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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Nebraska
1:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Report shows fewer summer meal program sites available

There were fewer sites serving summer meals to children last year, according to a new report.

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Business
1:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Omaha's purchase of 68 acre site for industrial development on hold

Negotiations between the city and northeast Omaha landowners for a 68-acre site are on hold.

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Omaha
2:21 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Body found at Omaha-area landfill, authorities say

WASHINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A garbage truck driver has found a body at the landfill for the Omaha area.

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Government
2:14 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Sen. Fischer: questions remain about prisoner exchange

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she has questions about the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

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Sports
1:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Mens College World Series begins Saturday

The College World Series begins Saturday in Omaha, with opening ceremonies Friday evening.

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Weather
8:28 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Severe weather causes widespread damage, flooding in Omaha metro area

Widespread damage and flooding are reported in parts of the metro area after severe storms dropped heavy rain and large hail Tuesday evening.

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Omaha
2:30 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Omaha gets favorable rating for parks

Omaha ranks 12th among 60 U.S. cities when it comes to parks.

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Weather
7:58 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Damaging storms forecast for Nebraska, Iowa

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says damaging storms are expected to develop later Tuesday in Nebraska and Iowa.

The National Weather Service in Omaha says there's a moderate risk today for severe weather in an area that includes Omaha and Lincoln.

The weather service says in its hazardous weather outlook that storms are likely to erupt along and north of Interstate 80 and quickly move east. The storms could spawn tornadoes, produce damaging hail and straight-line winds and drop torrents of rain.

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Nebraska
1:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Big Red Express whistle-stop tour to visit four Nebraska communities

Union Pacific and the University of Nebraska are participating in a unique whistle-stop tour of the state later this month.

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Business
1:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

TIF, occupation tax suggested to help pay for Crossroads Village

The developers of Crossroads Village in Omaha won’t seek general obligation bond funding from the city of Omaha to help pay for the project.

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