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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9:36am

Wed January 25, 2012
Arts

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.

9:28am

Wed January 25, 2012
Arts

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."

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.

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