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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
  • The nonprofit group Military with PTSD is responsible for making yard signs warning neighbors to be careful with fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday because of veterans who have PTSD.

    Combat veterans ask neighbors to ‘be courteous’ with fireworks

    DENVER — Fourth of July fireworks can be spectacular, but for many combat veterans, they can also be scary. The noise from fireworks can trigger flashbacks and other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, but a nonprofit agency is helping raise awareness. Military with PTSD is a group out of Indiana that began making and distributing free yard signs to vets across the country who struggle with fireworks. The red, white and blue signs simply say, “Combat Veteran Lives Here. Please […]

  • Man describes encounter with Denver carjacking suspects

    DENVER — A young man said he narrowly avoided becoming another victim of two Denver carjacking suspects who led police on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning. Police spent several days trying to track down suspects who carjacked a red Dodge pickup over the weekend. They finally caught up with the vehicle during a high-speed chase and crash near South Colorado Boulevard and East Mississippi Avenue. Another driver, who recognized the pickup involved in the crash, has come forward to […]

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    Colorado Supreme Court squashes Douglas County school voucher program

    DENVER -- The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Douglas County School District’s voucher program is in violation of the state’s Constitution.

  • Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Same-sex marriage supporters rally at State Capitol after SCOTUS decision

    DENVER — Hundreds came together to celebrate marriage equality in Denver Friday night, following a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court that enables same-sex couples to marry nationwide. It was the kind of day when flags of all stripes flew together. “I’m wearing a this flag t-shirt today because today, for the first time in my 67 years, I feel like an American Citizen,” said Pamela Thiele, of Denver. The crowd packed the west steps of the state capitol to […]

  • How to file insurance claims after severe storms

    DENVER —  Widespread storm damage in the Denver metro area on Wednesday led to a lot of calls to insurance agents, but not everyone likely got the answers they were searching for. Hail and wind damage are generally pretty straightforward insurance claims for homeowners, but yesterday’s heavy rains and flash flooding can be a bigger test of coverage for both home and car owners. Torrential rain hit Denver homes and cars from above and below on Wednesday. “Just a stream […]

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    New U.S. 36 bikeway opening for Bike to Work Day

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Cyclists from Westminster to Louisville will have a new option for Bike to Work Day on Wednesday as the new U.S. 36 Bikeway is set to open  in time for the annual event. The bikeway offers a protected path for cyclists looking to travel along the U.S. 36 corridor. Phase 1 of the path extends 11 miles from 80th Avenue in Westminster to 88th Street in Louisville. The path will open to the public Wednesday morning except […]

  • A tuber went missing after calling for help on the South Platte River on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

    Front Range rivers too dangerous for tubing

    DENVER — Two apparent drownings in rivers on the Front Range are underscoring the importance of tubing bans during June runoff. A 20-year-old Marine is still missing in the South Platte River after losing his tube and going under water on Saturday in Sheridan. The next day a 23-year-old Parker man drowned while tubing on the Arkansas River in Pueblo. Tubing bans can be bad for business at the White Water Tubing Company in Boulder, but manager Paul Raymond wouldn’t […]

  • Vehicles in South Platte River

    High-water mystery: Two vehicles show up in South Platte River without explanation

    DENVER — Flooding along the South Platte River in Denver is creating a small flood of vehicles stuck in the water with four vehicles are sitting in the river. Two cars appeared after accidents in the past week, another two showed up without explanation Thursday morning. “How does it happen?” said Ben Stopnitzky, who noticed a pickup in the river Thursday. “I don’t know.” Not even investigators know what happened to the two vehicles that appeared in the river near […]

  • No hot water in apartment

    Apartment management starts work to finally restore hot water for residents

    AURORA, Colo. — Tenants at an Aurora apartment building were still waiting for hot water on Wednesday night, more than 11 days after it first began running cold. The FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers are beginning to get answers and progress is being made with a series of problems. “That’s why I finally contacted you because I had no place else to turn,” Georgene Zimmerman said in regards to the Problem Solvers investigation. A day after the FOX31 investigation began, Aurora […]

  • Apartment water

    Tenants complain they had no hot water in their Aurora apartments for a week

    AURORA, Colo. — Tenants at an Aurora apartment building reached out to the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers after going without hot water for more than a week and they say it’s just the latest in a series of issues. Georgene Zimmerman has been forced to heat water on her stove for the past 10 days in order to take a bath at her apartment. Zimmerman lives in one of several buildings that make up The Courtyards at Buckley. She says […]

  • Anti-distracted driving campaign launched in Denver

    Denver campaign targets distracted driving; Police chief stops woman holding cat while driving

    DENVER — Denver’s mayor and police chief unveiled a new campaign Thursday aimed at putting a stop to distracted driving. People are getting hurt, or worse, in totally preventable crashes and authorities want it to stop. The city’s new message is already on billboards: “When you’re distracted, who’s driving? Thumbs on the wheel.” The Colorado State Patrol already launched its billboard campaign urging drivers to get their head out of their apps. Even before the announcement, Denver Police Chief Robert […]

  • Tailgates

    Pickup truck tailgate thefts on the rise, police warn

    DENVER — Denver Police are warning the public after a noticing a spike in thieves who are stealing pickup tailgates. Most tailgates have locks on them, but many people don’t use them and thieves can often steal an unlocked tailgate in seconds. “I`ve been hearing about it for months and months,” said Jason Brown, who works at The Body Shop in Denver. Though tailgate thefts aren’t new, Denver Police warned drivers on Twitter after responding to 12 tailgate thefts across Denver in […]