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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9:34am

Fri July 27, 2012
Arts

El Dorado remembers bloody family feud on courthouse steps

City of El Dorado

The Showdown at Sunset is a summer tradition in downtown El Dorado. It recalls the bitter rivalry between the Tucker and Parnell families in 1902, now a family-oriented historical event. Actors in period costume and pyrotechnics take over the Union County Courthouse square Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

8:34am

Tue July 24, 2012
Local

Female attack chopper pilot to speak in El Dorado

The first African-American female combat aviator in U.S. history, Vernice Armour, will fold her military lessons into a motivational speech set for Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m., at El Dorado Conference Center. Armour's appearance is part of the South Arkansas Community College lecture series. It's free and open to the public.

11:25am

Mon July 23, 2012
Local

Shreveport yoga instructor offers silent yoga to children

Shreveport yoga instructor Farida Hamza will teach an after school silent yoga program at Hamilton/Caddo Branch library in Shreveport beginning Aug. 14. Hamza earned her certification to teach silent yoga in April. Silent or visual yoga is not just for people who are deaf. She says silence has therapeutic qualities as part of any yoga practice.

1:48pm

Fri July 20, 2012
Local

Creole Heritage Center to host bone marrow drives

The Louisiana Creole Heritage Center at Northwestern State University is asking the Creole community to take part in two bone marrow drives set for Aug. 25 and Oct. 12 in Natchitoches.

9:10am

Thu July 19, 2012
Local

LaPREP has middle schoolers hitting the books during summer

LaPREP founder Carlos Spaht presents a plaque to Ryan Hymes at last year's LaPREP awards ceremony.
LaPREP

More than 500 middle school students from Shreveport, Mansfield and Keithville have completed the LaPREP summer program since it began in the early 1990s. LSU Shreveport math professor Carlos Spaht founded the program to encourage young people to go to college and major in math and science. Spaht says none of the LaPREP participants has dropped out of high school. LaPREP's graduation ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the LSUS University Center Theater.

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