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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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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8:58am

Wed October 31, 2012
Local

NSU Scholars' College nurtures liberal arts atmosphere, despite budget cuts

The Scholars' College director T. Davina McClain (left) talks to psychology major Juliette Gray about her senior thesis.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Twenty-five years after the creation of the Scholars' College at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, freshmen enrollment has almost reached its highest point. Director T. Davina McClain says with a small liberal arts college feel, students find they can get a bargain in a bachelor's degree. She says being unencumbered by debt allows Scholars' College students to pursue more costly graduate programs.

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8:43am

Wed October 31, 2012
Local

Ghost hunters flock to Jefferson, Texas, named a 'spooky getaway'

Ghost stories at

The travel website TripAdvisor has named Jefferson, Texas, to its top 10 list of the nation's spookiest getaways. Historian Jodi Breckenridge leads twice weekly ghost tours through downtown Jefferson. She says the town has embraced its haunted reputation and its special spirits are a tourism draw. Her Halloween tour begins at 8 p.m., near The Jefferson Hotel.

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