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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
  • MolineHenge

    Tuesday morning sunrise predicted to be one of a kind

    If you’re an early riser, you may want to head to downtown Moline in the early morning on Tuesday. Dr. Curtis Roseman, a retired geography professor, predicts that at 5:55 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, by looking eastbound on the west side of 5th Avenue, the sun will align perfectly between the buildings in downtown Moline. “It’s called Moline-Henge, which is a take on Stonehenge [and] Manhattan-henge,” said Roseman. “Twice a year in Manhattan, New York, they celebrate Manhattan-Henge when […]

  • Israeli teenagers bring song and dance to the Quad Cities

    A group of teenagers that have been traveling through the Midwest for the last three months came to the Quad Cities on Sunday, July 27 to perform Israeli songs and dances for a crowd at the Tri-City Jewish Center in Rock Island. The group is called the Caravan Magal and their goal is to show people in the U.S. the brighter side of Israel, different from what they see in the news. Danit Attar, the Caravan Magal’s leader, lives with […]

  • Candlelight vigil raises questions of pool safety

    A candlelight vigil was held in honor of Jazmine Roth-Hines on Saturday, who drowned at the Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center on July 19, 2013. Family members remembered Jazmine as a girl who always had a smile on her face. “She was my little angel,” said Jazmine’s mother, Crystal Mastropietpro. Jazmine was dropped off at the Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center without adult supervision. At around 6 P.M., Jazmine’s body was found at the bottom of the pool, she was […]

  • Davenport’s hot dog man serves up Chicago style dogs on National Hot Dog Day

    Dennis Kraklio, owner of Big Dogs hot dog cart in downtown Davenport, has served hot dogs for nine years and said he started the business after he retired as a truck driver. “I always thought when I retire from [truck-driving] I would sell hot dogs to people,” said Kraklio. “I never knew it would be such a fantastic business.” July 23 is National Hot Dog day, and Kraklio celebrated by serving his customers his favorite kind of hot dog, the […]

  • Toilet paper boosts local economy one roll at a time

    Here's how one item, that everyone needs, could mean big money for the local economy.

  • Why those 17-year cicadas didn’t come here

    The millions of cicadas that were predicted to return to the Quad Cities this year never showed up.

  • Doctor warns: Don’t try to make a point with those ‘hot car’ viral videos

    A local doctor is warning against adults putting themselves at risk as they try to illustrate the dangers of being inside a hot car.

  • Ex-girlfriend speaks out after Tim McVay’s arrest

    An ex-girlfriend speaks out against Timothy McVay, describes his abusive and violent behavior towards her during their relationship.

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    PC sales edge out tablet sales in second quarter

    The PC industry just had its best quarter since 2012, with 75 million PCs sold in April, May, and June. Tablet sales, however, are fairly underwhelming. Tablet manufacturers reported only shipping about 56 million tablets during their first quarter in 2014, which is down from the 59 million sold this time last year. Brian Handley, owner of Computer Evolutions in Davenport, said even though portability is the main draw to buying a tablet, it can also be its main setback. […]

  • Teen explains how he fought off man who tried to kidnap him

    A 15-year-old said adrenaline kicked in and helped him fight off a man who tried to force him into a van.

  • Scott County boy fights off kidnapper with self-defense moves taught by father

    When a man grabbed the arm of a teenage boy on a bike, the teen fought back, using self defense moves his parents taught him.

  • Pony kicks girl at Niabi Zoo, grandmother catches it all on camera

    A pony kicked a three-year-old girl at Niabi Zoo on Saturday when she walked over and tried to pet it after the ride was over.