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
2:21 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Budget, health care issues before lawmakers during upcoming session

The Nebraska Legislature returns to session next week to begin the process of putting together a new two-year budget.

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Government
2:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Spending cuts, other items before Congress again in two months

While much of the impact of the fiscal cliff was avoided with legislation passed by Congress, there will still be economic effects.

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Omaha
12:59 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Police: man killed in officer-involved shooting had two guns, used child as human shield

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and investigators address an officer-involved shooting that happened Tuesday morning.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

An officer-involved shooting in north Omaha Tuesday morning began with a domestic violence 911 call.

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Business
1:00 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Business conditions index down for fifth time in six months

A monthly survey of economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states is down for the fifth time in six months.

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Omaha
5:26 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Man dies after disturbance, officer-involved shooting

A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday morning to discuss an officer-involved shooting Tuesday that left one person dead.

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Government
2:00 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Economic groups say fiscal cliff will hit state, local governments' budgets

If no deal is reached to avert a fiscal cliff, state and local governments could be forced to make tough budget decisions.

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Weather
3:31 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Omaha crews re-treating some residential areas after snow storm

Omaha Public Works has 70 to 80 trucks in residential areas, clearing snow and ice after last week’s snow storm.

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Government
2:00 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

VA report shows decline in number of homeless veterans

A new report from the VA says the number of homeless veterans nationwide dropped seven-percent from January 2011 to January 2012.

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Weather
9:57 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Power restored following Wednesday's storm

OPPD says all customers who lost power during Wednesday's snow storm now have it restored.

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Government
9:38 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Nebraska unemployment rate at four-year low

Nebraska’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years.

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