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
11:46 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Public meetings set on health insurance marketplace

Eight public meetings will be held statewide as Nebraska works to put together a state-based health insurance exchange program.

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Government
7:49 am
Wed August 15, 2012

New Police Chief wants to focus on community policing, modernization, long-term planning

40-year-old Todd Schmaderer will be sworn in Wednesday as Omaha's new Police Chief.

Omaha's new Police Chief will be sworn-in Wednesday evening.

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Government
3:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

New Omaha Police Chief from within the department

A 17 year veteran of the Omaha Police Department is the new Police Chief.

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Omaha
11:05 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Omaha one of eight recipients of Great American Trails Grant

The Omaha Parks Foundation has received a $15,000 Great American Trails Grant.

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Politics & Elections
8:16 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Senate candidates call for reforms to Medicare and Social Security

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate says changes need to be made to entitlement programs.

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Government
3:01 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Omaha Mayor returns to work, defends pay raises for three staff members

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle at a press conference Monday, his first day back at work after suffering a mild stroke.

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is back at work---and unhappy about what he sees as unfair attacks regarding raises given to three members of his staff.

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Agriculture
8:17 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Vilsack: drought isn't affecting food prices

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the drought isn't contributing to higher food prices—at least not yet.

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Agriculture
2:59 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Ag Secretary calls for quick passage of farm bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke Friday in Omaha.
Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. House needs to pass the farm bill upon its return to session next month.

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Weather
9:17 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Nelson: farm bill important to help Nebraska producers recover from drought

Nebraska’s senior U.S. Senator says the House needs to pass the farm bill to help farmers and ranchers struggling because of the drought.

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Health/Medical
9:40 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Costs, services at Douglas County Health Center to be studied

The Douglas County Health Center provides assisted living and long-term care for up to 275 people.
Douglas County Health Department

The Douglas County Health Center is the subject of a study on costs and efficiency.

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