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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 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
  • Construction at 6th and I-25 contributed to flooding. July 29, 2014

    Traffic operations center an active place during heavy rain storms

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Flash flooding made for a slow evening commute but a fast-paced atmosphere inside Colorado’s Traffic Operations Center in Golden. Traffic Operations Specialists like Tanya Bowen spent the evening monitoring statewide cameras, weather and traffic, all while communicating with law enforcement, CDOT crews and the general public via the 511 hotline. The biggest headache during evening rush hour was I-25 at the 6th Ave. overpass near downtown Denver. “They are going less than 10 miles an hour,” Bowen said, showing the traffic mess […]

  • Denver seniors keep adventuring into their 90s

    DENVER — How would you like to live your life at 90 years old? What would you want to accomplish if you knew you were going blind? A group of Denver women have been addressing those tough questions head-on in recent months. Their answer? Do as much as you can for as long as you can. The lunch table at Clermont Park Retirement Home has always been a place for telling stories and sharing memories but lately it’s also been […]

  • I-25 construction leads to traffic headaches this weekend

    DENVER — A big soccer match, combined with a big construction project, led to big headaches for drivers in downtown Denver Saturday afternoon, and the problem could return on Sunday. A day after the most popular international football club played at Sports Authority Field, the most popular football team in Colorado will take the field for their first public practice of training camp. When Manchester United played AS Roma in Denver on Saturday, thousands of fans packed the stadium to […]

  • Police at the scene of a double shooting in Fort Collins.

    Police: 73-year-old man kills grandson in Fort Collins then kills himself

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A tight knit family and neighborhood searching for answers after a grandfather reportedly shot and killed his 26 year old grandson and then killed himself.​ Fort Collins Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting in the 6300 block of Thompson Dr. in Southwest Fort Collins on Thursday afternoon. “This is surprising,” said Bryan Samstel, who lives on the street that was blocked by police tape on Thursday afternoon. “It’s a tight neighborhood. We have picnics and stuff together so this is really shocking. I […]

  • Memorials set up for second theater shooting anniversary in Aurora

    The Day of Remembrance for Aurora Theater Shooting will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1298 Peoria Street in Aurora. It’s put on by the Aurora Strong Resilience Center. Activities include yoga, drumming circle and gathering.

  • Acid leak causes evacuation of Highlands Ranch Rec. Center

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Despite the high temperatures on Saturday, the pool at the Highlands Ranch Recreation Center was off limits following an acid spill. Nobody was injured in the spill but the Littleton Fire Department called in its hazardous materials team after an employee noticed the strong smell of hydrochloric acid coming from a pump room near the pool. “We just got dropped off and then they blew the whistle and said that everyone had to leave,” said Emily […]

  • Local students return home as Israel violence escalates

    DENVER — It can be hard for Americans to imagine living amidst the violence going on in Israel and the Gaza Strip, but more than 70 Colorado students spent the past few days doing exactly that. During the final week of the annual Israel Study Tour, hosted by the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education, students saw their itinerary change several times in order to avoid ongoing missile strikes in the country. After several nervous days, the families of those students […]

  • El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa

    Recall effort against El Paso County Sheriff Maketa fizzles

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will not face a recall, the county announced Saturday. The local group attempting to force Maketa from office over alleged misconduct obtained 48,000 signatures on a petition, which is technically enough to move forward with the process, El Paso County announced. However, the number does not meet the standard 10 percent “buffer” that would cover for any invalid signatures. The group needs a total of 44,387 valid, verified signatures, according to KRDO. The […]

  • Despite short-term wins, fate of gay marriage still unclear in Colorado

    DENVER — The fact that Coloradans can now obtain same-sex marriage licenses in some select counties — but not others — certainly isn’t typical. “It’s not the ideal situation, it leaves the couples who are marrying with some uncertainty,” said Nancy Leong, an Associate Professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. “I think it creates the possibility of different practices in different counties, but I think that that could potentially be sustainable for a year.” That’s the […]

  • Arapahoe Co. Sheriff to investigate medical claims from K9 attack

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The Arapahoe County Sheriff is promising to investigate after a FOX31 Denver exclusive report in which a woman, who was attacked by a sheriff’s department K9, had her medical claim denied by the Arapahoe County Attorney. An Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department K9 jumped through the window of a deputy’s vehicle in early November and bit Alexis Albanese on the arm. The Arapahoe County Attorney didn’t dispute the bite, which took place in the parking lot of […]

  • Prince Fielder bares all for ESPN Magazine cover

    The annual ESPN Magazine Body Issue features world class athletes in the nude, but one of the new cover models isn’t exactly known for his world class body. Baseball player Prince Fielder’s body has been the subject of far more jokes than praise, but now that he is baring all many people are applauding the inclusion of an athlete with a different kind of body type. Rockies fans may not cheer for Prince Fielder on the field, but some are […]

  • Marijuana

    6 months in and the state of the marijuana industry is a topic of hot debate

    DENVER — It’s been nearly six full months since Colorado opened the door to recreational marijuana, and its impact depends upon who you ask. A national marijuana advocacy group has released a study pointing to facts that demonstrate some of the positive aspects of legal marijuana, but opponents are citing some troubling facts of their own. After six months of recreational marijuana many people haven’t changed their opinions of it. “On a personal level I’m not a fan of it. I wish we didn’t […]