About Bill

Bill Schwanbeck was a TV sports reporter/anchor for 21 years, started 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. In 2003, Bill and Karin moved to Connecticut where he was an adjunct professor for 17 years.

–  Documentary producer/videographer/editor

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



About Karin

Karin Schwanbeck was a TV news reporter for 12 years, started 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 Emerita 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