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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
  • Freddy’s Fritters Dog Bakery destroyed in Mother’s Day fire

    An afternoon fire in the Village of East Davenport on Mother’s Day destroyed one business and severely damaged several apartments. The Davenport Fire Department got the call just after 2 p.m. on Sunday from a passerby who saw smoke billowing out of the building. “When we arrived, we found one person home at the time of the fire. The second floor of the building is residential units, the first floor is commercial, so that person made it out safely with […]

  • Family of little boy with epilepsy left with happy tears after benefit

    At the final Paws 4 Noah fundraiser, the Moline Police Benevolent Association presented the Stone family a check for $13,538. The money will all go towards buying a service dog for Noah Stone, a 5-year-old boy with severe epilepsy. The dog is trained to detect seizures before they happen and catch Noah when he falls. Click here for more coverage on Paws 4 Noah. Noah already wears a helmet to protect his head when he has severe seizures, but his […]

  • Revenue from Iowa Gas Tax starting to come back to cities

    Iowa cities will soon start getting money back from the 10-cent Iowa Gas Tax instated earlier this year. Revenue from the Iowa Gas Tax was meant to help repair and rebuild roads and infrastructure throughout the state. Blue Grass Mayor Tim Brandenburg, said they will use the money to help repair their beat up roads throughout the city. “We have some [roads] that are in dire need of repair, with the last couple of winters we’ve had,” said Brandenburg. Brandenburg […]

  • QC Law Enforcement Officers Memorial renovations finish just in time for annual memorial service

    On Sunday, friends and family members of fallen Quad Cities law enforcement paid their respects in the annual Quad Cities Law Enforcement Memorial Service. This year’s service comes just after construction finished on the newly renovated Quad Cities Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. The upgrades included new LED lights, resurfaced memorial bricks, an extended seating area, and raising the memorial statue. All of the upgrades in Phase One cost over $26,000. Phase Two and Phase Three will include building an extended […]

  • QC Chamber discusses I-74 bridge construction and Rock Island Arsenal on trip to D.C.

    In their annual trip to the capital, 35 members of the Quad Cities Chamber met with national policymakers to discuss several issues in the Quad Cities. The group traveled there on Thursday and met with officials all day Friday on issues such as the I-74 bridge construction project, the Rock Island Arsenal’s future, and flood insurance reform. Tara Barney, the President and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber, said they spoke to officials at the Department of Transportation on what […]

  • East Moline benefit helps mother pay for daughter’s headstone

    A benefit for Ashley Wunderlich was held at Leisure Time Billiards in East Moline on Sunday. Wunderlich was one of two sixteen year old girls who died in a car accident on October 25, 2014. Ashley was driving the car on a rural road in Erie, Illinois, when she lost control and flipped over into a drainage ditch. Six months later, Tracy Wunderlich, Ashley’s mother, still hasn’t been able to afford a headstone. The benefit on Sunday, with raffle items, […]

  • City leaders, residents disagree on what Clinton will do with Iowa gas-tax revenue

    The debate continued in Clinton, Iowa at a community forum on Saturday as residents argued over how money from the Iowa Gas Tax should be spent. The option on the table that is causing so much debate, is whether or not the city should use the money to hire three equipment operators in the Street and Solid Waste Division. The City of Clinton is expected to receive $470,488.00 in gas tax revenue per year. The hiring of three equipment operators, […]

  • Iowa one step closer to expanded high-speed internet access

    Iowa governor Terry Branstad is one step closer to his goal of providing high-speed internet access throughout the state. In the House File Bill 641, which has now made its way through the Iowa House of Representatives, internet providers in rural areas would get federal tax incentives if they started offering download speeds of at least 25-megabits per second. Cities like Davenport and Bettendorf would not benefit from the bill if they already have access to high-speed broadband internet. To […]

  • North Scott community reacts to expensive high school renovations

    North Scott School District officials are still working to find out why they didn’t know about the $700 thousand renovations they’ll have to make to get the high school up to code. During a school board meeting last week, district officials learned that in addition to their 4.2 million dollar expansion project, that has been going on all year at the high school, they will have to add two firewalls and a new sprinkler system to the building to get […]

  • How to save money on your energy bills during the summer

    According to MidAmerican Energy, cool air can escape just as easily during the summer as heat can escape during the winter.

  • Boston Marathon bombings prompt extra security measures for events in Quad Cities

    On Monday, two years after the Boston City Marathon Bombings, runners from across the country will once again lace up their shoes, and run the iconic race. Security measures for large sporting events since then have increased significantly, and that’s no different here in the Quad Cities, where a bomb squad is on site at most major events. The Quad City Bomb Squad was established in 1999, four years after the Oklahoma City bombings. “Before, you may have had a […]

  • Construction workers still waiting for answers after major lay-offs in Wever, IA

    There’s not much to do this weekend for Orascom construction workers in Wever, Iowa after being temporarily laid off from the Iowa Fertilizer Plant on Friday, April 17. The enormous $2-billion project in Wever, south of Burlington, is the largest construction project in Iowa history, with nearly 3,000 workers manning round-the-clock shifts to build a plant that was expected to be operational by late 2015. Some workers were driving nearly two hours each way to commute to the site from […]


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