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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10:29am

Mon June 11, 2012
Politics

Public policy institute probes state salaries over $200,000

The New Orleans-based Pelican Institute for Public Policy has released a report on state worker annual salaries that exceed $200,000. A total of 110 state employees currently fall into that category. The vast majority are employed in higher education. Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath, has passed a resolution requesting the Board of Regents to study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards and report back to the Legislature in Feb. 2013.

11:56am

Fri June 8, 2012
Arts

Animation festival screens Pixar's "Brave"

Stephen David Beck directs the Red Stick International Animation Festival.
LSU Center for Computation and Technology

The U.S.'s largest animation festival gets under way in Baton Rouge. The Red Stick International Animation Festival includes a juried competition of animation works submitted from 30 countries. On Sunday, the festival features a 2 p.m. pre-screening of Pixar's forthcoming film, "Brave." All events are held at the Manship Theatre and Shaw Center for the Arts.

9:57am

Thu June 7, 2012
Local

Junior League of Longview unveils renovations

The Junior League of Longview will host an open house at 4:30 p.m. to unveil its newly renovated building, which includes its volunteer-run shop, The Bargain Box. The Junior League's unique partnership with Neiman Marcus department store chain allows it to purchase merchandise from Neiman Marcus' Longview distribution center and resell it at the Bargain Box to benefit Junior League community projects.

9:11am

Wed June 6, 2012
Local

Bossier City-based WaLa prepares to launch big data product

WaLa, Inc., CEO Rory Welch says the technology firm aims to launch a disruptive technology in the fall. Its big data search and analytics tool began beta testing this month.

7:38am

Wed June 6, 2012
Local

Shreveport Regional Airport sees more air traffic

Shreveport Regional Airport

The Shreveport Airport Authority says Delta Air Lines will have 10 flights a day between Shreveport and its hubs in Atlanta and Memphis beginning July 11. Allegiant Air's seasonal service to Orlando, Fla., has been extended to mid-January.

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