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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Arts
1:05 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Future, Beware!: documenting the history of the Holocaust through photos

An image from Future, Beware!, opening Thursday in Omaha.
Credit Ophir Palmon

An exhibit opening Thursday in Omaha documents the Holocaust through the experiences of teenagers who visited concentration camps in Poland.

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Health/Medical
1:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Two flu deaths in Nebraska this season

The flu is now widespread in Nebraska, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Government
8:17 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Boil water order issued for Council Bluffs

The entire city of Council Bluffs is under a boil water order.

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Education
3:01 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

New OPS board members sworn in

Government
2:22 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Omaha Mayor wants end to furloughs for violent offenders

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle wants violent offenders to be excluded from a state furlough program for inmates.

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Government
12:49 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel chosen as Secretary of Defense nominee

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel

Former Nebraska GOP Senator Chuck Hagel is President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense.

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Weather
1:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Several 'significant' snow events needed to alleviate drought conditions

Nebraska would need about 100-inches of snow this winter to bring the area out of drought conditions.

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Government
2:03 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Johanns: Senate must begin work on a new farm bill

The fiscal cliff deal approved earlier this week by Congress also extended the farm bill.

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Government
2:21 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Budget, health care issues before lawmakers during upcoming session

The Nebraska Legislature returns to session next week to begin the process of putting together a new two-year budget.

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Government
2:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Spending cuts, other items before Congress again in two months

While much of the impact of the fiscal cliff was avoided with legislation passed by Congress, there will still be economic effects.

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