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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
  • Student protesters in Jefferson County

    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 […]

  • Jefferson County School Board member Julie Williams

    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 […]

  • Breathalyzer

    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 […]

  • Speaker falls on teen at movie theater

    LITTLETON, Colo. — A trip to the movies ended with a trip to the emergency room for two teenagers in Littleton on Friday night. A large speaker fell off the back wall of the AMC Bowles Crossing Theater and fell on the heads of Garrett Keaney and Delaney Mullins, both 16, while they were watching a movie. Keaney suffered a large gash on his head that required several stitches, and both teens suffered concussions. They were treated and released at […]

  • Students participate in suicide prevention program in Douglas County Schools`

    Students take active roles in suicide prevention program in Douglas County Schools

    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — September is suicide prevention month and the Douglas County School District is taking several steps aimed at the tragedy, which has become all too familiar. A series of four student suicides in just 11 days rocked Douglas County in February. Now, with a new school year underway, the district is working with a national expert to enhance its suicide response and prevention plans. Dr. Scott Poland, a national expert on school crisis and suicide prevention, spent […]

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    WATCH: Littleton gamer held at gunpoint in apparent ‘swatting’ hoax

    LITTLETON, Colo. -- An online game led to a real visit from SWAT officers in Littleton on Wednesday, after an apparent hoax that has begun to target people who stream live content online.

  • Colorado man may be headed to Mars — for good

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado native says he’s been preparing his whole life to travel to Mars, and he’s getting closer to his dream in several ways. The only catch? If he goes, he may never return. It’s hard to imagine a more fitting metaphor to describe Max Fagin’s trajectory than the Manitou Incline. The popular hike is located near Max’s childhood home in Colorado Springs and follows a path nearly straight up from there. In the past few years, the […]

  • Last Call Lots offers free parking in LoDo

    CDOT offering limited free parking in LoDo to cut down on drinking and driving

    DENVER — With a DUI crackdown underway statewide, some Denver drivers are taking advantage of a new option:  free overnight parking downtown. For the next few Fridays, the Last Call Lot at 2060 Larimer St. in LoDo is offering free overnight parking and security as long as you sign a pledge not to drink and drive. When the Last Call Lot opened at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, Mark Rousch, of Westminster, was the first in line. “We were like, we […]

  • Broncos teach football safety to moms

    Broncos teach moms football safety for their kids

    DENVER — Concussions are on the minds of nearly all parents of football players, which is why the Denver Broncos invited a group of 200 mothers into Sports Authority Field on Wednesday. The action on the field was filled with a lot more laughter than a typical practice, but the women in attendance for the first-ever Mom’s Football Safety Clinic were also there to learn. “I think it’s a huge win to really learn from the best,” said Diana Cillessen, […]