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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
  • Muscatine Fire Department warns against walking on frozen river

    The Muscatine Fire Department is warning people to this winter to stay off the frozen Mississippi, even if you think the ice looks thick enough to walk on. “Recently we’ve had a couple of issues of people going out onto the ice on the Mississippi river, and that’s kind of an issue for us,” said Muscatine Assistant Fire Chief, Mike Hartman. “Because of the constant flow of the current that we have in the Mississippi, and how that changes from […]

  • President Obama will propose higher investment taxes in State of the Union

    In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama will propose several plans that he says will boost the middle class. Some of those plans include offering a $500 tax credit to couples who both hold jobs, raising the top child care credit to $3,000, and providing two free years of community college for students who qualify. John Miller Sr., a financial adviser in Rock Island, said the President is trying to simplify the tax code and help […]

  • What to expect during the President’s State of the Union address

    In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama is expected to propose several programs and tax code changes he feels will help boost the middle class. White House officials confirm that in his speech, the President will talk about tax code renovations. It’s in an effort to help simplify the country’s tax code and help pay for the list of programs he hopes will help boost the middle class. Some of those programs include expanding high speed […]

  • Memorial crosses destroyed after teen dies in car accident

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 was the first time Tracy Wunderlich had visited the place where her daughter died nearly three months ago. She arrived to find two of her daughter’s memorial crosses, hung in memory of her life, broken and scattered throughout the snow. “I’m just crushed that somebody would come out here. Right where my daughter’s life was taken, and just break her cross. It breaks my heart,” said Wunderlich. Wunderlich’s daughter, Ashley, was driving home with a friend […]

  • Power lines down after school bus wrecks in East Moline

    Live power lines were reportedly down in the street after a wreck involving a school bus in East Moline, Illinois.

  • Autopsy shows Davenport man died of gunshot to the chest

    A Davenport man's death was ruled a homicide after a roommate found his body in their home on Emerald Drive.

  • First female owned and oriented gun store in Davenport opens

    One woman in Davenport is working to change the way men and women think about owning a gun.

  • Geneseo Fire Department at business fire, 1-11-15. Next to the GHS parking lot, photo by Charlie Whiteman

    Fire damages building near Geneseo High School

    A building in Geneseo, Illinois, which reportedly holds Mapes Asphalt Services, was damaged by a fire. The fire at the business, located across the street from Geneseo High School, was first reported at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015. The Geneseo Fire Chief said the building was in bad shape after the fire, but that it could have been worse. There was apparently a propane gas tank outside in the back of the building. The contents inside was saved, but the fire chief said the […]

  • Rauner promises big change in upcoming term

    On Saturday, January 10, Illinois Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner stopped by Barrel House in Moline to speak to his constituents. It was part of his “Ready to Work tour” as he traveled to nine different locations across the state, promising  a brighter future. “We’re here to make you a promise, we’re going to stick to our principles, stick to our guns, we’re going to do a big transformation of our state government down there in Springfield,” Rauner said. That transformation, however, […]

  • Animal Control on the lookout for pets left out in cold

    As the temperatures dip into the negatives, pets left outside could be in serious danger. That’s why animal control officers are out patrolling the streets, looking for pets that may need help. In Rock Island, Animal Control Officer Byron Reynolds said it isn’t against the law to keep your pet outdoors. “There is not a law that says a dog has to come inside,” said Reynolds. “The law clearly states it has to have adequate shelter.” That means owners need […]

  • Designated “safe hills” show sledders where to play

    Conditions are perfect around the Quad Cities for sledding, but some neighboring municipalities are making the outdoor activity illegal.

  • Gas prices drop below $2 a gallon in the Quad Cities

    Gas prices have fallen below two dollars a gallon in some parts of the Quad Cities, with some gas stations on the Iowa side selling it for as low as $1.88 a gallon. It’s helping people save major bucks at the pump, especially while taking year-end trips. “We went to Los Angeles and spent less than $200. I never thought I’d see a buck-99 in my lifetime,” said traveler Gabriel Ouzounian. “I think we planned this trip because gas prices […]

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