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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Arts
2:00 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Events, culture, history of 1968 coming to Omaha's Durham Museum

A restored 1966 Huey helicopter is part of the 1968 exhibit at the Durham Museum.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

An exhibit opening next week at Omaha’s Durham Museum takes visitors month-by-month through 1968.

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Politics & Elections
8:05 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Democratic candidate Hassebrook files for Nebraska Governor's race

Democratic candidate for Nebraska Governor Chuck Hassebrook says he has 1,500 campaign volunteers in 91 counties.

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Education
1:56 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

College Possible program expanding

A program helping low-income students go to college is expanding next year.

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Government
1:52 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Sen. Fischer comments on State of the Union, farm bill

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she agrees with President Obama that Congress needs to take action on several initiatives this year.

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Crime
8:52 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Murder charges filed in connection with shooting death of Omaha 5-year-old

Four suspects face additional charges in connection with the death of a 5-year-old Omaha girl.

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Iowa
8:26 am
Tue January 28, 2014

$2 billion Council Bluffs interstate project: express lanes, new bridges, ramps

The 24th Street bridge in Council Bluffs was built during the first segment of the Interstate improvement project.
Credit Iowa DOT

Construction is underway on the next two segments of a five-part interstate reconstruction project through Council Bluffs.

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Education
2:45 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Steps to Respect program comes to Omaha's Crestridge Magnet School

A program at Omaha’s Crestridge Magnet School works to involve the entire school community in ending bullying.

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Government
8:18 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Legislation would allocate $8 million for a new black history museum

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would put $8 million toward a new Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha.

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Health/Medical
11:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

More smoke-free housing options in Omaha

Two more Omaha apartment complexes are now smoke-free.

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Omaha
2:47 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

OPS superintendent diagnosed with skin cancer

OPS superintendent Mark Evans.

OPS Superintendent Mark Evans has been diagnosed with skin cancer.

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