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

A former Goldman Sachs investment banker who rose through the ranks while hiding her citizenship status speaks Wednesday at UNO.

A series of public meetings begin tonight on a state plan to address the needs of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, and their caregivers.

Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

A solemn ceremony at Omaha’s Memorial Park Friday morning marked the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.

As many as two thousand people could receive free dental care Friday and Saturday at an event in Council Bluffs.

The dean of UNMC’s College of Public Health says the state of Nebraska has work to do to improve health and well-being.

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.


It was 150 years ago that the steamboat Bertrand sank in the Missouri River north of Omaha.

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