Bill Schammert was born and raised in Lincoln
where he attended Lincoln Southwest High School and graduated from UNL. As a kid, he would wake up every morning just
to watch the 6:00 a.m. SportsCenter. He
says he pretty much knew from an early age that becoming a broadcast journalist
is exactly what he wanted to do.
While attending UNL, Bill worked on the student
run news program Star City News. After
graduating, he went to WDAY in Fargo, ND, where he was a reporter. He also spent time as a news producer, news
anchor and photographer. Among his most
memorable moments, Bill covered the Red River flooding during the spring of 2011
and the incredible community response to save the cities of Fargo and
Moorhead. He was also able to interview
some prominent republican candidates during their bid for the White
Bill moved back to Lincoln and is now the weekend
anchor for Channel 8 Eyewitness News.
Bill says, "Each and everyday I
work, I'm telling a different story, sharing a facet of a stranger's life, or
trying to shed light on a topic that could make a difference to countless
people. I love my job and it's an
incredible feeling to be living your childhood dream."
Bill is a very active person and enjoys playing
pick-up basketball, spending time at the gym or even finding his way into a
rugby match. When he's not at work, he
enjoys being with friends and family, as well as cheering on his favorite Husker
Because nearly all of his extended family lives
in and around the Chicago area, he is also a diehard Cubs and Bears fan.