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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8:53am

Wed July 18, 2012
Business

Shreveport kitchen store owner retires

Karen Durham says she plans to spend more time cooking and entertaining in retirement. She's closing her kitchen store after 23 years in business.

KitchenWorks owner Karen Durham says she's surprised that all of her inventory will be sold by the time she turns 67 next week. She announced her store closure earlier this month. Durham is saying goodbye to longtime customers who stop in to inspect her mostly bare shelves. The former high school teacher went into business with her sister in 1989, inspired by her mother's passion for cooking and a kitchen stocked with high-quality pots and pans.

8:38am

Wed July 18, 2012
Local

Women's shelter to reopen in New London, Texas

More than 12 East Texas churches are involved in the reopening of a women's shelter in New London, Texas. The Son Shine Light House closed more than two years ago to reorganize and gain its nonprofit status. Volunteer Diana Fordham of Henderson says the 77-bed shelter, located at a former nursing home, will reopen Aug. 24.

1:00pm

Mon July 16, 2012
Local

Campers sign courtesy agreement in Rusk, Texas

The two-week Thespians 'n Training camp begins today in Rusk, Texas, at the Cherokee Civic Theatre. The students, ranging in age from 6 to 17, all sign an agreement to be respectful of their peers so as to not inhibit the creative process. The camp's one-act plays will be presented on July 28.

12:00pm

Fri July 13, 2012
Local

Natchitoches remembers Coach Garrett

The Town Talk

The funeral of J.D. Garrett, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Natchitoches Events Center. The city pool manager was affectionately called Coach Garrett because he held so many coaching positions. He had a passion for teaching children to swim, and spent nearly 60 years working at the city pools.

11:16am

Thu July 12, 2012
Local

Southern Arkansas University remembers slain horse through scholarship

Southern Arkansas Univerity

Southern Arkansas University's foundation director Jeanie Bismark says a surge of online contributions made an endowed scholarship possible in honor of rodeo horse Credit Card. Five horses were stolen from Mulerider Stables last year and Credit Card was later found with a slashed throat. Bismark says the scholarship will benefit a rodeo student and enhance this intercollegiate sport at SAU.

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