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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A Nebraska tax policy think tank wants lawmakers to look at how schools are funded.

An Omaha mother is among those in Washington, D.C., this week, advocating for changes to medical care for kids with complex conditions.

Low-income high school students headed to college are getting help with their transition through a College Possible program.

A new report says fewer adolescents are smoking cigarettes.

The Nebraska Legislature has adjourned one week ahead of schedule.

A UNO political scientist says the Unicameral’s vote Wednesday abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is “hugely significant.”

Attorney General Doug Peterson says he’ll seek a court order to resolve whether the state can carry out the sentences of Nebraska’s 10 death row inmates.

Nebraska will now be the 19th state in the U.S. without the death penalty.

Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco is being remembered as someone who broke down barriers and showed everyone the human side of police.

Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco will be laid to rest Tuesday.

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