bunker, built on the north side of John Glenn Elementary School, right next to the gymnasium. It will hold up to 312 people for two hours in case of a worst-case scenario. According to the 2010 census, less than 350 […]

  • North Scott High School will need more construction to meet fire codes

    North Scott School District officials were surprised on Monday to hear the high school will need more construction, for a price $600,000 dollars more than originally expected. Once the newest addition on the high school is finished, the school district will have to install an updated sprinkler system and two new firewalls that will divide the building into five compartmentalized sections. The new fire protection will cost approximately $638,000. “The big debate is how did we not see a $630,000-plus […]

  • Davenport West robotics team heading to world championship

    A group of Davenport West high school students and their homemade robot have qualified for the First Tech Challenge World Championships in St. Louis next week. Their robot’s name is STAN, which stands for Super Totally Awesome Name. It was built by a group of students on the team, Combustible Lemons. This is the third year, out of the past four years, the Combustible Lemons have made it to the world championships. “From middle of September to late November, we’re […]

  • Teens brainstorm with city leaders on downtown revitalization

    On Sunday at the Figge Art Museum, young adults met with city leaders and up-and-coming professionals for an Ideas Festival put on by OurCity Movement. The event was a way for all the generations to meet and brainstorm on different ideas for revitalizing the downtown area. Pablo Haake is the founder of OurCity Movement, a grassroots initiative full of high school students who meet with local millenials to inspire more downtown revitalization. He said he wanted to make downtown Davenport […]

  • Community members talk about police brutality in the Quad Cities

    About two dozen people gathered at the Main Street Public Library in Davenport on Saturday to talk about their experiences with police brutality here in the Quad Cities. Felicia Jones co-organized the event and said she was abused by police in 2009, during a simple traffic stop. Jones said she was pulled over by Davenport Police, who pulled her from her vehicle, and searched her. “I was not told my rights, I was ripped out of the car,” Jones said. […]


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