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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Douglas County
12:53 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Text to 911 service coming to Douglas County next month

Douglas County residents will have another option to contact 911 starting in January, but officials caution it should only be used in certain situations.

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Business
9:37 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Brookings metropolitan policy expert: cities are driving economic growth

Cities are the networks that are driving the nation’s economy, according to a Brookings Institution metropolitan policy expert.

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Government
4:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

UNO political scientist: U.S. policy changes will improve Cuba's economy, human rights

A UNO political scientist says the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba will improve our standing with other nations.

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Nebraska
2:17 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Nebraska, Iowa rank in top ten for volunteering

Nebraska ranks sixth and Iowa ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to volunteering.

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Nebraska
1:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Report looks at costs, outcomes of incarcerating youth

A new report says Nebraska spends more than $126,000 a year to incarcerate a young person.

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Business
2:22 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Iowa business group wants Legislature to address workforce issues

The Iowa Chamber Alliance says it wants that state’s legislature to focus on programs that lead to more highly skilled workers.

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Politics & Elections
2:29 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Fischer discusses spending bill, criticizes report on CIA tactics

Lawmakers could begin voting Thursday on a spending bill to fund the government through next September.

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Education
2:00 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Creighton students compete to build the best app

Creighton students in business intelligence and analytics will compete this Friday to build the best app for mobile devices.

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Education
1:43 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

UNO receives national award for community service

UNO has received a national award for community service and economic development.

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Education
2:21 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Nebraska native chosen as Creighton's new president

Fr. Daniel Hendrickson is Creighton University's new president.
Credit Creighton University/Google Images

Creighton University’s new president is a Nebraska native who’ll return home in July.

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