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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 or follow her on Twitter @WQADCaroline.

Recent Articles
  • Sanders draws huge crowd to Scott County Park

    Bernie Sanders’ campaign stop at Scott County Park drew over 2,000 people on Sunday. The event originally was supposed to be held at Sander’s headquarters in Davenport but had to be moved to another location due to overwhelming popularity. “This is something I haven’t seen before with other candidates myself,” said Calvin Vo, an audience member at Sunday’s event. “I think this is the first time I’ve really felt strongly enough about someone to come out and support in a […]

  • Volunteers raise thousands for Cameron tornado victims

    A fundraiser for tornado victims in Cameron, Illinois raised over $8,000 on Saturday. It’s been nearly a month since the EF-2 tornado ripped through the small town. Concessions, baked goods, and a raffle helped raise the funds, along with several generous donations. The band Even Steven played at the event. Many of the volunteers at Saturday’s fundraiser were there from other towns. “It’s just awesome what people are doing. People are giving $50 here, $20 dollars there, it’s just awesome […]

  • Davenport school upgrades cross-check visitors with sex-offender registry

    The Davenport School District has installed a new security system that uses visitors’ I.D.’s to keep kids safe. The $54 thousand system is called Raptor. Visitors are forced to go through the secretary’s office and scan their I.D. The system then runs the information through the sex offender registry. If anything comes up, the principal is automatically notified. “It helps to know the people who are in our building, working with our kids, don’t have any issues or things that […]

  • Galesburg School District facing millions in cuts

    The Galesburg School District will have to cut $2 million from its budget, just days before the new school year is about to begin. In Monday’s School Board meeting, the School Board confirmed the district is operating under a $2.6 million deficit, a budget the district Superintendent said they can’t keep up. “We have about $11.9 million in reserve dollars that we can spend to operate the district,” said Ralph Grimm, Galesburg School District’s Superintendent. “So if we’re deficit spending […]

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    Civil War cemetery restored from ruin thanks to Burlington father and son

    The Civil War Lot in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa has been completely restored, thanks to the efforts by a father and son team over the last three years. Mike Bloomer and his son, Jace, spent the last three years cleaning all 97 headstones, restoring the 1850 canon, adding a flag pole and bench, installing a new fence, and restoring the monuments and plaques in the lot. “All of my work that went into this was truly voluntary,” said […]

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    Grant Street entrance ramp closed, I-74 Iowa-bound traffic forced to one lane

    By Monday’s morning commute the Grant Street entrance ramp will be closed. Drivers heading west on Grant Street trying to get onto I-74 towards Illinois will be detoured south on 12th Street then east on State Street to use the State Street entrance ramp instead. The Grant Street entrance ramp is expected to be closed for about a month. Then, just like they did on the Illinois bound side, all Iowa-bound traffic over the I-74 bridge will be forced down […]

  • Long Grove, Iowa Post Office closed for health and safety reasons

    The Post Office in Long Grove, Iowa is closed indefinitely, according to a sign posted on the building’s doors on Friday. Residents with mailboxes at their homes received a letter in the mail notifying them of the closing. However, anyone with a P.O. Box didn’t find out about the issue until the weekend. In the letter, the Post Office Operations manager, June Martindale, said the building was closed, “due to health and safety concerns.” Anyone with a P.O. Box at […]

  • New technology at Genesis gives women better mammogram option

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  • Quad City wind energy farms on the rise, future of Exelon questionable

    Wind energy is on the rise while nuclear energy is steadily falling, as officials at the Exelon Power Plant in Cordova consider closing their doors for good. “This really is a critical time in the 41-years at the Quad Cities station where we have never been in a position where me may have premature shutdown,” said Bill Stoermer, Senior Communications Manager at Exelon in Cordova. “We really need the state legislature to act. They of course are focused on the […]

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    One dead after weekend Davenport shooting

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  • Quad City representatives sound off on Illinois budget debate

    Illinois lawmakers will meet in Springfield on Tuesday to continue the Illinois budget debate. It's difficult to see any peace-talk between democrats and Governor Rauner when both sides are still pointing fingers at each other over the Illinois state budget.

  • Prisoners at Iowa State Penitentiary have new address

    Prisoners were transported from the old Iowa State Penitentiary to the new, $182 million maximum security state prison on Saturday, August 1, 2015. 507 offenders from the previous location at #3 John Bennett Lane were moved two miles up the road to 2011 330th Avenue. The entire operation started around 6:30 a.m. and was finished by 12:40 p.m. the same day. Over 215 law enforcement officials helped in the move, including five other prison guards, Iowa State Patrol, Fort Madison […]


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