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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9:47am

Tue November 22, 2011
Local

Louisiana beekeepers set to meet in Pineville

The Louisiana Beekeepers Association is marking a half-century of honey production in the state at its annual convention in Pineville, December 2-3.

10:36am

Mon November 21, 2011
Business

Shreveport developer finishes upscale shopping center

Five upscale stores open in Shreveport in time for Black Friday. Shoppes at Bellemead manager says expansion is a bellwether for area economy.

10:08am

Fri November 18, 2011
Science

Biologists study mercury contamination in Caddo Lake

A team of Texas biologists has found that some fish in Caddo Lake show signs of liver damage that may be linked to mercury pollution.

9:27am

Thu November 17, 2011
Science

Gulf Study seeks oil spill cleanup workers

The National Institutes of Health is recruiting 55,000 people for a multi-decade study to learn about the human toll of the BP Oil Spill.

9:58am

Wed November 16, 2011
Business

Economist: Port is a "hidden gem"

Louisiana economist Loren Scott credits the Port of Caddo-Bossier for creating thousands of additional jobs that stem from work done at the Port. He presents study highlights at the Regional Commerce Center in Shreveport.

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