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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9:01am

Wed December 7, 2011
Business

Natchitoches launches coupon system for festivals

Festival-goers in Natchitoches must now pay for things by using a new coupon system instead of cash.

The city of Natchitoches is moving away from greenbacks when festival-goers pay for food, drinks and merchandise sold by riverfront vendors.

9:59am

Tue December 6, 2011
Local

Rain brings slight relief to major drought

A rain-soaked LSU Shreveport campus after two days of wet weather.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport says recent rains will make a small but significant impact on the drought plaguing the Ark-La-Tex.

9:44am

Tue December 6, 2011
Arts

Symphony-goers remember founding conductor

The late John Shenaut led the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for 33 years. He was known for spotting talented local musicians, and helping to advance their careers.

10:47am

Mon December 5, 2011
Arts

Shreveport short film in contention for Oscar nomination

An animated short film created in Shreveport is one of 10 advancing in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards.

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8:37am

Fri December 2, 2011
Local

Bossier City aims to strengthen programs for military children

Mary Keller, Ed.D., CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition

The head of a Texas nonprofit focused on improving education for military children spoke to Bossier City officials, businesspeople and school administrators about the plight of military families.

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