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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
  • 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 […]

  • Boarding an RTD bus

    RTD board approves fare increase

    DENVER — The RTD Board of Directors voted 11-1 Tuesday night to increase bus and train fares by 15%. It’s the first major increase RTD has had in five years. The increases will go into effect January 1, 2016. On Tuesday, hundreds of people and several non profit groups voiced their opposition to the proposed changes. For many, the RTD train and bus lines are life lines. “I work and I can’t afford a lot of things,” said Rachel Campbell, […]

  • Memorial Day

    Wall of Faces project to extend legacy of those who gave their lives for American freedom

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial features more than 58,000 names, but an online effort is working to better tell their story and give them all a face. Memorial Day is always a time of reflection for Vietnam vet Don Ritterbusch. “It was an unpopular war and it was a difficult war to come home from,” Ritterbusch said. Still, Ritterbusch knows more than 58,000 men and women didn’t even get a chance to come home from the Vietnam War alive. For years […]

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    Kayaker did everything he could to try to save woman killed in rafting accident

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — A local kayaker said he did everything he could to save a woman who died after a rafting accident Friday afternoon on Clear Creek. “Everything I’ve ever been trained to do, we did today,” said John, a local safety kayaker who asked FOX31 Denver not to use his last name. “It’s terrible. It’s the first time I ever saw somebody die right in front of my face.” John said he and a friend were kayaking on Clear […]

  • Denver Sheriff's deputies fire Tasrs at inmate

    Report calls for overhaul of Denver Sheriff Department, search for new sheriff starts now

    DENVER — A long-awaited independent report on the Denver Sheriff Department is calling for sweeping changes across the board, from the very top (appointing a new sheriff) to the very bottom (selecting new underwear for inmates). Denver Mayor Michael Hancock acknowledged that the findings were not pretty, but he said they mark a turning point for the department and vowed to begin implementing an extensive list of changes. The beating of Jamal Hunter by deputies inside a Denver jail cell […]

  • Exploding air bag

    Air bag recall affects 1 in 7 vehicles; Check your vehicle here

    DENVER — A day after the largest auto recall in history, the attorney behind one of the first lawsuits involving Takata’s defective air bags called what has happened “absolutely unacceptable.” Yehuda Smolar has represented victims in several cases involving defective Takata air bags over the past several years, and he says the expanded recall should come as a warning to all drivers. “It can happen and does happen to people who are careful and to people who should have been […]

  • Erosion causing problem on property in Lyons, Colo.

    Erosion eating away property in Lyons as rains continue

    LYONS, Colo. — A homeowner in Lyons can only watch as the continued rain eats away at his property, and after a misunderstanding about who controls the land below, the problem is only growing. “I love rain but this is not good for the soil,” said James Morton, who owns a home that sits above North Saint Vrain Creek. For the past couple of weeks, Morton has watched as the land beneath his retaining wall, crumbles and erodes into the […]

  • New aircraft will help fight wildfires in Colorado

    Colorado has new high-tech aircraft to help fight wildfires

    DENVER — The recent rain is delaying the start of Colorado’s wildfire season. During an annual briefing today, Paul Cooke, Director of Colorado’s Division of Fire Prevention and Control, said forecasters are predicting a below average wildfire season well into June. Once the fire threat does increase, Cooke, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, discussed some new additions to Colorado’s fleet, which could help address problems before they flare up. For the first time, Colorado owns two multi-mission aircraft, which allow […]

  • Angry vet lets city know about flags flying upside down in plaza

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — It’s meant to be a sign of patriotism, but on Thursday morning a flag display in Greenwood Village looked more like a sign of distress and disrespect. Three of 13 American flags on Greenwood Plaza were flying upside down as drivers passed by on Orchard Rd. “Very disturbing. Coming from a family of military it’s not acceptable,” said Michael Ardion, a veteran of the Marine Corps. The flags are all visible from Ardion’s workplace, and Thursday […]

  • Poudre River floods in Greeley, Colo

    High water floods onto eastern plains of Colorado

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A week of rain and even some snow forced the Poudre River beyond its banks near Greeley. It’s a sight that’s become all too familiar in recent years. “In 2013 it came in the house,” said Mary Jane Duran-Blietz, who lives along the Poudre River Trail. “Last year a little bit of it came in the house.” This year the river has once again surged across 71st Avenue, surrounding her home, but this time she’s got […]