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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10:37am

Wed February 6, 2013
Local

LSU Shreveport to showcase new degree offerings

LSU Shreveport will host an open house on Feb. 7 to showcase its new degree offerings made possible through a partnership with the LSU flagship campus. It’s part of a plan to improve student enrollment and retention at LSUS, and provide more higher education offerings to Shreveport-Bossier.

LSUS interim chancellor Paul Sisson said 28 students enrolled in the LSU petroleum engineering degree when it became available last fall in Shreveport.

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9:21am

Tue February 5, 2013
Business

Shreveport firm seeks backers for video game project

Moonbot Studios' founder Bill Joyce said the firm's third video game project, "The Golem," will be completed entirely in-house.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Gothic adventure video game is under development by Oscar-winning Moonbot Studios in Shreveport. Company officials have launched an online crowd-sourcing fundraiser through Kickstarter. They aim to raise $750,000, along with grassroots buzz from gamers. The game, “The Golem,” will be created entirely in-house by Moonbot’s 50 employees. At a Monday news conference, principal Brandon Oldenburg said the project was on the back burner for a couple years.

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9:18am

Mon February 4, 2013
Arts

Centenary to host Kennedy Center theater festival

Luke Eddy is coordinating the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Centenary College. The campus will host the six-state regional festival for three years.
Credit Luke Eddy

Centenary College will host the Kennedy Center regional theater festival this month. More than 1,000 people are expected to come from a six-state region. Luke Eddy, marketing and logistics coordinator for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, said six plays will be performed during the week-long event. It will also include dozens of workshops and auditions for jobs with theater companies.

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8:48am

Fri February 1, 2013
Local

East Texas poet to recite his elegy to fallen astronauts

Jacksonville philosophy professor Peter Hoheisel will read his poem "Unplanned Destination" as part of the 10th anniversary remembrance of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Credit Peter Hoheisel

Ten years after the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over East Texas, many communities are hosting exhibits and memorial services. NASA is holding a public memorial service at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On the fateful morning in 2003, NASA’s James Hartsfield narrated the scene.

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12:22pm

Thu January 31, 2013
Local

Hemphill, Texas, honors the Columbia crew and its legacy

Seven astronauts were aboard STS-107, the Columbia Mission Crew.

Events marking the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster are being held across East Texas. Three days of events are under way in Hemphill, Texas. Belinda Gay, president of the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee, said Columbia is part of the fabric of her life. She was a volunteer searcher for wreckage and a meal coordinator for thousands of recovery workers who descended on her town. She said the Columbia disaster brought the space program into focus for her.

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