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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
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    DA: Colorado law prohibits murder charge in death of removed fetus

    DENVER — A Longmont woman who allegedly cut a woman’s unborn child out of her now faces eight felony counts including attempted murder, but many are asking why Dynel Lane does not face a murder charge for the death of baby Aurora. Stan Garnett, the Boulder County District Attorney, says the reason is clear: Colorado law does not allow for a murder charge unless there is a live birth. The Boulder County coroner determined baby Aurora did not live outside […]

  • jailcuffs

    12-year-old detained, accused of trying to kill her mother twice in Boulder County

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A 12-year-old girl was accused Friday of trying to poison her mother two different times after the woman took away the girl’s iPhone. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office detained the girl at the Juvenile Center following an investigation that has been going on for a couple of weeks. Most parents know the struggle that comes with separating their kids from their cell phones. “I have two teenagers that, I think as most teenagers this age, are […]

  • Boulder County District Attorney

    Prosecutor says murder charge not certain in death of baby cut from mother’s womb

    BOULDER, Colo. — It could be a week before we know whether a Longmont woman who allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman and removed her unborn child will face a charge of first degree murder. The Boulder District Attorney says a murder charge is not a given because of Colorado laws and the facts surrounding the case. During a news conference Thursday District Attorney Stan Garnett said any murder charge involving an unborn child is very difficult. “Under Colorado law, essentially, […]

  • BlueStar Recyclers employs workers with autism

    Workers with autism find jobs at Denver electronics recycling company

    DENVER — Recycling electronics is good for protecting the environment and your identity, but a new recycler in Denver goes a step further. BlueStar Recylcers is hiring people who often have a very hard time finding work. The new BlueStar Recyclers facility in Denver accepts electronics cast aside by society, and employees help extend the life of the disassembled parts and the environment. “If that tube gets into a landfill and breaks, it will leach lead indefinitely,” said Bill Morris, […]

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    Police: Suspect may be responsible for numerous groping cases around Denver City Park

    DENVER — Denver police say one man may be responsible for up to seven gropings targeting women near City Park in the past couple months. The sexual assaults date back to January and happened again late Wednesday morning. A run or walk at City Park is a daily routine for many including Monica Ackley and her dog … but recently she’s been a bit more alert. “When we were walking down 26th, a girl told me to maybe take one […]

  • Youth sports teams find success in digital donations

    Youth sports teams turn to digital donations for fundraising success

    DENVER — Paying for youth sports isn’t cheap and many clubs and schools are seeing funding shrink. That’s why more and more athletes and teams are looking for help online. GoFundMe.com and other websites are seeing a boom in youth sports fundraising efforts, and even some publicly funded teams are looking for a little extra help. In late December the Thompson Valley Girls Lacrosse Program decided to start a GoFundMe page in order to help offset big costs and a small budget, which […]

  • Steven-Weigum-KWGN

    Jefferson County school principal arrested, charged in child sexual assault case

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The principal at Ute Meadows Elementary School in Littleton was arrested for investigation of sex assault on a child. “The alleged assaults occurred over ten years ago,” a sheriff’s office statement said. “Although the investigation is in the preliminary stages, there is no indication that any child who previously or currently attends Ute Meadows Elementary are victims.” Steven Weigum, 55, faces charges of aggravated incest and sexual assault on a child by a person in a […]

  • 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 […]

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    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. […]