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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7:45pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Local

Turnout has been brisk across Louisiana

Political scientists from across the Red River region are examining the prevailing themes of the 2012 election and voters weigh in with their own observations about Election 2012.

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9:09am

Tue November 6, 2012
Local

East Texas counties stage disaster scenarios

An ambulance bus or AMBUS, like this one from Sherman, Texas, is designed to transport 20 patients from a mass casualty site.

Nearly 500 East Texas emergency responders have launched a three-day regional emergency response test. The training exercise is being held in Canton. It will help 14 counties improve their coordination and understanding of protocol for when a real disaster strikes.

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11:51am

Mon November 5, 2012
Local

Caddo Magnet student presents paper at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab

Henry Lin

Caddo Magnet High School senior Henry Lin of Shreveport is in southern California to give a talk on dark energy. Lin is the only speaker who is a high school student to be included in this year's Astrophysics and Exoplanet Science Colloquia and Seminars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Lin says he wants the elite physicists in the audience to understand that high school students can take on complex research projects.

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11:51am

Fri November 2, 2012
Business

Economic development on upswing in North La.

The North Louisiana Economic Partnership presented an update on business activity in its 14-parish region to a group gathered Thursday at Cohab in downtown Shreveport.
Credit North Louisiana Economic Partnership

The North Louisiana Economic Development Partnership presented an optimistic view of job growth across its 14-parish region, during an event at Cohab in downtown Shreveport. NLEP's vice president of business development Liz Pierre told local businesspeople that she's tracking 67 active leads, largely in the manufacturing sector. The non-profit business development firm has offices in Shreveport and Monroe.

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10:50am

Thu November 1, 2012
Local

Friends of Library group in Marshall showcases rare Bible

Janet Black arranges books at the Weisman-Hirsch House in Marshall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Friends of Library piece

A 239-year-old family Bible will be the only book not for sale at the Friends of Library book sale to benefit the Marshall Public Library. The rare German Bible belongs to historian Gail Beil of Marshall, Texas. She is opening up her 1900 Victorian home for the book sale to be held Nov. 9-11.

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