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.

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The KANEKO’s new music series continues February 9 with folk and classical music.

Nebraska lawmakers will once again try to expand Medicaid coverage, but this time are taking a different approach.

Governor Pete Ricketts wants Nebraska lawmakers to act on tax reform and transportation issues this legislative session.

Matt Miller/Omaha World Herald/POOL

President Barack Obama called on lawmakers Wednesday to put aside politics and focus on safety and opportunity for all Americans.

President Barack Obama will visit an Omaha family this afternoon before speaking at UNO.

It could be weeks before investigators can get in to what's left of a historic Old Market building following a weekend fire.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters worked through the night in below-zero temperatures to extinguish a fire in Omaha's downtown Old Market following an explosion at a popular restaurant.

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says as many as 25,000 to 30,000 Omaha-area youth need mentors.

Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center is one of 60 hospitals nationwide taking part in a clinical trial for a new heart pump device.

A four-year-old girl is Omaha’s first homicide of 2016.

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