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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
  • JeffCo students continue protests against changes to AP curriculum

    Jefferson County students once again came together in opposition to the school board’s conservative majority. After a relatively quiet week in Jefferson County, a small but vocal group of students from schools across the district rallied together in Littleton. The students, who formed a group called Jeffco Stand Up, were largely responsible for organizing a series of walk-outs in protest of a board proposal to create a curriculum review committee that would examine classes including AP US History. The effort […]

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    Dogs make great study partners, University of Denver research says

    DENVER — Dogs make great companions, but a unique program and the University of Denver are proving that they also make great study partners. A group of DU students, who are pursuing their master’s degrees in social work, are using class time to play and learn alongside dogs. “One of the questions that we’ll be playing around with is how you would do a mental status exam,” said Philip Tedeschi, who is a DU professor and executive director of the […]

  • Black bear trapped in car in Castle Pines, Colo.

    Black bear climbs in car, pigs out on food, causes $15,000 damage

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — We’ve all heard a locked car door is your first line of defense against car break-ins, but you might not realize that applies to break-ins from both humans and bears. A couple from Castle Pines in Douglas County woke up to the sound of their car horn at 3 a.m. Monday morning, and they called 911 thinking that someone was trying to steal their car from their driveway. Instead, they found a black bear behind the […]

  • Rogue runners head for Boulder, despite cancelled marathon

    BOULDER, Colo. — Runners got a chance to pick up their race packets for a Boulder marathon on Saturday, even though the race doesn’t technically exist. The Boulder Marathon was cancelled abruptly two weeks ago after the organizer failed to gain the needed permits, and now a different company is trying to give runners a reason to smile, while also discouraging them from running rogue. More than 80 runners showed up at McGuckin Hardware on Saturday to pick up t-shirts […]

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    Jefferson County School Board approves controversial curriculum review committee

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The conservative Jefferson County School Board majority passed a modification to the current curriculum review. The committee will include students and members of the community. The fierce fight over curriculum in Jefferson County Schools has sparked weeks of protests that have gained national attention. The focal point has been AP U.S. History, but other classes are part of the plan as well. The Democrats in the board minority opposed the change because the committee will now […]

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    Hundreds show up for Jeffco School Board meeting

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — For the first time in a week-and-a-half, Jefferson County Schools ran as normal on Wednesday. Despite concerns about the statewide student attendance count, in which attendance helps determine state per-pupil funding, student groups did not boycott school or walk out of class as part of their ongoing protest of a controversial curriculum review committee. But the quiet won’t last long. Thursday night the Jeffco board of education will take up the curriculum review proposal that helped trigger the national spotlight, and students will […]

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    Organization behind AP US History curriculum supports student protesters in Jeffco

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The group behind Advanced Placement curricula and SAT tests issued a statement Friday afternoon in support of students protesting potential changes to Jefferson County Public Schools’ AP U.S. History course. “These students recognize that the social order can — and sometimes must — be disrupted in the pursuit of liberty and justice,” College Board said. “Civil disorder and social strife are at the patriotic heart of American history,  from the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution […]

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    School Board member at center of Jeffco AP History controversy explains what she has in mind

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Students in Jefferson County protested on the streets again Thursday. They’re upset about a school board proposal that could impact what is taught in AP U.S. History. But a week after the protests began, many are still unclear about why the board proposes a review of the curriculum. FOX31 Denver’s Kent Erdahl spoke with Julie Williams Thursday night, the board member who is at the center of this controversy. The goal was to find out what […]

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    Police, dog owner tell differing stories after officer shoots, kills pet

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Commerce City Police are investigating yet another incident involving the use of deadly force against a reportedly vicious dog. Officers were investigating a child abuse report at a home in the 7300 block of E 82nd Ave at about 1:15pm on Wednesday afternoon. According to police, an aggressive, mixed breed dog that weighed between 40-50 lbs. came out of the house, through the front gate and then bit the officer. The officer then shot and killed the dog. The dog […]

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    Two Jefferson County high schools cancel classes because of teacher absences

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Standley Lake and Conifer high schools will be not have classes Friday because of several teacher absences, the Jefferson County School District said. Staff have been instructed to report as usual to both schools.

  • 'Red Band Society' watch party

    Denver teens living what the new show ‘Red Band Society’ depicts share their insight

    DENVER — The premiere of The Red Band Society on Fox garnered many positive reviews from critics nationwide for its depiction of teens living in a hospital ward, but FOX31 Denver wanted to hear from the critics who matter most, teens who are going through the same situation in real life. The Teen Lounge inside Denver Children’s Hospital, hosted a viewing party for the premiere of The Red Band Society on Wednesday, and a number of current and former patients […]

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    Douglas County high schools to use breathalyzers at homecoming dances

    DENVER — As homecoming approaches at area high schools, some are going to great lengths to curb underage drinking. Douglas County now has two high schools prepared to use breathalyzers to check each student who walks into the homecoming dance. On Wednesday morning, Jerry Goings, the principal of Highlands Ranch High School sent a message to parents and students, notifying them that they would be using passive breathalyzers at the entrances to the homecoming dance on Friday. “All students do is […]