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 March 20, 2012

Louisiana librarians discuss the relevance of libraries in a digital age

More than 500 members of the Louisiana Library Association will meet in Shreveport for a three-day conference that will focus on how libraries provide access to information and help patrons navigate a broad landscape of resources.


Mon March 19, 2012

Louisiana School students prep for National Science Bowl

Five students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts will get an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl at the end of April. The students beat out 25 teams to advance. The coach says this is the school's fourth trip to the National Science Bowl.


Fri March 16, 2012

Shreveport photographer to receive humanities award

Shreveport-based photographer Neil Johnson will receive the 2012 Michael P. Smith Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.


Wed March 14, 2012

Job fair recruiters seek veterans to fill positions

More than 200 people with military ties turned out for a veterans job and resource fair held at the Bossier Civic Center. Organizers say veterans bring a can-do attitude to the workplace.


Tue March 13, 2012

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.