Katie Schubert

News Director

It’s been a great five 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@ops.org

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Government
8:03 am
Tue November 12, 2013

OLLAS report looks at role of Latino population in Council Bluffs

A new report says 8.5 percent of Council Bluffs’ population is Latino, and that population generates more than a billion dollars in economic output.

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Education
8:04 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Report looks at role of academic coaching, support in low-income students' success

A new study shows a program of academic coaching and support improves the chances that low-income high school students will not only go to college, but succeed.

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Omaha
6:14 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Tree of Lights campaign begins

Salvation Army of Omaha officials say the need for services from the 20 programs they offer is growing.

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Government
2:18 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Fire Union, Omaha Mayor make counter-offers as deadline for agreement passes

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says no agreement has been reached with the Professional Firefighters Association, and layoffs of 19 firefighters will proceed.

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Health/Medical
9:07 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Creighton researcher studying the role of a protein in the development of autism

A Creighton University pharmacology professor will spend the next two years studying the role of a protein in the development of autism.

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Government
1:10 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Harkin: it's time for Congress to pass ENDA

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, D-IA

The U.S. Senate Thursday afternoon passed a measure banning employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Government
2:00 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Omaha Mayor offers new plan to Fire Union, with Friday deadline

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has made an offer to the Professional Firefighters Association that she says could avoid layoffs.

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Education
1:56 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Omaha Central High School building a Legacy Plaza

Omaha Central High School plans to honor its alumni and provide an outdoor space for events with a new Legacy Plaza.

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Politics & Elections
8:10 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Matt Walsh elected Mayor of Council Bluffs

Matt Walsh will be the next Mayor of Council Bluffs.

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Weather
2:00 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Changes made to Omaha's snow emergency plan as city prepares for winter

Credit City of Omaha

The city of Omaha has 100 Public Works trucks and 100 contractor vehicles ready for snow.

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