Karin Swanson

Karin Swanson

Hometown: The Twin Cities (Minnesota)

College: University of Wisconsin-Madison; BS Atmospheric Science and BS Spanish

Other Journalism Experience: Meteorologist for WFXS and WAOW in Wausau, WI, Meteorologist for Great Lakes Weather Service, Meteorologist at Weather Central

Started at Channel 3 on: October 6, 2003

What is your favorite part about living in Madison?

I love the change of seasons and all of the fun events that are continuously happening in our area.

What is the biggest news story that you've covered?

The Stoughton Tornado.  It occurred the day I returned from my honeymoon.  Gary Cannalte and I covered it together, and it was unlike any other severe weather outbreak I have covered.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to relax, spend time with family and friends, camp, read, cook, garden, and do anything that allows me to be outside enjoying the elements.

What is your family life like? Significant other, married, children?

I am married and have two children.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream?

Coconut or plain old vanilla (with some great toppings of course!)

What is your favorite place to vacation?

Anywhere that’s relaxing or adventurous or that I can experience new and different cultures.

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at?


What is your favorite sport to play or watch?

Any Wisconsin Badger games, and figure skating.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?


What is your most memorable travel experience?

Backpacking through the Yucatan of Mexico with my sister…we stayed in hostels along the way and it was very rustic!

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