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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2:16pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Local

Good Food Project features workshop on weeds

The director of the Good Food Project in Alexandria, Lori Garton, will lead a workshop on edible weeds. It's set for Saturday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m., at the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.

1:59pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Local

Shreveport writer shares parents' love letters in new book

Martha Fitzgerald

Martha Fitzgerald's "The Courtship of Two Doctors" chronicles budding romance and the journey of medical training through hundreds of letters exchanged between Drs. Joe Holoubek and Alice Baker Holoubek, Shreveport internists who practiced medicine together for 40 years.

1:36pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Local

Federal officials tour Ruston job accelerator

Job creation along the interstate 20 corridor is the focus of a nearly $1 million grant awarded to Louisiana Tech University. Federal officials toured Tech's Enterprise Center and talked about the positive impact of the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge.

1:24pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport freshmen prepare for college life

The University Center signage welcomes students to the fall semster.
LSU Shreveport

Nearly 100 freshmen turned out for the final orientation session at LSU Shreveport. Classes at most area colleges begin Monday, Aug. 20.

1:13pm

Thu August 16, 2012
Commentary

Remembering Dr. Archie McDonald

Red River Radio has a heavy heart with the loss of longtime commentator Archie McDonald whose "Friday morning follies" have been a fixture on our station for more than a decade.  Dr. McDonald passed away Aug. 16 from an illness. He served on the Stephen F. Austin State University faculty for more than 40 years and was beloved in the Nacogdoches community. He was the executive director of the East Texas Historical Association for many years and wrote or edited books, journals and articles. Most recently, he served SFA as a community liaison, representing the university at many public events. He was a long time member of the Red River Radio Community Advisory Board, serving as chairperson for several terms.  He interviewed George Foreman, Alan Bean, and James Baker through his Archie McDonald Speaker Series broadcast on our station. In the classroom, on the streets of Nacogdoches, and on the airwaves, Archie will be missed tremendously.

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