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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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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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Nebraska Medical Center opens new endoscopy clinic in Omaha

The Centers for Disease Control says colon cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer and third most diagnosed in the U.S.

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Politics & Elections
12:37 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Kerrey: lack of action on new budget could lead to significant defense cuts

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate says America’s armed forces could face significant cuts if Congress doesn’t act on the budget after the November election.

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Education
8:11 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Iowa Governor, Lt. Governor taking education platform statewide

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will be in Council Bluffs Thursday to talk about education reform.

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Business
4:59 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Business survey reflects uncertainties in economy

A survey of 21 corporate leaders in Iowa shows some uncertainty in hiring and big-ticket purchases.

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Politics & Elections
1:11 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

GOP Senate candidate picks up business group's endorsement

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer.

The Republican candidate for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate seat, Deb Fischer, is being endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Government
1:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Symposium focuses on causes of, solutions to homelessness

A two-day symposium starting Monday in Omaha focuses on the needs of the homeless in Nebraska and western Iowa.

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Politics & Elections
1:33 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Senate candidates to debate in late September

The candidates for Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat will debate in Omaha later this month.

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Government
9:57 am
Fri September 7, 2012

More officers, new facilities on Omaha Police Chief's wish list

Omaha’s new Police Chief says staffing and infrastructure are the two areas he’s planning for long-term.

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