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
1:00 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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Politics & Elections
3:31 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Vice President Biden campaigns in Council Bluffs

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Council Bluffs Thursday afternoon.
Katie Schubert KIOS-FM

With only one month to go until the Presidential election, Vice President Joe Biden is back in Iowa rallying voters.

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Omaha
8:19 am
Thu October 4, 2012

VA receives funds to help homeless veterans get housing, services

The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa has received two federal grants to help veterans move in to transitional housing.

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Politics & Elections
8:14 am
Wed October 3, 2012

State Sen. Brad Ashford enters race for Omaha Mayor

State Sen. Brad Ashford is the fourth candidate to enter the race for Omaha Mayor.
Nebraska Legislature

The race for Omaha Mayor now has five candidates.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

OPS board to get a list of superintendent candidates in November

A national search for the Omaha Public Schools’ new superintendent has yielded 78 candidates so far.

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Weather
12:50 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Corn harvest well ahead of schedule in Nebraska

The Nebraska Corn Board says the state's harvest is nearly a month ahead of schedule.

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Politics & Elections
8:18 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Early voting begins in Nebraska

Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says so far his office has received about 32,000 early ballot requests. 

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Politics & Elections
2:23 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Jobs, health care, economic growth among topics at Senate debate

The candidates for Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat have very different ideas on how to grow the economy and create jobs.

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Politics & Elections
8:10 am
Fri September 28, 2012

League of Women Voters brings election information to new website

The League of Women Voters has a new online resource available leading up to the November election.

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