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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Health/Medical
8:17 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Type of enterovirus affecting children, leading to hospitalizations

Four states neighboring Nebraska, including Iowa, have confirmed cases of a serious strain of enterovirus that’s making children sick.

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Government
10:21 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Nebraska Lt. Governor resigns

Nebraska’s Lieutenant Governor has resigned from his position.

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Health/Medical
5:21 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

American doctor with Ebola stable, alert and talkative

NMC officials say a Massachusetts doctor with Ebola is stable and showing signs of improvement.

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Health/Medical
2:48 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

American doctor with Ebola seriously ill, undergoing treatment

Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated in the biocontainment unit at NMC.

An American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is seriously ill, but stable, at Nebraska Medical Center.

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Health/Medical
5:51 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Third American with Ebola to be treated in Omaha

Drs. Mark Rupp, Phil Smith, and Angela Hewlett speak Thursday at a news conference about a third American with Ebola being brought to Nebraska Medical Center for treatment.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

A Massachusetts doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia is in Omaha for treatment.

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Government
2:30 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Omaha Mayor vetoes four amendments to 2015 budget

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has vetoed four amendments to the city’s budget, but kept one for additional police officers.

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Nebraska
1:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

13 wind energy projects in Nebraska, more under construction

Wind energy accounted for 4.8 percent of all electricity generated in Nebraska last year.

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Government
2:52 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

OPD, Douglas County Sheriff's Department to share some crime lab services

The Omaha Police and Douglas County Sheriff’s Departments will share some crime lab services starting in January.

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Omaha
10:59 am
Wed September 3, 2014

17-year-old struck by train on west side of Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed by a train on the west side of Omaha.

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Education
8:19 am
Wed September 3, 2014

State scores in math, science, reading improve

77 percent of Nebraska students met or exceeded standards on statewide reading tests last year.

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