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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8:29am

Mon October 15, 2012
Local

Florida man treks through north Louisiana; aims to end homelessness

Sharpes, Fla. carpenter Bryan Hein's work dried up when the housing market collapsed. He's since developed a nonprofit organization, the Eden Plan, to teach homeless people the carpentry and home building trade. Hein, 30, is walking about 2,600 miles to raise awareness. He hopes to arrive in Santa Monica, Calif. by mid-December. Hein is passing through Ruston and Shreveport this week.

10:33am

Fri October 12, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport's Pioneer Heritage Day: A window into the 1850s

The LSU Shreveport Pioneer Heritage Center will host hundreds of visitors on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for its annual pioneer day. Center director Marty Young says the aim is to transport people back to the 1850s, featuring a variety of folklife demonstrations and tours of the seven historic buildings that make up the Heritage Center.

1:34pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Local

Friendship House opens in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood

Community Renewal International of Shreveport aims to revitalize the Queensborough neighborhood with the opening of its tenth Friendship House. The house is patterned after a community center, but with a live-in coordinator who delivers programs and services in the neighborhood. This is the second Friendship House to open in Queensborough.

7:37am

Thu October 11, 2012
Business

Temple Foundation breathes new life into Diboll golf course

Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll, Texas, is set to undergo a major renovation. The public golf course was the vision of the late forest products executive and philanthropist Arthur Temple. A $1 million grant from the T.L.L. Temple Foundation will help overhaul the golf course that dates back to the late '60s.

10:00am

Tue October 9, 2012
Arts

El Dorado to examine economic impact of MusicFest

The president of the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce looks forward to evaluating the economic impact of MusicFest. Last weekend's two-day festival is in its 25th year.

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