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.




Fri February 3, 2012

East Texas educators help Hispanic children set college goals

The head of bilingual education for the Nacogdoches Independent School District says Hispanic parents often think college is unattainable. The event Sendero al Futuro aims to change that.

Parents and students across East Texas will learn about the benefits and opportunities available to college graduates at the Sendero al Futuro, or Path to the Future, event. It's planned for Feb. 4 from 1 - 4 p.m., at McMichael Middle School in Nacogdoches.


Thu February 2, 2012

Springhill author is on top of young adult lit, library celebrates

John Corey Whaley, 28, of Springhill, La., won the Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature.

Springhill, La., writer John Corey Whaley's "Where Things Come Back" won the highest praise from the American Library Association.

The Shreve Memorial Library, Hamilton South Caddo Branch is hosting a reception Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. Whaley says he'll answer questions and sign books. 


Wed February 1, 2012

Hundreds of Creoles to converge in Las Vegas

The "Creole in Vegas" event is May 11-12 at Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Creole Heritage Center at Northwestern State is hosting an event in Las Vegas for anyone connected to the Creole culture.


Tue January 31, 2012

Nacogdoches pediatrician helps his people

Dr. Myo Chet, a Nacogdoches pediatrician, has Burmese artwork hanging in his office.

Dr. Myo Chet is from Myanmar, also known as Burma. He moved his practice from south Texas to be closer to about 200 Burmese refugees working at the Pilgrim's Pride plant in Nacogdoches.


Mon January 30, 2012

Water conservation forum to explain drought status

The Pineywoods Sierra Group will host a water conservation forum tonight to address the drought in East Texas, and what people can do to curb their water use.  It's Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at Liberty Hall in Nacogdoches.