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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9:02am

Wed May 9, 2012
Politics

Bill to merge LSU Shreveport with Louisiana Tech advances

A bid to make LSU Shreveport a branch campus of Louisiana Tech University was backed by the House Education Committee. But acting LSU System president William Jenkins advised the committee to proceed "very cautiously" because mergers overwhelmingly result in failure. Supporters say the merger is essential to the region.

8:45am

Wed May 9, 2012
Local

Holy Angels Residential Facility unveils upgrades

A ceremony today will mark the completion of grant-funded renovations totaling $400,000 at Holy Angels, a residential facility in Shreveport housing 184 people with developmental disabilities. CEO Laurie Boswell says Holy Angels' 1960s-era buildings are in need of many repairs and upgrades. The ceremony is set for 2 p.m.

10:44am

Mon May 7, 2012
Local

Stephen F. Austin State taps grandson of Gandhi for leadership

The Center for a Livable World at Stephen F. Austin State in Nacogdoches, Texas, will gain input from a renowned peace activist. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will serve as a senior fellow at the center.

12:37pm

Fri May 4, 2012
Local

Bob Barker summons chimps: 'Come on Down!'

TV game show host celebrity Bob Barker visited the chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., Chimp Haven, to herald the opening of a new habitat made possible through his $500,000 gift from his animal rights charity. Barker rescued five elderly chimps, infected with HIV and hepatitis, from a shuttered sanctuary in Texas.

8:28am

Thu May 3, 2012
Business

El Dorado looks to buy plant simulator to train local workforce

The El Dorado City Council will consider next week whether to purchase a machine that would simulate processes at chemical plants and refineries. The $300,000 pilot plant would be housed at South Arkansas Community College.

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