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
3:08 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Douglas County Health Department focusing on smoke-free housing

The Douglas County Health Department wants 11,000 people to have access to smoke-free housing by the fall of 2014.

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Government
9:19 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Iowa Secretary of State examining signature verification system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa secretary of state is considering a signature verification system to help ensure voters are who they say they are.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

March of Dimes report shows fewer premature births, but more uninsured women

A new report shows Nebraska is making some progress when it comes to lowering the rate of babies born prematurely.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

OPS board sets December 17th date to name new superintendent

The Omaha Public Schools board plans to start interviewing candidates for superintendent next week.

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Business
7:57 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Google increasing its investment in Council Bluffs

Internet giant Google is investing an additional $200 million in its new data center in Council Bluffs.

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Business
1:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

BBB warns of text message phishing scam

If you get a text message saying you could win a $1000 gift card from Target, delete it: it’s a scam.

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Government
1:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Nebraska opts for federally-run health insurance exchange

The state of Nebraska will participate in a federally-run health insurance exchange, according to Governor Dave Heineman.

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Government
9:18 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Sunshine on Omaha's skyline: Douglas County chooses its official seal

South Omaha native Miguel Chavez designed Douglas County's new official seal, which was unveiled Tuesday.
Credit Douglas County

Omaha’s skyline is the centerpiece of Douglas County’s new official seal.

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Business
12:04 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

OPPD to discuss rate hike proposal, progress at Ft. Calhoun Station at Thursday meetings

Some OPPD customers' rates could rise 6.9 percent in January.

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Weather
1:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Releases from Gavins Point Dam to be cut starting next week

The Missouri River at Bismarck, ND.
Credit Wikimedia Images

Continued drought conditions in the Missouri River basin mean water releases from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota will be at the minimum level this winter.

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