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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8:53am

Tue March 13, 2012
Business

Coushatta sawmill bouyed by exports to Middle East

Almond Brothers Lumber resumes shipments to Libya this week. Company co-owner William Almond says its markets for premium yellow pine had dried up during the Arab Spring uprisings.

7:15am

Tue March 13, 2012
Local

Composer's songs inspired by women poets in concert at NSU

Los Angeles-based composer Dale Trumbore is inspired by her Louisiana Poet Laureate aunt, Julie Kane. Trumbore's art songs, featuring "Snow White Turns Sixty," will be performed March 13 at Northwestern State's Magale Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

8:46am

Fri March 9, 2012
Local

Archeological team surveys thousands of acres of forestland near Ball, La.

A U.S. Forest Service archeology team is canvassing a large portion of the Kistachie National Forest in search of pre-historic camp sites and larger habitations.

9:31am

Thu March 8, 2012
Politics

LSU System head staunchly opposes merger for LSU Shreveport

LSU System president John Lombardi says northwest Louisiana colleges and universities must collaborate to provide more degree offerings. He says merging LSU Shreveport into Louisiana Tech would shrink LSUS to nothing.

9:14am

Thu March 8, 2012
Arts

Longview museum recruits couples for a Wild West wedding

The Gregg County Historical Museum is planning an old-time shotgun wedding at its Dalton Days event slated for April 14.

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