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
1:06 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Bellevue Police Chief sets priorities

Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert.
Credit Bellevue Police Department

Bellevue’s Police Chief says the department’s move to new headquarters will improve efficiency and services.

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Government
2:47 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Branstad talks jobs, education reform during Council Bluffs visit

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad discussed jobs, health care, and education during a town hall meeting Thursday in Council Bluffs.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says property tax relief, education reform, and job creation are at the top of his list for the 2013 legislative session.

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Education
2:53 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Creighton University celebrates Founders Week

Creighton University has a record 7,336 students enrolled this school year.

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Government
8:30 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Hearings begin on income and corporate tax plans

Hearings begin Wednesday on two bills that could eliminate Nebraska’s individual and corporate income taxes.

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Education
10:54 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Students learning financial responsibility, budgeting in high school program

60 students at Omaha’s Bryan High School are taking part in a program that teaches financial literacy, budgeting, and saving for college.

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Government
7:27 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Bellevue names new Police Chief

Bellevue has a new Police Chief.

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Government
10:13 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Omaha

The Governor of Wisconsin says Republicans must be optimistic and relevant at both the national and local levels.

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Omaha
9:20 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Growing food, communities the focus of Saturday event in Omaha

The Benson Community Garden.
Credit Kurt Goetzinger

Growing produce, and communities, are the goals of an event Saturday in Omaha.

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Government
2:25 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Additional public meeting set on Council Bluffs Comprehensive Plan

Council Bluffs is moving forward with an update to its Comprehensive Plan known as “The Bluffs Tomorrow: 2030.”

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Omaha
4:36 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Power restored to almost all customers in downtown Omaha following explosion, fire

Updated 5:15 pm: OPPD says power is back on for all but four customers in downtown Omaha following an explosion and fire.

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