About Bill

Bill Schwanbeck was a TV sports reporter/anchor for 21 years, starting at KAPP-TV in Yakima, Wash. From there he moved on to KXLY-TV in Spokane, Wash., KOIN-TV in Portland, Ore., then WTVF-TV in Nashville and, finally, he spent 11 years at KDFW-TV in Dallas.  In 1997, he changed careers but not his passion for journalism by teaching at Illinois State University.

–  Adjunct Professor, University of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.
–  Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn.

–  University of Washington, B.A., Communications
–  Illinois State University, M.S., Communication



About Karin

Karin Schwanbeck was a TV news reporter for 12 years, starting at WICD-TV in Champaign, Ill., then moved on to WEEK-TV in Peoria, Ill., WFMY-TV in Greensboro, N.C., WTVF-TV in Nashville and KXTX-TV in Dallas.  In 1992, she decided to get out of the newsroom and help young people interested in journalism “find their place in the sun.”

– Associate Professor of Journalism, Quinnipiac University

– Indiana University, B.A., Journalism/Political Science
– Northwestern University, M.S., Broadcast Journalism
– Wesleyan University, M.A., Liberal Studies



Put the two of us together and you get:

B&K Productions


Photo credit: Josalee Thrit/Waterbury Republican-American