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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11:00am

Tue September 25, 2012
Local

Keithville sanctuary prepares for wave of retiring research chimps

Chimp Haven

The president of Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., says federal initiatives are moving ahead to retire large numbers of chimps from biomedical research. Linda Brent says Chimp Haven is in contact with the National Institutes of Health on news that the agency will transfer 10 research chimps to the Keithville sanctuary. She says many more could follow as the NIH send nearly one-fifth of its research chimps into retirement.

11:30am

Mon September 24, 2012
Business

Cenla leader lauds rise of creative class in Shreveport

Jim Clinton, president of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, is the featured speaker at tomorrow's Biomedical Foundation of Northwest Louisiana luncheon highlighting innovation and economic development. Clinton says Louisiana has made marked progress in recruiting and developing new companies, with Shreveport-Bossier seeing a rise of the creative class.

10:08am

Fri September 21, 2012
Local

Centenary students wrap up voter registration drive

Centenary College's Multicultural Student Association has wrapped up a three-day voter registration drive on campus. Organizers say they had about 50 people who registered.

9:36am

Thu September 20, 2012
Local

Caddo Parish achieves 'pinnacle' bond rating, AAA

Caddo Parish finance director Ericka Bryant speaks at a news conference to announce the AAA bond rating.

The Caddo Parish Commission has earned the highest possible bond rating from the rating agency Standard & Poor's. The AAA investment-grade rating is a first for a public body in Louisiana.

9:05am

Wed September 19, 2012
Local

Alexandria quiz bowl boosts profile of brainy teens

About 200 high school students will participate in the A+ Alexandria Bowl Saturday at LSU Alexandria. Tournament director Tom Harmeyer says the third annual bowl will draw teams from 18 parishes. Harmeyer pens about 1,000 questions in this battle of wits. He says about 100 volunteers put on the event.

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