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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 or follow her on Twitter @WQADCaroline.

Recent Articles
  • Crews begin demolition of historic Davenport Central Smokestack

    Crews started demolishing the historic Davenport Central High School Smokestack on Wednesday, July 29 to make way for the new auditorium and pool renovations set to open in Fall 2016. The Smokestack was built in 1929 and used to provide a draft for the campus boilers. The entire demolition process will take a week or two, as workers will have to take apart the 160-foot structure brick-by-brick, top to bottom. There were numerous spectators at the high school on Wednesday […]

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    Crews set to demolish iconic Davenport building Wednesday morning

      Crews will start demolishing the iconic smokestack at Davenport Central High School early Wednesday morning. The 85-year-old, 160-foot-high structure will take several days to tear down, piece by piece, starting at the top. The smokestack that originally cooled the campus’ boilers will now be torn down to make room for the $21.1 million swimming pool and auditorium renovations. There won’t be any roads or businesses closed for the construction.

  • Crews break ground on Donahue tornado shelter

    Construction work started on the tornado shelter in Donahue, Iowa that will house nearly the entire community. 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 people live in the town. Joe Stutting, North Scott School District’s Superintendent, said the shelter will […]

  • Body recovered from Mississippi River identified as Rock Island Man

    It took hours for searchers to find the body of a man who reportedly jumped into the Mississippi River, but did not resurface, in Rock Island.

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    Man identified after his body was pulled from Mississippi River in Clinton, Iowa

    Police have identified a man whose body was pulled from the Mississippi River in Clinton, Iowa Sunday, July 19, 2015.

  • Cameron, Illinois cleanup underway after devastating tornado

    Cameron, Illinois residents were let back into their homes on Saturday, July 18, after a tornado ripped through their town two days earlier. The tornado came through Thursday evening, July 16, 2015. Since then, clean-up crews have been removing debris from roadways and utility companies were trying to get gas and electricity back to their customers. The Warren County Sheriff said they have been trying to limit the amount of people going in and out of the community for safety […]

  • Davenport sex abuse case leaves jury in deliberation for several hours

    A Scott County jury deliberated for nearly three hours over a child sex abuse case on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 before the judge told them they could go home. The jury heard testimony from the doctor who examined the five year old girl Melvin Lucier  is accused of fondling. Prosecutors said the 55-year-old, registered sex offender sexually abused the young girl staying in his home at the Patriot Mobile Home Park in March 2014. For more coverage on this case, […]

  • Muscatine victims say they caught burglar trying to get into their homes

    Killian West and Luekinna Hodges both said someone attempted to break into their homes in the last two weeks. They live on the same block.


    Presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal, addresses controversial topics in Davenport

    Louisiana Governor, now Republican Presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal, stopped at the American Legion Post in Davenport on Sunday to meet with voters. While voters ate a complimentary spaghetti dinner, Jindal explained exactly what he would do if elected the next President of the United States. “We need to repeal Obamamcare, secure our border, shrink the size of the government, invest in our defense, and grow the private sector economy,” said Jindal. As a second generation immigrant who converted from Hinduism […]

  • Quad Cities Missing Persons Network spends hours in the woods training for certification

    The Quad Cities Missing Persons Network trained Saturday and Sunday with representatives from the Illinois Search and Rescue Council, to get certified in Ground Search and Rescue (G-STAR). A group of about 20 volunteers met Saturday morning to learn about techniques and tools they will use in the field when searching for a missing person. Then they took those skills to Blackhawk State Park all Saturday and Sunday to train in the field. “I’m not a big fan of sweating […]

  • U.S. Army reductions could cut positions from Rock Island Arsenal

    The Rock Island Arsenal could be impacted by the next round of reductions by the U.S. Army this week. The U.S. Army will cut 40,000 troops and 17,000 civilian positions from military bases across the country by 2017. They are expected to announce on Thursday which military bases will see those cuts. Representatives for Illinois Congresswoman Cherri Bustos and Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack said they are still waiting for more information on the cuts and if they will impact the […]

  • Orion building destroyed by fire

    Amid heavy rain that caused flash flooding to streets in Orion, a building in that city was also destroyed by fire.


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