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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.

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    Man identified after his body was pulled from Mississippi River in Clinton, Iowa

    Police have identified a man whose body was pulled from the Mississippi River in Clinton, Iowa Sunday, July 19, 2015.

  • Cameron, Illinois cleanup underway after devastating tornado

    Cameron, Illinois residents were let back into their homes on Saturday, July 18, after a tornado ripped through their town two days earlier. The tornado came through Thursday evening, July 16, 2015. Since then, clean-up crews have been removing debris from roadways and utility companies were trying to get gas and electricity back to their customers. The Warren County Sheriff said they have been trying to limit the amount of people going in and out of the community for safety […]

  • Davenport sex abuse case leaves jury in deliberation for several hours

    A Scott County jury deliberated for nearly three hours over a child sex abuse case on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 before the judge told them they could go home. The jury heard testimony from the doctor who examined the five year old girl Melvin Lucier  is accused of fondling. Prosecutors said the 55-year-old, registered sex offender sexually abused the young girl staying in his home at the Patriot Mobile Home Park in March 2014. For more coverage on this case, […]

  • Muscatine victims say they caught burglar trying to get into their homes

    Killian West and Luekinna Hodges both said someone attempted to break into their homes in the last two weeks. They live on the same block.


    Presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal, addresses controversial topics in Davenport

    Louisiana Governor, now Republican Presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal, stopped at the American Legion Post in Davenport on Sunday to meet with voters. While voters ate a complimentary spaghetti dinner, Jindal explained exactly what he would do if elected the next President of the United States. “We need to repeal Obamamcare, secure our border, shrink the size of the government, invest in our defense, and grow the private sector economy,” said Jindal. As a second generation immigrant who converted from Hinduism […]

  • 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 […]


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