Kate Archer Kent

News Producer

Kate launched Red River Radio's news division in Jan. 2006. In her one-person shop, she gathers 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.

 

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Fri July 17, 2015

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Thu July 16, 2015
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Caddo Teacher Academy grooms select district staff for classroom teaching jobs

Kinda Kilgore of Shreveport has been a substitute teacher for nine years. She'll add teacher credentials to her two master's degrees upon successfully completing the Caddo Teacher Academy.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Caddo Parish School District has launched an in-house teacher certification program to address a teacher shortage. It’s one of two districts in the state to create a year-long program that will credential select district employees.

Caddo Schools chief academic officer Keith Burton says he must retain about 3,500 teachers serving the district’s 41,000 students. The new Caddo Teacher Academy is training 12 new ones.

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9:06am

Thu July 16, 2015

9:23am

Wed July 15, 2015
Local

More than 1,200 children expected to get free checkup at Sci-Port in Shreveport

More than 1,200 children will receive a free back-to-school checkup in July through a health fair put on by Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier.

Elementary through high school students will get a blood pressure check, immunization check, body mass index or BMI calculation, dental and vision screenings. Yolanda Green, a registered nurse with Christus School-Based Health, says in its sixth year the event gets bigger every time.

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8:40am

Wed July 15, 2015

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