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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Government
1:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Bills seek to toughen seatbelt, texting while driving laws

Two bills in the Nebraska Legislature would make it a primary offense to not wear a seatbelt or to text while driving.

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Government
1:06 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

EPA providing smart growth assistance to Omaha and Bellevue

Omaha and Bellevue will get technical assistance from the EPA for sustainability programs.

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Omaha
9:00 am
Thu February 14, 2013

On Valentine's Day, a message of chasing dreams

The founder of an Omaha tech start-up hopes this Valentine’s Day is one of encouragement and inspiration for metro area residents.

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Government
3:52 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Former State Sen. Lavon Heidemann chosen as Lt. Governor

Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann.

Former Nebraska State Senator Lavon Heidemann is the state’s new Lieutenant Governor.

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Government
2:57 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Fischer, Johanns discuss State of the Union address

Nebraska’s U.S. Senators have mixed reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Education
9:56 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Middle East Forum to focus on foreign policy, stability of governments

President Obama’s second term and foreign policy in the Middle East are among the topics that’ll be discussed at a forum Thursday in Omaha.

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Omaha
1:13 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Dundee Business District Renovation Project to begin this spring

Construction is scheduled to begin in April on the Dundee Business District Renovation Project.

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Government
7:59 am
Tue February 12, 2013

United Way's 211 call center marks 10 years in Nebraska and southwest Iowa

More than 76,000 people in Nebraska and southwest Iowa sought assistance last year by way of 211.

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Government
12:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Lawmakers give final approval to bill reorganizing OPS board

A new law will reduce the size of the Omaha Public Schools board to nine members.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Westside District 66 facing $5 million budget shortfall

Westside District 66 officials are starting the process of putting together the school district’s 2013-14 budget.

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