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
Tue September 4, 2012

Science Cafe to focus on prairies, wildlife

Nebraska’s prairies and the wildlife that call them home are the subject of Tuesday's UNMC Science Café.

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Politics & Elections
12:00 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Douglas County Democratic Party opposed to ballot initiative merging two offices

The Douglas County Democratic Party is opposed to an item on the November ballot merging the Assessors and Register of Deeds’ offices.

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Government
2:01 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Report looks at ways to reduce crime in Omaha by removing rundown properties

A task force studying the role of poorly maintained properties in Omaha’s crime activity has released a list of 59 recommendations.

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Health/Medical
8:16 am
Thu August 30, 2012

West Nile Virus cases on the rise in Nebraska

There are now 29 reported cases of West Nile Virus in Nebraska, including four in Douglas County.

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Politics & Elections
12:55 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Second Congressional District candidate wants changes to Medicare system

The Democratic candidate for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District says changes are needed to the Medicare system to keep it solvent.

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Government
8:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Omaha City Council approves amended 2013 budget

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says he’ll accept the changes made by city council members to the 2013 budget.

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Health/Medical
2:38 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Douglas County Health Department reports the season's first West Nile Virus death

A Douglas County man in his mid 60s has died after contracting West Nile Virus.

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Energy
12:03 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Exelon Nuclear Partners takes over operations of Fort Calhoun Station

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station.
OPPD

Chicago-based Exelon Nuclear Partners has assumed day-to-day operations at the Fort Calhoun Station.

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Government
1:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Omaha City Council to vote on 2013 budget

A vote is scheduled Tuesday afternoon on Omaha’s 2013 budget.

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Education
12:56 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

OPS board to name new superintendent in December

The Omaha Public Schools board wants to have a new superintendent hired by the end of 2012.

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