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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.

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    Dog dies from poisoning after eating sugar free gum with ‘xylitol’

    DENVER — Ellen Wilkerson of Centennial says her family had a close call with their dog Murphy recently. She came home to find Murphy had eaten an entire pack of Orbit gum. “She was like, doing laps around the backyard, which is not normal for her,” Wilkerson said. After a quick Internet search and a closer look at the gum’s ingredients Wilkerson realized that the gum contained Xylitol, so the family immediately went to the vet. “It’s a sweetener, so […]

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    Investigators look at connections after drivers possibly targeted in separate incidents

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — An abandoned pickup might not normally receive this much attention or cause this much of a slowdown on Interstate 25, but investigators from Weld and Larimer counties spent Thursday evening examining its shattered back window to see if it might be connected to a series of unexplained, random incidents targeting drivers. “I heard some girl got shot in the neck or something, something along those lines, and kids were shooting at windows,” Dan Warfield said. Warfield […]

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    Residents meet with officials to try to make intersection safer where boy died

    DENVER — Two months after a car hit and killed a young boy in a busy Denver intersection, the surrounding neighborhood is working with the city on a solution. Three-year-old Austin Strasser was trying to cross University Boulevard with his mother and sister in February, when a vehicle struck them while trying to turn off of Ohio Street in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood. The little boy died of severe head injuries, his mother and sister were also injured. On Wednesday […]

  • Pets attacked by coyotes in Greenwood Village

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.  — A pair of coyote attacks in Greenwood Village on Tuesday morning have neighbors mourning the loss of their family pets. “My dogs were barking and I looked out my window, and unfortunately saw the lifeless body of one of our pet bunnies,” said Keena Metcalf. Metcalf showed Fox31 Denver the fenced in cage where the family kept their bunnies. Despite being enclosed and in a corner near the garage, Metcalf says coyotes broke through. “They ripped through this zip […]

  • ‘It was a mistake’ local school board member said after posting link to LGBT hate group on Facebook

    DENVER — A member of the Jefferson County school board is apologizing after sharing a link to an LGBT hate group on her public Facebook account. On April 15th, Jeffco board member Julie shared a link to a page from SaveCalifornia.com, which encouraged parents to remove their kids from school to avoid participation in the “Day of Silence”. The “Day of Silence” is a silent protest conducted by students across the country each year, designed to raise awareness of bullying, […]

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    Colorado State Patrol out in force to stop dangerous driving this weekend

    DENVER — Get ready to see a lot more state troopers on Colorado highways this weekend. Nearly every trooper across the state will be on patrol throughout the weekend as part of the CSP #ZeroZero campaign. The goal of the increased saturation patrols is to get through the weekend with zero fatalities and they hope to achieve it through zero tolerance for distracted and/or impaired driving. Fox31 Denver’s Kent Erdahl rode along with trooper Andrew Gasparovic to find out what […]

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    Fairview H.S. students suspended after trying to extend spring break with molotov cocktails

    BOULDER, Colo. — A group of Boulder high school students have been suspended after admitting that they tried to extend spring break by throwing molotov cocktails into their empty high school. A security guard at Fairview high school called police after smelling smoke and finding signs of a small fire inside the south entrance on March 30. Officers found a baseball bat and rocks used to break two windows and then discovered the remnants of homemade molotov cocktails inside. “It hadn’t burned […]

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    High concentration of methane gas in Four Corners attracts attention of scientists

    DENVER — Scientists from across the country are coming together in the Four Corners region in hopes of solving a mystery. Satellite images indicate the air above the region is releasing the largest concentration of methane gas in the country. The NOAA research center in Boulder is working with NASA and universities across the country in hopes of determining what is behind the leak. NOAA tracks methane levels around the world because of the impact the greenhouse gas can have […]

  • Cafe Options in Denver

    Restaurant serves up fresh food and social change at the same time

    DENVER — A local restaurant has been earning some rave reviews by serving up fresh food and social change at the same time. Cafe Options offers a lengthy menu that helps it live up to its name. “I really enjoyed the chicken pho today, so that may be my new favorite,” said Erin Nave, a frequent customer. Though there are plenty of popular dishes, they aren’t the only reason why customers keep coming back. “I enjoy the food and obviously […]

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    Lakewood High School students’ invention heading to Space Station to grow food

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A group of Lakewood High School students believe they’ve found a way to grow plants in zero gravity, and they’ll soon get a chance to prove it in space. The engineering students are taking part in the NASA HUNCH project, which stands for High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware, and on Monday they’ll launch their long awaited experiment into space. “This is like our baby, for all of us,” said Trevor Lucero, a senior […]

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    Colorado pastor injured while trying to help driver in collision

    MULHALL, Okla. — A Colorado pastor says he’s lucky to be alive after a rescue attempt on an Oklahoma interstate ended in an explosion. Pastor Jason Newby, was driving on I-35 when he witnessed a tanker truck strike the back of a disabled semi. “The tank immediately caught fire,” Newby said. “The cab was shredded and it was on fire.” Minutes later, Newby says another driver approached him, saying the driver of the tanker was trapped in the cab and needed […]

  • Caleb in the Birthday Room

    Birthday Room inspires kids to give, and is a surprise that helps families in need

    DENVER — A special room in Douglas County is helping make birthday wishes come true for children in need, and it’s magic comes from the generosity of others, including some pretty amazing kids. Inside a small room above the Treasures on Park Street thrift store in Castle Rock, you’ll find a different kind of treasure that would make any child envious. “It’s like walking into the Lego store. It’s crazy,” said Caleb Wilcox, a 5th grader in Douglas County. Caleb […]