Kate Archer Kent

News Producer

Kate launched Red River Radio's news division in Jan. 2006. In her one-person shop, she gathers news and perspectives from around the Ark-La-Tex for weekday Morning Edition newscasts that air at 6:04, 6:49, 7:04, 7:49 and 8:04 a.m.

Previously, she served as director of marketing and public relations for Louisiana Tech University. She also held a similar post at Northeast Iowa Community College. Before entering education marketing, she was communications coordinator for global hair salon firm Regis Corp. in Minneapolis.

Kate has worked for several media outlets. In 2003, she became a contributing reporter for KEDM Public Radio in Monroe, La., and Red River Radio. She was named Reporter of the Year by the Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. She was a Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize finalist for a series on drug addiction.

Kate has also been an assignment desk editor for the Fox affiliate in Minneapolis. Through a fellowship with the International Radio and Television Society, she worked as a feed producer for CBS "Newspath" in New York.

Kate holds a master of journalism degree from Temple University and a B.A. in English and political science from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Shreveport with her husband, Alex, and their children, Bronwyn, Oliver, Hugo and Alistair. In her spare time, Kate enjoys leading twice-weekly, free community yoga practices at Sadhu Vaswani Hindu Cultural Center in Shreveport.


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Kate Archer Kent

Nick Cave is blanketed head to toe in thick, hot pink raffia garb. He moves his body in sweeping gestures. It’s all in a day’s work for this Chicago artist.

Red River Radio local news highlights for Friday, Oct. 2.

In August, we spent several glorious days in Boston, with day trips up to my native New Hampshire. It was a lovely respite, precious time with my wife and daughter in a place we all love.

Kate Archer Kent

More than 600 high school students from northwest Louisiana are touring manufacturing plants this week to see firsthand what these blue-collar jobs are like. The Libbey Glass factory in Shreveport hosted 12 students Wednesday from Red River High School in Coushatta.

Red River Radio local news highlights for Thursday, Oct. 1.