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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Iowa
10:33 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Iowa DOT looks to improve park and ride system

The Iowa Department of Transportation is looking to improve its park and ride system for commuters.

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Health/Medical
3:34 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

NMC officials optimistic American doctor with Ebola will make full recovery

Dr. Rick Sacra has been treated in the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center since September 5th.

An American doctor being treated at Nebraska Medical Center after contracting Ebola is expected to make a full recovery.

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Education
2:30 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

ISIS, foreign policy focus of a forum Thursday on Middle East issues

Islamic extremism in the Middle East is among the topics that’ll be discussed at a forum in Omaha this Thursday.

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Omaha
8:21 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Harvard lectures to be broadcast at Omaha Public Library

A series of upcoming lectures at the Omaha Public Library focus on current world events.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Ebola Information Line working to reassure public

Douglas County Health Department officials say a hotline set up to answer questions about Ebola has worked well.

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Government
6:52 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Omaha Mayor's town hall meetings begin Monday

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has a series of town hall meetings beginning Monday.

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Health/Medical
4:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Condition of American doctor with Ebola 'improving daily'

Debbie Sacra reads to her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra, via videoconference. Rick Sacra is being treated in the biocontainment unit at Nebraska Medical Center.
Credit Nebraska Medical Center

The wife of an American doctor being treated at Nebraska Medical Center for Ebola says he’s steadily improving.

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Crime
12:47 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Anthony Garcia's lawyers want personal journal, files kept by murder victim

Anthony Garcia’s attorneys want personal journals and files from one of the victims he’s accused of killing.

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Sarpy County
1:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Contract to be awarded this fall for new VA national cemetery

A design-build contract could be awarded this fall for a new VA national cemetery in Sarpy County.

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Omaha
3:14 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Northwest High School, UNO students mark 9/11 anniversary with anti-bias event

A group of Northwest High School and UNO students will mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with an event about understanding differences.

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