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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Education
3:13 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Early March deadline for OPS board to appoint new member

The Omaha Public Schools board has 45 days to appoint a new District Two representative.

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Education
10:28 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

OPS board approves contract with superintendent-elect

OPS superintendent-elect Mark Evans.
Credit OPS

Omaha Public Schools superintendent-elect Mark Evans will begin his new job July first.

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Government
10:16 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Legislation introduced to expand Medicaid coverage

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would extend Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Education
8:34 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Omaha Public Schools board chooses new leaders

Former OPS board president Freddie Gray

The Omaha Public Schools board has new leadership.

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Government
1:00 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Report shows one in five Nebraska children live in poverty

A new report shows one in five Nebraska children lived in poverty in 2011.

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Government
11:46 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Gov. Heineman approves new Keystone XL pipeline route

Governor Dave Heineman has approved a 195 mile alternate route through Nebraska for the Keystone XL pipeline project.

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Education
8:35 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Black-Jew Dialogues brings discussion on civil rights, diversity, race

A two-man show coming to Omaha this week discusses issues of race, diversity, and stereotypes through comedy and education.

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Government
2:11 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Gov. Heineman outlines plans for individual, corporate income tax cuts

Exemptions on medical equipment, prescription drugs, and manufacturing machinery are among those Governor Dave Heineman wants removed from the state’s tax code.

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Government
1:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Omaha Police to join 2,600 nationwide providing crowd control at Inauguration

Monday’s inauguration will include 12 Omaha Police officers.

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Business
9:23 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Nebraska unemployment rate unchanged in December

Nebraska’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.7 percent in December.

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