Kate Archer Kent

News Producer

Kate launched Red River Radio's news division in January 2006. In her one-person shop, she gathers news and perspectives from around the Ark-La-Tex for weekday newscasts that air at 6:06, 6:38, 7:06 and 8:06 a.m.

Previously, she served as director of marketing and public relations for Louisiana Tech University. She also held a similar position at Northeast Iowa Community College. Before entering educational marketing and communications, she was communications coordinator for Regis Corporation in Minneapolis.

Kate has worked for several media outlets. In 2003, she became a contributing reporter and producer 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, Alexandyr, and their two children, Bronwyn and Oliver. In her spare time, Kate enjoys teaching twice-weekly, free community yoga practices at Sadhu Vaswani Hindu Cultural Center in Shreveport.

 

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9:26am

Tue March 6, 2012
Local

East Texas farmer fundraises for TransCanada court battle

Julia Trigg Crawford of Direct, Texas, launched a Web site soliciting donations for her court battle over eminent domain with TransCanada, which plans to lay a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline through her farm.

9:34am

Mon March 5, 2012
Business

Amtrak explores train service between Bossier City and the Metroplex

The first ever study of high-speed passenger rail in Texas is under way. The study will show whether it makes economic sense for Amtrak to run high-speed trains between Shreveport-Bossier and the Metroplex.

1:38pm

Fri March 2, 2012
Business

Shreveport-Bossier recognized in national ranking

The trade magazine Site Selection released its list of cities with the greatest business expansion. Shreveport-Bossier tied for ninth in Tier 2 metro areas, with 23 new or expanded companies.

8:57am

Thu March 1, 2012
Business

Bossier City heralds new casino project

Developers of a new $197 million Bossier City riverfront casino say there is plenty of profit margin for a sixth casino in Shreveport-Bossier. Construction officially began Wednesday on the Margaritaville Resort Casino. 

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8:44am

Thu March 1, 2012
Local

Louisiana college heads meet in Baton Rouge

Amid a turbulent time for Louisiana higher education,  dozens of college presidents and provosts convene for the 73rd annual meeting of the Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities.

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