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 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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9:25am

Mon May 11, 2015

10:12am

Fri May 8, 2015
Local

Contentious Shreveport highway extension seeks more public input

Local residents pore over maps displayed at the Shreve Memorial Library Hamilton / South Caddo branch, one of two public meetings held Thursday as part of the environmental study phase.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Public input is sought for an unfinished and litigated expressway extension in south Shreveport that has kept public and private interests at loggerheads for years.

Two public comment meetings were held Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and local transportation leaders for stage 1 of a seven-step process. It began with a 10-minute slide show that provided a primer on the La. 3132 Inner Loop Expressway Stage 1 Environmental Study.

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9:12am

Fri May 8, 2015

9:10am

Thu May 7, 2015
Local

Shreveport-area smog level within limits, but tougher EPA standards could be challenging

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality senior scientist Vivian Aucoin gave tips to middle school students about improving air quality following her presentation at the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Shreveport area’s ozone level is in compliance with federal air quality standards today, but that could change in October when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to come out with stricter compliance rules as part of the Clean Air Act.

A senior scientist with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality visited Shreveport Wednesday to present an overview of air quality in a four-parish area, including Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto and Webster parishes.

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8:32am

Thu May 7, 2015

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