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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12:06pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts

Nacogdoches historical group celebrates poet Karle Wilson Baker

Friends of Historic Nacogdoches

Friends of Historic Nacogdoches will put on a one-woman play bringing to life the writings of Karle Wilson Baker. She was a prolific poet of the 1920s and 1930s who lived in Nacogdoches. A bronze statue of Baker will be erected in downtown Nacogdoches this fall. The fund raiser titled "Karle Wilson Baker: A Writer's Life" will be held May 18 and 19 at Cole Art Center.

10:12am

Mon May 14, 2012
Local

Shreveport GM plant workers must decide on attrition offer

RACER Trust

Employees at the GM plant in Shreveport must decide today whether to accept the company's special attrition program that would lead to voluntary retirements. The Louisiana Workforce Commission is assisting workers with their next step through an on-site transition center. The plant is scheduled to close in August, affecting hundreds of people.

9:32am

Fri May 11, 2012
Local

Shreveport architects navigate Chinese business customs

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain (left) and project manager Travis Jore, sightsee while on business in Suzhou, China.

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain has sought out design work in China over the past two years. He says courting clients there is steeped in ancient tradition and feels like a social test.

8:37am

Thu May 10, 2012
Local

Shreveport architecture firm seeks work in China

Shreveport architect Mike McSwain says taking on Chinese design projects "scratch his creative itch."

China's booming economy has one Shreveport architecture firm expanding its horizon, taking on large commercial design projects a world away in Beijing and Chengdu. Mike McSwain says he hopes to open a satellite office in Chengdu to help manage the workflow of Chinese projects. His firm is currently designing a senior citizen housing project in Beijing and a research park in Chengdu.

9:18am

Wed May 9, 2012
Business

American Petroleum Institute adviser: Haynesville Shale gas well-positioned for export

In an interview with Red River Radio, the American Petroleum Institute's Rayola Dougher voiced support for Cheniere Energy's proposed liquefied natural gas plant in South Louisiana. She said the Haynesville Shale gas field is perfectly positioned to the LNG export market.

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