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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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.

9:44am

Wed January 18, 2012
Arts

City of Lufkin saves downtown landmark

This architectural rendering shows the Pines Theater after the restoration is complete.
Main Street Lufkin / City of Lufkin

Lufkin's deputy city manager says the Pines Theater renovation will be completed near the end of the year, at a cost of $1.7 million. The city purchased the 1920s-era building in 2007.

11:03am

Tue January 17, 2012
Business

Cenla rice growers organize an association

USA Rice Federation

Rice farmers in the four-parish Central Louisiana region are creating an association that will give them direct representation on the state's rice board.

 

Members will meet Jan. 25 in Bunkie with the USA Rice Federation.

8:32am

Fri January 13, 2012
Sports

Collegiate angler prepares for Bassmaster Classic

Courtesy of B.A.S.S.

Andrew Upshaw graduated from Stephen F. Austin State. He is the first collegiate angler to compete in the "Super Bowl" fishing competition, the Bassmaster Classic in Bossier City, Feb. 24-26.

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