A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Schwenneker joined WTAE after several years at WTAJ-TV (10) in Altoona.
He says he decided to take the ‘BBM job to get back to the Midwest and his relatives. Schwenneker and his wife, Kim, have three children: sons Michael and Mason and daughter Madison.
“My wife and I love Pittsburgh and the truth is, I thought I’d stay here the rest of my career,” Schwenneker tells Owen. “The only reason to leave our life here is to get closer to family. It’s hard raising two kids so far away and having their grandparents say, ‘Oh, they’re growing up in pictures.'”
His most embarrassing moment, according to the WTAE-TV website, was “going on the air with his zipper down.”
Yeah, that’ll do it.