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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Business
2:30 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Small business owners honored for successes

The owners of 12 small businesses in Omaha are being honored for their successes over the past five years.

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Politics & Elections
2:30 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Democratic candidate calls for Clean Elections Pact

Nebraska Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook wants a spending limit for the general election.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Open seats fueling interest in Iowa's primary election

A Buena Vista University political scientist says open seats are drawing more attention to this year’s Iowa primary election.

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Government
10:34 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Gov. Dave Heineman applies for NU presidency

Governor Dave Heineman says he wants to be next president of the University of Nebraska.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Six Republican candidates for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District

Two current office-holders are among the six Republican candidates for Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

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Nebraska
2:00 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

AAA Nebraska: gas prices down in time for holiday travel

AAA expects 36.1 million people will travel 50 or more miles from home during the Memorial Day weekend.

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Omaha
12:43 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

$6.3 million raised for nonprofits during Omaha Gives

Omaha’s second annual day of giving raised twice as much as last year, with triple the participation.

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Government
2:30 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Sen. Fischer: VA Secretary should resign

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she doesn’t think VA Secretary Eric Shinseki has done enough in the wake of misconduct allegations.

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Health/Medical
2:30 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

GO! Challenge encourages teens to make healthy choices

Credit Matthew Thielker

Encouraging healthy behavior is the goal of a Douglas County initiative called the GO! Challenge.

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Education
8:03 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Mission Readiness: more investment needed in early childhood education

A new report says young people aren’t prepared for military service because of inadequate education, a criminal record, or being overweight.

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