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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
  • Quad Cities Chamber survey brings reform questions to the surface

    According to a new survey done released by the Quad Cities Chambers on Monday, Rock Island County voters are mostly in favor of reform in the Rock Island County Board. The poll surveyed 400 Rock Island County voters. Out of the voters, 20.8 percent were Republican, 33 percent were Democrat, 34.3 percent were independent, and 12 percent were from another political party. These were their findings: 77.5% of voters are in favor of reducing the size of the Rock Island […]

  • Love Without Borders rally calls for more hospitality in border crisis

    Dozens of people gathered for a rally in front of the Irish immigrant statue on the corner of Harrison and West 2nd Street in Davenport on Sunday, August 17. The peaceful rally, called Love Without Borders, was put on by local faith leaders to encourage hospitality towards child refugees caught in the U.S. border crisis. “We know from the past that this country hasn’t always been welcoming to immigrants,” said Reverend Rich Hendricks from the Metropolitan Community Church of the […]

  • Mom against GEA

    Galesburg parent holds picket against teacher strike

    One Galesburg mother is fed up with the teachers’ strike and held a picket line with her four kids across the street from Galesburg High School. “I want to see my kids in school, I want to see the other kids in school,” said Samantha Long, a mother of four kids in the Galesburg school district. “There’s a lot of parents around here that counted on school [starting].” The Galesburg Teachers Association (GEA) went on strike Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 […]

  • SAU plans

    What happens if the Davenport council does – or does not – override the stadium veto

    Davenport City Council members met on Wednesday to discuss Mayor Bill Gluba’s veto on the St. Ambrose University sports complex decision. SAU wants to build a 2,500-seat stadium on the St. Vincent’s Center property, near Marquette and West Central Park Avenue. Those plans looked promising until Mayor Bill Gluba vetoed the plans July 16, 2014. The week before, the City Council gave its third approval of the plans, voting 6-4 in favor of the project. In Wednesday’s meeting, Davenport City […]

  • QC bride-to-be’s online frustrations get national attention

    One Quad Cities bride-to-be posted her wedding frustrations onto her Facebook account and is now getting national attention.

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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

    Fuel analysts are advising propane users to buy their gas now while prices are still low.

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

    The red light amnesty program that was introduced on June 3, 2014 ended August 4, 2014. Read More: Davenport offers last chance with overdue red light/speed camera tickets. The City of Davenport offered the program to create an incentive for people with overdue red light/speed camera tickets to pay their fines. People could pay their $65 ticket without having to pay any additional late fees added onto it. Notices were sent in the mail to people with overdue, unpaid tickets. […]

  • 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.


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