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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.

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    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Weeks after walking out of schools in order to protest a review of Advanced Placement U.S. history, Jefferson County students walked into a school on Wednesday in order to take part in a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting with JeffCo superintendent Dan McMinimee. Though students gained national attention for walking out of schools and disrupting classes for more than a week, many of the 75 who showed up to Alameda High School on Wednesday were happy to have […]

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    Dogs make great study partners, University of Denver research says

    DENVER — Dogs make great companions, but a unique program and the University of Denver are proving that they also make great study partners. A group of DU students, who are pursuing their master’s degrees in social work, are using class time to play and learn alongside dogs. “One of the questions that we’ll be playing around with is how you would do a mental status exam,” said Philip Tedeschi, who is a DU professor and executive director of the […]

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    Jefferson County School Board approves controversial curriculum review committee

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The conservative Jefferson County School Board majority passed a modification to the current curriculum review. The committee will include students and members of the community. The fierce fight over curriculum in Jefferson County Schools has sparked weeks of protests that have gained national attention. The focal point has been AP U.S. History, but other classes are part of the plan as well. The Democrats in the board minority opposed the change because the committee will now […]

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    Jeffco student group plans huge showing at school board meeting Thursday

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — For the first time in a week-and-a-half, Jefferson County Schools ran as normal on Wednesday. Despite concerns about the statewide student attendance count, in which attendance helps determine state per-pupil funding, student groups did not boycott school or walk out of class as part of their ongoing protest of a controversial curriculum review committee. But the quiet won’t last long. Thursday night the Jeffco board of education will take up the curriculum review proposal that helped trigger the national spotlight, and students will […]

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    Organization behind AP US History curriculum supports student protesters in Jeffco

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The group behind Advanced Placement curricula and SAT tests issued a statement Friday afternoon in support of students protesting potential changes to Jefferson County Public Schools’ AP U.S. History course. “These students recognize that the social order can — and sometimes must — be disrupted in the pursuit of liberty and justice,” College Board said. “Civil disorder and social strife are at the patriotic heart of American history,  from the Boston Tea Party to the American Revolution […]