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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7:39am

Tue June 5, 2012
Local

Shreveport amateur astronomers prepare for Venus transit

Cran Lucas

The Shreveport-Bossier Astronomical Society is sponsoring a solar party to witness the transit of Venus from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ralph A. Worley Observatory, eight miles south of the LSU Shreveport campus.

4:37pm

Fri June 1, 2012
Local

Northwestern State dedicates Loft Theatre

Jack Wann is the retired artistic director at Northwestern State University, and returns each year to direct summer theater productions.

Northwestern State University has named its Loft Theatre in honor of former artistic director Jack Wann. The 76-year-old professor emeritus is credited for building NSU's undergraduate theater program.

8:43am

Thu May 31, 2012
Local

Cyber camps slated to spread to universities around U.S.

The Cyber Discovery Camp model was developed by the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City. The center's GB Cazes says dozens of high school students and their teachers are being mentored this week by Louisiana Tech University professors at a camp on the Ruston campus. He says the cyber camp concept will be rolled out at other universities, including the University of Baltimore next month.

11:15am

Fri May 25, 2012
Local

WWII veteran draws visitors to Belcher, La. memorial

W.H. Greene meets people from around the country who visit his memorial to war veterans, outside his home in Belcher, La. Greene is still adding engraved bricks to the memorial.
Kate Archer Kent

W.H. Greene, 87, of Belcher, La., reflects on the hand-to-hand combat he saw while stationed in the Philippines as a staff sergeant in World War II. A decade ago, he erected a memorial park in honor of all war veterans outside his home. 

1:56pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Local

National plant societies convene in Shreveport, look to future

Directors of plant societies from around the country will convene at the American Rose Center in Shreveport for a weekend summit on how to preserve their organizations. The American Rose Society is hosting the meeting that will discuss thorny issues about how these groups are to stay relevant when their member rolls continue to decline. American Rose Society executive director Jeff Ware hopes to exchange ideas with his counterparts who represent groups like the camellia, orchid, day lily and iris.

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