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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
  • Rock Island native, Lissie, plays benefit concert at Schwiebert Park

    The Rock Island native musician, Lissie Maurus, raised money for ALS on Saturday by playing a concert in her home-town. The fourth annual Laura’s Legacy Concert in Schwiebert Park paid tribute to Maurus’ aunt who died from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2010. Proceeds from the event benefited the ALS Division of the Muscular Dystrophy association of Iowa and Western Illinois. Maurus said the concerts have raised over $30,000 so far. “I think she would be happy […]

  • Fire heavily damages house in Scott County

    County Road Y40, also known as 60th Avenue, was blocked as firefighters battled a house fire near New Liberty, Iowa.

  • Man rescued from burning building in downtown Cambridge, Illinois

    Heavy smoke poured from a building fire in downtown Cambridge, Illinois.

  • Kids blamed for fires at two locations in Park View, Iowa

    Kids setting small fires earlier in the evening could be what ignited fire that damaged the playground at a school and a box found at a ball field in Park View, Iowa.

  • Grant Street reopens after traffic detoured for gas leak in Bettendorf

    Grant Street was closed at 14th Street in Bettendorf after a gas leak was reported Tuesday afternoon, June 2, 2015.

  • Local Iowa-side districts disappointed in education funding deal

    Iowa state legislators agreed to increase the education budget by 1.25 percent and give public schools an additional 55.7 million dollars for the next fiscal year. Local Quad City school district representatives are glad the education funding debate is over but they are disappointed with the amount they will be receiving. Most districts were hoping for a 4 to 6 percent increase in state funding, and the 55.7 million dollars is only a one time funding bill, which means they […]

  • Illinois legislature extends session to keep working on state budget

    Illinois Speaker of the House, Michael Madigan, called for an extension to the spring session after legislators on Sunday, May 31, could not come to an agreement on a balanced state budget. “This is the first time since I’ve been elected that we have not had a resolution before the set adjourn date,” said Mike Smiddy, Illinois State Representative for the 71st District. “It’s my hope that we can compromise and get something done before July.” Legislators in the Democratic-controlled […]

  • Martin O’Malley announces presidential candidacy and meets with QC voters

    The race for presidency just gained a new Democratic candidate on Saturday. Former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley entered the presidential when he announced his candidacy in Baltimore Saturday morning. His first stop after his presidential announcement was at the UFCW Local 431 in Davenport. Voters there shook hands with O’Malley and asked him questions about his policies, such as the situation in the Middle East, global warming, raising wages, and improving relations between local law enforcement and communities across the […]

  • Bettendorf teen accused of stabbing brother to death

    A 15-year-old Pleasant Valley High School student has been charged with first degree murder in the reported stabbing death of his brother in Bettendorf, Iowa.

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    Knox College students say sexual assault on campus is widely ignored

    A group of student protesters gathered on Wednesday at the Knox College campus in Galesburg, Illinois calling out the school’s response to sexual assault cases. Last May, the Office of Civil Rights announced Knox College was one of 111 federally funded schools that was being investigated for alleged illegal handling of Title IX sexual assault cases. The student protesters on Wednesday said while the school has made some changes since then, the administration hasn’t done enough to help handle or […]

  • Boy with cancer checks off bucket list dream, throws first pitch at River Bandits game

    A little boy with terminal cancer fulfilled one of his bucket list items on Memorial Day by throwing out the first pitch at the River Bandits game. Ty Sanford is five-years-old and has DIPG, an inoperable incurable brain tumor on his brain stem. Doctors diagnosed him with the tumor last month. “It’s been really overwhelming,” said Ryan Silvis, Ty’s Dad. “It’s very stressful for him too, he doesn’t understand why all these people are around all the time.” His parents […]

  • Augustana commencement speaker gives graduates the secrets to success

    A recent study done by Gallup showed students who had six specific experiences in college were better prepared for their future endeavors. The Gallup “Big Six” experiences were whether they had a professor who made them excited about learning, whether they had a professor who cared about them as a person, whether they had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals, if they worked on a project that took a semester or more to complete, if they had […]


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