Kate Archer Kent

News Producer

Kate launched Red River Radio's news division in Jan. 2006. In her one-person shop, she gathers news and perspectives from around the Ark-La-Tex for weekday Morning Edition newscasts that air at 6:04, 6:49, 7:04, 7:49 and 8:04 a.m.

Previously, she served as director of marketing and public relations for Louisiana Tech University. She also held a similar post at Northeast Iowa Community College. Before entering education marketing, she was communications coordinator for global hair salon firm Regis Corp. in Minneapolis.

Kate has worked for several media outlets. In 2003, she became a contributing reporter 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, Alex, and their children, Bronwyn, Oliver, Hugo and Alistair. In her spare time, Kate enjoys leading twice-weekly, free community yoga practices at Sadhu Vaswani Hindu Cultural Center in Shreveport.

 

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8:53am

Wed July 8, 2015

8:52am

Tue July 7, 2015
Business

Willis-Knighton Medical Center ranks high on hospital readmissions study

Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport is ranked sixth in the nation for hospitals with the lowest readmission numbers, complications and deaths. That’s according to a new study conducted by online consumer health site BetterDoctor.

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8:29am

Tue July 7, 2015

9:15am

Mon July 6, 2015
Arts

Great American Songbook Academy draws in teen vocalists from Shreveport, Haughton

Leah Huber (left) and Elizabeth Ross will compete in this year's Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative in Carmel, Ind.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Two northwest Louisiana high school students from Haughton and Shreveport will travel to Carmel, Indiana, this month to compete in a week-long vocal competition called the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Academy.

Forty teen vocalists from 16 states will hone their skills focused on a music era spanning the 1920s to the 1960s, inspired by Broadway and Hollywood musicals.

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8:34am

Mon July 6, 2015

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