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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Education
12:44 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

New school year, new technology for some students in a Sarpy County school district

Some students in the Springfield Platteview Community Schools will return to class August 16th with new technology.

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Weather
10:13 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Severe drought conditions persist in Nebraska and Iowa

All of Nebraska and Iowa are experiencing drought conditions, according to a new report.

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Omaha
1:02 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Community togetherness, safety promoted during National Night Out

Omaha will be joining communities nationwide next Tuesday for National Night Out.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

OPS introduces interim superintendent

Virginia Moon speaks Tuesday at her first news conference as OPS interim superintendent.
Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

The new interim superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools says she has three priorities moving forward.

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Government
9:31 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Nebraska officials sign sister-state agreement in China

Nebraska officials announced Tuesday a sister-state agreement with Shaanxi Province, China. (Province in red)
courtesy Google Images/Encyclopedia Brittanica

The state of Nebraska has entered in to a sister-state agreement in Shaanxi Province, China.

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Education
12:45 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Former Ralston schools leader named interim superintendent of OPS

The former leader of the Ralston Public Schools will be OPS’ new interim superintendent.

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Weather
8:13 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Full containment of wildfire in north central Nebraska expected this week

An expert on emergency preparedness says wildfires pose particular challenges not seen during other disasters.

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Business
9:53 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Report shows improvement in economic well-being, but also an increase in poverty

A new report shows Nebraska ranks second in the nation in economic well-being, but child welfare advocates say it isn’t all good news.

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Weather
1:33 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Drought worsens in Nebraska

The latest drought monitor report shows most of Nebraska is in a severe drought.
National Drought Mitigation Center

75 percent of Nebraska is now in a severe to extreme drought.

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Omaha
1:14 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Reported hate crime leads to Omaha Vigil Against Violence

Omaha’s Memorial Park is the site of a vigil Thursday night in support of a Lincoln woman who was the victim of a hate crime.

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