Kent Erdahl

Reporter

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 started 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 quaterback. 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

  • Video: Idaho State Police sued, accused of profiling based on Colo. license plate

    Posted on: 9:59 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    DENVER — Newly released dash-cam video helps shed light on one of the first lawsuits accusing law enforcement of license...
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    Colo. man says he's victim of profiling based on his Colorado license plate
  • Tuition-free charter school offering college credits coming to Parker

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    DENVER — A tuition-free charter school that offers students the ability to earn a degree is set to expand into...
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    Colorado Springs Early College
  • Demand for justice at vigil for murdered grandmother, baby

    Posted on: 9:47 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:15pm, April 3, 2014

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The unsolved murders of a grandmother and her 18-month-old grandson brought together a family and a...
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    Vigil held in Adams County, Colo. for murdered grandmother, baby. April 3, 2014
  • Feds issue urgent warning to banks about cyber-attacks on ATMs

    Posted on: 9:04 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 09:35pm, April 2, 2014

    DENVER — Federal officials issued an urgent warning to banks on Wednesday, after noticing an increased number of cyber-attacks on...
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    ATM
  • FOX31 viewers help ease struggles of teen musician’s family

    Posted on: 9:33 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 11:49am, April 1, 2014

    DENVER — FOX31 viewers have stepped up to help a musical prodigy and his family as they emerge from homelessness....
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    Dominic Ellerbee, gifted musician
  • Parents, educators, students contemplate opt-out strategy for standardized tests

    Posted on: 9:50 pm, March 29, 2014, by

    DENVER — A growing movement of parents and educators are standing up to standardized testing nationwide, and this weekend they...
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  • Colorado man files suit, Idaho State Police accused of ‘license plate profiling’

    Posted on: 9:48 pm, March 28, 2014, by

    DENVER — Racial profiling is well known, but a Colorado man says the state’s new recreational marijuana law is contributing...
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    Colorado license plate over marijuana
  • Parents protest against standardized testing by opting kids out

    Posted on: 10:07 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 04:51pm, March 29, 2014

    DENVER — Spring is state testing time for schools and students in Colorado and across the country, but there are...
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  • Broomfield police: Burglars tie up mom, close her in closet with kids

    Posted on: 7:36 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 05:41pm, March 27, 2014

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A Broomfield robbery attempt ended with a mother tied up and shoved into a closet with her...
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  • Wintery weather catches many off guard, causes headaches on roadways

    Posted on: 9:28 pm, March 22, 2014, by

    The blast of wintery weather led to headaches on roads throughout the Front Range and Denver metro area Saturday afternoon....
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    Wintery roadways
  • Gifted teenage musician sees talent grow in spite of personal challenges

    Posted on: 10:03 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34am, March 21, 2014

    DENVER — He’s a teenage musician whose talents defy description. “I think he’s a phenomenon,” said Hugh Ragin, band director...
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    Dominic Ellerbee, gifted musician
  • Study: Women much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men

    Posted on: 9:13 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 10:28pm, March 19, 2014

    DENVER — New data from the Alzheimer’s Association has revealed some sobering information for women. According to a new study,...
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    Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer's Association.