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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11:06am

Wed December 21, 2011
Sports

Free youth swimming lessons return to Shreveport

The Community Foundation will once again help pay for swimming lessons for Shreveport area youth through a matching grant fund.

9:05am

Tue December 20, 2011
Local

Louisianans give away thousands of pairs of shoes

Soles4Souls gives away millions of recycled shoes each year.
Soles4Souls, Inc.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliates around the state - including Natchitoches and DeRidder - gathered 28,000 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, a Tennessee shoe charity.

8:55am

Mon December 19, 2011
Business

LSU Ag Center: Growing Christmas trees can be lucrative

The LSU Ag Center says the Christmas tree growing business is nearly recession proof, and there still may be room for a few more growers. Louisiana currently has 52 growers.

6:48am

Mon December 19, 2011
Local

Shreveport cemetery hosts luminaria event

Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport prepared nearly 5,000 luminarias for a weekend ceremony to honor loved ones who've died. 

9:00am

Thu December 15, 2011
Local

LSU Shreveport offers online proctoring service

LSU Shreveport is now giving online students the option of taking exams through Proctor U, an Alabama technology firm that proctors exams remotely for a fee.

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