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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
  • High School students getting fresh look at engineering

    Students at North Scott High School are getting a fresh look at engineering through the use of 3D printers. In their high-level engineering classes, teachers are finally able to incorporate the 3D printers this year after getting over the initial troubleshooting last year. “By this point, the students know engineering is something they want to do,” said Dan Marceau, who teaches the classes. “More specifically, civil engineering or architecture is probably something they’re interested in.” In the classroom on Monday, […]

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    Trudy Appleby’s mother killed just weeks after annual vigil for daughter

    The mother of Trudy Appleby, a young girl who was reported missing roughly 18 years ago, was killed after she was hit by a car in Moline. Detective Scott Williams with the Moline Police Department said that on Friday, October 10, 2014 around 9:15 p.m. a 53-year-old woman was crossing Avenue of the Cities at the 53rd Street intersection when she was hit by a Chrysler van. That woman, as confirmed by a judge as well as other sources, was Brenda Gordon, […]

  • Thousands of dollars worth of grain donated to help hungry children

    On Saturday morning, the non-profit organization Nourish to Flourish, took their semi-truck around to nearby farmers who then donated thousands of dollars worth of grain to help kids in need. Nourish to Flourish is a program that helps the less-fortunate children in the Sherrard School District by sending them home with a backpack full of food each Friday, that supplements them through the weekend. It’s a program that officially just started three weeks ago, but it’s an idea that was planted […]

  • Mother of Trudy Appleby killed while crossing the street

    A pedestrian crossing a Moline roadway died after being struck by a van. Detective Scott Williams with the Moline Police Department said that on Friday, October 10, 2014 around 9:15 p.m. a 53-year-old woman was crossing Avenue of the Cities at the 53rd Street intersection when she was hit by a Chrysler van. The woman was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. According to Williams, the driver, 46-year-old Octavio Pizano, was arrested for aggravated driving under the […]

  • Pedestrian killed in crash on River Drive in Davenport

    An 82-year-old man was reportedly hospitalized after his vehicle was involved in a wreck that killed a pedestrian.

  • Secretary of the Army says Arsenal is critical to U.S. defense

    During his visit to the Rock Island Arsenal, U.S. Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, said he was reminded of all the critical work done at its manufacturing facility. “As you know, this is the Army’s only metal fabricating facility, our only foundry, and that kind of skill has to maintained,” said Mchugh. Those sentiments should provide the Rock Island Arsenal and its 1,100 foundry employees, who could be impacted by scheduled cuts throughout the military in 2016, some peace […]

  • Davenport schools consider changing from block to traditional class schedules

    The Davenport Community School District faces tough budgetary cuts ahead, as their board needs to cut 6 to 8 million dollars out of the district budget over the next two years.

  • Comedian spreads humor to benefit Rock Island fire victims

    After a fire destroyed one building and damaged several others, one Quad Cities comedian is going to use laughter to try to help the victims from the fire. Dan Bush is hosting a comedy show on October 18 at the Rock Island Brewing Company. Ten comics will have eight minutes to tell their best jokes while the crowd will score them on a scale of 1-100. At the end of the night, the comedian with the best score will take […]

  • Breast cancer survivor: Genetic testing is a choice every woman must make for herself

    Many doctors complain that pre-testing for cancer genes is too expensive and can lead to unnecessary surgeries.

  • Man arrested after shooting his neighbor’s cat with an arrow

    A Galva, Illinois family is mourning the loss of their pet cat after discovering their neighbor shot it with an arrow on Saturday, September 20. The cat, Whiskey, was found on the lawn down the street from his home with the arrow lodged deep in his pelvis. The vet said both of the cat’s legs were paralyzed by the arrow, forcing him to later euthanize the cat. On Monday, September 29, an anonymous tip led Galva police to arrest 35-year-old […]

  • QC food pantries looking forward to student hunger drive

    It’s always busy this time of year at United Methodist Food Pantry in East Moline as employees work to fill their shelves for the upcoming winter months. “We service East Moline and Silvis,” said Sue Swartz, director at the United Methodist Food Pantry. “Last month we served 413 families and that amounted to about 1,200 individuals.” Many of the people the food pantry serves have large families, with four or more children in one household. That’s why the Quad Cities […]

  • Employees of Jaded Gypsy Tattoo pick up the pieces after massive fire

    Employees picked through rubble of what used to be the Jaded Gypsy Tattoo parlor, trying to salvage what was left just one day after a massive fire next door destroyed most of their building. The fire started at a vacant building that was once the Mississippi Cafe in the District of Rock Island. The Rock Island Fire (RICO) Department responded to the fire at approximately 4:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Once crews arrived at the scene of the fire, they quickly […]


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