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.




Thu February 9, 2012

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.


Tue February 7, 2012

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.


Mon February 6, 2012

Louisiana rehabilitation agency puts hundreds back to work

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services is using state and federal funding to provide personalized employment training to people with disabilities through the state's Second Injury Fund. Over the past six months 245 people have found jobs.


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.