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.

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    New MetroLink bus stop opens at SouthPark Mall

    A new MetroLink bus stop is now officially up and running at the SouthPark Mall, after a ribbon cutting Monday morning. The new “Mega” stop is 3,400 square feet and can accommodate four buses at a time. The stop features real-time signage, lighting, landscaping and seating. The entire project cost over $1 million and was paid for by Federal Transit Administration funds as well as proceeds from the sale of the former transit garage in Rock Island. “This stop is […]

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    Davenport School District sees drop in enrollment for fifth year in a row

    For the fifth year in a row, enrollment numbers are down again in the Davenport School District. District data shows there are 97 fewer students enrolled in Davenport schools in 2015 compared to 2014. That number is still better than before, when the district had lost more than 200 students between 2013 and 2014. A drop in kindergarten enrollment and a large chunk of students whose families moved out of the district are the biggest factors. Their drop-out record has […]

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    Several accidents reported due to black ice

    High levels of low-level humidity and fog caused treacherous roads for commuters Friday morning, December 4, 2015.

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    Moline High School donut-eating contest raises over $14k for needy kids

    Moline High School students competed against each other in a donut eating contest today to kick off their annual Share Joys Campaign. The Moline High School Share Joys program has raised over $1,060,477 since 1949 for children in need from the Moline Schools. Last year, Moline High School students and staff, together with the community, raised over $47,865 to clothe more than 260 children who needed assistance. The donut eating contest is usually the event that raises the most money […]

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    Street collapse on Brady causes northbound lane closure in Davenport

    A street collapse on Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa has affected northbound traffic.

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    Hundreds brave rainy, cold weather for Menards Black Friday sales

    People were in line as early as 3:45 a.m. at the Menards in Moline on black Friday 2015, many of them still hadn’t gone to bed yet and had been out shopping all night long. At 6:00 a.m., the doors opened and hundreds of shoppers piled in for deals on things like electronics, dog beds, dog toys, kids toys, kitchen appliances, cameras, light bulbs, batteries, rugs, etc. Many of them people were shopping for Christmas gifts. “We got a lot […]

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    When you should be on the road to avoid the traveling masses this Thanksgiving

    Travelers can expect busier roads this year compared to last Thanksgiving. According to a survey done by TripAdvisor, Thanksgiving holiday travel is up five percent compared to this time last year. The National Highway Administration said a better economy and cheaper gas prices are helping with the increased travel. Law enforcement and TripAdvisor report the least busiest days to travel back and forth from your holiday destinations are Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. TripAdvisor said 62-percent of people surveyed plan […]

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    Body found after fire in Davenport apartment building

    One man is dead after a fire in an apartment in Davenport, Iowa. Davenport fire crews were called to a structure fire around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, that started in a second floor apartment at 2617 N. Clark Street in Davenport. The building is a multi-family residence near Peterson Park. Reports say neighbors were the ones who smelled the smoke and were banging on the door of the apartment where the fire started, with no response. They were […]

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    How you can win a 2006 Ford Focus for only $5

    WQAD News 8 is teaming up with Sexton Ford and QC Crime Stoppers for the second annual School Safety Raffle. Sexton Ford is giving away a 2006 Ford Focus ZX4, with just over 68,000 miles on it, and all taxes and registration paid. In order to win that car, people need to buy raffle tickets, either from Sexton Ford or participating high schools. Quad City high school students who are members of the Scholastic Crime Stoppers Clubs are selling the […]

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    QC talent shines at 30th Festival of Trees

    The 30th annual Quad City Arts Festival of Trees is up and running at the River Center, with around 60 trees on display, along with various other exhibits for families to enjoy. The trees are donated and decorated by the community. Some are sponsored my companies, others are decorated individually. Along with the trees, the festival features a Gingerbread Village, a Festival Express train, gift shop, and art exhibit. The Gingerbread Village features dozens of gingerbread houses made locally. There […]

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    Lee Co. state’s attorney takes leave of absence after DUI arrest

    After apologizing for being arrested and charged with driving under the influence, Lee County State's Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller says she'll take a leave of absence and that she will not seek re-election.

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    Resident escapes from house fire in East Moline

    One person was reportedly injured at a morning house fire in East Moline, Illinois.


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