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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
  • First female owned and oriented gun store in Davenport opens

    One woman in Davenport is working to change the way men and women think about owning a gun.

  • Geneseo Fire Department at business fire, 1-11-15. Next to the GHS parking lot, photo by Charlie Whiteman

    Fire damages building near Geneseo High School

    A building in Geneseo, Illinois, which reportedly holds Mapes Asphalt Services, was damaged by a fire. The fire at the business, located across the street from Geneseo High School, was first reported at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015. The Geneseo Fire Chief said the building was in bad shape after the fire, but that it could have been worse. There was apparently a propane gas tank outside in the back of the building. The contents inside was saved, but the fire chief said the […]

  • Rauner promises big change in upcoming term

    On Saturday, January 10, Illinois Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner stopped by Barrel House in Moline to speak to his constituents. It was part of his “Ready to Work tour” as he traveled to nine different locations across the state, promising  a brighter future. “We’re here to make you a promise, we’re going to stick to our principles, stick to our guns, we’re going to do a big transformation of our state government down there in Springfield,” Rauner said. That transformation, however, […]

  • Animal Control on the lookout for pets left out in cold

    As the temperatures dip into the negatives, pets left outside could be in serious danger. That’s why animal control officers are out patrolling the streets, looking for pets that may need help. In Rock Island, Animal Control Officer Byron Reynolds said it isn’t against the law to keep your pet outdoors. “There is not a law that says a dog has to come inside,” said Reynolds. “The law clearly states it has to have adequate shelter.” That means owners need […]

  • Designated “safe hills” show sledders where to play

    Conditions are perfect around the Quad Cities for sledding, but some neighboring municipalities are making the outdoor activity illegal.

  • Gas prices drop below $2 a gallon in the Quad Cities

    Gas prices have fallen below two dollars a gallon in some parts of the Quad Cities, with some gas stations on the Iowa side selling it for as low as $1.88 a gallon. It’s helping people save major bucks at the pump, especially while taking year-end trips. “We went to Los Angeles and spent less than $200. I never thought I’d see a buck-99 in my lifetime,” said traveler Gabriel Ouzounian. “I think we planned this trip because gas prices […]

  • Salvation Army still needs your help to reach their goal

    The bells may have stopped ringing, but the Quad Cities Salvation Army is still working towards their Red Kettle Campaign goal of $760,000 by January 15th. “This community was amazing, we made $400,000 just from those kettles outside the stores,” said Holly Nomura, Development Director for the Quad Cities Salvation Army. Nomura said they are currently 86 percent of the way towards reaching their goal. “The salvation army’s work helps the people in our community who have not quite gotten […]

  • Propane consumers see major savings this winter

    This year’s mild winter has made the demand for propane gas go down, and the price along with it. Tony Marchand, CEO of Gold Star FS, Inc., said this time last year, propane gas prices were around five to six dollars a gallon. Now, consumers are paying about $1.50 a gallon. “It’s been a nice holiday blessing for customers this year,” Marchand said. “It’s a lot cheaper than last year.” Marchand said he expects to see those prices stay the […]

  • Family of 4-year-old girl attend benefit in her memory, friends raise funds for medical costs

    On Sunday, a benefit for the family of Maddi Boultinghouse was held at the Establishment Theater in Rock Island, to help raise funds for medical bills after the car accident that claimed Maddi’s life over the summer. Maddi and her mother, Hope Blake, were out shopping for school supplies on July 30th, 2014 when a car struck them as they were crossing 31st Avenue. Rock Island Police Chief Jason Foy said the accident happened just west of where 31st Avenue […]

  • Demonstrators rally in Rock Island to support law enforcement

    On Saturday morning, about sixty people gathered at the Police Memorial outside the Rock Island Justice Center with signs and American flags for a “Support the Protectors” rally, showing their support for law enforcement. “I don’t think people get a really true vision of what law enforcement goes through and what they do, the training that they have, the things that they have to deal with day in and day out,” said Eric Swanson, Senior Ride Leader for the Patriot […]

  • Local restaurant and charity deliver food to needy families on Christmas Eve

    For the 12th year in a row, Poor Boys Pizza and Pub teamed up with Tudi’s Tribe to donate food baskets to families in need. “My wife and I decided 12 years ago that it was ridiculous buying each other Christmas presents because we never knew what to buy each other and we always bought a bunch of stuff we didn’t need or want. So we decided to just take that money that we were going to spend on each […]

  • Blood drive promotes “the gift of life” at NorthPark Mall

    The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center is taking advantage of the busy holiday shopping season by stationing a blood drive right inside NorthPark Mall’s doors. “We actually consider this our Gift of Life Blood Drive. It’s a great opportunity, people are out at the mall. They’re shopping, they’re buying gifts, what better opportunity can you give someone than the gift of life,” said Lori Arguello of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Drive. Arguello said donations normally decrease around twenty percent […]


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