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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
  • Shelter in Denver

    Dangerous cold forces emergency shelters to stay open; organizations need supplies

    DENVER — The long cold snap in Denver has already claimed several lives due to hypothermia, but several local shelters have been doing as much as they can to keep people off the streets and out of emergency rooms. Zachary Chislum does not have a home, but he and many others are grateful to have a place to sleep in the past week. “Normally we would only take two buses (to the shelter),” Chislum said. “Last night I think we […]

  • Snow tires

    Law requiring snow tires in Colorado mountains takes step forward in legislature

    DENVER — Colorado is one step closer to a law requiring snow tires or chains for all vehicles in the I-70 mountain corridor throughout the winter months. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, passed a voice vote in the House on Thursday. The vote came a day after multiple weather-related accidents closed down I-70 from C-470 to Idaho Springs. Dennis Laughren lives on Lookout Mountain, but still couldn’t completely avoid the mess on Wednesday evening. “It took about 12 minutes to […]

  • rockslide

    Motorist injured after rockfall in Clear Creek Canyon

    GOLDEN, Colo. — U.S. 6 in Clear Creek Canyon was shut down Tuesday afternoon after a rockfall led to the injury of one motorist, Golden Fire Rescue said. The Colorado Department of Transportation said a smaller rock damaged one car and injured a female passenger. “Two larger rocks did not hit the vehicle but did damage the roadway, creating an approximate 4-foot by 4-foot ‘dent’ in the road surface,” CDOT said. Crews worked to repair the road before reopening it. […]

  • Louisville residents make plans for future growth

    Rapid growth now leads Louisville residents to make plans for the future

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. — It’s often found on lists of the best small towns in America, but Louisville, Colorado is growing really fast. The population has boomed. And the town is in the midst of an unbelievable construction boom. Louisville is in the process of adding more than 1,000 residential units, and now city planners are working with residents to make sure they don’t lose that small town feeling in the process.​ Downtown Louisville still has that special feel that helps […]

  • Scene from '50 Shades of Grey'

    High school newspaper takes a ’50 Shades of Grey’ theme for its next issue

    GREELEY, Colo. — From best selling books to a record breaking box office debut, “50 Shades of Grey” is a big topic of conversation almost everywhere you turn, and that conversation is about to extend to Greeley Central High School. Some parents grew concerned when they first heard that journalism students are planning to discuss the popular erotic drama in their next issue of “The Highlight,” a student newspaper distributed throughout the school. “I’m like, 50 Shades of what?” said […]

  • Short term marijuana properties raise neighborhood concerns.

    Neighbors voice concerns on short-term marijuana vacation rentals

    DENVER, Colo. — A Florida woman has been cashing in on Colorado’s marijuana laws by marketing short term rentals to pot smokers, but she will now have a harder time turning those rooms around. Dale Koppel calls herself a real estate entrepreneur and marijuana smoker who decided to buy and rent several Denver properties on sites like Airbnb.com and VRBO.com after the state made recreational marijuana legal. “I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to provide a safe place, a legal place, […]

  • Investigators in Dad Clark Park in Highlands Ranch, Colo

    Investigators ask for help finding suspect who planted acid-type bottle devices in parks

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s office is turning to the public for help finding those responsible for planting acid-type bottle devices in Highlands Ranch parks this week. A group of young children discovered the first bottle device at Dad Clark Park on Tuesday. The bottle exploded and spilled acid on a child, causing minor injuries. A patrol officer discovered the second device in nearby Marcy Park a day later. The bottle did not explode, but also contained some kind of acid. […]

  • Brice Addleman

    Contractor accused of scamming residents out of tens of thousands of dollars

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A local contractor faces felony theft charges, after allegedly scamming people out of tens of thousands of dollars. The investigation started with a complaint from a 75-year-old man, who waited months for a project he paid for. Within weeks, he learned he was not alone. Robert Davis loves his vintage cars, but he doesn’t love his garage. “Not enough vehicle room,” Davis said. When he ran out of space for his 1927 Ford Model T Roadster, he decided to […]

  • Vehicle safety improving

    Highway deaths drop, safer vehicles accelerate the change

    DENVER — Highway deaths are falling fast, and safer vehicles are helping accelerate the change. A new study by the Insurance Institute of Highway safety found that the highway death toll in late model vehicles has plunged by a third in just the past three years, and a record nine vehicles have a death toll of zero. A mix of luxury and less expensive vehicles were found to have no driver deaths during the calendar years studied. The list includes: […]

  • A task force on standards and assessment presented its findings Wednesday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees. (Photo courtesy: https://twitter.com/Everett4Colo/status/560482468587778048 )

    Task force urges lawmakers to scrap some standardized tests

    DENVER — Months after hundreds of Colorado 12th graders protested and refused to take state-mandated tests, it appears they are one step closer to the change they were hoping for. A Colorado task force is recommending that legislators do away with state-mandated tests for 12th and 11th graders in addition to scaling back the frequency and overall number of standardized tests given to all students K-12. In a long-awaited presentation to the Joint Education Committee, the Colorado Standards and Assessment […]