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.




Tue April 3, 2012

Nacogdoches poultry transport maker receives agribusiness award

In the 1950s, the Bright Coop "chicken hauler" was made out of hardwood timber from east Texas.
Bright Coop, Inc.

Bright Coop Co., based in Nacogdoches, is undergoing a $2 million expansion in its Viking Trailers division. Vice president Clem Russell says the company is in need of welders and metal fabricators.


Mon April 2, 2012

Damning report on group homes finds Mansfield and Pollock among worst

Gibbs Street Community Home in Mansfield, La., is located next to an abandoned building.
Advocacy Center report

An agency that advocates for people with disabilities in Louisiana has requested a face-to-face meeting with Department of Health and Hospitals to discuss alleged instances of neglect at 16 group homes across the state. The New Orleans-based Advocacy Center released a report last month that documented unsafe and unsanitary conditions at homes for developmentally disabled people.


Fri March 30, 2012

Louisiana Association for the Blind to open a print division

The Louisiana Association for the Blind is building a $3.2 million printing press facility that will create at least 15 jobs for people who are legally blind.


Thu March 29, 2012

Designers from New York and San Francisco meet in Magnolia, Ark., for a forum

Designers from the likes of Apple and Nike will be in Magnolia, Arkansas, April 3 to discuss this question: Are the arts necessary in a depressed economy? The forum is at Southern Arkansas University's Foundation Hall at 2 p.m.


Wed March 28, 2012

Louisiana's nursing jobs stay stable

The Louisiana Center for Nursing released a study examining the workforce trends statewide and found job prospects remained stable during the economic downturn and more positions could open up as Baby Boomers retire.