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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
  • Muscatine shelter offers warmth to area homeless

    At the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA), area homeless are able to live for an extended period of time in a warm, comfortable, and safe location. “Our front door locks at 10 o’clock at night,” said Maggie Curry, the Executive director of the MCSA. “In the morning, they have two hours to get up and get a shower, get cleaned up and do laundry if needed; and then also to do a chore.” The homeless residents complete their daily […]

  • One Year Later: Washington, Illinois residents remember deadly tornado

    One year ago a tornado ripped through Washington, Illinois, killing three people and damaging at least 1,000 homes in its path.

  • Laws to dissolve Colona Park District are “muddy at best”

    Voters in Colona, Illinois voted to dissolve the town’s Park District in last week’s elections, leaving many questions unanswered. The Park District and its volunteer board were established ten years ago for the sole purpose of planning a new community center. The board established a $2.5 million grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help pay for the $4.5 million dollar project. It’s a plan that struggled to gain support from the community and put the Park […]

  • The four most important things to get your car ready for winter

    Business is busy over at QC Auto in Moline where workers are moving fast to prepare as many cars as possible before the snow really hits. David Long works in the shop and said getting your car ready for winter is more important than you may think. “If you have a bad alternator or a bad battery or your coolant freeze up on you, it’ll leave you stranded and you’re going to be stuck on the side of the road,” […]

  • Eldridge residents shoot down Scott County patrol center

    The Scott County Sheriff’s Department was hoping to relocate their patrol center to Eldridge, Iowa. However, after a tense town hall meeting with residents, that idea was shot down. “At the hearing itself, we had about 36 people show up, overwhelmingly against it,” said James Martin, the Assistant city Administrator for Eldridge. “They were concerned about traffic issues, and property values decreasing.” The Scott County Chief Deputy, Tom Gibbs, said they wanted to re-locate from Davenport to Eldridge because it’d […]

  • Community to pay respect for Lane Evans

    The first of two visitation services were held on Saturday, November 8 for former Congressman Lane Evans at Esterdahl Mortuary in Moline. Evans served as a Marine and was elected into Congress in 1982, where he served the 17th district for over 20 years. Read More: Remembering Lane Evans. Evans stepped down from his seat in congress in 2006 after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He died on Wednesday, November 5 from a long battle with the disease. Those […]

  • Clinton’s new middle school must await one necessary facility

    The only thing missing from the new school is an auditorium, a project that was put on hold due to budget constraints.

  • Jaded Gypsy Tattoo raising funds for a comeback

    The Jaded Gypsy Tattoo Parlor is making a comeback, one fundraiser at a time. The shop was severely damaged by the Rock Island fire just over a month ago. The fire originally started in the vacant building next door that used to house the Mississippi Cafe. However, when the fire grew, fire crews were forced to demolish both the vacant building and part of the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo parlor. See: full coverage of Rock Island District Fire Right now, artwork […]

  • Loebsack

    Loebsack wins trifecta, beats Miller-Meeks for third time

    In his third win against Republican opponent, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Democrat Dave Loebsack retained his spot for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Loebsack beat Miller-Meeks by about a six percent margin, leading 55.2 percent to 44.6 percent. In Miller-Meeks’ concession speech, she thanked her constituents and congratulated her opponent. “Regardless of the outcome of the election, I had made an impact,” she said. “I had inspired people, I had made a difference and had delivered a message.” Related: Miller-Meeks urges Iowans to support […]

  • National organization uses scare tactics to shame people into voting

    A national organization is sending out postcards to try to shame people into voting. Americans for Prosperity sends people a postcard in the mail with their voting history on the back. They follow-up that postcard with another one, displaying the person’s name and their neighbors’ names, along with all of their voting history as well. The Illinois State Director for Americans for Prosperity said they are targeting people who sometimes vote and sometimes don’t, and are trying to encourage them […]

  • Voters will decide Colona Park District’s future

    Voters in Colona, Illinois will help decide the future of the town’s park district on Tuesday’s ballot. The Colona Park District includes five volunteer members on the park board, and only one paid employee. That group may be dissolved after Election Day on Tuesday. It’s an argument that’s been on the table now for about six months, ever since the park district first announced it wanted to build a new community center. Mary Helstrom volunteers on the park board and […]

  • That knock at your door could be a last-minute attempt to get your vote

    In the final days before Election Day, it’s less about the events, big dinners, and signs, and more about making a personal connection with the voters. At the Scott County Republican Headquarters in Davenport, volunteers are making hundreds of phone calls and going door to door. “The momentum certainly has increased as it always does when we get closer to the election,” said Scott County Republican Chair, Judy Davidson. “We’re looking at who’s going to control the US senate and […]


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