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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
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    The iHeart Small Business Fair on Saturday hosted 60 small business vendors, who showcased their products and marketed with their fellow business owners. Held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Moline, vendors were able to get more exposure as well as learn from their fellow entrepreneurs on how to run a small business. Denise Smith said she started the iHeart Small Business Fair to help her friends who were struggling to get their business going. “When I found out that […]

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    Governor Terry Branstad and Senator Jack Hatch met in a debate for Iowa’s gubernatorial race. Vying for the seat as Iowa Governor, the two went head-to-head in a debate Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Edward Stone Middle School in Burlington. During the debate the candidates touched on the new fertilizer plant in Lee County.  Branstad said the construction of Orascom in Iowa has been great for the economy and has brought in jobs to the state.  One question asked him […]


    Hundreds walk for a cause at RICO Relay for Life

    Over 200 people participated in Relay for Life of Rock Island County at Black Hawk College on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. The event is an overnight celebration where people take turns walking around the track to raise funds for the fight against cancer. The goal this year was to raise $85,000 by morning. The money goes to the American Cancer Society, who donates it to fund cancer research as well as Quad Cities organizations that work with cancer patients. “All […]

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    Crowds at the Backwater Gamblers site in Rock Island got to see a totally different event on Sunday when an Australian water skiing team put on a show of their own. The Australian Water Ski Show Team traveled to the Quad Cities to use the Backwater Gamblers show site as training grounds for the World Water Ski Show Tournament next weekend. The teams connection to the Backwater Gamblers started back in 2009, when Ramond Horton started getting his kids involved […]

  • Event raises money and awareness to stop violence on QC streets

    Community members on the west side of Rock Island held an event on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 in an effort to make their streets a safer place. The event, called “We Care for Our Communities,” was meant to raise money so security cameras can be installed along the crime-ridden streets. Willie Williamson, better known by his peers as “The Candy Man,” spearheaded the event, hoping to raise $2,000 for the cause. “Cameras will cost anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 dollars […]

  • Second graders at McKinley learn about nutrition from their own garden

    Second graders at McKinley Elementary School in Davenport got a chance to try their hands in the kitchen on Wednesday with their own home-grown vegetables from the school’s garden. For five years, McKinley Elementary has grown vegetables in their community garden. In the spring, students vote on which vegetables they want to grow and in the fall they harvest and cook a meal with them. “I wanted to start a garden here at McKinley because when I think back to […]

  • Holiday Pops changes venues, crosses the river

    The Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra announced that the Holiday Pops concert be changing venues this year. The concert, which is usually held at the i-Wireless Center in Moline, will be at the Adler theater in Davenport with three different show times. For Holiday Pops tickets and showtimes, click here. Sara Morby, Director of Marketing for the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, said the move will make it easier for families with young children to attend the concerts. “We’ve already had a […]

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    It’s a story that has been told time and time again: don’t drink and drive and always wear your seat belt. It’s also a story that Tawni Ricketts and her friends all lived through just five months ago. Ricketts and her friends, Ali, Sam, and Michael Collins, were Illinois State University students. They were all headed back from a party on March 29th, 2014 when a drunk driver ran a red light and slammed into their car going 90 miles […]

  • Run with Carl crosses its final finish line

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