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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2012 Election
9:43 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Voter registration, early voting deadlines approaching

Friday is the deadline to register to vote for the November 6 election if you haven’t already done so.

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2012 Election
9:42 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Papillion, La Vista voters to decide on bond issue for school projects

Voters in the Papillion-La Vista School District will decide November 6 if the district should borrow $59.6 million for two new elementary schools and renovations to six buildings.

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Omaha
2:22 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

With holidays approaching, Salvation Army looks to stock its food pantry shelves

The Salvation Army of Omaha says requests for assistance from its food pantry are up 41 percent over the past three years.

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Education
9:17 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Panel discussion focuses on Middle East violence, U.S. role in foreign policy

A forum Thursday at UNO seeks to provide perspective on the causes of continuing violence in the Middle East.

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Crime
1:31 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Six people arrested in connection with two homicides in Omaha

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer announced Tuesday the arrests of six people in connection with two homicides.
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Police have arrested three people in connection with a homicide last month outside a west Omaha nightclub.

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Government
1:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Changes proposed to sewer use fees for some Omaha businesses

The Omaha City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on possible changes to the sewer use fees paid by businesses.

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Politics & Elections
2:37 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Foreign policy the focus of final Presidential debate

The final debate before the 2012 presidential election happens Monday night.

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Politics & Elections
4:11 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigns in Council Bluffs

GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks to a crowd of supporters Sunday afternoon in Council Bluffs.
Katie Schubert KIOS-FM

GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan says former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be a successful, bipartisan leader.

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Business
2:31 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Ralston Arena officially opens this weekend

Ralston’s multi-use sports and events arena opens Sunday.

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Politics & Elections
11:07 am
Fri October 19, 2012

More than 477,000 early voting ballots requested in Iowa

More than 1,600 people have voted early in one western Iowa county.

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