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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Politics & Elections
2:00 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Omaha's Mayoral candidates: Jim Suttle and Jean Stothert

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle will run for re-election May 14, and he’ll be opposed by City Councilwoman Jean Stothert.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Field of candidates set for three Omaha City Council seats

The races for Omaha City Council Districts 2, 4, and 7 are set.

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Agriculture
12:58 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

USDA anticipates Nebraska farmers will plant nearly 10 million acres of corn

The USDA anticipates Nebraska ag producers will plant 9.9 million acres of corn this year.

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Politics & Elections
12:54 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Suttle, Stothert move on to May 14 general election

Incumbent Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and City Councilwoman Jean Stothert are the candidates for Mayor in the May 14 general election.

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Weather
1:38 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Impact-based warning system to provide specifics about severe weather

Nebraska recorded its first-ever February tornado last year.
Credit NWS North Platte

Starting Monday, you’ll notice new wording in warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

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Politics & Elections
8:42 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Seven candidates for Mayor, 39 OPS board candidates on Tuesday's ballots

The Douglas County Election Commission anticipates 18 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election.

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Health/Medical
2:07 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

1 in 3 Omaha metro area children are overweight or obese

Live Well Omaha officials hope metro area families will take a Family Dining Pledge.

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Government
1:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Council Bluffs Mayor won't run for re-election

Tom Hanafan is retiring as Mayor of Council Bluffs. He was elected in 1988.
Credit www.councilbluffs-ia.gov

After 25 years as Mayor of Council Bluffs, Tom Hanafan is retiring.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Forums set to meet the candidates for OPS Subdistricts 7, 8, 9

The final three forums with the candidates for the Omaha Public Schools board are Tuesday evening.

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Government
2:50 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

New online program seeks to streamline criminal background check process

Nebraskans have a new way of doing name-only criminal background checks.

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