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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
  • A coffeehouse with a cause as its business model opens in Denver

    DENVER — In many Denver neighborhoods, there’s a delicate balance underway between old communities and new growth, and at Prodigy Coffee Shop at East 40th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, that balance can be found in a cup. “I love coffee shops and there’s nothing like this around,” Emilia Cano said. As someone who grew up in the neighborhood, Cano was excited to see a new business replace an old, vacant auto shop. For operations manager Jeffrey Knott, the excitement was about the larger […]

  • Home destroyed in Greenwood Village standoff

    Homeowner sues Greenwood Village police after house ruined in standoff

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — The owner of a home at the center of a police raid in Greenwood Village has filed a lawsuit against police, saying his rights were violated and his home was damaged with virtually no help from those who caused the damage. Leo Lech was leasing his home to his son’s family last summer when a shoplifting suspect randomly chose it as a hiding place during a chase with police. The violent standoff and raid that developed […]

  • Cupcake’s owner grateful for all the rescuers who saved her horse

    AURORA, Colo. — A day after a dramatic, hours long, rescue that captivated many in Colorado, Cupcake the horse is recovering at a local vet. “She’s a fighter for sure,” said Rianne Jaurez, Cupcake’s owner. Cupcake isn’t a fighter’s name, and Juarez admits she enjoys seeing her family’s horse looking pretty. “After her bath she’s nice and white and shiny,” Juarez said. “Normally she rolls in the dirt and she gets a little dusty, so she’s looking great. I’m really […]

  • Tree smashes car while woman drives by in Boulder County

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — When wind took down a 100-year-old cottonwood tree near Niwot, it nearly took out a driver as well. The trunk of the tree is at least 4 feet in diameter and it fell across both lanes of traffic just as a woman was passing through. “It’s cliche, but it really is like a slow-motion movie,” Laura Staisiunas said. “You just can’t describe it. There was like a microburst of wind, almost like a mini-tornado that cam around. Whatever it […]

  • Skimmers found at 2 Boulder County gas stations

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The discovery of skimming devices at two Boulder County gas stations has led to one arrest, but investigators believe there are more victims who have yet to learn their cards have been compromised. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 37-year-old Art Appolon at the Boulder Target store on one count of felony theft and 80 counts of identity theft after the store caught him trying to buy gift cards with cloned credit cards linked to skimming devices […]

  • Search continues for missing 16-year-old girl from Aurora

    AURORA, Colo. — After three days of searching for a teenage girl from Aurora, police are asking the public for help and adding that they have received information that leads them to be concerned about her safety. Lashaya Nae Stine left home on her own just after 2 a.m. on July 15, but her mother, Sabrina Jones, said she still can’t understand why. “She’s a good girl. She’s never given me any trouble. She’s never given me any reason to believe […]

  • Marijuana industry experts skeptical about THC getting into Hugo water supply

    HUGO, Colo. — There are still more questions than answers in the eastern Plains town of Hugo as residents wonder what caused their water to test positive for THC. On Thursday, multiple tests of a well near Hugo indicated the presence of THC, the chemical in marijuana that makes a person high, triggering an advisory to residents not to drink the water. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation took over the investigation on Friday and local officials anticipate conclusive testing results on Saturday. In the meantime, many […]

  • Gold bikes in Idaho Springs are free for sharing

    IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you’ve passed through Idaho Springs this summer, you might have noticed a new gold rush. Gold bikes have been popping up all over town and they are free for the sharing. “If anyone would have asked me if I thought I’d be doing this, I would have laughed,” said Santiago Garcia III, who is the man behind the bikes and the gold spray paint that identifies them. Garcia is a professional mountain biker and owner […]

  • Hundreds of thousands of tires to be removed from ranch

    LIVERMORE, Colo. — For decades, they’ve been an eyesore and a potential environmental hazard, but now hundreds of thousands of used tires are set to disappear from a Larimer County ranch. The rubber began piling up on Roberts Ranch near Livermore in the 1970s, but at first it was with the environment in mind. “The ranch owner at the time, and some of his foremen, decided that we could probably stop some of the erosion by dumping tires in the […]

  • Wait time to fix hail damage to cars grows in metro Denver

    DENVER — Two recent hailstorms in south metro Denver are leading to a backlog for auto body repair shops that is growing by the day. When hail bigger than golf balls began pummeling the neighborhood west of Cherry Creek Reservoir on Friday afternoon, Lisa Livermore was away from home. By the time she returned home, she discovered the back window of her daughter’s car shattered and the windshield of her husband’s pickup cracked. “We’ve got two kids home from college […]

  • Powerful storm hits parts of metro Denver with large hail

    DENVER — It didn’t last long, but a hailstorm still managed to put a dent in a few metro neighborhoods on Friday afternoon. Large hail left noticeable dents in many cars in Greenwood Village. Some owners were also left cleaning up glass from broken car windows. Sara Michaels found one hail stone that measure a full 2 inches in diameter. “I got hit by one like (that) in my leg, it hurts. I don’t recommend going out in a hail storm,” she said with a […]

  • Help Denver Junior Broncos go to national championship

    DENVER — Financial controversy ruined the fall season, but now a local youth football team is gunning for a national championship and they’re asking the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers for help making it a reality. The Denver Junior Broncos rallied to win the Super Bowl of the Mile High Youth Football League in the spring, but the inner-city team can’t make the next step on its own. The Junior Broncos didn’t have a typical year and they don’t have typical players. “I’ve […]

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