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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
  • Suspect jailed more than 20 times before Davenport hit-and-run spree

    People in Davenport said they were shocked to see a Quad Cities man driving into buildings, light poles, parked cars, and even people. On Monday morning, July 7, 2014, Davenport Police arrested 44-year-old Christian Nacos after he reportedly crashed several times, before ending in the parking lot at ATC liquor. Tina Hauser, who owns 3rd Street Bar and Grill, said she was serving customers when Nacos crashed into the side of the building. “Me and few of my regular customers […]

  • Iowa Democrats consider absentee and online caucus voting

    In an attempt to attract more voters, Democratic party leaders are thinking about changing the Iowa Presidential Caucus by including absentee ballots and online voting.

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    Roads May Soon Re-Open As Mississippi River Recedes

    Traveling around town has gotten a little tricky in the last week, after flood-waters shut down River Drive on both sides of the river. The River Bandits game Sunday, July 6, 2014  had many fans surprised to find that the ballpark was completely surrounded by water. “It’s just shocking, I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Dana Kelly, who was in town to see her boyfriend play in the game. “I’m from the East Coast and we get flooding but […]

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    Why grilling out this weekend may cost you

    If you’re planning on grilling out this summer, you may want to save up some money first. Beef prices are at their all time high now — with hamburger meat reaching up to $6.00 per pound. After the recession, people stopped buying as much meat, leading ranchers to cut their herds down. Then the drought hit, with cattle-raising states being hit hardest for several years in a row. “We’re literally shipping hay down to Texas from these parts around here […]

  • Iowa’s new medical marijuana law is limited at best

    Iowa’s new medical marijuana law officially took effect July 1st. The new law will allow kids with epilepsy to use cannabis oil to relieve their symptoms, a treatment that is said to be extremely effective against seizures. However, many families are saying that the new law has plenty of holes in it. “Nothing is even ready for us to use until at least October,” said Tina McDermott, whose 8-year-old son, Ryan, has a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. […]

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    Homeowners could wait weeks for dry floors

    Recent storms left hundreds in the Quad Cities area with flooded basements and ruined floors.

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    New direct flight from the Quad Cities to Washington D.C.

    A new flight is coming to the Quad Cities after Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Saturday, allowing daily direct flights from the Quad Cities International Airport (QCIA) to Washington, D.C.

  • Vandals hit Sterling neighborhood with spray paint

    Cars, signs, fences and buildings were among property vandalized with white spray paint in Sterling, Illinois.

  • Geneseo planning $6.5 million pool complex

    Geneseo’s Park District is moving forward with plans to build a new swimming pool in the same spot as the current one and possibly expand it into the neighboring power plant’s front yard. In a meeting last night, the Geneseo Park District learned that the power plant would not need tat front lawn space if they decide to expand in the future; so it might be  available for the Park District to use. A decision should be made on that […]

  • East Moline considers trashing city-run garbage pickup

    The city of East Moline is thinking of changing their public trash collection service to private. “What it would mean is that [East Moline citizens'] garbage would no longer be picked up by city employees, it would be picked up by a private hauler that we would contract with,” said Cole O’Donnell, East Moline City Administrator. After four of the city’s trash pickup employees retired, they now have the opportunity to eliminate the department.  That opens up the possibility of […]

  • Camp teaches kids how to survive zombie apocalypse

    Zombie apocalypses are always a threat to modern society, at least that’s what the kids at Zombie Camp think. It’s a week-long camp put on by the Eastern Iowa Community College (EICC), and it’s being held at the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training. The kids learn potential life-saving skills, from various instructors, that could be used in any kind of disaster, including a zombie apocalypse. “The bigger picture here is we’re trying to teach kids how to survive any […]

  • QC soccer fans cheer on the U.S.

    Soccer fans have good reason to be excited this week, not just for the World Cup, but for a new club in town that aims to gather all soccer fans in one place to cheer on their favorite teams. The Quad Cities chapter of the American Outlaws came together at Caddy’s Sports Bar and Grill in Bettendorf to cheer on the U.S. for Sunday’s game. “We invite anybody out who is a fan of the U.S. or Soccer it doesn’t […]