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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8:43am

Thu March 29, 2012
Arts

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.

1:26pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Business

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.

8:41am

Tue March 27, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport says power outage is a "snow day" for employees

LSU Shreveport is following its disaster recovery plan while workers repair the underground power system on campus. A vast majority of faculty and staff cannot report to work this week while power is out.

11:56am

Mon March 26, 2012
Local

Centenary College students tackle dozens of service projects

A student primes a window during the Big Event.
Centenary College

About 200 Centenary College students fanned out in Shreveport's Highland neighborhood over the weekend to carry out service projects -- clearing brush, mowing and painting -- during the Big Event.

8:25am

Thu March 22, 2012
Arts

Barbershop choruses set to compete in Shreveport

The Barbershop Harmony Society's "Harmony on the Red" will draw choruses and quartets from four states with more than 300 singers participating in the district contest.

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