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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
  • Henderson found guilty of first-degree murder in death of Derek Jackson

    A local jury found Aaron Henderson guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Rock Island tattoo artist Derek Jackson.

  • Six months after District fire, business owner says “It’s no small task rebuilding your life from square one.”

    Six months since one of the biggest fires in Rock Island’s history, Dan Banowski, the owner of Jaded Gypsy Tattoo, is finally able to start the rebuilding process. On September 27, 2014 an overnight fire damaged eight buildings in the District of Rock Island, including severe damage to Jaded Gypsy Tattoo and the former Mississippi Café building next door. The vacant Mississippi Café partially collapsed. Businesses and apartment residents were displaced due to fire damage. The person who started the […]

  • Schilling quells rumors, announces alternative plans to running for Congress

    Former Congressman Bobby Schilling announced he will not be running for the 18th Congressional district seat, after rumors of him possibly considering it. On Saturday, at the GOP Headquarters in Peoria, Schilling said he wanted to spend more time with his family and fully endorsed Senator LaHood in his race for the recently vacated seat. “I see Darin as what  consider to be a reformer, a guy that’s not going to do ‘business as usual,'” said Schilling. “A guy that’s […]

  • DerekJackson

    Victim’s girlfriend testifies in Rock Island murder case

    Testimony started Wednesday, March 25th in the murder trial of Aaron Henderson in Rock Island. He’s accused of robbing and killing Derek Jackson, a local tattoo artist. Jackson’s mother, Susan Poe, was in the courtroom as prosecutor started their case against Henderson. “I feel like he doesn’t even have the right to even look at me,” she said, about Henderson. The prosecution’s star witness is Allyson Schippers, Derek Jackson’s girlfriend. She testified that she was home when Jackson was murdered […]

  • Aaron Henderson photo from Scott County Jail

    Trial underway for man accused of killing local tattoo artist

    Trial began for Aaron Henderson in the shooting death of popular Rock Island, Illinois tattoo artist Derek Jackson.

  • Augustana partnership will bring revitalization to Clinton

    Augustana College is partnering with the City of Clinton with a revitalization project that will give students real-world experience in their fields. It’s called the Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative (SWLI) and is an expansion of the pilot internship program from last year. Originally, the pilot program was made up of two projects set in Moline and Rock Island, focusing on watershed and tree inventory. Now, for the 2015-2016 school year, Augustana is expanding that program into a dozen different projects […]

  • Money from United Way opening up preschool opportunities in QC

    A grant from United Way is going to create 80 additional preschool slots for students in the 2015-2016 school year. Scott Crane, President of United Way of the Quad Cities Area, said the organization is investing $150,000 into preschool programs in the Davenport Community School District and the YWCA of the Quad Cities. “The goal is to get more kids enrolled in preschool,” said Crane. “It’s going to target those kids that are unable to participate in the programs because […]

  • March Madness boosts local business

    Iowa Hawkeye fans filled The Fieldhouse in Davenport on Sunday to watch their favorite team take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs. “It’s a whole different level of excitement,” said Carri Kraklio, general manager of The Fieldhouse. “People come in [and] have a vested interest because they have their brackets done, but then they also have a vested interest because it’s their team.” Kraklio said the March Madness tournament brings in a boost of sales, especially when the Hawkeyes win. “When the […]

  • Augustana students congratulate their team on placing second in NCAA Division III tournament

    Augtustana students and alumni said they are proud of their basketball team for taking second place in the NCAA Division III tournament on Saturday, March 21. “I’m so proud of them, so very proud of them, they’ve worked so hard,” said Rita Gustafson, an Augustana alum. “It’s crazy, we’re a little D-3 school, I never expected to see our team on CBS,” said Doug Barry, a student at Augustana. The Augustana Vikings lost to Wisconsin Stevens Point, by a final […]

  • Fire at home in Colona, Illinois 3-17-15 (WQAD Photo by Aarik Woods)

    Deck fire destroys back of house in Colona

    Fire the heavily damaged the back side of a home in Colona, Illinois may have started on the outside deck.

  • QC doctor sentenced for molesting patients

    A local doctor accused of molesting patients was sentenced to spend more than a decade in prison.

  • Local Paralympian retires, now selling people their dream homes

    Andy Yohe is giving up his Olympic dream and trading it in to help others find their dream home. Yohe, is a two-time gold medalist who competed in the last three Winter Paralympics for sled hockey. He grew up in the Quad Cities and played hockey as a young boy until he lost his legs when he was 16-years-old after a train accident. He said he is retiring from sled hockey and taking up real estate as his new passion. […]


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