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
  • Screen Shot 2015-11-25 at 6.58.58 AM

    When you should be on the road to avoid the traveling masses this Thanksgiving

    Travelers can expect busier roads this year compared to last Thanksgiving. According to a survey done by TripAdvisor, Thanksgiving holiday travel is up five percent compared to this time last year. The National Highway Administration said a better economy and cheaper gas prices are helping with the increased travel. Law enforcement and TripAdvisor report the least busiest days to travel back and forth from your holiday destinations are Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. TripAdvisor said 62-percent of people surveyed plan […]

  • promo272635701

    Body found after fire in Davenport apartment building

    One man is dead after a fire in an apartment in Davenport, Iowa. Davenport fire crews were called to a structure fire around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, that started in a second floor apartment at 2617 N. Clark Street in Davenport. The building is a multi-family residence near Peterson Park. Reports say neighbors were the ones who smelled the smoke and were banging on the door of the apartment where the fire started, with no response. They were […]

  • car

    How you can win a 2006 Ford Focus for only $5

    WQAD News 8 is teaming up with Sexton Ford and QC Crime Stoppers for the second annual School Safety Raffle. Sexton Ford is giving away a 2006 Ford Focus ZX4, with just over 68,000 miles on it, and all taxes and registration paid. In order to win that car, people need to buy raffle tickets, either from Sexton Ford or participating high schools. Quad City high school students who are members of the Scholastic Crime Stoppers Clubs are selling the […]

  • promo272309077

    QC talent shines at 30th Festival of Trees

    The 30th annual Quad City Arts Festival of Trees is up and running at the River Center, with around 60 trees on display, along with various other exhibits for families to enjoy. The trees are donated and decorated by the community. Some are sponsored my companies, others are decorated individually. Along with the trees, the festival features a Gingerbread Village, a Festival Express train, gift shop, and art exhibit. The Gingerbread Village features dozens of gingerbread houses made locally. There […]

  • Anna Sacco-Miller issues statement about her DUI arrest

    Lee Co. state’s attorney takes leave of absence after DUI arrest

    After apologizing for being arrested and charged with driving under the influence, Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller says she'll take a leave of absence and that she will not seek re-election.

  • Fire at house in East Moline 11-17-15 (WQAD Photo)2

    Resident escapes from house fire in East Moline

    One person was reportedly injured at a morning house fire in East Moline, Illinois.

  • promo272031221

    Job fair in Rock Island for positions at Thomson prison

    Workers interested in positions at Thomson prison can apply for open positions at a job fair set for Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in Rock Island, Illinois.

  • promo271704079

    Moline-Coal Valley schools auctioning off more than just school supplies this weekend

    The Moline-Coal Valley School District is auctioning off surplus items on Saturday, and it’s not just school supplies. The auction is open to the public and they selling items like AV-equipment, lightly used furniture, storage, food preparation items, storage, outdoor equipment, and appliances, paintings, school supplies, iPods, MacBook laptops, desktop computers, and much more. The auction will be at Garfield Elementary School at 10:00 a.m., doors open at 9:00 a.m. The event is open to the public. They are also […]

  • leclaire roof

    Roof torn from home in LeClaire

    Strong winds on Wednesday evening tore the roof off one house in LeClaire. Neighbors said it happened around 6:00  p.m. Wednesday night. The owner of the house wasn’t home when it happened. The roof flew north down the street and landed in a neighbor’s yard. Neighbors were able to pull a tarp over the house before the rain started. “It was loud, I never heard anything like it before,” said Bill Moore, one of the neighbors. “It sounded like big […]

  • promo271533068

    World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday on Veterans Day

    It was quite the celebration at Hy-Vee on West Kimberly in Davenport as Quad City native, John Massick, celebrated his 100th birthday on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Massick served in World War II from 1941 to 1945 in the 195th Infantry Division. He was stationed in Germany and served all over Europe. Massick’s nephew, Frank, who is also a war veteran, surprised him on his birthday, by meeting him at Hy-Vee and presenting him with a signed and […]

  • promo271514648

    Veterans Day freebies and discounts

    These locations are offering special discounts and freebies in honor of Veterans Day 2015. Note most require presentation of a military ID or proof of military service.

  • Rock Island County leaders meet

    Rock Island County board pensions, healthcare benefits, and positions under scrutiny

    In an effort to save Rock Island County money, a government task force will look at cutting county board member pensions, reducing the board size, and cutting healthcare benefits for board members. In a Rock Island County Human Resources committee meeting on Tuesday, Dave Ross, the County Administrator, announced a government task force would look at all three issues in a package deal, and have recommended solution ready for the board by February 2016. In October, Ross suggested Rock Island […]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,069 other followers