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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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    Couple’s night on the town turns into terrifying ordeal in LoDo

    DENVER — A young couple was recently assaulted and robbed in Lodo by, not one, but eight attackers. The attack, which remains under investigation, took place on Saturday, Oct. 24, but now one of the victims is speaking out in hopes of finding justice. Nereyda Davila-Amaya said she and her boyfriend had just parked on 19th Street when they were attacked. She said they were on their way to a bar in Lodo at about 11 p.m., when they walked […]

  • A memorial tree cut down once in Oct. 2015 and replanted shortly after was once again cut down.

    Tree planted in memory of slain couple cut down by vandals for second time

    LONGMONT, Colo. — For the second time in three weeks, a tree that holds special meaning for many was chopped down in Longmont, leaving a community shocked. The original string of vandalism occurred last month, when six healthy trees were cut down in one week. One of those trees was part of a larger memorial dedicated to a murdered husband and wife. Sean Griffin and his wife Staci were shot and killed by a suicidal, disgruntled employee inside their store, Boulder […]

  • Denver Police Officer Travis Jackson

    Denver officer accused of having sex with drunk, mentally challenged woman while on duty suspended

    DENVER — A Denver police officer accused of having sex with a drunk, mentally challenged woman while on duty has been suspended for 20 days, but not for sexual misconduct. Denver’s Civil Service Commission upheld a 20-day suspension for officer Travis Jackson on Tuesday, but also acknowledged that he was “fortunate that the Department did not charge him with having sexual relations on duty.” Officer Jackson was called to remove a drunk, mentally challenged woman on July 4, 2014. According […]

  • Ghost apps

    ‘Ghost apps’ let students hide nude photos of each other on their phones

    DENVER — Parents of current and former students at Canon City High School say a sexting problem grew for years among students before finally yielding a criminal investigation this week. The problem, according to administrators and law enforcement, is that students appeared to have successfully hidden evidence using “ghost apps,” which are becoming a growing concern all over the country. One mother told FOX31 Denver that her daughter, who graduated several years ago, told her that students have been sharing […]

  • Luke Schemm

    Teen athlete from western Kansas collapses, dies after hit in playoff football game

    DENVER — A 17-year-old football player from western Kansas has died after collapsing on the sideline Tuesday night. Luke Schemm, a standout running back for Wallace County High’s 8-man football team, collapsed shortly after taking a hit during a playoff game. He was airlifted to Swedish Medical Center in Englewood but was pronounced brain dead Wednesday. “Luke gave everything in life he had,” said David Schemm, Luke’s father. For Luke Schemm, giving everything as a small town athlete, meant playing […]

  • Immigration reform rally

    Rally outside Boulder presidential debate calls for end to anti-immigrant rhetoric in campaign

    BOULDER, Colo. — Latino leaders and allies from across Colorado rallied outside of the Republican Presidential debate in Boulder on Wednesday, calling for an end to anti-immigrant rhetoric in the campaign. The rally launched the “My Country, My Vote” movement in Colorado, which also aims to register more Latino voters. “Our message must be loud and it must be clear,” said Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, as he spoke to a crowd of several hundred supporters. “Immigrants are not the […]

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    Craft brewery start-up trains, employs special needs adults

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  • Tree at memorial to murdered couple cut down in Longmont

    Vandals destroy healthy trees in Longmont, one of them was part of memorial to murdered couple

    LONGMONT, Colo. — Police in Longmont are looking for help solving a bizarre string of crimes. In the past week, someone has cut down at least six perfectly healthy trees in nearby neighborhoods. One of those trees was part of a larger memorial dedicated to a murdered husband and wife, who left behind a young daughter. “It’s shocking. It’s sad,” said Kelly Graham, who learned that someone cut down a young weeping willow in her neighborhood park last Thursday. “I […]

  • Vehicle crashed into Kmart in Arvada, Colo. Photo credit: Arvada Fire District

    Minivan crashes into Arvada Kmart store, 3 injured

    ARVADA, Colo. — A minivan crashed through a Kmart store in Arvada Tuesday afternoon, injuring three people. The vehicle was completely inside the store at 9881 West 58th Avenue. It happened at about 2 p.m. at the store near West 58th Avenue and Kipling Street. Arvada police said the van crashed through the block wall on the west side of the store. “Boom, zoom, pow,” said Larry Jones, describing what he heard as the green minivan plowed into the store just […]

  • Houdini is missing in Castle Rock

    Search resumes Saturday for beloved horse missing from his home in Castle Rock

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — For years a horse named Houdini has been featured in parades, brought comfort to the elderly and taught children how to ride, but now concern is rising after Houdini suddenly disappeared from his home in Castle Rock. For two long days, 11-year-old Aspen Edge has been searching for a dear friend. He means the world to me,” Aspen said. “I’ve had him ever since I was four.” Aspen usually refers to her horse as “Hou-Bear,” but […]