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Kent joined KDVR/KWGN from Fox affiliate WXIN Fox59 in Indianapolis, IN.

He spent four years as a multimedia journalist in Indianapolis, shooting and editing his own stories while also appearing on camera.

Kent’s reporting focused on topics related to education and the intersection of sports and news.

As an education reporter Kent covered statewide issues including the expansion of a school voucher law and the takeover of several Indianapolis Public Schools. Kent also investigated server issues with statewide testing and issues related to school security. In addition to covering education at the state level, Kent also reported extensively on changes and innovations at the school and classroom level. He also explored how parents in one Indianapolis neighborhood worked within the state’s charter school system in order to start and run their own school.

As a reporter who previously worked in Indianapolis, Kent is very familiar with a certain Broncos quarterback. Kent covered Peyton Manning for several years, reporting from Miami during the Colts trip to Super Bowl XLIV. He also examined the teams’ economic impact during the Manning years, and the fallout that came immediately after his departure. Kent also reported on a variety of economic and business issues when Indianapolis hosted Super Bowl XLVI.

Kent received a regional Emmy award nomination for his investigation into football related concussions and the search for safer helmets for both adults and young children.

Beyond football, Kent also investigated motorsports safety following the death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon and followed Butler University to back-to-back Final Fours, examining the boost the team’s success had on enrollment and campus life.

In addition to his passion for education and sports, Kent spent significant time covering major news stories, especially when it came to severe weather. He reported on the devastating tornado that struck the town of Henryville. He also followed emergency supply trucks and volunteers from Indiana as they traveled down to help in the recovery from multiple, deadly tornadoes in Alabama. Kent also reported live from New Orleans when hurricane Isaac made landfall.

Kent began his professional career as a reporter and weekend anchor at KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, SD.

Kent is a Minnesota native, and he and his wife still enjoy traveling home to see their families and all of their nieces and nephews.

Kent grew up in the small town of Fertile, MN, and later attended college at the University of Minnesota, where graduated with a major in Professional Journalism and a minor in New Media Studies. He was a sports writer for the Minnesota Daily, and also started the student newspaper’s first AV/Multimedia department.

Recent Articles
  • Owners keeping pets warm in cold conditions

    DENVER — It wasn`t warm, but after a week of snow and frigid temps, the sun was a welcome sight in Wash Park. “Weekends are for walking and this is perfect,” said Don Chatfield pet owner. The walks have been rare for Don Chatfield and his dog Doogie this week he`s been a bit more like a cat during the cold snap. “We let them out the back door and two minutes later they`re right back in the house,” Chatfield […]

  • Shelter in Denver

    Dangerous cold forces emergency shelters to stay open; organizations need supplies

    DENVER — The long cold snap in Denver has already claimed several lives due to hypothermia, but several local shelters have been doing as much as they can to keep people off the streets and out of emergency rooms. Zachary Chislum does not have a home, but he and many others are grateful to have a place to sleep in the past week. “Normally we would only take two buses (to the shelter),” Chislum said. “Last night I think we […]

  • Snow tires

    Law requiring snow tires in Colorado mountains takes step forward in legislature

    DENVER — Colorado is one step closer to a law requiring snow tires or chains for all vehicles in the I-70 mountain corridor throughout the winter months. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, passed a voice vote in the House on Thursday. The vote came a day after multiple weather-related accidents closed down I-70 from C-470 to Idaho Springs. Dennis Laughren lives on Lookout Mountain, but still couldn’t completely avoid the mess on Wednesday evening. “It took about 12 minutes to […]

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    Motorist injured after rockfall in Clear Creek Canyon

    GOLDEN, Colo. -- U.S. 6 in Clear Creek Canyon was shut down Tuesday afternoon after a rock slide led to the injury of at least one motorist, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

