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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8:32am

Thu January 5, 2012
Local

Kisatchie aims to make recreation more accessible

Kisatchie National Forest

Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana has a new map that will make the 604,000 acre forest more navigable for visitors.

10:02am

Wed January 4, 2012
Local

Shreveport museum launches fundraising blitz

At the heart of the 1921 pump house are two crank-and-flywheel high service engines.
McNeill Street Pumping Station Preservation Society

The McNeill Street Pumping Station has launched an emergency fundraising campaign to stay open this year.

Local News From Red River Radio

Kate Archer Kent brings you up to date each weekday morning with local news and feature stories from across our listening area. Tune in for her reports at 6:06 a.m.,  7:06 a.m., and 8:06 a.m. during Morning Edition. Her stories can also be heard on line in our Red River Radio Archive.

9:16am

Tue January 3, 2012
Local

Shreveport group fitness studio prepares for January bump

Fitness studio owner Patrick Mosley sees many new faces at his cardio classes in January, but sticking with a fitness regime proves difficult. He sends texts and Facebook messages to check in with clients.

7:41am

Thu December 22, 2011
Business

East Texas winemakers persevere in drought

Jacksonville Daily Progress / Maydelle Country Wines

The severe drought could mean more than sour grapes for growers in Rusk, Texas. Community correspondent Dan Maxwell talks with winemakers whose core costs are rising sharply.

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