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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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    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

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    Experts say cooler weather a welcome change to our pets and plants

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  • Rally for Fisher the dog calls for better education for officers on duty

    At a rally in front of the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department, people marched with signs in support of Fisher the dog, who was shot and killed by a deputy a few weeks ago. According to the Sheriff’s office, the deputy said he felt threatened by Fisher and shot him in self-defense. However, the family said their 80-lb Rottweiler puppy was friendly, and officers should learn how to handle situations with dogs without using lethal force. “They have to use […]

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

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  • Iowa Democrats consider absentee and online caucus 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

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

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    Homeowners could wait weeks for dry floors

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

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