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.

Ways To Connect

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This is the 50th year of the Head Start program, which provides early childhood education opportunities for low-income children.

Nebraska’s Second District Congressman says he’ll vote against a nuclear agreement with Iran.

The city of Omaha might ban the sale or use of flying lanterns.


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Six classes at Omaha’s Lewis and Clark Middle School are learning civic engagement through a PBS NewsHour project.

The state of Nebraska exported $7.9 billion in goods last year.

House and Senate lawmakers will try to work out differences in transportation bills when they return to session next week.

Researchers at UNMC and the University of California San Francisco are studying a new model of care for Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

The U.S. stock market recovered most of its losses after dropping 1,000 points Monday morning shortly after trading opened, then ended the day down 588 points.