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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Education
8:17 am
Mon February 3, 2014

OPS reorganizing central office staff

26 Omaha Public Schools staff in the Department of Student and Family Services will be moved out of the central office.

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Business
2:36 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

International Nutrition to lay off 25 employees

An Omaha industrial plant that was the site of a fatal accident in mid-January will lay off 25 employees.

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Government
11:20 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Omaha Mayor creates Citizen Complaint Review Board

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, and Police Union president John Wells announce the Citizen Complaint Review Board Friday.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Omahans will have a new way to have their complaints against sworn police officers heard.

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Business
2:28 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Crossroads redevelopment project could begin this summer

Construction could begin later this year on Crossroads Village in Omaha.

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Arts
2:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Events, culture, history of 1968 coming to Omaha's Durham Museum

A restored 1966 Huey helicopter is part of the 1968 exhibit at the Durham Museum.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

An exhibit opening next week at Omaha’s Durham Museum takes visitors month-by-month through 1968.

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Politics & Elections
8:05 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Democratic candidate Hassebrook files for Nebraska Governor's race

Democratic candidate for Nebraska Governor Chuck Hassebrook says he has 1,500 campaign volunteers in 91 counties.

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Education
1:56 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

College Possible program expanding

A program helping low-income students go to college is expanding next year.

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Government
1:52 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Sen. Fischer comments on State of the Union, farm bill

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she agrees with President Obama that Congress needs to take action on several initiatives this year.

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Crime
8:52 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Murder charges filed in connection with shooting death of Omaha 5-year-old

Four suspects face additional charges in connection with the death of a 5-year-old Omaha girl.

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Iowa
8:26 am
Tue January 28, 2014

$2 billion Council Bluffs interstate project: express lanes, new bridges, ramps

The 24th Street bridge in Council Bluffs was built during the first segment of the Interstate improvement project.
Credit Iowa DOT

Construction is underway on the next two segments of a five-part interstate reconstruction project through Council Bluffs.

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