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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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Meet the Omaha Mayoral candidates: Jean Stothert

City Councilwoman Jean Stothert, a candidate for Mayor of Omaha, says she’s ready to lead the city.

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Politics & Elections
2:07 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

UNO political scientist: Chavez death could change Venezuela's relationship with the U.S.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death could be an opportunity for the U.S. to rehabilitate its relationship with that nation, according to a UNO political scientist.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Meet the Omaha Mayoral candidates: Dan Welch

Attorney Dan Welch, a former Omaha City Councilman, says the city faces three significant challenges.

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Education
3:04 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Learning Community open enrollment underway

Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Meet the Omaha Mayoral candidates: Jim Suttle

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says the centerpiece of his re-election campaign is public safety.

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Government
10:39 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Salvation Army of Omaha director to speak before United Nations

This week’s United Nations session of the Commission on the Status of Women will include a Salvation Army of Omaha representative.

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Government
1:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Meet the Omaha Mayoral candidates: Brad Ashford

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file, and the primary election is April 2. One of the candidates for Mayor, State Senator Brad Ashford, says he wants to focus on making Omaha a safer, more modern, and collaborative city.

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Government
2:53 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Creighton economist doesn't expect sequester to significantly impact Nebraska's economy

A Creighton University economist doesn’t expect the sequester will have widespread negative impacts on the regional economy.

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Government
3:03 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

State of the City: Suttle talks jobs, crime, future goals

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle gives his State of the City address Thursday at UNMC.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says job creation has to be the city’s top priority.

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Government
12:08 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Hagel sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, with sequester looming

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran and a 1971 graduate of UNO.

A Nebraska native, UNO graduate and Vietnam War veteran is now the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and he comes in to the position at a time when the Defense Department faces major budget cuts.

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