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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9:37am

Tue April 16, 2013
Local

Philanthropy on display during daylong event in Alexandria

Tom Harmeyer, executive director of the Central Louisiana Community Foundation, said the Celebration of Philanthropy focuses on the good things that come out of giving.

More than 300 people representing nonprofit organizations in central Louisiana have gathered in downtown Alexandria to show support for area nonprofits. The seven-hour Celebration of Philanthropy features speakers on gift making and board leadership. Tom Harmeyer, executive director of the Central Louisiana Community Foundation, said it’s important to keep Cenla’s philanthropists investing their dollars into local nonprofits.

"We are trying to make sure people are aware of how worthwhile our local organizations are, and how important it is that we support them,” Harmeyer said.

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9:04am

Tue April 16, 2013
Local

Shreveport marathoner describes the chaotic scene in Boston

More than a dozen runners from the Ark-La-Tex finished the Boston Marathon, according to the race’s website. Six-time Boston Marathoner Laura Nanda of Shreveport was unharmed after two explosions at the finish line. Nanda described where was when the bombs went off.

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8:38am

Mon April 15, 2013
Business

Carthage, Texas, landman works doggedly to be debt free

James Carroll, 26, was able to pay off most of his debt when he was dispatched to west Texas as a landman. He lived in a hotel for more than a year and that saved a lot of money.
Credit James Carroll

A 26-year-old independent petroleum landman in Carthage, Texas, has held 17 jobs in his life. LSU alumnus James Carroll was recently featured in a CNNMoney article about job-hunting millennials. It profiled 20-somethings from across the country who’ve held numerous jobs over relatively short periods in search of the ideal job. Carroll thinks he’s found his calling as a landman.

“I really enjoy it. It’s really challenging and dynamic. Every situation is different. We’re reviewing titles and deeds and determining ownership," Carroll said.

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8:35am

Fri April 12, 2013
Local

Picard Center keeps Louisiana's preschool efforts under the microscope

Credit Picard Center

The Louisiana Department of Education is expected to announce later this month what school districts and organizations will be able to participate in a pilot program that aims to create a seamless education model from birth to age 5. It’s pat of a bill that was passed by lawmakers last year.

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8:37am

Thu April 11, 2013
Business

Louisiana's 4-H camp gets $1.8 million upgrade

The growth in the number of 4-H camp participants is one of the main reasons why the Louisiana 4-H Foundation is upgrading its Pollock, La., camp.

The Louisiana 4-H Foundation is preparing to make a $1.8 million investment in its Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center near Pollock, La. More than 12,000 youth stay at the camp each year, and they come from across the state. Foundation executive director Jeff Bush said the new multipurpose facility will convert from an open-air pavilion into an enclosed building with fold-down walls in later phases of the project. He said he’ll begin accepting construction bids next month.

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