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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9:58am

Tue April 2, 2013
Local

DA workshop aims to draw in faith-based groups

The District Attorneys for the Western District of Louisiana are set to hold an outreach event Friday gathering together more than 200 people from faith-based and grassroots community organizations. The fifth annual, day-long workshop will cover two topics: domestic violence and grant writing. H. Calvin Austin III, vice chairman of the faith-based grassroots board initiative for the 26th Judicial District, said attendees will gain a clearer sense of what DA offices do.

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11:05am

Mon April 1, 2013
Local

Centenary partners with MLK Health Center for open houses

Santé students Ninjia Miles, Jordan Ring, Scott Myers and Candace Metoyer display marketing materials they created for MLK Health Center in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport community health provider is getting marketing and brand consulting from a group of Centenary College students who are part of a living learning community called Santé. It’s the French word for “health.” Since August, the students have immersed themselves in the work done by MLK Health Center. Scott Myers, a biochemistry major from Monroe, La., said they were able to produce marketing materials through a grant.

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8:46am

Fri March 22, 2013
Arts

Northwestern State piano series features "From the Top" host

Pianist Christopher O’Riley, the host of the NPR music program “From the Top,” will perform Saturday, March 23, at Northwestern State University as part of its Louisiana Piano Series International. O’Riley is finishing up a three-year residency at LSU School of Music. Northwestern State associate professor of music Christine Burczyk Allen said the series brings in big artists, and it just so happens that this one wasn’t too far away.

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10:16am

Thu March 21, 2013
Local

From storm drain to the Gulf: Science teacher canoes Louisiana's waterways

Shreveport science educator Jon Soul gives presentations about his Bayou to Bay program to help students and civic groups better understand and appreciate Louisiana's waterways.

A Shreveport science teacher will spend spring break canoeing 150 miles -- from Simmesport, La., to the Atchafalaya Bay -- to raise awareness about the state’s waterways. This is the third leg of a nearly 400-mile journey that began in a Shreveport storm drain one year ago. Jon Soul has created the Bayou to Bay educational program to help young people become more appreciative of the watersheds around them.

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8:44am

Wed March 20, 2013
Business

Louisiana foresters prepare for improving economy

Credit Louisiana Forestry Association

The head of the Louisiana Forestry Association says the state’s timber industry is poised for growth. Buck Vandersteen told foresters this month that international firms are looking to set up facilities in Louisiana. It comes at a time when home builders in this country are starting construction at pre-recessionary levels. Vandersteen said this translates into excellent opportunities for loggers. As such, he said, the Central Louisiana Technical Community College campus in Winnfield will launch a timber harvesting equipment operator training program in the coming months.

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