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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
  • 16th Street Mall

    Police canvass 16th Street Mall after recent violence

    DENVER — After some recent assaults by aggressive panhandlers on the 16th Street Mall, Denver police and downtown business leaders were out in force on Saturday to make sure the first “Meet on the Street” of 2016 was a safe event for families. Video of an assault was uncovered last week. It showed an office worker and a good Samaritan getting attacked by several panhandlers, who police call “urban travelers.” Police Chief Robert White and the Downtown Denver Partnership promised increased security […]

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    Tech company’s tool tracks online learning; it’s also fun for kids

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A tech startup is helping students, teachers and parents track online learning thanks to a free extension to the Google Chrome Browser. It’s called StackUp and some of the students who are using it say it’s already changed the way they approach summer reading. “It’s really fun,” said Kailen Bryant, who is using StackUp as part of his Scholars Unlimited summer program in Denver. “You know how much progress you’ve gotten and how well you’re doing. How much […]

  • Violence on 16th Street Mall

    City leaders plan action to deal with 16th Street Mall violence

    DENVER — Disturbing video of an afternoon assault on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver has brought criticism about the safety of the popular destination and what’s being done about it. The Denver Police Department and leadership with the Downtown Denver Partnership met behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss plans to improve security on the mall after this and other recent attacks there. Neither agency said much about their meeting Wednesday, saying the information is coming in the next few […]

  • Violent confrontation on 16th Street Mall

    Violent confrontation on 16th Street Mall caught on video

    DENVER — It was an ugly scene that played out at one of Denver’s busiest places, at one of the busiest times of day. A man leaving work from a downtown office was assaulted by a panhandler who was part of a group of “travelers” who police say regularly congregate on the 16th Street Mall. “(The panhandler) was saying something like, ‘Internet yuppie scum’ at the office worker,” said Stephen Garcia, who walked up on the assault and soon got […]

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    Denver airport: Expect delays at security as summer travel crowds grow

    DENVER — The summer travel season is underway and Denver International Airport says it won’t be able to handle the extra traffic without delays at security. Passenger projections through Friday show the Transportation Security Adminstrations would need to open 37 security lanes to keep pace, but the airport has a maximum of 30. Travelers are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early, but the airport and airlines are also pitching in to keep lines moving. If you’re short on time, make […]

  • Bear in Boulder

    Boulder residents who fail to bear-proof trash cans to face fines

    BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder is getting serious about enforcing its bear protection zone, and that means some homeowners could be ticketed $250 or more for improperly putting out their trash. Many west Boulder neighborhoods have had new bear-resistant trash cans since the fall, but on Wednesday, police will begin patrolling to make sure the cans are being used properly. According to the bear protection ordinance, all trash and compost must be secured inside the bear-resistant containers provided by the city. The containers must be […]

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    E. coli linked to restaurant Pho 75, adds to history of violations

    AURORA, Colo. — Noah Thompson, 14, has spent this month in the ICU at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. “This has been a real struggle for us as a family,” said Marc Thompson, Noah’s father. That struggle began when Thompson took his family to eat at Pho 75 on May 24. Within hours, he and his wife felt stomach pain and had digestive problems, but a few days later, Noah experienced much more severe symptoms. “They immediately admitted him into […]

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    Boldness of car theft at car wash in middle of day is stunning

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — Owners of a Federal Heights car wash reached out to the Problem Solvers after two men took their car during a busy day last week, and it appears to be just the latest in a bold string of thefts. The Wash Me Klean Car Wash makes it clear that while customers are washing, cameras are watching. “Honestly, I told my husband he was camera crazy because he wanted so many cameras,” said owner, Patty McDougall. She says her opinion […]

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    Family says man stole wallet from ‘nicest lady ever’ while in her home

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers are looking for help finding justice for a 91-year-old woman whose act of kindness was exploited by a thief inside her home. Denise Vieyra said there’s one quality that has always described her grandmother. “She’s the nicest lady ever,” Vieyra said. But Vieyra and her mother, Edie Leach, said that’s exactly what a criminal took advantage of last week. “It’s so messed up to mess with my mother, it really is,” Leach said. When […]

  • Naloxone

    Powerful overdose antidote that saves lives now widely available

    DENVER — Drug overdoses fueled by opioid painkillers and heroin kill more people than car crashes in Colorado, but many of those lives could be saved with more access to a powerful overdose antidote. The FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers and the Harm Reduction Action Center have been investigating the role that naloxone (marcan) has been having in saving lives from overdose across Denver. Both agencies, along with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, are raising awareness about how easy it can be to […]

  • Clear shot of burglar caught on camera

    Family hopes clear photo of burglar leads to arrest

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A family is looking for help catching the man who broke into their home last week, and they are hoping a clear photo catches someone’s attention. The Gruenberg family had just started snapping photos on their family trip to Mexico when something spoiled their trip. “We had come in from a day at the beach and were bombarded with texts from the security system,” Bruce Gruenberg said. The security system kicked into gear shortly after a […]

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    15-year-old killed in I-25 crash remembered on his birthday

    MONUMENT, Colo. — Birthdays are supposed to be filled with celebration, but for the family and friends of a 15-year-old who died in an accident on I-25 near Monument three weeks ago, Saturday served as yet another reminder of their loss and the unanswered questions that remain. Marcos Johnson was one of the three people who died in a sudden crash on May 13th. “Keep him in loving memory,” said Noemi Morales, a classmate and friend of Johnson. “Never forget […]