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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
  • Waiting for orphans to arrive

    Chinese orphans come to Denver, move one step closer to getting a new family

    DENVER — A special meeting in Denver is giving hope to Chinese orphans in search of a new family and a new home. Many Chinese orphans older than the age of five face long adoption odds, but for those aboard a flight to Denver International Airport last night there is now hope and for some a home won’t be far behind. Several families with homemade signs, shared a mix of anticipation and uncertainty last night as they awaited the arrival […]

  • Critically ill kids get a trip to the ‘North Pole’

    DENVER — A group of children battling serious illnesses take a trip to meet Santa Claus on his home turf.

  • Salvation Army helps brighten the season for needy families

    DENVER — FOX31 Denver joined other volunteers Saturday in helping the Salvation Army brighten the season for needy families. To donate toys, money or time to the Salvation Army, visit the organization’s website.

  • An officer was shot trying to arrest a suspect in Denver. (Photo SkyFOX)

    Adams County deputy wounded in shooting trying to arrest suspect from triple homicide

    DENVER — An Adams County sheriff’s deputy detective was injured in a shooting while trying to arrest a suspect in a triple homicide that happened earlier this week. The detective was working with multiple law enforcement agencies to locate Furmen Leyba who was wanted in connected with the slayings on Wednesday, said Sgt. Aaron Pataluna of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators located Leyba in a northwest Denver neighborhood near W. 40th Avenue and Bryant Street and were in the […]

  • Faded paint on I-25 causes concern for some drivers

    Paint problems cause concern for some drivers on stretch of I-25

    BERTHOUD, Colo. — Paint problems are causing concerns for drivers along a stretch of I-25 in northern Colorado. Weeks after repairs were done on the road, there are still no lines painted on the highway to guide traffic. Some are worried it’s an accident waiting to happen. Driving north on I-25 from Denver to Fort Collins is a nightly routine for Mary O’Dell. Faded road lines are causing concerns for some drivers south of Loveland, but CDOT says the problem […]

  • Good Samaritans get woman's purse back from thieves

    Good Samaritans come to the rescue when thieves steal purse off restaurant table

    AURORA, Colo. — A crime of opportunity turned into an opportunity for bravery in Aurora Tuesday night. Two men stole a woman’s purse right off her table in a local restaurant, but they didn’t get very far thanks to some Good Samaritans. Andrea Ellerbock admits that she never thought anyone would want to steal her large, leopard print, purse. “My sister doesn’t like my purse at all,” Ellerbock said laughingly. On Tuesday night her bold bag became an easy target […]

  • Disabled veterans skiing at Breckenridge

    Disabled veterans hit the slopes at Breckenridge this week

    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A unique ski event in Breckenridge this week is helping our wounded warriors hit the slopes, many for the very first time. The Hartford Ski Spectacular provides specialized equipment and ski and snowboard lessons for 800 disabled athletes from across the country. Dozens of those who made the trip to Colorado are disabled vets. “It’s like a serene feeling,” said Kirstie Ennis, a retired Marine who showed off her snowboard skills on Tuesday. Seeing Kirstie on the slopes, it would […]

  • Composite of man suspected in attacks on women in Fort Collins area

    Fort Collins still on guard amid attacks on women

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State University is reminding students about a string of recent off-campus assaults as they enter fall break and more down time around Fort Collins. Police believe a single suspect is responsible for at least seven recent assaults on women. In each case, the women were traveling by themselves at night. None of the victims were seriously injured but the bulk of them happened in an area that borders the west side of campus. The victims described the suspect […]

  • Wall collapses at home near 24th and Glenarm in Denver

    Excavation project next door may have caused wall on house to collapse

    DENVER — From the street it may be hard to imagine how the side of a home could just collapse Friday afternoon … until you see it from the alley …  and the excavation happening next door. “It looks like they got a little too close to that foundation and at some point in time the foundation kind of gave way, sloughed off, and the east side of this building did come down,” says Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson. […]

  • American Laser Skincare clinics close

    Laser skincare company suddenly goes out of business, customers try to get money back

    DENVER — A laser skincare company has suddenly closed its doors nationwide, leaving many customers wondering if they’ll receive refunds for hundreds of dollars in lost services. American Laser Skincare notified employees that they were closing on Friday, and within hours all 130+ offices nationwide went dark. There were five American Laser Skincare locations in the Denver metro area. Throughout the week, unsuspecting customers have been showing up for appointments only to find closed signs taped to the doors. On Thursday, FOX1 Denver also found a notice […]

  • I70

    Emergency bridge work on I-70 will cause traffic tie-ups into next week

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A massive pothole on I-70 will be turning into a massive headache for drivers during the next week and could force some to alter their Thanksgiving holiday travel routes. The area of concern is on I-70 eastbound in Wheat Ridge. CDOT has started an emergency resurfacing project on the bridge over 32nd Ave. The work is expected to last until Wednesday, November 26th. One lane of traffic will remain open in the area and crews will be working to resurface the area […]

  • Students at Centaurus High School in Lafayette protested the new Colorado Measure of Academic Success on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

    Thousands of students refuse to take state exams for 2nd straight day

    DENVER —  For the second straight day thousands of Colorado students and their parents refused to take part in state mandated tests meant to gauge science and social studies skills of seniors. The students say they are sending a message to state legislators and education officials about their frustration with standardized testing that takes time away from classroom instruction, while providing no benefit to them. The CMAS tests attracted more protestors than participants at Boulder Valley’s Centaurus High School and Fairview High School on Thursday […]