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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
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    Davenport teen shooting victim was studying for his GED

    Marcus Jones, 17, was shot and killed on August 10th, 2014 shortly after midnight. It happened on the 500 block of East 13th Street in Davenport. Police said the victim was found lying face down in a yard suffering from a gunshot wound. Friends said Marcus worked as a loader for UPS as he studied for his GED; aspiring to become a musician one day. “None of us are sleeping,” said Quannie Banks, Marcus’ friend. “We all just want to […]

  • Teen dies in Davenport shooting

    A 17-year-old died after he was found in a Davenport yard suffering from injuries that police suspected were from a gunshot wound.

  • Ya Maka My Weekend brings relief to downtown Rock Island businesses

    Downtown Rock Island businesses hope to find some relief to their less than profitable summer with Ya Maka My Weekend going on August 8-9, 2014. The District has had some bad luck this summer season, with the Criterium moving to Davenport in May, Red, White and Boom being cancelled in July, and the Centennial Bridge closing for 35 days. “We have our good days, we have our bad days. Some days we’re busy, some days we’re dead,” said Deborah Bergheger, owner […]

  • Three QC women celebrate milestone birthdays in same month

    Three women at Friendship Manor in Rock Island celebrated milestone birthdays in August. Margaret Danielson turned 104, Nellie Porter turned 103, and Ellen Johnson will be 100. “I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would ever be this old,” said 103-year-old Nellie Porter. “My mother was 80, my dad was 63, and none of my brothers and sisters lived to be over 90.” Margaret Danielson, 104, said she likes to play cards and read in her spare time. […]

  • Experts advise propane users to buy now while it’s cheap

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  • Davenport’s 5% collection of unpaid red light camera tickets is ‘pretty good’

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  • Centennial Bridge closed for the next 35-days

    Centennial Bridge is now closed for repairs over the next 35-days, from August 3rd, 2014 until September 6, 2014.

  • How to safely manage your debt

    In  recent study done by the Urban Institute, 1 in 3 Americans have been reported to a collection agency for unpaid bills. At Consumer Credit of the Quad Cities, Teri Overton said people are coming in with different kinds of debt nowadays. “At one point, everybody that came in here was strictly credit cards,” said Overton.  “Now we’re seeing more collections, payday loans, and delinquent accounts.” Overton advised to not get stressed out about all the different bills that need […]

  • Galesburg teachers picket amidst contract negotiations

    About a hundred people gathered outside of Galesburg High School on Tuesday, July 29 for an informational picket put on by the Galesburg Education Association (GEA). The GEA is demanding several changes, including a 1.5% salary increase, clear definitions of their work hours, and tighter contract security when it comes to their retirement. Galesburg recently reported having a deficit of $2.7 million and they offered raising teachers salaries 2.02% in 2014 as well as a 2.06% raise in 2015. Related: […]

  • MolineHenge

    Tuesday morning sunrise predicted to be one of a kind

    If you’re an early riser, you may want to head to downtown Moline in the early morning on Tuesday. Dr. Curtis Roseman, a retired geography professor, predicts that at 5:55 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, by looking eastbound on the west side of 5th Avenue, the sun will align perfectly between the buildings in downtown Moline. “It’s called Moline-Henge, which is a take on Stonehenge [and] Manhattan-henge,” said Roseman. “Twice a year in Manhattan, New York, they celebrate Manhattan-Henge when […]

  • Israeli teenagers bring song and dance to the Quad Cities

    A group of teenagers that have been traveling through the Midwest for the last three months came to the Quad Cities on Sunday, July 27 to perform Israeli songs and dances for a crowd at the Tri-City Jewish Center in Rock Island. The group is called the Caravan Magal and their goal is to show people in the U.S. the brighter side of Israel, different from what they see in the news. Danit Attar, the Caravan Magal’s leader, lives with […]

  • Candlelight vigil raises questions of pool safety

    A candlelight vigil was held in honor of Jazmine Roth-Hines on Saturday, who drowned at the Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center on July 19, 2013. Family members remembered Jazmine as a girl who always had a smile on her face. “She was my little angel,” said Jazmine’s mother, Crystal Mastropietpro. Jazmine was dropped off at the Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center without adult supervision. At around 6 P.M., Jazmine’s body was found at the bottom of the pool, she was […]


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