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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Omaha
1:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Welcome to the Weekend: Omaha residents, visitors' videos part of tourism campaign

A campaign promoting Omaha as a tourist destination has resulted in 70 videos so far that highlight the city’s attractions and experiences.

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Education
12:50 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

OPS interim superintendent, school board work on transitional goals

The interim superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools says the district needs to examine the organization of its central office and communication with taxpayers.

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Government
2:16 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Omaha's bond rating downgraded

It’ll cost the city of Omaha more in interest to borrow money for infrastructure projects.

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Omaha
2:30 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Omaha Mayor questions use of furlough program following weekend shooting

Jermaine Lucas was on a furlough from the Community Corrections Center of Lincoln when he was shot and killed Sunday by two Omaha Police officers. Authorities say Lucas, a known gang member, was armed.
OPD

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says he questions whether a furlough system to help reacclimate inmates into society should be used in some cases.

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Government
11:06 am
Tue September 18, 2012

State Senator wants mandatory training for school board members statewide

A state Senator from Omaha says he’ll introduce legislation in January requiring school board members to undergo yearly training.

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Health/Medical
1:27 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

VNA, Easter Seals merge operations

The Visiting Nurse Association and Easter Seals of Nebraska are now one organization.

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Government
7:47 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Community conversations on religion to be held in Omaha, Lincoln

The executive director of Omaha’s Project Interfaith says last week’s violence in the Middle East shows a need for discussions about religion.

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Weather
1:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

September is National Preparedness Month

The American Red Cross says putting together a kit and having an emergency plan are critical to prepare for a disaster.

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Health/Medical
8:53 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Health Department program seeks to educate black women about protecting themselves from AIDS

A program starting next Monday in Omaha seeks to give black women the empowerment tools they need to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.

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Government
11:47 am
Thu September 13, 2012

50,000 pounds of food the goal of anti-hunger initiative in Omaha schools

Omaha area elementary and middle schools will participate in an anti-hunger initiative for the second year.

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