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
1:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Changes proposed to sewer use fees for some Omaha businesses

The Omaha City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on possible changes to the sewer use fees paid by businesses.

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Politics & Elections
2:37 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Foreign policy the focus of final Presidential debate

The final debate before the 2012 presidential election happens Monday night.

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Politics & Elections
4:11 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigns in Council Bluffs

GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks to a crowd of supporters Sunday afternoon in Council Bluffs.
Katie Schubert KIOS-FM

GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan says former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be a successful, bipartisan leader.

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Business
2:31 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Ralston Arena officially opens this weekend

Ralston’s multi-use sports and events arena opens Sunday.

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Politics & Elections
11:07 am
Fri October 19, 2012

More than 477,000 early voting ballots requested in Iowa

More than 1,600 people have voted early in one western Iowa county.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

As Election Day approaches, Presidential candidates focus on strategy to win Iowa

President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, at a recent debate.
courtesy PBS/Google Images

With less than three weeks until the general election, both presidential candidates will be spending a lot of time in Iowa.

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Politics & Elections
1:35 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Early voting reaching near-record numbers in Douglas and Sarpy Counties

Early voting is going strong in Douglas and Sarpy Counties with three weeks until Election Day.

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Arts
1:00 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Historic north Omaha building to become an arts and culture center

A vacant building in north Omaha will soon become an arts and culture center thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Politics & Elections
12:19 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Campaigns expect economy, jobs, health care to dominate Tuesday debate

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will debate Tuesday, a program you’ll hear at 8pm on KIOS.

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Agriculture
8:33 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Concerns grow about rising costs, assistance available to farmers due to drought

As of last Wednesday, the USDA had designated two-thirds of all counties in the U.S. as disaster areas due to drought.

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