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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
  • 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 […]

  • Bill Cosby

    Controversial comedian Bill Cosby performs in Colorado this weekend

    PUEBLO, Colo. —  Despite a growing number of rape allegations, comedian Bill Cosby took his comedy tour to Colorado on Friday. Roughly two dozen people showed up to protest outside of Cosby’s standup show in Pueblo, but hundreds more of his fans pushed past them to see the 77-year-old comedian perform. The chants and signs outside Memorial Hall were certainly directed at Bill Cosby, but the protesters told FOX31 Denver that they stood for much more. “We’re out here to show support for all people who […]

  • Colorado seeks permission for colleges to grow marijuana

    DENVER — Colorado leaders are asking the feds to allow our colleges to grow pot. It might sound like an unusual request, but it’s part of the state’s effort to increase access to quality marijuana research. The Colorado attorney general’s office sent a letter to the several federal agencies, seeking permission to grow marijuana for research purposes. The letter also seeks expanded authority for state colleges and universities to contract with the National Institute of Drug Abuse to conduct that […]

  • Staying warm in these sub-zero temperatures

    DENVER — The current cold snap is leading to more visits to Denver emergency rooms. According to Denver Health, there has been an increase injuries from slips and falls on the ice along with injuries from frostbite. When venturing outside in the cold, Will Viilo, of Denver, was happy to scrape the ice off his car, rather than walk on the icy sidewalk. “Yeah, I ate it a couple times pretty good,” Viilo said. “Right in the cross walk.” Though […]

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    This ‘illumination engineer’ raises more than just Christmas spirit

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Christmas lights aren’t just about the lights anymore. More and more homeowners are transforming strands of lights into complex displays. They sync to music, attract crowds and some even go viral. One Lakewood homeowner has embraced the new technology in several ways, but his family isn’t stopping there. They found a way to add just a little more joy with their annual tradition. Christmas spirit can’t be described in technical terms, but that doesn’t stop Brad Shrader from trying. […]

  • Waiting for orphans to arrive

    Chinese orphans come to Denver, move one step closer to getting a new family

    DENVER — A special meeting in Denver is giving hope to Chinese orphans in search of a new family and a new home. Many Chinese orphans older than the age of five face long adoption odds, but for those aboard a flight to Denver International Airport last night there is now hope and for some a home won’t be far behind. Several families with homemade signs, shared a mix of anticipation and uncertainty last night as they awaited the arrival […]

  • Faded paint on I-25 causes concern for some drivers

    Paint problems cause concern for some drivers on stretch of I-25

    BERTHOUD, Colo. — Paint problems are causing concerns for drivers along a stretch of I-25 in northern Colorado. Weeks after repairs were done on the road, there are still no lines painted on the highway to guide traffic. Some are worried it’s an accident waiting to happen. Driving north on I-25 from Denver to Fort Collins is a nightly routine for Mary O’Dell. Faded road lines are causing concerns for some drivers south of Loveland, but CDOT says the problem […]

  • Good Samaritans get woman's purse back from thieves

    Good Samaritans come to the rescue when thieves steal purse off restaurant table

    AURORA, Colo. — A crime of opportunity turned into an opportunity for bravery in Aurora last night. Two men stole a woman’s purse right off her table in a local restaurant, but they didn’t get very far thanks to some Good Samaritans. Andrea Ellerbock admits that she never thought anyone would want to steal her large, leopard print, purse. “My sister doesn’t like my purse at all,” Ellerbock said laughingly. On Tuesday night her bold bag became an easy target […]

  • Disabled veterans skiing at Breckenridge

    Disabled veterans hit the slopes at Breckenridge this week

    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A unique ski event in Breckenridge this week is helping our wounded warriors hit the slopes, many for the very first time. The Hartford Ski Spectacular provides specialized equipment and ski and snowboard lessons for 800 disabled athletes from across the country. Dozens of those who made the trip to Colorado are disabled vets. “It’s like a serene feeling,” said Kirstie Ennis, a retired Marine who showed off her snowboard skills on Tuesday. Seeing Kirstie on the slopes, it would […]