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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Omaha
1:37 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign begins Friday

The Salvation Army of Omaha provided assistance to more than 170,000 low-income people last year.

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Politics & Elections
2:20 am
Wed November 5, 2014

No clear winner yet in Nebraska's Second Congressional District race

There is no declared winner yet in the race for Nebraska's Second Congressional District.

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Politics & Elections
7:14 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Ballot initiatives, close races draw increased interest in midterm races

Two political scientists expect Republicans to gain control of the U.S. Senate, and for close races in some local contests.

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Politics & Elections
4:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Congressional, Senate, Governor's races before voters in Nebraska and Iowa

Douglas County’s Election Commissioner predicts 46 percent turnout in today’s general election.

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Nebraska
8:52 am
Mon November 3, 2014

One in three Nebraska families low-income

A new report from Nebraska Appleseed says 37 percent of low-income families have at least one parent without health insurance.

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Education
12:18 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

UNO Chancellor looks to the growing school's future

UNO’s Chancellor says the university has a goal to grow to 20,000 students over the next six years.

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Politics & Elections
2:26 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

UNO political scientist discusses effectiveness of negative campaign ads

With less than a week until the general election, candidates on all sides of the aisle are making last-minute pitches to potential voters.

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Politics & Elections
1:10 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Poll shows Iowa's Third District candidates within two points

A new poll from Iowa’s Loras College shows Third Congressional District Republican candidate David Young is leading Democrat Staci Appel by just two points.

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Politics & Elections
2:00 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Elkhorn, Douglas County West school districts put bond issues to voters

Voters in the Elkhorn and Douglas County West school districts will decide on bond issues November fourth.

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Politics & Elections
2:00 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

OPS, Douglas County bond issues on November ballot

The Omaha Public Schools and Douglas County both have bond initiatives on the November fourth ballot.

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