Katie Knapp Schubert

News Director

I came on board at KIOS-FM's first News Director in October 2007. 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. I’m a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, my Southern Illinois University Salukis, and, of course, a Huskers fan.  My husband, Scott, and I welcomed our first child, Russell, in January 2015. I’m the oldest of three girls, and the aunt of two nephews and a niece.

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

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World Issues
2:54 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Nebraska Nepalese Society sending volunteers to help following earthquake

The Nebraska Nepalese Society is sending volunteers to Nepal following a deadly earthquake there last weekend.

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Omaha
7:45 am
Mon April 27, 2015

96-year-old World War Two veteran shares experiences during UNO talk

96-year-old Mildred Brodt served in the Women's Army Corps during World War Two. She spoke last Thursday at UNO about her experiences in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

About one million World War Two veterans are still alive---and a 96-year-old female veteran of that war spoke at UNO last week.

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Education
3:16 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Pottawattamie Promise: new program to help teens go to college

The first group of Pottawattamie Promise students will enroll at Iowa Western Community College this fall.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

About 45 western Iowa high school students will attend college on full scholarships this fall as part of a new pilot program.

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Business
1:50 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Big Omaha begins May 6

More than 700 people are expected to attend the Big Omaha entrepreneurship conference next month.

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Omaha
12:49 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

First seats installed in new UNO arena; opening scheduled for October

Outgoing UNO student body president/Regent Jordan Koch sits in the first chair installed in the new UNO/Community Arena.
Credit UNO

UNO’s $75 million arena is scheduled to open in October.

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Education
4:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Voters casting ballots by mail in three upcoming elections

Three upcoming school bond elections will be conducted entirely by mail.

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Omaha
2:00 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

StoryCorps returns to Omaha

StoryCorps has returned to Omaha, and you’re encouraged to share your story over the next month.

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Government
7:59 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Prison reform bills draw criticism

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson speaks Thursday at a news conference about two prison reform bills in the Legislature.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Efforts to do away with mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes and end the death penalty in Nebraska are being met with criticism.

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Omaha
9:48 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Digital library named; will open this fall

Omaha’s new digital library has a name.

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Education
3:22 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Department of Education report calls for additional preschool access

A new U.S. Department of Education report says 65 percent of Nebraska four-year-olds aren’t enrolled in a publicly-funded preschool.

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