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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
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    The eighth annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in Rock Island on Saturday at the Skellington Manor on Saturday focused on national topics that have been front and center in the media over the last two weeks. Many of the speakers at Saturday’s banquet focused on the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, when a 21-year-old man opened fire inside a church and killed nine people. “I think the feeling [in Rock Island] is the same as throughout the country. I think […]

  • Hillary Clinton makes campaign stop, meets with voters at a home in Burlington

    At a home in Burlington, Iowa on Sunday, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to around 80 people about her views and policies she aims to tackle if elected President of the United States. The small group settings are something Clinton said she enjoys getting to do on this campaign, as it gives her a chance to meet the voters face-to-face. “That’s why I do this, I know people are interested to get the razzle-dazzle and the big rallies, but I […]

  • Police say alleged Coralville, Iowa mall shooter knew and ‘intentionally shot’ victim

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  • Damage from fire at Gambles building in downtown Cambridge, Illinois. (WQAD Photo)

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  • Fire heavily damages house in Scott County

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