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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  • Fiorina campaigns in Muscatine, jabs at Trump, Sanders, and Clinton

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  • Quad City leaders address skills gap in manufacturing at economic summit

    The third Annual Economic Summit was held at Augustana College on Thursday. The summit is hosted by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and highlights the different needs for job growth in the area. This year’s summit focused on the skills gap within manufacturing jobs. About 150 people attended the event, all of them were either community, manufacturing, or educational leaders in the region. The keynote speaker was David Boulay, President of the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center. He talked about different ways to […]

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  • Davenport Superintendent to lay out three-year budget plan

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  • Designated “safe hills” show sledders where to play

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