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
8:24 am
Tue December 4, 2012

State Senator expects Medicaid expansion, inheritance tax discussions to dominate 2013 session

A State Senator from Omaha says he’ll support legislation in the upcoming legislative session to expand Medicaid in Nebraska.

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Education
8:11 am
Tue December 4, 2012

OPS board to determine superintendent finalists

The Omaha Public Schools board will determine its finalists later this week for superintendent.

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Government
5:31 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Douglas County officials: eliminating inheritance tax would cut services, raise taxes

A new report from Nebraska’s Open Sky Policy Institute says counties would have to raise property taxes an average of seven percent if the inheritance tax ends.

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Government
5:09 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Sen. Johanns: fiscal cliff tax increases would hurt Nebraska families

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns, R-NE

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says a combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to happen in January would hurt Nebraska families’ bottom lines.

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Education
11:04 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Creighton online IT Management program gets national ranking

A Creighton University online Masters Degree program is ranked third out of 20 programs nationwide.

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Government
11:23 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Creighton economist expects recession in 2013 without action on the fiscal cliff

A Creighton University economist expects an economic slowdown in 2013 if lawmakers fail to act to prevent the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

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Education
4:00 am
Tue November 27, 2012

UNO forum looks at conflict in the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy

Recent events in Israel, Gaza, and Egypt are among the topics that’ll be discussed at a Middle East Forum this week in Omaha.

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Education
2:00 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

OPS to begin superintendent candidate interviews this week

The Omaha Public Schools board will begin interviewing candidates Tuesday for superintendent.

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Business
3:39 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Better Business Bureau urges caution when shopping online for the holidays

The Better Business Bureau is warning holiday shoppers to be careful when buying gifts online.

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