Katie Knapp Schubert

News Director

I came on board as KIOS-FM's first News Director in October 2007. Before coming to Omaha, I worked at commercial stations in Illinois. Here at KIOS, I do a variety of things: 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). I got my start in radio news while at SIUC, where I worked as a news reporter at WSIU-FM (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. I’m a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, my Southern Illinois University Salukis (trivia: a Saluki is a dog of ancient Egyptian origin), and, of course, a Huskers fan.  On January 14, 2015, my husband and I welcomed our son, Russell. I’m the oldest of three girls, and the aunt of two nephews and a niece. I have two dogs who think they're humans.

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow KIOS at @KIOSOmaha, and me @katieontheradio. You can also email me at katina.schubert@ops.org. I welcome your questions and feedback.

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Omaha and Lincoln are among 77 applicants for a U.S. Department of Transportation program focused on technology and innovation.

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Murthy Koti, Traffic Engineer with the city of Omaha, says the Smart City Challenge has three goals.

A new exhibit at Omaha’s Durham Museum takes you to the Wild West, and the world of Buffalo Bill.

Health officials say there’s a very low risk of contracting the Zika virus following a report of two cases in Nebraska.

Nebraska public health officials say the Zika virus poses very little threat to residents.

With the Iowa caucus past, the focus is on now on next Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary.

Power outages continue to dwindle, to just over 1,000 customers. Additional snow is expected this evening.

A UNO expert on water says the crisis that has sickened thousands of Flint, Michigan, residents is unlikely to happen in other cities.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the KIOS listening area starting tonight through Wednesday morning.

A new health clinic in Omaha focuses on the specific needs of teenagers and young adults.

Metropolitan Community College

You can view real-time weather forecasts, track flights around the world, and even view maps of the impact of a tsunami at a new exhibit at Do Space.

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