Katie Knapp Schubert

News Director

It’s been a great six years here at Omaha Public Radio.  So much has happened since I came on board at KIOS in October 2007 as the station’s first News Director. Before coming to Omaha, I worked at commercial stations in Illinois. Here at KIOS, I anchor news, report, write and produce copy and sound for use on air and on the web. I also manage our social media sites on Facebook and Twitter.

My interest in broadcasting began at a young age, and I’ve always been interested in government and politics.  I have a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television News from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (www.siuc.edu), and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield (www.uis.edu). While at SIUC, I worked as a news reporter at WSIU-FM in Carbondale (also a NPR station). I was a Statehouse Reporter for Illinois Public Radio in 2004.

When I’m not covering news, I watch a lot of sports, especially baseball and college sports. I’m a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, my Southern Illinois University Salukis, and, of course, a Huskers fan.  I’m the oldest of three girls, and the aunt of two nephews and a niece. My husband and I have two dogs.

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow KIOS at @KIOSOmaha, and me @katieontheradio. You can also email me at katie.schubert@kios.org

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Health/Medical
2:30 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Legal, policy issues surround Ebola discussion

An Ebola outbreak in four west African nations has killed more than 1,300 people.

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Government
10:31 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Omaha City Council approves most of annexation package

The Omaha City Council has approved the annexation of 18 areas in to the city.

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Health/Medical
8:22 am
Tue August 19, 2014

New Alegent Creighton facility coming to Omaha

The new medical complex is scheduled to open in 2016.
Credit Alegent Creighton

A new medical clinic and academic center will replace Alegent Creighton University Medical Center in 2016.

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Politics & Elections
8:15 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Ashford wants Congressional pay cut until balanced budget is achieved

The Democratic candidate for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District says Congress should take a pay cut until a balanced budget is passed.

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Education
2:46 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

UNO to be the home of a Center for Research in Human Movement Variability

UNO has received its largest research grant in school history for a new facility in the Biomechanics Research Building.

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Education
8:13 am
Fri August 15, 2014

OPS considering a smaller bond proposal

The Omaha Public Schools board is considering a scaled-back bond proposal.

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Health/Medical
2:00 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Deadline approaching for new Blue Cross Blue Shield-Catholic Health Initiatives contract

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska is holding a town hall meeting Thursday in Omaha as negotiations with Catholic Health Initiatives continue.

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Government
2:32 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Douglas County voters to decide on $25 million bond issue

Douglas County voters will be asked in November to approve a $25 million bond issue for public safety upgrades.

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Government
2:19 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Public hearing Tuesday on Omaha's 2015 budget

A public hearing on Omaha’s proposed 2015 budget is Tuesday evening.

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Omaha
12:21 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Developer plans retail, office, residential space at Civic Auditorium site

Plans for the Civic Auditorium site include office, residential, and retail space.
Credit City of Omaha

Four buildings will replace Omaha’s Civic Auditorium.

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