  • Louisville residents make plans for future growth

    Rapid growth now leads Louisville residents to make plans for the future

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. — It’s often found on lists of the best small towns in America, but Louisville, Colorado is growing really fast. The population has boomed. And the town is in the midst of an unbelievable construction boom. Louisville is in the process of adding more than 1,000 residential units, and now city planners are working with residents to make sure they don’t lose that small town feeling in the process.​ Downtown Louisville still has that special feel that helps […]

  • Scene from '50 Shades of Grey'

    High school newspaper takes a ’50 Shades of Grey’ theme for its next issue

    GREELEY, Colo. — From best selling books to a record breaking box office debut, “50 Shades of Grey” is a big topic of conversation almost everywhere you turn, and that conversation is about to extend to Greeley Central High School. Some parents grew concerned when they first heard that journalism students are planning to discuss the popular erotic drama in their next issue of “The Highlight,” a student newspaper distributed throughout the school. “I’m like, 50 Shades of what?” said […]

  • Colorado designer’s sweater goes viral thanks to Virginia Tech coach

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado apparel company is getting some serious buzz thanks to a lucky sweater worn by Buzz. When Virginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams changed into a burgundy and orange, argyle sweater during halftime of Monday’s game against Georgia Tech, it instantly became a topic of conversation on television and Twitter. After the Hokies pulled out a dramatic victory, coach Williams credited the man behind the sweater. Scott Barber, of Fort Collins, has been selling men’s apparel for 20 years and along the […]

  • CAUTION: Language. Defaced fallen police officers memorial.

    Fallen DPD Officers’ memorial defaced with red paint

    DENVER — A protest against recent Denver police shootings turned ugly on Saturday. Police arrested two protesters who defaced a memorial to fallen officers as the march stopped in front of police headquarters. The paint has since been washed away and those responsible have been charged with criminal mischief, but officers say they feel disrespected and protesters aren’t about to apologize. A familiar rallying cry of “Hands up. Don’t shoot.” echoed through the streets of Denver on Saturday as about […]

  • Short term marijuana properties raise neighborhood concerns.

    Neighbors voice concerns on short-term marijuana vacation rentals

    DENVER — A Florida woman has been cashing in on Colorado’s marijuana laws by marketing short-term rentals to pot smokers, but she will now have a harder time turning those rooms around. Dale Koppel calls herself a real estate entrepreneur and marijuana smoker who decided to buy and rent several Denver properties on sites like Airbnb.com and VRBO.com after the state made recreational marijuana legal. “I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to provide a safe place, a legal place, for people […]

  • John Billings makes the Grammy statue in Colorado

    Colorado’ s Grammy connection: Tiny town [and crew] behind music’s biggest award

    DENVER — Sam Smith and Beck were big winners at the 2015 Grammy awards, but there are also a couple of big Colorado connections at the ceremony. Dianne Reeves, a Denver Native, won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and the award itself is also a product of Colorado. Watch the video report above as Fox31 Denver’s Kent Erdahl and photojournalist Anne Herbst show us what makes these connections so special. ​

  • Weld County fire destroys 1 out-building but no homes

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — The Weld County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:23p.m. that a ditch fire was getting out of control. The ditch is near Weld County Rd. 21 and was threatening homes nearby. Two homes began burning and the residents were safely evacuated according to Sgt. Sean Standridge from the  Weld County Sheriff’s Office. The homes were located at the 49000 block of Weld Country Rd. 17. Watching a neighbor lose a building and valuable equipment, isn’t how Jerry […]

  • UndieRun-26

    PHOTOS: Cupid’s Undie Run heats up Denver

    DENVER — Another year, another springlike February day filled with half-naked runners swarming the streets of Capitol Hill. The participants in Cupid’s Undie Run could have expected Feb. 7 to be a chilly day to take a jog without pants (or shirts), but for the second year in a row, the event landed in the middle of a heat wave with temperatures near 70. PHOTOS: Cupid’s Undie Run 2014 While this meant that opportunities for sexy snow angels were few, it […]