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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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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Weather
8:15 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Drought conditions nearly unchanged in Nebraska

Drought conditions in Nebraska are nearly unchanged from last week, according to a new report.

The new report from the National Drought Mitigation Center was released Thursday morning. 98 percent of Nebraska is now in an extreme to an exceptional drought. Last week, it was 91 percent. 22 percent of the state remains in an exceptional drought, the same as last week.

67 percent of Iowa is in an extreme drought, up from 62 percent last week. No areas are in N exceptional drought.

Lincoln
1:00 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Police say Lincoln hate crime was a hoax

Lincoln Police say a reported hate crime against a 33-year-old woman never happened.

The Lancaster County Attorney's office issued an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon for Charlie Rogers. She was arrested for filing a false police report. 

Rogers reported to Lincoln police on July 22nd that she was assaulted by three men wearing ski masks. Police said at that time that derogatory language regarding a person's sexual orientation was also spray painted on the walls of her home.

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Government
1:00 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Reporting of graffiti, potholes, code violations in Omaha goes mobile

Anyone with a smart phone can snap a picture and report an issue directly to an Omaha department without going to city hall.

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Government
1:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Contract awarded for new STRATCOM headquarters

The current home of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base.
courtesy Google Images

Construction could begin next spring on the new headquarters for U.S. Strategic Command.

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Government
8:11 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Community advocates call for investigation following gang assessment report

Three community advocates are asking the Department of Justice to look in to the findings revealed in a gang assessment report.

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Weather
11:48 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Drought conditions expand rapidly in Nebraska

The new report from the National Drought Mitigation Center shows exceptional drought conditions expanded rapidly in Nebraska during the past week.
National Drought Mitigation Center

Drought conditions expanded rapidly in Nebraska during the previous week, according to a new report.

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Government
8:09 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Police Union president, community advocate weigh in on new OPD Chief

The president of the Omaha Police Officers Association says the city made the right decision choosing an internal candidate as the new Police Chief.

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