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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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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Weather
8:10 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Record low inflows in to the Missouri River basin in September

This year’s severe drought caused record low inflows in September in the Missouri River basin.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Iowa's Third Congressional District candidates to debate Thursday in Council Bluffs

Incumbent Third District Congressman Leonard Boswell and his Republican challenger, Fourth District Congressman Tom Latham, debate at 7pm Thursday at Iowa Western Community College. The debate is sponsored by Iowa Public Television.

Government
11:05 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Douglas County gets 26 entries for new official seal

One of the five finalists in the seal contest.
Douglas County

Douglas County has chosen five finalists for a new official seal.

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