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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
  • Davenport woman has traveled to Cuba three times

    Susan McPeters has traveled to Cuba three times now, and said that the president’s call to strengthen ties between our two countries is a step in the right direction. “I was surprised when I visited Cuba for the first time just how poor of a country it is. It is indeed still a third world country,” McPeters said. McPeters said she has wanted to visit the country since she was a little girl, and takes the trips through a company […]

  • Teachers and administrators battle over where to cut Davenport schools’ budget

    In the middle of the Davenport School district budget crunch, there are two competing plans to save money. One proposal is from the school district, the other is from a group representing the teachers in the district. That group, called the Davenport Education Association (DEA), thinks the school district is making too many teacher cuts, and not enough in administration. “We believe that if you’re wanting to have an effective public education system in this community, you’ve got to put […]

  • River Bandits offer deals on Cyber Monday

    Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, with millions of people shopping for the best deals this holiday season. IBM said that as of noon on Monday, online sales were up seventeen percent this year as compared to last year. That is also a strong comparison to Black Friday sales. The National Retail Federation said that Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales are expected to reach about $50 billion this year, down eleven percent from last year. […]

  • Ferguson rally starts conversation about safety concerns in Quad Cities

    At the Unitarian Church in Davenport, community members came together for an informational rally to try to prevent another tragedy like the one in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown was an African-American teen from Ferguson who was shot and killed after an altercation with a white police officer. About 20 people were at the rally, mostly filled with community members. At the informational rally, some of the concerns brought up by the community members included more training for law enforcement officials, […]


    Small Business Saturday Brings Big Money Back to the Quad Cities

    It’s Small Business Saturday, an initiative started by American Express in 2010 that helps attract more customers into shopping at their locally owned stores; boosting the local economy. “I think you find more unique things that other people wouldn’t have and I don’t like having the same things as everyone else,” said one local shopper, Bailey Higby. Small businesses across the Quad Cities teamed up with the quad cities chamber of commerce to promote small business Saturday this year. Quad […]

  • Nutrition info to start displaying at area restaurants, vending machines

    According to the FDA Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home, and many of them don’t even realize how much they’re consuming. That’s why the FDA announced on Tuesday that all chain restaurants and vending machines with 20 or more locations will now have to clearly display nutritional information about all their products on menus and menu boards. “We are currently in the process of updating all of our nutritional information. We are going to […]

  • Frustrated kids and parents say Iowa Core math is a big problem

    Like it or not, the way math is taught in our schools is changing dramatically, but not everyone is happy about it.

  • Tips for staying safe this holiday season

    It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but police are warning people to remember to keep their guard up this holiday season… when crime rates tend to take an upturn. “I think the holiday season, it gives burglars, thieves, a little more opportunity because sometimes they’re not aware and we’re not as alert as we probably should be,” said Cpl. Hank Jacobsen from the Davenport Police Department. Jacobsen said criminals are looking for the easiest target […]

  • Local artists donate to Rocky scholarship fund in memory of Derek Jackson

    Almost a year after Derek Jackson was shot and killed in a Rock Island home, his friends and family held an event at Barrel House in Moline to raise funds for the scholarship made in his name. Jackson, a popular tattoo artist, died after he was shot December 18, 2013 at a home on 16th Avenue. He left behind a large circle of friends and family, including his three-year-old son. Shortly thereafter, police arrested 20-year-old Aaron Henderson, who was charged with […]

  • Quad Cities kicks off holiday season with array of events on Saturday

    The annual festival of trees parade on Saturday, November 22 kicked off the holiday season, with area marching bands, helium balloons, and the WQAD News 8 team waving to spectators. Following the parade, people in the Quad Cities got to head over to Festival of Trees where dozens of Christmas trees lined the halls at the River Center in downtown Davenport. The event raised funds for the Quad city Arts while also giving people ideas for the holidays. “We like […]

  • Davenport man implicated in his mother’s death

    Her son was arrested after the emaciated body of a 79-year-old Davenport woman was found in an apartment.

  • Oxford Dictionary unveils new word of the year

    Oxford Dictionary unveiled its new word of the year: vape, also known as vaping. Vaping is the action of inhaling and exhaling the vapor from an electronic cigarette, a trend that has been picking up over the last year. “When we opened our first shop in 2013, we heard that 25 percent of smokers would switch over to e-cigarettes,” said Jayde Tran, owner of Jayde’s Vapor Lounge in Moline and in Davenport. Tran said her customers come into the shop […]


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