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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
  • Quad Cities Missing Persons Network spends hours in the woods training for certification

    The Quad Cities Missing Persons Network trained Saturday and Sunday with representatives from the Illinois Search and Rescue Council, to get certified in Ground Search and Rescue (G-STAR). A group of about 20 volunteers met Saturday morning to learn about techniques and tools they will use in the field when searching for a missing person. Then they took those skills to Blackhawk State Park all Saturday and Sunday to train in the field. “I’m not a big fan of sweating […]

  • U.S. Army reductions could cut positions from Rock Island Arsenal

    The Rock Island Arsenal could be impacted by the next round of reductions by the U.S. Army this week. The U.S. Army will cut 40,000 troops and 17,000 civilian positions from military bases across the country by 2017. They are expected to announce on Thursday which military bases will see those cuts. Representatives for Illinois Congresswoman Cherri Bustos and Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack said they are still waiting for more information on the cuts and if they will impact the […]

  • Orion building destroyed by fire

    Amid heavy rain that caused flash flooding to streets in Orion, a building in that city was also destroyed by fire.

  • Aldermen aren’t the only ones who will choose the next Davenport city administrator

    A group of prominent citizens will be part of the team assembled to find and hire the next city administrator for the City of Davenport, Iowa.

  • Escaped Iowa State Penitentiary inmate captured in Henry County, Illinois

    An inmate was captured in Henry County, Illinois, after he reportedly escaped from the Iowa State Penitentiary.

  • Martin O’Malley finishes three-day tour in Clinton, Iowa

    Following a three-day tour across the state of Iowa, democratic presidential candidate, Martin O’Malley, stopped in Clinton, Iowa to speak to voters on Saturday. During his visit, O’Malley talked about Social Security reform, immigration reform, and his climate change plan. “We must set a goal as a nation of being 100-percent clean energy powered by 2050. We can do it and create a lot of jobs along the way,” said O’Malley. O’Malley is polling third behind democratic candidates Hillary Clinton […]

  • Dock developer misses demolition deadline, City Council losing trust in project

    Up until now, Davenport City Council members have fully supported developer, Todd Raufeisen, on the Dock project but after missing Tuesday’s demolition deadline, that sentiment may have changed. “The fact that he admitted he did not uphold his contract has changed my mind. I think it’s important that a project go forward down there, I’m not sure it’s going to be this one,” said Bill Boom, 3rd Ward Davenport Alderman. Raufeisen was supposed to start demolition on the vacant old […]

  • Mayor Gluba gearing up for Dock debate, fights to cut developer loose

    Davenport Mayor Gluba said on Sunday, he will do everything in his power to remove Todd Raufeisen from the Dock Renovation Project. The Dock Renovation Project has been in the works for two years. Todd Raufeisen, The Dock’s developer, has planned a three-story, $11.2 million dollar project that will include restaurant, retail, and office space. Mayor Gluba has always been against the project and said he’s concerned the City of Davenport “might become embroiled in a spider’s web or sticky […]

  • Golfers celebrate a new beginning at Fyre Lake Golf Course

    Fyre Lake Golf Course in Sherrard, Illinois is getting revamped under some new ownership. The new owners held an open house Sunday, June 28, 2015 to show off the improvements being made. At the beginning of June, Larry Whitty, president of Happy Joe’s Pizza, and Mike Thoms, the former owner of Thom’s Proestler Company, purchased the golf course.  The previous owner, Todd Raufeisen, sold the course after battles with finances and liquor license discrepancies. The new owners told News 8 […]

  • Mayor, Raufeisen, and City Council square off on Dock project

    It’s slated to be another dramatic week at the Davenport City Council if Mayor Bill Gluba does what he’s promised and advise the council to cut ties with The Dock developer. The Dock Renovation Project has been in the works for two years. Todd Raufeisen, The Dock’s developer, has planned a three-story, $11.2 million dollar project that will include restaurant, retail, and office space. The City of Davenport gave Raufeisen an extension on the project’s necessary paperwork until June 25. […]

  • Possible funnel cloud near Edgington 6-22-15

    Video: Tornado on the ground near Edgington

    Storm chasers captured video of an apparent funnel cloud forming as storms moved through the News 8 viewing area Monday, June 22, 2015.

  • Mayor Gluba defends his actions after six aldermen speak out against him

    The six aldermen who did not show up to a special Davenport City Council meeting called on Friday released a statement on Sunday explaining their reasons. The six aldermen were Ray Ambrose of the 4th Ward, Bill Boom of the 3rd Ward, Bill Edmund of the 2nd Ward, Jeff Justin of the 6th Ward, Gene Meeker, Alderman at Large, and Jason Gordon, also Alderman at Large. In a statement, the aldermen said they did not attend Friday’s special meeting because, […]

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