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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9:08am

Wed December 14, 2011
Business

Copeland's Shreveport gets $1 million makeover

Copeland's of New Orleans put a new facade on its Shreveport location, among other upgrades.
Kate Archer Kent

The restaurant chain Copeland's of New Orleans is completing a renovation of its Shreveport location that will be the prototype for future restaurants in six states.

 

The restaurant chain Copeland’s of New Orleans is completing a one million dollar renovation at its Shreveport location that will be the prototype for future restaurants in six states. Al Copeland Junior was in Shreveport yesterday to discuss the renovations. He says he chose to overhaul the Shreveport restaurant in order to stay competitive with the many restaurant chains that have moved into the city.

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9:20am

Tue December 13, 2011
Arts

Alexandria Museum of Art receives $100,000 gift

The Alexandria Museum of Art is a cultural draw to downtown Alexandria.

The Central Louisiana Community Foundation will give its Community Impact award to the Alexandria Museum of Art at Dec. 14 ceremony.

10:48am

Mon December 12, 2011
Politics

Community input solicited for I-49 inner city connector

Shreveport residents are urged to attend one of several community planning meetings this week on a proposed Interstate 49 inner city connector.

11:02am

Fri December 9, 2011
Arts

Smithsonian exhibit comes to tiny town

The Southern Forest Heritage Museum in Longleaf, La., opens "Journey Stories," a traveling Smithsonian exhibit. The exhibit allows museum to tell its own story of central Louisiana sawmill workers.

9:02am

Thu December 8, 2011
Local

Natchitoches high school gets a supercomputer

Math instructor Brad Burkman and physics instructor Kerrie Tainter assembled a portable supercomputer.

Students at Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts will get firsthand experience on a supercomputer. It's the only high school nationwide awarded a supercomputer through the LittleFe project.

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