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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
  • Tips for staying safe this holiday season

    It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but police are warning people to remember to keep their guard up this holiday season… when crime rates tend to take an upturn. “I think the holiday season, it gives burglars, thieves, a little more opportunity because sometimes they’re not aware and we’re not as alert as we probably should be,” said Cpl. Hank Jacobsen from the Davenport Police Department. Jacobsen said criminals are looking for the easiest target […]

  • Local artists donate to Rocky scholarship fund in memory of Derek Jackson

    Almost a year after Derek Jackson was shot and killed in a Rock Island home, his friends and family held an event at Barrel House in Moline to raise funds for the scholarship made in his name. Jackson, a popular tattoo artist, died after he was shot December 18, 2013 at a home on 16th Avenue. He left behind a large circle of friends and family, including his three-year-old son. Shortly thereafter, police arrested 20-year-old Aaron Henderson, who was charged with […]

  • Quad Cities kicks off holiday season with array of events on Saturday

    The annual festival of trees parade on Saturday, November 22 kicked off the holiday season, with area marching bands, helium balloons, and the WQAD News 8 team waving to spectators. Following the parade, people in the Quad Cities got to head over to Festival of Trees where dozens of Christmas trees lined the halls at the River Center in downtown Davenport. The event raised funds for the Quad city Arts while also giving people ideas for the holidays. “We like […]

  • Davenport man implicated in his mother’s death

    Her son was arrested after the emaciated body of a 79-year-old Davenport woman was found in an apartment.

  • Oxford Dictionary unveils new word of the year

    Oxford Dictionary unveiled its new word of the year: vape, also known as vaping. Vaping is the action of inhaling and exhaling the vapor from an electronic cigarette, a trend that has been picking up over the last year. “When we opened our first shop in 2013, we heard that 25 percent of smokers would switch over to e-cigarettes,” said Jayde Tran, owner of Jayde’s Vapor Lounge in Moline and in Davenport. Tran said her customers come into the shop […]

  • Muscatine shelter offers warmth to area homeless

    At the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA), area homeless are able to live for an extended period of time in a warm, comfortable, and safe location. “Our front door locks at 10 o’clock at night,” said Maggie Curry, the Executive director of the MCSA. “In the morning, they have two hours to get up and get a shower, get cleaned up and do laundry if needed; and then also to do a chore.” The homeless residents complete their daily […]

  • One Year Later: Washington, Illinois residents remember deadly tornado

    One year ago a tornado ripped through Washington, Illinois, killing three people and damaging at least 1,000 homes in its path.

  • Laws to dissolve Colona Park District are “muddy at best”

    Voters in Colona, Illinois voted to dissolve the town’s Park District in last week’s elections, leaving many questions unanswered. The Park District and its volunteer board were established ten years ago for the sole purpose of planning a new community center. The board established a $2.5 million grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help pay for the $4.5 million dollar project. It’s a plan that struggled to gain support from the community and put the Park […]

  • The four most important things to get your car ready for winter

    Business is busy over at QC Auto in Moline where workers are moving fast to prepare as many cars as possible before the snow really hits. David Long works in the shop and said getting your car ready for winter is more important than you may think. “If you have a bad alternator or a bad battery or your coolant freeze up on you, it’ll leave you stranded and you’re going to be stuck on the side of the road,” […]

  • Eldridge residents shoot down Scott County patrol center

    The Scott County Sheriff’s Department was hoping to relocate their patrol center to Eldridge, Iowa. However, after a tense town hall meeting with residents, that idea was shot down. “At the hearing itself, we had about 36 people show up, overwhelmingly against it,” said James Martin, the Assistant city Administrator for Eldridge. “They were concerned about traffic issues, and property values decreasing.” The Scott County Chief Deputy, Tom Gibbs, said they wanted to re-locate from Davenport to Eldridge because it’d […]

  • Community to pay respect for Lane Evans

    The first of two visitation services were held on Saturday, November 8 for former Congressman Lane Evans at Esterdahl Mortuary in Moline. Evans served as a Marine and was elected into Congress in 1982, where he served the 17th district for over 20 years. Read More: Remembering Lane Evans. Evans stepped down from his seat in congress in 2006 after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He died on Wednesday, November 5 from a long battle with the disease. Those […]

  • Clinton’s new middle school must await one necessary facility

    The only thing missing from the new school is an auditorium, a project that was put on hold due to budget constraints.


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