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.




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.


Fri January 27, 2012

Lufkin museum program melds art, music and science

"A Forest Insect Alphabet" / Museum of East Texas

The Museum of East Texas sets to life its exhibit, "A Forest Insect Alphabet" in a combined program involving a printmaker, entomologist and folk singer. The program "art-science-music" is Sunday at 2 p.m. The exhibit runs through Sept. 4. Dan Maxwell reports.


Thu January 26, 2012

'Bodies Revealed' exhibit opens in Shreveport

Premier Exhibitions / Bodies Revealed

Nearly 200 preserved body parts and full body specimens are on display in the Bodies Revealed exhibit opening at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center in Shreveport. It runs through May 21.


Wed January 25, 2012

Public art experts to give Shreveport a how-to

Shreveport Regional Arts Council executive director Pam Atchison hopes the art in transportation symposium leads to a public arts ordinance for Shreveport.

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council will host a symposium on public art in transportation, featuring urban design experts from New York, Seattle and elsewhere.


Wed January 25, 2012

Moonbot gets Oscar nod

A Shreveport digital animation studio gets an Academy Award nomination for its short film. Louisiana's film office head says it shows a film can be made in Louisiana "from soup to nuts."