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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7:38am

Tue February 14, 2012
Local

Barcus and Meoux attracts four-legged revelers

Krewe of Barcus and Meoux Inc.

Several hundred leashed pets and their owners turned out for the 14th annual Krewe of Barcus and Meoux parade held at Riverview Park in Shreveport.

8:24am

Fri February 10, 2012
Arts

Alexandria Museum of Art and plantation team up on organic market

Inglewood Plantation in Alexandria establised a 10-acre vegetable farm that was certified organic last month.
Inglewood Plantation

The Alexandria Museum of Art is starting a weekly green market in its parking lot, featuring the organic produce grown at Inglewood Plantation. The market is Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

11:33am

Thu February 9, 2012
Arts

Folk art conservators convene in Natchitoches

The preservation of Clementine Hunter's works, like "A Funeral at Isle Brevelle," will be discussed at the "Divine Disorder, Conserving the Chaos: Conference on the Conservation of Folk and Outsider Art."
frenchcreoles.com

The first ever conference devoted to the preservation of folk art will be held in Natchitoches Feb. 15-16. It's put on by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

11:04am

Thu February 9, 2012
Local

Texas Forest Service addresses drought-related tree loss

Ralph Schwausch's tree farm is is in Rusk County. Schwausch was 2011 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.
Texas Forestry Association

East Texas landowners want to know what to do about dying trees. Forestry consultants say mills are still taking salvaged wood, but at a deeply discounted rate.

8:57am

Tue February 7, 2012
Arts

Louisiana Film Prize sparks interest in filmmaking

Registrations are streaming in for the first ever Louisiana Film Prize. The contest got under way this month. The winner will receive $50,000. The one contest rule is that the short film must be shot in Shreveport-Bossier.

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