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
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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Sarpy County
2:18 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Nothing suspicious found in package left at Offutt Air Force Base gate

The Capehart gate to STRATCOM at Offutt Air Force Base has reopened following a report earlier Friday of a suspicious package.

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Politics & Elections
9:23 am
Fri October 12, 2012

As Election Day approaches, western Iowa political scientist expects intense campaigns

Iowa's newly re-drawn Congressional Districts.

A Buena Vista University political scientist says redistricting has made Iowa’s Congressional races much more competitive---and negative.

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Health/Medical
12:49 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

UNMC Cancer Center to include research facilities, inpatient and outpatient treatment centers

A rendering of the UNMC Cancer Center campus.
UNMC

The city of Omaha will put $35 million toward a new UNMC Cancer Center.

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Government
12:11 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Council Bluffs looks to 2030

Council Bluffs officials are looking to the city’s future, and what’s necessary for growth.

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Weather
12:51 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

USDA discusses long-term response, challenges as drought persists

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks at a USDA regional meeting Tuesday in Omaha about the drought.
Katie Schubert KIOS-FM

More than three-fourths of the state of Nebraska remains in an exceptional drought.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Creighton University celebrates Asian Culture Week

A new exhibit and lecture this week at Creighton University celebrate Asian culture.

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