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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10:14am

Wed April 18, 2012
Local

President Bill Clinton hails Murphy Oil on scholarship fund

Former President Bill Clinton spoke at El Dorado High School's sixth annual Academic Signing Day. The ceremony recognized El Dorado-based Murphy Oil's $50 million scholarship fund, and more than 300 seniors who will take advantage of the generous tuition scholarship. The scholarship director says over the past five years, the Promise Fund has paid out $8.5 million in tuition costs for nearly 1,000 El Dorado High School graduates.

9:23am

Wed April 18, 2012
Science

Conference presents BP Oil Spill report card, two years later

AP File Photo

The Environment and Health Council of Louisiana hosts a conference April 18 to highlight research under way on the health of the Gulf two years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The daylong conference is at Nicholls State's Bollinger Memorial Student Union in Thibodaux, La.

9:42am

Mon April 16, 2012
Arts

National Haiku Poetry Day to be celebrated in Shreveport

The Northwest Louisiana Haiku Society will host an open mic for Haiku readings at the Shreve Memorial Library's Broadmoor Branch on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m.

9:35am

Fri April 13, 2012
Local

LSU survey reveals aversion toward "fracking" terminology

The drilling term "frack" could use an image makeover, according to a new study by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab. Research Michael Climek says the word "fracking" significantly impacted how survey respondents viewed the process, both in terms of safety and whether the state should encourage it.

10:47am

Thu April 12, 2012
Local

Head of Texas Street will once again have steeple icon

The senior paster of First United Methodist Church in downtown Shreveport says it will begin construction later this month to replace the steeple that toppled during severe weather in October 2009. 

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