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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A new report from the American Cancer Society says Nebraska could do better when it comes to policies to help prevent and fight cancer.

The report, released Thursday, looks at state policies regarding items such as smoking cessation programs, coverage for Medicaid patients, and access to screening. The report says Nebraska spends only 11 percent of what the CDC recommends on tobacco control programs.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says the city has made its “last, best, and final offer” to the Police Officers Association.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will have two locations open Saturday for public tours and events.

UNO plans to add four new degree programs this fall, as well as open a new center in the College of Business.

Douglas County has its first confirmed West Nile Virus case of the season.

Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

A military training exercise brought a C-17 aircraft equipped with patient transport units to Offutt Air Force Base on Thursday.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s 2016 budget proposal includes more than one million dollars for job training and workforce development programs.

Omaha’s Police and Fire Departments will both add personnel in 2016 if Mayor Jean Stothert’s budget proposal is approved.

A new report says 18 percent of Nebraska children live in poverty, and 37,000 live in high-poverty neighborhoods.

UNMC

The dean of UNMC’s College of Public Health has returned to Sierra Leone to help with the response to recent Ebola cases there.

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