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.




Tue February 21, 2012

Rusk County grows literacy program

The Kiwanis Club in Henderson, Texas, is trying to sign up hundreds of babies for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library literacy program.


Mon February 20, 2012

Forestry forum in Alexandria to address many issues

The LSU AgCenter will hold a forestry forum Feb. 23 at the evacuation shelter adjacent to the LSU-Alexandria campus. Earlier this month the Texas Forestry Association held a forum for landowners reeling from the drought.


Fri February 17, 2012

Legislative summit draws lawmakers to Nacogdoches

The 4th Lone Star Legislative Summit brought elected officials to the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches to talk about East Texas issues.


Thu February 16, 2012

Bassmaster competitor remembers his Natchitoches roots

Keith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., hails from Natchitoches, La. He'll compete in 12 bass fishing competitions this year. It's his first time to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic.
B.A.S.S. Bassmaster

Bassmaster Classic fisherman Keith Poche fondly recalls fishing on Cane River Lake and feels like a hometown favorite in the Classic field that includes anglers from 22 states. 


The competition gets under way Feb. 24.


Tue February 14, 2012

Stress test conducted on Sparta Aquifer in El Dorado

A regional map of the extent of the Sparta Aquifer.
U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a two-week heavy pumping test on the Sparta Aquifer. It's akin to a heart stress test to measure how water moves across the aquifer and replenishes itself.