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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Health/Medical
3:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

UNMC therapist shares tips for talking with children about school violence

A UNMC therapist says a child’s age and maturity level should guide conversations with them about last week’s school shooting.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

OPS board to choose district's new leader

The OPS board will vote Monday night on the district’s new superintendent.

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Government
1:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Sen. Ben Nelson gives farewell speech

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it’ll be difficult to walk away from that post after 12 years in federal office.

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Business
2:11 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Iowa Business Council indicators show slight improvement

Credit www.iowabusinesscouncil.com

After three months of negative economic numbers, the Iowa Business Council’s fourth quarter indicators are up slightly.

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Education
1:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

OPS board to meet Saturday to discuss superintendent finalists

A candidate for Omaha Public Schools superintendent says he’s prepared to take on the challenges urban school districts face.

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Omaha
3:50 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Omaha Mayor appeals for donations to food pantries

The Food Bank for the Heartland says they distributed more than 8.8 million pounds of food to partnering agencies and programs during their last fiscal year.

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Education
7:33 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Superintendent candidate Carey Wright: preparing kids for college starts at elementary level

OPS stakeholders have one more opportunity to meet the candidates for superintendent.

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Omaha
1:58 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Omaha's Siena/Francis House on pace to have a record year

A record 508 people stayed at Siena/Francis House’s shelters Monday night.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

OPS begins meet-and-greet sessions with superintendent candidates

Public forums continue Wednesday and Thursday with the candidates for Omaha Public Schools superintendent.

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Business
1:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

UNO economist sees some impact on economy if no deal is reached to avoid a fiscal cliff

A UNO economist says the fiscal cliff might not have a significant impact on the nation’s unemployment rate.

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