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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
  • The nonprofit group Military with PTSD is responsible for making yard signs warning neighbors to be careful with fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday because of veterans who have PTSD.

    Combat veterans ask neighbors to ‘be courteous’ with fireworks

    DENVER — Fourth of July fireworks can be spectacular, but for many combat vets they can also be scary. The noise from fireworks can trigger flashbacks and other symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but now a nonprofit agency is helping raise awareness. Military with PTSD is a group out of Indiana, which began making and distributing free yard signs to vets across the country who struggle with fireworks. The red, white and blue signs simply say, “Combat Veteran Lives […]

  • A Dodge Ram pickup truck that police said was carjacked suffered severe damage after leading officers on a high-speed chase on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

    Man describes encounter with Denver carjacking suspects

    DENVER — A young man says he narrowly avoided becoming another victim of two Denver carjacking suspects, who led police on a high speed chase early Tuesday morning. Police spent several days trying to track down suspects who carjacked a red Dodge pickup this weekend. They finally caught up with the vehicle during a high speed chase and crash near South Colorado Boulevard and East Mississippi Avenue. Another driver, who recognized the pickup involved in the crash, has come forward […]

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    Colorado Supreme Court squashes Douglas County school voucher program

    DENVER —  The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Douglas County School District’s voucher program is in violation of the state’s Constitution. The case was brought against the district by Taxpayers for Public Education and several other parties. The district implemented the Choice Scholarship Pilot program four years ago, using $4,575 in taxpayer scholarships to up to 500 qualifying students to help pay for tuition at private schools. Douglas County School leaders expressed disappointment following the decision on Monday, […]

  • US 36 bikeway

    New US 36 bikeway opening for Bike to Work day Wednesday

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Cyclists from Westminster up to Louisville will have a new option for Bike to Work day on Wednesday. The new US 36 Bikeway is set to open  just in time for the annual event. The bikeway offers a protected path for cyclists looking to travel along the US 36 corridor. Phase one of the path extends 11 miles from 80th Avenue in Westminster all the way to 88th Street in Louisville. The path will open to the […]

  • A tuber went missing after calling for help on the South Platte River on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

    Front Range rivers too dangerous for tubing now

    DENVER — Two apparent drownings in rivers on the Front Range this weekend, are underscoring the importance of tubing bans during June runoff. A 20-year-old Marine is still missing in the South Platte River after losing his tube and going under water on Saturday in Denver. The next day a 23-year-old Parker man drowned while tubing on the Arkansas River in Pueblo. Tubing bans can be bad for business at the White Water Tubing Company in Boulder, but manager Paul […]

  • Vehicle in South Platte River in Denver

    High water mystery: 2 vehicles show up in South Platte River without explanation

    DENVER — Flooding along the Platte River in Denver is now creating a small flood of vehicles stuck in the water. A total of four vehicles are now sitting in the river. Two cars appeared following accidents in the past week, another two showed up without explanation on Thursday morning. “How does it happen?” said Ben Stopnitzky, who noticed a pickup in the river on Thursday. “I don’t know.” Not even investigators know exactly what happened to the two vehicles […]

  • No hot water in apartment

    Apartment management starts work to finally restore hot water for residents

    AURORA, Colo. — Tenants at an Aurora apartment building were still waiting for hot water on Wednesday night, more than 11 days after it first began running cold. The FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers are beginning to get answers and progress is being made with a series of problems. “That’s why I finally contacted you because I had no place else to turn,” Georgene Zimmerman said in regards to the Problem Solvers investigation. A day after the FOX31 investigation began, Aurora […]

  • Anti-distracted driving campaign launched in Denver

    Denver campaign targets distracted driving; Police chief stops woman holding cat while driving

    DENVER — Denver’s mayor and police chief unveiled a new campaign Thursday aimed at putting a stop to distracted driving. People are getting hurt, or worse, in totally preventable crashes and authorities want it to stop. The city’s new message is already on billboards: “When you’re distracted, who’s driving? Thumbs on the wheel.” The Colorado State Patrol already launched its billboard campaign urging drivers to get their head out of their apps. Even before the announcement, Denver Police Chief Robert […]

  • Water main break, flooding cut-off small Colorado town from water

    ILIFF, Colo. — For more than a week now, the northeastern Colorado town of Iliff has been partially cut off by running water, yet also cut off from running water. “It is extremely ironic and very frustrating,” said Iliff mayor Julie Dunlap. The swollen South Platte River has been rushing over a major road into town for weeks now, and then the town suffered a water main break beneath the South Platte nine days ago. “It feels like we’re going […]

  • Too much water in Morgan County, Colo.

    Record rain, hail, frost take early season toll on northeast Colorado crops

    MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. — For years, rain has been in short supply in Northeast Colorado, but after an unprecedented month of rain, many farmers are hoping it finally stops. Agriculture is the biggest industry in Morgan County, and for the past month most of the business has been under water. “I never thought I would ever say I’ve had enough rain, but this year I have,” said Dan Kendrick, who has farmed in Morgan County all his life. At a […]