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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
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    Highway deaths drop, safer vehicles accelerate the change

    DENVER — Highway deaths are falling fast, and safer vehicles are helping accelerate the change. A new study by the Insurance Institute of Highway safety found that the highway death toll in late model vehicles has plunged by a third in just the past three years, and a record nine vehicles have a death toll of zero. A mix of luxury and less expensive vehicles were found to have no driver deaths during the calendar years studied. The list includes: […]

  • A task force on standards and assessment presented its findings Wednesday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees. (Photo courtesy: https://twitter.com/Everett4Colo/status/560482468587778048 )

    Task force urges lawmakers to scrap some standardized tests

    DENVER — Months after hundreds of Colorado 12th graders protested and refused to take state-mandated tests, it appears they are one step closer to the change they were hoping for. A Colorado task force is recommending that legislators do away with state-mandated tests for 12th and 11th graders in addition to scaling back the frequency and overall number of standardized tests given to all students K-12. In a long-awaited presentation to the Joint Education Committee, the Colorado Standards and Assessment […]

  • CU Boulder extending beer sales to basketball games

    BOULDER, Colo. —  The University of Colorado has already expanded access to beer and wine at football games and now a similar experiment at basketball games looks like it’s here to stay. In January the university began offering beer and wine inside two tents just off the concourse of the Coors Events Center and this week the boulder beverage licensing authority gave the okay for them to stay beyond this season. “I think it’s great. It’s always nice to enjoy an adult […]

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    DHS worker charged with forgery in case that led to death of infant

    DENVER — A former Denver Human Services caseworker was charged with forgery, evidence tampering and misconduct Thursday in a case that ended in the death of an infant. Rotchana Madera, 27, allegedly entered false information into the official case tracking system regarding her work on the Kelsy Newell-Skinner case, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Newell-Skinner, 21, was later charged with first degree murder when her two-month-old daughter Natalee Skinner-Hurst was admitted to the hospital with skull fractures. The child subsequently died of her injuries. Madera was […]

  • Umpire Carl Paganelli holds a ball on the field after a play during the 2015 AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 in Foxborough, Mass. It was reported the NFL is looking into the apparent use of deflated footballs by the Patriots during the game.  (Photo: Elsa/Getty Images)

    Former Broncos QB: Deflated footballs ‘would have been nice’

    DENVER — Deflate-gate is certainly the talk of the NFL, but how much of an advantage would the New England Patriots have had by playing with footballs that weren’t inflated to the correct pressure? “It would be a little bit easier to catch,” said Dave Logan, former NFL receiver and current voice of the Broncos. “It would be a little easier to throw. Especially in sort of inclement weather.” As a receiver, Logan says he personally was never too concerned […]

  • Comedian Bill Cosby on State of the Union

    Controversial comedian Bill Cosby performs in Colorado this weekend

    DENVER — Cosby performed two shows at the Buell Theater in Denver on Saturday. Women’s rights groups organized a “teach-in” at 2 p.m. at the Crawford Hotel inside Union Station. Protests occurred outside the theater beginning around 4 p.m. Pueblo performance and protests on Friday PUEBLO, Colo. — Despite a growing number of rape allegations, comedian Bill Cosby took his comedy tour to Colorado on Friday. Roughly two dozen people showed up to protest outside of Cosby’s standup show in Pueblo, but hundreds more […]

  • Colorado Springs Police were called to a business after a report of an explosion. (Photo: KRDO)

    Federal authorities investigate explosion outside Colo. Springs NAACP chapter

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police in Colorado Springs are investigating after a loud boom was heard outside a building holding a hair salon and the local NAACP chapter. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies were involved in a manhunt for a suspect who may have targeted the NAACP. An improvised explosive device went off at approximately 10:45 a.m. according to Amy Sanders, FBI Denver representative. The explosion happened at 603 El Paso St., according to a Colorado Spring Police […]

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    Snowy conditions cause mess on roads for Denver

    MORRISON, Colo. — Although the holidays are over, the snow is still falling the metro area. People in the foothills and the high country are encountering very different winter driving conditions. See what Denver drivers have to say about the winter drive and alternatives they are taking to enjoy the weather.

  • Colorado seeks permission for colleges to grow marijuana

    DENVER — Colorado leaders are asking the feds to allow our colleges to grow pot. It might sound like an unusual request, but it’s part of the state’s effort to increase access to quality marijuana research. The Colorado attorney general’s office sent a letter to the several federal agencies, seeking permission to grow marijuana for research purposes. The letter also seeks expanded authority for state colleges and universities to contract with the National Institute of Drug Abuse to conduct that […]

  • Staying warm in these sub-zero temperatures

    DENVER — The current cold snap is leading to more visits to Denver emergency rooms. According to Denver Health, there has been an increase injuries from slips and falls on the ice along with injuries from frostbite. When venturing outside in the cold, Will Viilo, of Denver, was happy to scrape the ice off his car, rather than walk on the icy sidewalk. “Yeah, I ate it a couple times pretty good,” Viilo said. “Right in the cross walk.” Though […]

  • Generous garbage man returns found gift card to family, then gets a gift himself

    GREELEY, Colo. — A garbage man in Greeley returned a small Christmas gift to a family who accidentally threw it out, and now they are repaying his act of kindness in a big way. Christmas morning brought plenty of toys and, in turn, trash to the Edwards home. “It was mounding up pretty quick and we filled up a couple trash bags for sure,” said Jason Edwards. But in an effort to clean up under the tree, a gift card […]

  • Moms learn about hockey — on the ice

    A group of local moms lace up the skates to learn about hockey.