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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9:34am

Mon April 30, 2012
Local

U.S. Forest Service volunteers catalog artifacts near Goldonna, La.

Volunteers in the U.S. Forest Service Passport in Time program participate in a weeklong project to catalog artifacts in the Winn Ranger District.
U.S. Forest Service Kisatchie National Forest

Thousands of prehistoric Caddo artifacts have been inspected and cataloged with the held of volunteers from seven states. They participated in a project last week through the U.S. Forest Service's Passport in Time program. The volunteers met in the Winn Ranger District to complete lab work from a dig at the Drake Salt Works Complex.

10:01am

Fri April 27, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport digital media certificate program seeks 60 students

LSU Shreveport animation and visual effects program director John Miralles says the new non-credit program in digital media will improve the high-tech labor market in Shreveport.

A $500,000 grant from the Caddo Parish Commission will establish a yearlong, non-credit certificate program in digital media at LSU Shreveport. Program director John Miralles says applicants must have completed high school will go through a rigorous evaluation process before being admitted to the 35-hour per week program taught by area industry professionals.

9:05am

Thu April 26, 2012
Politics

Unite Women march resonates with Lake Charles activist

McNeese State University student Renee Davis has become the national college campus coordinator for UniteWomen.org. Women's rights rallies will be held in every state on Saturday. Davis says on the home front, it's been difficult to galvanize support among Louisiana lawmakers, and she knows why.

9:42am

Wed April 25, 2012
Local

Longview Junction Train Depot set to undergo renovation

Linen postcard, manufactured by Curteich-Chicago. Private collection.

A $2.6 million renovation gets under way Friday at the Historic Longview Junction Train Depot. The rehabilitation of the 1940s-era depot will begin alongside an Amtrak 40th Anniversary Traveling Train Exhibit that will be stationed at the Longview depot from Friday through Sunday. The exhibit will showcase rail travel memorabilia over the decades.

9:31am

Tue April 24, 2012
Local

LSU A&M engineering degrees expand to Shreveport campus

LSU College of Engineering administrators met with LSU Shreveport officials yesterday to work out a plan to offer two engineering degrees in Shreveport.

LSU's College of Engineering Dean met with LSU Shreveport officials yesterday to work out a plan to offer two Flagship Campus baccalaureate degrees at LSUS in the fall: construction management and petroleum engineering.

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