Kate Archer Kent

News Producer

Kate has moved on to Wisconsin Public Radio after serving our Red River Radio Community for more than 10 years. We wish her and her family well on their new adventure in Wisconsin. Chuck Smith is now our interim news producer and can be reached at rrrnewsroom@lsus.eduPlease take a moment to welcome Chuck to the station.

Kate launched Red River Radio's news division in Jan. 2006. In her one-person shop, she gathered news and perspectives from around the Ark-La-Tex for weekday Morning Edition newscasts that air at 6:04, 6:49, 7:04, 7:49 and 8:04 a.m.

Previously, she served as director of marketing and public relations for Louisiana Tech University. She also held a similar post at Northeast Iowa Community College. Before entering education marketing, she was communications coordinator for global hair salon firm Regis Corp. in Minneapolis.

Kate has worked for several media outlets. In 2003, she became a contributing reporter 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, Alex, and their children, Bronwyn, Oliver, Hugo and Alistair. In her spare time, Kate enjoys leading twice-weekly, free community yoga practices at Sadhu Vaswani Hindu Cultural Center in Shreveport.


Ways to Connect

The Lafayette Parish School System is taking steps to address concerns about its policy on students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The district received a letter last week from the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Legal Center. David Niose is legal director of this Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. He says the letter tries to call attention to the right of students to opt out of reciting the pledge. 

Red River Radio local news highlights for Tuesday, April 19. 

Red River Radio local news highlights for Monday, April 18.

The Ouachita County Historical Society in Camden, Arkansas, is set to showcase the Battle of Poison Spring. Living history demonstrations will be held Friday and more than 100 Civil War reenactors will stage the battle Saturday at Poison Springs Battleground State Park in Camden.

Red River Radio local news highlights for Friday, April 15.