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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9:42am

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.

10:48am

Mon April 23, 2012
Local

Shreveport watersheds advocate talks about paddling trip

Shreveport Faces.blogspot.com

A Shreveport science teacher is canoeing more than 370 miles to the Gulf of Mexico to raise awareness about Louisiana's watersheds. Jon Soul will give a presentation tonight titled "Bayou to Bay - Exploring Louisiana's Watersheds" at 6:30 p.m. at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge hosted by the Friends of the Refuge.

8:32am

Fri April 20, 2012
Sports

Paddling trails open on Caddo Lake

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Saturday's first Earth Day Regatta will celebrate the opening of six paddling trails on the Texas side of Caddo Lake. Half of the trails begin in Uncertain, Texas. Registration begins at Caddo Lake State Park, and lunch will be served at Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

9:05am

Thu April 19, 2012
Business

El Dorado seeks entrepreneurs for 60-second pitch event

Budding entrepreneurs from South Arkansas will compete in an elevator-pitch style competition tonight at the Rialto Theater in El Dorado. People with a business idea will have the state for one minute to give a thumbnail sketch of what they hope to do, with would-be investors in the audience.

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