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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3:44pm

Tue January 24, 2012
Local

Nacogdoches embraces new refugee residents

Ker Paw Nah, 27, is a supervisor at Pilgrim's Pride. He met his wife, Paw Mu Nar in a refugee camp. Their son, Hai Ler Nah, just turned one. They are pictured at their church Fredonia Hill Baptist in Nacogdoches.

While some states crack down on illegal immigration, Kate Archer Kent reports on how Nacogdoches rolled out the welcome mat for hundreds of foreigners, as heard on All Things Considered.

 Link to full story.

8:40am

Tue January 24, 2012
Arts

Wiley College debaters remake history

Wiley College debate captain Kary Chavis of Lake Charles, La., stands next to his coach, Chris Medina, and fellow debater Chad Mossman of Houston.
Wiley College

Wiley College will host University of Southern California in an exhibition debate, 77 years after the two teams sparred in a segregated America with Wiley pulling out a victory. 

The debate is Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at Wiley's Julius S. Scott Sr. Chapel.

8:40am

Mon January 23, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport professor studies hate group activity

The journal Criminal Justice Studies will publish research by LSU Shreveport criminal justice professor W. Chris Hale on domestic hate groups and their Web-based activity.

8:36am

Fri January 20, 2012
Local

Cable TV reality series features Shreveport family

Country Music Television

CMT's "My Big Redneck Vacation" embraces a country-comes-to-town storyline when a Shreveport area family vacations among highfalutin folk in the Hamptons.

8:37am

Thu January 19, 2012
Politics

East Texas environmentalist: Keystone XL fight isn't over

A view of construction of the Keystone I pipeline in Oct. 2009 in Marshall County, South Dakota.
South Dakota Tar Sands Pipelines Kent Moeckly

East Texans are reacting to President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. David Daniel of Winnsboro, Texas, says TransCanada may now hone in on building one section from Cushing, Okla., to Port Arthur, Texas.

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