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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10:08am

Thu January 12, 2012
Local

Refuge opens "green" visitor's center focused on education

U.S. Rep. John Fleming (R-Shreveport) speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Red River National Wildlife Refuge's $3.8 million visitor and education center.

The Red River National Wildlife Refuge's new 9,000-square-foot facility will be a launch pad for refuge activities, including hiking, bird watching and berry picking. Officials say thousands of schoolchildren will use the refuge's new educational wing.

8:34am

Wed January 11, 2012
Business

New small business developer on board in Shreveport

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center tapped south Louisiana economic developer Mike Tomlinson to head its office at LSU Shreveport. Tomlinson takes over after nearly a year's vacancy in the post.

8:33am

Tue January 10, 2012
Arts

Marshall mourns late blues icon Omar Sharriff

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Boogie-woogie master pianist  Omar Sharriff was the last known link to this style of blues music. He was 73.

2:21pm

Mon January 9, 2012
Local

SouthArk receives its largest gift ever from a single donor

South Arkansas Community College was one of 40 nonprofit groups to receive a gift from the $11 million estate of a Fort Smith, Ark., accountant.

8:56am

Fri January 6, 2012
Arts

Norton Research Library reopens, rare books on display

The remodeled Norton Research Library features exotic woods and literature-inspired artwork alongside rare and antiquarian books.
R.W. Norton Art Gallery

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport will reopen its research library Saturday after a five-year renovation project and the cataloging of 13,000 volumes.

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