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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9:54am

Wed July 11, 2012
Local

Mud run planned for Shreveport

Lynnette Martin of Shreveport is helping to organize the first mud run in Shreveport, put on by Mud Fears Me of Dallas. Martin says participants tackle about 20 military-style obstacles during a 5K run. It's set for Oct. 27 at High Lifter Off-Road Park in Shreveport. The early registration deadline ends today.

10:38am

Tue July 10, 2012
Local

Kansas City filmmaker prepares to shoot in Shreveport

Screenwriter Jeff Albert will begin pre-production later this summer on the $15 million feature film "The Pendant." This will be Albert's first filmmaking experience in Louisiana. He says he was lured by the state's film tax credits. He chose to shoot in Shreveport because it's out of the hurricane zone.

10:24am

Mon July 9, 2012
Local

Kickball takes flight in Lufkin

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The Lufkin Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back games customarily played at school recess to lure more adults into recreational sporting leagues. Assistant director Jason Arnold says he'll be coordinating two kickball tournaments a year. He also plans to start adult dodgeball in the fall.

9:59am

Fri July 6, 2012
Local

Shreveporter does humanitarian medical relief in Ghana

Tia Landrum will spend 30 days in Ghana for a medical internship. The Centenary College biology and chemistry double major also works as a massage therapist in Shreveport.
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Centenary College student Tia Landrum, 23, leaves for Western Africa next week  for a medical internship with Global Brigades, a student-led nonprofit health organization. Landrum says her lifelong dream has been to do humanitarian medical relief work around the globe. She plans to continue volunteer work in Haiti in December.

10:49am

Thu July 5, 2012
Local

Historical society saves Chireno Baptist Church

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The tiny town of Chireno, Texas, has preserved a 112-year-old church and moved it to the center of town. The Chireno Historical Society is transforming Chireno Baptist Church into a community meeting spot. It aims to raise $50,000 with the help of the new wave of oil and gas businesses in town.

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